Our Trustees

 

Left to Right, John Veale, Jane Midgley (Treasurer), Will Grut, Trish Gribben (Chair), Pip Neville-Barton, Nicola Thomas (Exec. Sec), Mike Webber

Left to Right, John Veale, Jane Midgley (Treasurer), Will Grut, Trish Gribben (Chair), Pip Neville-Barton, Nicola Thomas (Exec. Sec), Mike Webber

Chair

Trish Gribben,  Writer,  is a New Zealander whose work has always focused on the young. Her book Pyjamas Don’t Matter, illustrated by artist Dick Frizzell, was published internationally and translated into seven languages. Trish has worked as journalist, editor, TV producer, author.  Her third art book for children, is a pop-up: SWELL The Art of Judy Millar. It follows With My Little Eye – What Michael Smither Sees and BLAST! Pat Hanly the Painter and His Protests.   Trish is an extensive traveler and through this has gained an in depth knowledge of the the needs that Rose Charities New Zealand is trying to address.

Treasurer

Jane Midgley, accountant

Secretary

Pip Neville-Barton, applied linguist

Trustees

Mike Webber, optometrist;

John Veale, optometrist;

Nicola Thomas,  Travel Agent  Email.  nicola@accentontravel.co.nz

Dr William Grut…..    William’s academic career includes a PhD in materials science from Oxford and a masters in Parasitology and UK Boards Tropical Medicine Diploma and a Doctorate of Medicine from  Kings College, London. He developed interest in international development while assisting at a hospital in Papua, New Guinea. He is one of the founders of  AMDA Canada,  Project IRIS Cambodia and Rose Charities. He has field work experience in SE Asia, Angola, Rwanda, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Assistant Clinical Professor of B.C. Children’s Hospital.  William was one of the first UK selectees for astronaut training for ESA SpaceLab operations, a previous British relative skydiving champion and co-founder of skydving team ‘Symbiosis’.

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