Meet the management team

Tim Edmonds


Tim has recently joined LBC, bringing with him a range of experience from both the health and philanthropic sectors. Since returning from the UK in 2012, Tim has held leadership roles at health charities including Cure Kids, Cure Kids Fiji, and Well Foundation.

Throughout his career, Tim has worked closely with researchers and clinicians on funding solutions that help translate new ideas into community impact across various health challenges. These have included mental health, rheumatic heart disease, newborn and infant care, and cancer.

Tim is eager to build on LBC’s impact, both in the support provided for blood cancer patients and their families, and in transforming patient outcomes through research and advocacy.

Sophie Chen

Finance Manager

Sophie has been the LBC Finance Manager for over 14 years and in that time has helped implement a range of new financial systems and processes to ensure the organisation’s finances continue to run smoothly and successfully.

As a chartered accountant, Sophie is responsible for managing all financial aspects of LBC including funding management, strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, risk management, taxation, accounting and payroll management, Prior to working for LBC Sophie worked in a similar finance and accounting role at Microsoft New Zealand.

Emma Barker

Head of Support Services and Operations

Emma has a background in psychology and business management with several years’ experience in clinical and operational management within not-for-profits. Emma has previously specialised in clinical service and team management in the mental health arena and before that worked as a Psychologist in London, and has specialised in anxiety and depression prevention programmes for youth. Emma has been with LBC for over 5 years and believes strongly in building support and resilience for patients, their family and carers, as well as for the health professionals involved. | T 0800 15 10 15 | DDI 09 200 2421

Annabel Lush

Business Manager

Annabel joined LBC in 2014 in a new role to develop and strengthen business partnerships and sponsorships as well as working on new fundraising and philanthropic opportunities. She is also responsible for Trust funding.

Annabel has both law and marketing qualifications from The University of Auckland. She worked for many years in the hospitality and tourism sector, including management roles with Air New Zealand and Sheraton Hotels in New Zealand, Australia and China before moving to the not-for-profit profession.

Faye Holahan

Head of Marketing & Fundraising

Faye has recently joined LBC with over 15 years of fundraising, marketing and communications experience in the not-for-profit sector. She’s responsible for driving sustainable growth and brand profile for LBC through fundraising (including Shave for a Cure and the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge), donor development, marketing and communications.

Faye started her not-for-profit career in London before moving to New Zealand in 2009 and has spent much of this time in healthcare including senior roles with NZ Breast Cancer Foundation, ChildFund and Southern Cross Health Society.