Hospice Wairarapa is a registered Charitable Trust (CC41499) formed in 2009 after a call for the reintroduction of Hospice services by over 3,600 residents of our region. Our Hospice is owned by the people of Wairarapa, for the people of Wairarapa. We are a totally independent organisation, and a member of Hospice New Zealand.
Board of Trustees
Gavin Hodder - Board Chair Gavin has extensive experience of large organisations, national and intermation, from both the management and governance perspectives. Gavin is the Managing Director of Hodder Business Advisory Ltd. Gavin has been involved with Hospice Wairarapa over a number of years. He holds the role of Hospice Ambassador. Gavin co-authored the Hospice Wairarapa Board of Trustee document on the Roles of Responsibilities of Governance as a Trustee, has been a regular fundraiser for Hospice Wairarapa and Chaired the Hospice Wairarapa In-Patient Unit Feasibility Study. Gavin also advised on the setting up of the Hospice Cattle scheme. Gavin is also involved in the community from a lifestyle and sporting perspective, and enjoys being involved with businesses local to where he lives.
Lana Stockman - Deputy Board Chair Lana has a broad background in regulation and finance - operating in businesses at the nexus between economic, regulatory and commercial arenas both in New Zealand and Australia. She has first-hand experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships and front-line service delivery. Lana has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's degree in Applied Finance. Lana relocated back to Masterton in 2017 after a successful corporate career in Australia and New Zealand in order to raiser her young son with her extended family and maintain a healthy work-life balance
Larry McKenna Larry has been a resident of the Wairarapa since 1986, involved exclusively with the Wine Industry. He was the Managing Director and wine maker with Martinborough Vineyard until 1999 and since then the Managing Partner of Escarpment Vineyard. Has served on a number of boards during this time. In the past Larry has been involved with Hospice Wairarapa from the fundraising side, chairing several charity wine auctions in Martinborough to help raise funds for the Hospice house in Renall Street and creating the series of bottled Hospice wines from Wairarapa wine-growers under a label developed specifically for fundraising.Larry is passionate about supporting and developing the roles of Hospice at the community level via strategic develpoments.
David Catty David has lived in Greytown since 2016 and after a long corporate career embracing marketing/communications and general management roles in exporting and logistics in the FMCG, forestry and international port sectors, he has spent the last fifteen years applying the experience he had gained in the not-for-profit sector. Currently David is New Zealand’s delegate on the SE Asia based ASEAN Business Advisory Council, co-chairing its Trade Facilitation Committee. He has previously also worked with Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts in both governance and management roles, including as CEO of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Executive Director of three bilateral business councils. Locally, he has served as a Trustee on the Wairarapa Arts Festival Trust (Kokomai) and the Greytown Heritage Trust (as Treasurer and acting Chair).
Peter Cottier Peter and his wife, Yvonne, moved from Wellington to the Wairarapa in 2000. Together they established their Cottier Estate family vineyard in Dakins Road, East Taratahi, which they sold in 2016. Peter's commercial career, headquartered in Wellington, was management based and was focused on the provision of services for people with disabilities within the community (Healthcare of New Zealand Limited). He was Chief Executive and Company Director of a number of associated organisations charged by the Government to provide a wide range of services on a national basis. He maintains directorships of several companies as well as his family's commercial interests. Peter has a long association with diverse community organisations and is a current member of the Institute of Directors.
Brett Gould Brett joined as a trustee 2 years ago after 40 years practising as a solicitor ,which included a 3 month locum with Logan Gold Walsh in Masterton in 2019 and whom he again joined in 2010 until last year when he retired. Brett has always been keenly involved in sport and good causes like the Wairarapa Sports Trust and a number of clubs and associations. His respect and admiration for the work the likes of the Hospice Wairarapa Trust meant he keenly accepted a Trusteeship 2 years ago and is enjoying the challenges and oppoertunities it provides.
Quanita Kawana– Iwi representative
Lloyd Wilson - Life Member Lloyd Wilson has been made our first Life member for his outstanding contribution as the Founding Chair of the Board of HWCT, and for his guidance and passionate vision as Chair for 10 consecutive years.