Meet the management team

Tim Edmonds


Tim’s background is within both the health and philanthropic sector, bringing a wealth of knowledge of research, health services and partnership approaches to improving health outcomes for communities. Tim joined us from Cure Kids NZ and Cure Kids Fiji, where he headed up a $10m child health research programme with ambitious initiatives such as a child cancer precision medicine clinical trial in NZ and an enhanced national rheumatic heart disease control and prevention programme in Fiji. Tim resides in the Waitematā region and his third child was born at North Shore hospital.

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.