Our Team

  • Anya Satyanand - Chief Executive

  • Jenna Lovegrove - ROLE

  • Rod Baxter - ROLE

  • Christchurch person - ROLE

  • Dayna Carter - ROLE

Our Board of Trustees

  • Andrew Williams - Chair Person

  • Ben Gough - Trustee

  • Cecilia Robinson - Trustee

  • Karen Hartley - Trustee

  • Melissa Haydon-Clarke - Trustee

  • Rukumoana Schaafhausen - Trustee

  • Sam Johnson - Trustee

Andrew Williams - The Prince's Trust NZ Chair Person

Andrew Williams - Chair Person

Andrew was appointed Chairman of PTNZ in 2017 and has since been liaising with some of New Zealand’s key government officials and philanthropic bodies to gather further support for The Prince’s Trust New Zealand. Prior to Andrew’s emigration to NZ in 2017, Andrew served as a member on the Maggie’s Board, alongside The Duchess of Cornwall.  Andrew is the Executive Chairman of LJ Partnership, a Private Wealth Partnership that collaborates with families and entrepreneurs, operating across a range of continents and cultures. Andrew is responsible for capital raising and managing key shareholder relationships across the business, and is currently establishing the partnership in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ben Gough - The Prince's Trust NZ Trustee

Ben Gough - Trustee

Ben Gough is the founder of Tailorspace and of the Ben Gough Family Office. As managing director, Ben assumes overall responsibility for governance and strategic direction. Ben is also the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of Gough Group and a director of HCG Group (Southbase Construction) and Mike Greer Homes. A prior recipient of a Prime Minister’s scholarship to attend Harvard, Ben balances entrepreneurial interests along with long standing commercial family legacies.  His business acumen drives the strategic philanthropy and measurable impact focus of the Ben Gough Family Foundation.

Cecilia Robinson - The Prince's Trust NZ Trustee

Cecilia Robinson - Trustee

Those who know Cecilia call her 'superwoman'. As founder and creator of not one (but two) of New Zealand's most successful startups My Food Bag and Au Pair Link - Cecilia is one of NZ's most successful young female entrepreneurs. A serial entrepreneur with sass, Cecilia has won more awards than you can shake a stick at (Supreme Winner 2017 Women of Influence Awards, Next Magazine Businesswoman of the Year 2014, EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, HER Businesswoman of the Year 2012 to name a few). Devoted mum to 5 year old Thomas and baby Leila, Cecilia is passionate about helping women in business and solving the everyday problems of working mums and dads.

Karen Hartley - Trustee

Karen Hartley - Trustee

Karen Hartley is a Foundation Shareholder in The Arvida Group since December 2015 which is a public listed company of 25 Retirement Villages in New Zealand. Prior to this Karen & her husband Gordon where Directors Owner/ Operators of St. Albans Retirement Village in Christchurch from 1998-2014.

Melissa Haydon-Clarke - The Prince's Trust NZ Trustee

Melissa Haydon-Clarke - Trustee

Melissa Haydon-Clarke is Acting Lead Adviser on Asia Regional issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Before moving to her current role, Melissa worked on trade and environment issues in the Ministry’s Trade Negotiations Division, and joined the organisation from the Ministry of Justice, where she negotiated Treaty of Waitangi settlements with Māori.  In the past, she has also worked in the not-for-profit sector, overseeing a project on poverty and social welfare provision, and as a University researcher, tutor, and administrator.  Melissa was based in London from 2014 to 2016, where she was Assistant Private Secretary (Commonwealth Affairs) to HRH The Prince of Wales.  She holds Law and Politics (Hons) degrees from the University of Otago.

Rukumoana Schaafhausen - The Prince's Trust NZ Trustee

Rukumoana Schaafhausen - Trustee

Rukumoana Schaafhausen left school at 15, but was determined to do something with her life to make a difference to others. So, she became a lawyer, director, and an influential member of her Waikato-Tainui iwi. She is also a champion of young Maori women, who she encourages to become the next generation of leaders. Mrs Schaafhausen holds several board appointments.  She has been a member of the Genesis Energy board since May 2010 and is a member of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee. She serves as a director and executive member Regional Facilities Auckland Limited, Te Waharoa Investments Limited and Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui Incorporated (the Trustee of the Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust and Waikato Raupatu River Trust).  She has practised as a lawyer for a number of years in the areas of governance and property and previously worked as Group Counsel for a large-scale property development company. She received a Blake Leadership award in 2017. Rukumoana lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sam Johnson - The Prince's Trust NZ Trustee

Sam Johnson - Trustee

Sam Johnson is one of New Zealand’s most inspiring young citizens. His relentless energy to mobilise people around ideas has a magic ability in building movements that matter! Farm boy turned social entrepreneur, Sam’s work is on the leading edge of using the collective to overcome the bureaucratic – shifting our belief system about what is possible when teams, organisations and communities authentically connect and build empathy. Sam became a household name in New Zealand when he started what has become New Zealand’s largest volunteer movement – the internationally acclaimed Student Volunteer Army. The movement has 3000 tertiary members and most recently 29,000 primary school members across 976 schools. What started as a small social media page after the devastating Christchurch earthquakes has been mirrored across the globe as a movement for impact, not an organisation for ego. Awarded Young New Zealander of Year for his leadership, Communicator of the Year for his honest media commentary and a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award to remind him never to rest on success; in Sam’s world, there is no moment worth missing out on. Sam’s most recent venture, WeVisit, takes the Student Volunteer Army to the next level by connecting younger and older people to share value – hoping to change everything we currently understand about ‘care’ and ‘helping.’ Sam is an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Canterbury, #17 on the Readers Digest Most Trusted New Zealanders list, a member of the Ministry of Youth Development Partnership board, Westpac Sustainability Advisory Board and current Secretary of the International Association for Volunteer Effort.