Our values


An innovative, sustainable strengths-based volunteer workforce

Board members

Brian Davey - Chair

Brian has lived in Ohoka, with his wife Linda, for the last six years and very much enjoys being part of this diverse community.

Brian has 35 years’ experience in global sales and has worked in more than 40 countries. He is currently part of a Sales Consultancy helping local businesses reach their full potential. Brian has very much enjoyed meeting and working with people from very different cultures but strongly believes that New Zealand is the best place to be able to call home. Feeling very privileged at being appointed to the board of CWNC, he is now looking forward to using some of his skills and experience in assisting a fantastic team in their endeavours to keep improving the quality of life for all in our part of the world.


Sam Jones - Trustee

Sam has lived in Rangiora for almost 20 years now and loves being part of the local community.  Sam and his wife Tina have one son Blake, who is chasing his sailing passion in Auckland and three daughters at school in Rangiora.

Sam has a strong business development and management background in the technology industry that has taken him all over the world.  He feels very lucky to have had the opportunity to take Kiwi innovation to the global community.

When Sam isn't working or relaxing at home with his family, he is either at the Waimakariri Sailing Club where he is the Vice Commodore and enjoys getting kids and adults out on the water as part of their Learn to Sail program, or racing competitively on Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours as part of a 7 strong Keel boat crew who recently won the Canterbury Keel Boat Champs and South Island Young 88 Championships.

Leone Evans - Trustee

Leone has been living in the North Canterbury community of Kaiapoi for over 20 years with her partner of 26 years, Richard Grigor.  She is essentially retired, although she is very active in the local community with two other volunteering roles, and she also manages her own coaching business.

Prior to retirement Leone worked within public sector for New Zealand's national economic development agency supporting businesses with their growth objectives both nationally and internationally.  She has particular strengths in business performance and strategic analysis - skills obtained both during her work in the public and private sector.

Leone is delighted to be appointed as a Trustee for Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, as she has long admired their compassionate approach to providing support for those in their times of need.

Mary Sparrow - Trustee

Mary has lived in the Waimakariri District for more than 35 years and has had extensive involvement with the community, including as a member of the North Canterbury Soroptimists since the early 1980.  She has been involved with farming, the building industry and as a consultant reporting on a range of community issues including social needs and recreation.  From 2001 to 2014 Mary was employed by the Waimakariri District Council as a policy analyst focusing on social policy and resource management issues.  She is currently working on contract to Environment Canterbury advising on social and recreation issues associated with water management in the Waimakariri Water Management Zone.

Martin Pinkham - Trustee


Martin grew up in Kaiapoi and is Waimakariri District Council representative on the Trust Board as he is currently the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board elected member.

Martin is a professional civil engineer, and has had senior engineering and management roles mainly in the private sector. His present role is the Property and Risk Manager for a Rangiora based company.

Tsarina Dellow - Trustee

Tsarina lives in Hanmer Springs and is a well-known and well-respected member of the local community. She has been committed to caring for people in the Hurunui District for over a decade, previously working as an administrator at the Hanmer Springs Health Centre and volunteering as an ambulance officer for St John, gaining a National Diploma in Ambulance Practice and holding the position of volunteer Station Manager. Tsarina has recently switched allegiances to Fire and Emergency New Zealand becoming a member of the Rural Fire Force, but continues her involvement in healthcare as a consumer representative on the Hurunui Health Services Development Group.

Tsarina is a Chartered Accountant and enjoys working in a community based practice in Amberley where she interacts with Hurunui locals on a daily basis. She also acts as Treasurer for the Hanmer Springs Business Association, and is involved in a number of  other local volunteer groups.  Tsarina is passionate about the wellbeing of others and is proud to be a member of the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust.

In her downtime Tsarina enjoys spending time in the back country with her husband Greg and their two dogs.

Pauline White - Trustee


Pauline was born, raised and educated in Rangiora where she resided until 2016 when she moved to a lifestyle block in Broomfield with Nigel, her husband of 20 years and her three teenaged daughters. Pauline is the Hurunui District Council representative on the Trust Board and is thrilled to be serving in this role.

She has 28 years educational experience in teaching in primary and area schools in Christchurch and North Canterbury. Pauline has also spent time working via distance with qualified teachers for the University of Canterbury in tutoring upgrades to degree qualifications. She currently teaches at Broomfield School where she leads the junior team.

Outside of Council and work responsibilities, Pauline enjoys work on the lifestyle block, mountain biking, reading and travelling the country by motor home.

Dean Logan - Trustee

Dean – Born and raised in Waikari/Hawarden, Hurunui before venturing to Christchurch to start a career as a Financial Adviser. Proudly returning to North Canterbury and setting up in Pegasus with his partner Cari-Ann and daughter in 2018.

Dean has been in the financial services for 22 years, currently as a Managing Director and Financial Adviser, specialising in insurance. Consulting with individuals, families, and businesses, analysing human capital risk and implementing effective solutions to manage the financial risks.

Out of the office, Dean has a passion for the outdoors and all sports.

Extremely proud to be a member of the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust and is looking forward to using some of his skills and experience in assisting the team in the continued outstanding role CWNC plays in our community.

Susan Mowat - Trustee

Susan has lived in North Canterbury all her life, except for teaching in England. She is a secondary school teacher in Maths, Health and Science, having trained via a guidance counselling programme. She lives on a farm with her husband near Motunau after growing up in Oxford. Susan has a strong passion for wellbeing and mental health with a focus on those in more rural communities, especially youth. For several years teaching at all-boys high school, she had a particular interest assisting teenage males to flourish through becoming more resilient and happier within their own skin.

Susan is part of the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust and was on the Waitaha Primary Health Board, formerly Rural Canterbury PHO. She has been a past member of the CDHB's Family Advisory Council.

With her three sons now teenagers, she feels strongly about giving back to the community. When she isn't teaching, or following her children's interests and sports, she enjoys the outdoors.