Who we are

The Catalytic Foundation focus is on promoting wellbeing and looking after people in need in New Zealand communities.  We aim to get the maximum value out of every dollar, resource or skill donated to ensure the greatest social impact for the community partners we work with.

The Catalytic Foundation team has considerable experience working with New Zealand charities and communities. We are here for the people in the communities we serve. Using our team’s wide skillset we ensure all money, time and resources collected, go to where they are needed most.

Our Patron, Our Board, Our Team

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John Gallaher
Catalytic Foundation Chair
Forsyth Barr Investment Professional
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Deborah Lucas
Catalytic Foundation Trustee
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Georgia Robertson
Catalytic Foundation Trustee
Corporate Lawyer - Social Entrepreneur
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David Knightley
Catalytic Foundation Trustee
Accountant at BVO
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Teresa Moore
Catalytic Foundation
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Heather Rankin
Catalytic Foundation
Accounts Administrator
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Denise Pimentel
Digital and Communications Lead
Catalytic Foundation
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Gaby Gandionco
Catalytic Foundation
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Sally O'Brien
Catalytic Foundation
National Partnerships Manager
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Angela Kwan

Our UWNZ Regional Ambassadors

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Catherine Reed
Canterbury Ambassador
Cavell Leitch
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Rena Fifield
Manawatu/Horowhenua Ambassador
Crombie Lockwood
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Bob King
Otago Ambassador
Cancer Society of NZ, Otago & Southland Div Inc
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Liz Shea
South Canterbury Ambassador
Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury
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Deidre Heenan