Our Governance Board

The Kids in Need Waikato Charitable Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board meets regularly to ensure the smooth running of the Trust by providing strategic leadership and direction.

Amy Banks

Amy Banks took up the Chair role in 2020 after sitting on the board as a member since the
Charity’s inception in early 2018.

Amy is a successful business owner, co-founding Tag Business Services with fellow board member Joel Boyte in 2016. Her background in marketing and her experience with managing her own business and people has made her a valuable asset to Kids In Need Waikato.

“It’s been an incredible privilege to sit on the Board for Kids In Need Waikato and offer help and guidance to this amazing charity.”

Graeme Roil

Graeme has been involved in fostering for over 25 years. The development of the Kids in Needs Waikato Charitable Trust was the result of a shared passion of Graeme and Linda. While Linda has been the driving force behind the set up and operation of the Trust, Graeme has used his skills and experience to support the strategy, direction and funding through working collaboratively with the other Trustees. This has included the engagement of other professional support as necessary.

Graeme has significant experience in Governance having served on School Board of Trustees including as Chairman. In his current role he works closely with the Boards of Trustees of a network of over 30 schools. For the past 5 years he has been a Director on the Boards of New Zealand Catholic Education Ltd and New Zealand Catholic Education Finance Ltd. He is also provides advisory support for the local Kohanga Reo.

Family is really important. Graeme and Linda have permanent care of a 3 year old energetic and thriving girl plus they share 7 adult children and 8 grandchildren between them.

Marie Day

Marie Day has lived in Cambridge for most of her life since moving here from the UK.  

After 13 years working overseas Marie returned with her husband James and three children. Marie met Linda Roil at Bunnies Early Learning Centre where they both worked and struck up a friendship.  Since then Marie has been a huge support to Kids in Need Waikato and was honoured to be asked to join the board of trustees.

"I feel very privileged to be part of this amazing charity working alongside an amazing team to support our tamariki and their whānau"

Joel Boyte

Joel Boyte is a local Chartered Accountant who joined the Board in 2018.

His skillset and experience are vital to Kids In Need Waikato, we were very thankful when he offered his time to help on the board and oversee the Charity’s financial records. Joel co-founded Tag Business Services in 2016 and with his business partner Amy, together they have established a very successful business consultancy firm.

“If we can make a change to help a child in our community feel some self worth, through
gifting them a pack to show someone cares, that difference could impact their whole life. It’s an
honour to help Kids In Need Waikato.”

Find out more about our Team and Volunteers


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