Joanne Milne – Chairperson
Jo is currently self-employed as an Education and Management Consultant, having had more than twenty years in senior management roles in various tertiary education organisations. Among other consultancy roles, Jo is contracted to NZQA as an External Lead Evaluator for the review of the educational performance and self-assessment capability of polytechs, private training providers and industry training organisations. Jo retains her association with local tertiary institutions through her membership of the University of Canterbury Students’ Association Advisory Board. Jo is an Associate Fellow of the NZIM and a member of the Institute of Directors. Jo joined the Trust Board in March 2010 and became Chair in June 2011.
John Eyre-Walker – Chair, Finance Committee
John Eyre-Walker is the current Chair of the STOP’s Finance Committee. He is well-qualified to hold this position after completing a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Commercial Law and Accounting at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia and then spending six years overseas working for several multi-national companies including Hyundai and Shell International Trading and Shipping. He spent some time working for the owner and operator of the Swedish Stock Exchange as Operations Manager and helped to establish the world’s first 24 hour exchange trading operation. After leaving London and settling back in Christchurch in 2000 he worked with WestpacTrust Banking Corporation as a Business Analyst before joining Perpetual Trust Limited as a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor.
Philip is currently a member of the Employment Relations Authority having been appointed as a statutory officer in October 2000. His role involves the investigation and judicious determination of employment relationship problems which are lodged with the Authority. Before this appointment, Philip was a solicitor in private practice in Christchurch, working principally in the field of employment law. Philip has been involved in governance roles in a number of not for profit organisations over the years including founding chairperson of the Christchurch Union & Community Medical Centre, as a council member of the University of Canterbury and as a board member Stopping Violence Services Inc. Philip is a serving member of the STOP Trust Board Finance Sub-committee.
Janet is the founder of ChangeHub a strategic change and communications consultancy. Janet is experienced and skilled in strategic management, with a focus on behaviour change and change communications, and has over 15 years’ experience of stakeholder and internal communications strategy development and implementation across a variety of sectors and projects. Janet has extensive experience reporting to management boards within various organisations and sectors. Janet’s governance experience includes: Sustainable Business Network; Women in Film & Television and founding member of the Waterview playgroup. Janet joined the STOP board in September 2016.
Lisa is Operations Manager with Pegasus Health Ltd and is responsible for leadership of service areas that support strong General Practices in Canterbury. This includes clinical, educational, financial, account management and programme support. Lisa has developed skills during previous positions in health management, both in the secondary and primary care sectors. Lisa works closely with the Board of Pegasus Health where she has gained unique insight into governance level operations and strategic planning. In 2015, Lisa joined the Board of Workplace Support, a company that provides employee wellbeing and assistance programmes to companies throughout New Zealand. Lisa joined the STOP board in May 2017.
Chief Executive: Don Mortensen
Don holds a postgraduate Diploma in Social Work and Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Economics. Don has worked in the child and family field in a range of social work, clinical and leadership roles for over 30 years. Don specialized in the field of adolescents who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviour holding the position of Clinical Director of the STOP Adolescent Programme and is the founding Chief Executive of STOP. Don holds membership of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social workers and of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.