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
Alan Lodge - Chairman Alan is a long-time resident of the Wairarapa and as a CEO he successfully transformed the electric power board to Wairarapa Electricity. Alan's career has taken him around the world, including a period in England. While there, various interests included owning a thriving "gastro pub" for about six years. He was selected for the supervisory board of Network Rail and undertook various charitable activities. Alan served as a trustee of a hospice in England for a number of years, ultimately being invited by his fellow trustees to assume the CEO role. In that capacity he led the modernisation and extension of the hospice's premises and was responsible for the development of its activities, including the creation of a hospice-at-home service that fulfilled the long-felt need for the provision of care at home for those for whom, often, a stay in hospital had been the unpalatable option.
Lloyd Wilson Lloyd was on the steering committee established following the closure of Te Omanga’s Wairarapa service, and is a foundation Board member. He has been involved in a number of other community initiatives and projects since shifting to Masterton in 1985, but Hospice is a priority and he is committed to the growth of the service. His wife, Anne, is a palliative care nurse.
Andrew Charnock Andrew is a Carterton resident with a long history of working in healthcare. He started his nursing career in 1974 initially working with people with learning disabilities and then becoming a charge nurse in intensive care. He has degrees in nursing and management and has held positions in education as a lecturer, and in professional management as Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing. He has worked in large NHS institutions, as well as smaller private non-government organisations.
David Parr A former economist and banker, David now works part-time in the area of social finance with experience in funding many community organizations such as charities and social enterprises i.e. businesses that are run for a social or environmental purpose to deliver benefits to the community (such as Hospice shops). He has also been a board member of other charitable trusts and for 4 years was the Treasurer of Okiwi Trust which provides support for the elderly in Wellington’s Eastern Bays. David now lives with his wife Alma in Carterton.
Lynne Ewart Lynne served as a Trustee of Hospice Wairarapa from July 2012 until April 2016 when she left to care for her husband Robert who was terminally ill. Lynne has had over 30 years working in the field of loss and grief. She is co-founder of Skylight, an organisation that provides unique support to children, young people and their families and whanau through trauma, change, loss and grief. Lynne's time spent working at Mary Potter Hospice has shown her the importance of Hospice and the difference it can make for families. She was a funeral director for seven years and a funeral celebrant for seventeen years.
Gavin Hodder Gavin has extensive experience of large organisations, national and intermation, from both the management and governance perspectives. Gavin is currently the Associate Director of Osborne Group and set up Maxim Business Consulting 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 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