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Board of Trustees

Members of the Knox Home Trust Board are all accomplished individuals who bring tremendous acumen, experience and expertise to the governance of Knox Home. The Board ensures that Knox Home and Hospital is responsibly managed and stays true to the original vision and values of Elizabeth Knox.


The Trust Board are fully committed to the Eden Alternative approach and have joined the rest of the Knox team in training to become Eden Associates.


Dr Alastair MacCormick


Alastair has governance, executive and consulting experience in the business, government, not-for-profit, health and education sectors in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. He has held directorships in a diverse range of listed and private companies. Currently he is Chairman of Caldera Health, a cancer diagnostic company. Alastair was appointed to the Knox Board in 1982 and became Chairman in 2017.


Dr Bruce Foggo


Bruce is a Palliative Medicine Specialist and Medical Team Leader at Mercy Hospice Auckland and has more than 30 years of general and palliative medicine experience. Bruce was appointed to the Board in 2008.


Vanessa Stoddart


Vanessa is currently a Director for Te Whatu Ora, Channel Infrastructure and OneFortyOne - an international forestry company, a member of the Financial Markets Authority, and Deputy Chair of King’s College. She has held director positions with other listed, private, and public sector companies and NFPs. Prior to her governance career Vanessa was head of engineering and human resources at Air New Zealand and Chief Executive Packaging Australia for Carter Holt Harvey – having started her career in the legal profession.


Bal Matheson


Bal is a barrister specialising in resource management and local government, practising at Richmond Chambers. For the past 20 years, he has been focussing on development projects across New Zealand, including many in the health care and rest home sectors. Bal was appointed to the Board in 2011.


Warwick Peacock


Warwick is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is now retired after being a principal in Chartered Accountancy practices for approximately 40 years. Warwick was appointed to the Board in 1994 and in 2017 stood down from his role as Chairman which he held since 1997.


Kim Wright


Kim is a consultant to government and several charitable organisations in the area of health and welfare. She has a BSc in physiology and an MBA in business administration and an MSc in health economics. She has held senior roles in the pharmaceutical industry and primary and Pacific health care. Her work currently focuses on Pacific health workforce development and supporting research in child health. Kim is a member of the Pasifika Medical Association, the International Health Economists Association and is also an inaugural ANIVA Fellow.


Marika Eastwick-Field


Marika is a commercial litigation partner at Russell McVeagh. She joined the firm in 2008 from another Auckland law firm, and advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters including in relation to banking and financial markets, real estate and construction, and insurance. Marika was appointed to the Board in November 2016.


Andrew Smith


Andrew has extensive business experience spanning 19 years with Smith & Smith Ltd, eventually becoming the Managing Director, and then 20 years with Metropolitan Glass which was sold in 2006. Since then, Andrew has become involved with Outward Bound NZ, and Outward Bound International, as well as the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, the Museum Circle Foundation and the Mackelvie Trust Board. Andrew was appointed to the Board in 1998.

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