Annie Ackerman

Annie Ackerman

Annie Ackerman is an experienced consultant and CEO in the not for profit sector.  She has lead several foundations in NZ and Australia including the Spark Foundation, Melanoma Foundation, The Big Idea Trust and the Hearing House/Cochlear Implant Foundation. Annie has a breadth of experience including start ups and turnarounds.

Simon Cayley

Simon Cayley

Simon is Chief Executive Officer of the Bishop’s Action Foundation, which works as a catalyst for change, supporting communities and organisations to address unmet needs. He has experience in community development, capacity building, social research, governance and management. Simon has an MPhil, focused on governance in the community sector and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Development Studies and Public Health. He is a Director of Catalyst Housing Ltd, a charitable company developing affordable housing opportunities for Taranaki; Chair of Hui E! Community Aotearoa, one of the community sector’s umbrella organisations, a founding member of NZ Navigator and is an accredited business and community mentor. Simon is also a coach of a junior football team.

 

Areas of expertise:

Vision and strategy; Governance; Leadership

 

Leighton Littlewood

Leighton Littlewood

Leighton has been working in various leadership roles since the mid-1990s through local government, philanthropy, outdoor education and church-based organisations. This includes over ten year’s experience working as a leader in the field of community development and philanthropic funding with the New Plymouth District Council and TSB Community Trust. He has also been involved in developing and running community leadership programs in Taranaki, has extensive experience in youth events and leadership, and has been involved with community mentoring since 2014. Leighton has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics, as well as a passion for building strong authentic relationships and investing in amazing people to grow inspiring leaders.

 

Areas of expertise:

Vision and strategy; Leadership; Relationships; Facilitation.

Charlotte Littlewood

Charlotte Littlewood

A Taranaki Regional Councillor, since 2017, Charlotte is a member of the WITT council and a director of Port Taranaki. She has worked in a variety of policy regulatory and strategy roles across Powerco Ltd, the Ministry for Social Development in Wellington, and the Department for Work and Pensions in London. She currently runs her own consulting business, focusing on improving board reporting and processes and has also worked alongside local government supporting regional growth and economic development projects. Her other community governance roles include being a trustee on the Taranaki Tracks & Trails Trust, helping set up Taranaki Young Professionals and Vice President of her Student Union. She has a Masters in Finance, a BA(Hons) in Economics and Politics. She is also a chartered member of the Institute of Directors and member of the New Zealand Association of Economists.

 

Areas of expertise:

Vision and strategy; Financial Management; Governance