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.