Meet our team

Simon Cayley

Chief Executive Officer

Simon has extensive experience in community development, capacity building, social research, governance and management. Simon has an MPhil with a research thesis that examined governance in voluntary and community organisations and contributed a suggested framework of governance for the sector. He has also completed Post-Graduate Diplomas in Development Studies and Public Health and is an accredited business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand and Community Mentors New Zealand. Simon is Chair of Hui E! Community Aotearoa and a coach of junior level cricket and football.

Andrew Brock

Manager Projects & Innovation

Andrew has experience in senior management and governance roles within the health, sport and community sectors, and additional experience in education.  He has extensive knowledge of community development and sustainability with a particular focus on the wider determinants of wellbeing.  Andrew has Diplomas in Strategic Leadership and Teaching, a Bachelor of Education, and a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation.  He is currently Chair of the New Plymouth Injury Safe Trust and the Board of Trustees for Woodleigh School, and a committee member of Mahia Mai a Whai Tara, Woodleigh Athletics Club and the Rural Health Advisory Group.

Ngaire Potter

Accounts Officer

Ngaire has extensive experience in accounts processing having previously held roles with Wells Instrument & Electrical and Tainui Resthome & Village. As well as providing an accounting service for The Bishop’s Action Foundation, Ngaire also manages the accounts for over thirty Anglican Parishes within the Diocese of Waikato & Taranaki Parish Accounting Service.

Natalie Kennaugh

Assistant to the Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses

The Bishop’s Action Foundation employs the Assitant to the Archbishop on behalf of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Kiki Ruakere

ICT Gateway Coordinator

Kiki operates our ICT Gateway social enterprise and provides strategic IT advice, remote management and technical support for voluntary and community sector organisations as part of the Foundation’s ICT Gateway programme.  Kiki brings significant experience from the corporate sector where he was engaged as a systems engineer and aligns this with a deep understanding of the realities of the community sector.

Alison Bell

Administration Officer

Alison brings experience in both administration and human resources as well as knowledge and understanding from her own experiences as a parent and from supporting other parents through the Incredible Years Programme. Alison is actively involved at Citylife Church and undertakes a variety of voluntary roles including children and youth ministry projects.

Marcia Millard

Manager The Wheelhouse

The Bishop’s Action Foundation is hosting the Manager of The Wheelhouse on behalf of the ten collaborative partners involved. Marcia has worked within community engagement and development for over 13 years both here in Taranaki, and her former home county of Yorkshire in the UK.  Marcia holds a Diploma in Management and numerous qualifications in group facilitation, mediation and training and has recently become a community mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand.  Marcia brings with her a passion for supporting the long term sustainability of the voluntary, community and not for profit sector.

Judy Wood

Seasons for Growth Coordinator (North Taranaki)

Judy has been a Seasons programme coordinator since April 2008. She is also trained as a Seasons for Growth Trainer of volunteer group facilitators (Companions).  Judy’s other experience includes teaching, governance and community work. She is actively involved at West Baptist Church, sings with the Taranaki Harmony Chorus, and is involved in amateur theatre.

Tania Hanlon

Seasons for Growth Coordinator (Central Taranaki)

Tania joined the Bishop’s Action Foundation team having previously completed a student placement with us in 2015 as part of her studies to complete a Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences. Tania is passionate about working with children and families and brings extensive experience of working to support children.  She is also a mother of three.

Carla Moore

Incredible Years Programme Coordinator

After five years of study, four years of travel and 17 years of parenting her four children Carla Moore has come into the Incredible Years programme full of passion for the difference it can make to everyday life for parents and families.

Her work in the community around domestic violence prevention, behaviour support work at the Pakuranga Childrens’ Health Camp, managing a motel, setting up and running her own online business (H2 Oh Baby!), and being actively involved in every committee her children’s activities have taken her to, have allowed her to use her strengths of ‘connectedness’, ’empathy’ and ‘positivity’ to their fullest.

Krystal Burrell

Incredible Years Programme Coordinator

Krystal is a child of Ngati Mutunga and Ngai Tahu, born and bred in Taranaki. She is a mother of two and has been a social worker for twelve years, working with whanau with high and complex needs. She also has extensive experience in community development and project management. Her first passion is children and families, which is why she is so passionate about delivering the Incredible Years programme.

Sharon Bull

Seasons Coordinator (South Taranaki)

Sharon is a mother of 2 grown up boys and is passionate about children and families. She has had the privilege of working with a variety of people through the various contracts she has had over the years. She is actively involved with businesses in Taranaki, and budget advisory support.