Meet the trustees

Tony Wilding

Chair

Tony had been a company director since 1987 in the dairy industry; including positions with the NZ Dairy Group and the NZ Dairy board prior to the formation of Fonterra in 2001.

Currently, he holds the positions of Chairman of the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation, a trustee of the Pohlen hospital in Matamata, and the president of the Tirau Golf Club.

Tony and wife Sally have 5 children, now adults, as well as dairy farms in the South Waikato encompassing two properties and 800 cows. He has been a regular blood donor for the past 30 years and is also now a monthly plasma donor.

Pene Milne

Deputy Chair

Pene is director and owner of Milne & Co Real Estate in Herne Bay. She has sold real estate across central Auckland for 13 years, and prior to that she was a senior nurse manager and clinical risk manager working for the Tauranga District Health Board over 18 years.

Pene was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1996 and has been in remission since 2004 after extensive treatments culminated in a bone marrow transplant. She has three adult children and a real appreciation of the challenges to be faced with diagnosis and treatment issues while supporting and raising young children.

Andrew McKenzie

Andrew is General Manager of Finance for Fletcher Buildings Construction Division, New Zealand’s largest construction operation with 1,800 staff and annual turnover of $1.6 billion. Andrew holds a BCA and a BA from the University of Wellington and is a Chartered Accountant.

Prior to this, Andrew was Chief Finance Officer for the Auckland Council for its first four years, bringing together the operations of the eight previous Councils across Auckland. Previous roles include General Manager Finance at Auckland City Council for its last five years and Chief Finance Officer at Wellington City Council for six years.

Andrew’s background covers roles in finance, strategy, business improvement, Information Technology, property, engineering and operations. In 2013 he was recognised within the industry as the EY New Zealand CFO of the year.

Dr Peter Browett

Peter is a Professor of Pathology and Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology at the University of Auckland School of Medicine, Consultant Haematologist at Auckland City Hospital, and Consultant Haematologist at Diagnostic Medlab.

His involvement with Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand stems from his clinical interest in the management of patients with haematological malignancies, including blood cell and bone marrow transplantation. In the laboratory, he has an interest in cell marker and molecular studies in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and inherited blood disorders. Peter has had a long association with LBC, acting as Medical Director and trustee for many years.

Dr Hilary Blacklock

Hilary is a Haematologist at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the School of Medicine.

Other roles include Clinical Haematologist in the Medical Specialists Group of physicians at the Mercy Specialist Centre and President of the Auckland Medico-legal Society. She is Medical Director of the NZ Bone Marrow Donor Registry (which is administered by LBCNZ) and she was the founding chairman of the NZ Bone Marrow Transplant Study Group.

Medical interests include Polynesian haematology, sport haematology, patient support and haematological malignancies, such as multiple myeloma. She has a number of research publications as well as varied cultural and sporting interests. She is married to Greg – between them they have six adult children and an ever increasing family with several young grandchildren.

Blair Wingfield

This grandfather of five has been an insurance broker for over 40 years and is currently working for Accent Insurance Brokers. However, he is also heavily involved in many community organisations, including Rotary and a large variety of sporting areas including cricket and rugby.

As a survivor of leukaemia for more than 30 years, Blair has exceptional insight into the work of LBC. He understands LBC’s mission to care, vision to cure, as well as the personal toll leukaemia takes on the whole family. He has been involved with LBC for over 20 years, 12 of those as a Trustee and four in his previous position of Chairman.

Arthur Loo

Auckland-born Arthur has been in practice as a solicitor since 1977. He is a partner of the Auckland legal firm, Loo & Koo, which specialises in general practice, property and business law.

Arthur is involved with a number of other community organisations and charitable trusts. He is the current Chairman of the Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education and Chairman of the SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust. In addition, he is also the current Chairman of the Auckland Chinese Community Centre Inc. Arthur received the New Zealand Commemorative Medal in 1990 for his contribution to New Zealand, he was also awarded the Queens Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours list in 2012.

Glenn Williams

Glenn has a wealth of experience operating retail businesses for 25 years as a Managing Director and prior to this he has held multiple roles within marketing, finance, IT, strategic planning and human resources. Glenn is currently a business broker and also works within the commercial property sector for Ray White Commercial in Tauranga.

Alongside his business roles, Glenn has also been a volunteer firefighter for over 35 years and for the past 10 years he has held the role of Chief Fire Office of Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade. He also holds the position of Deputy Chairman and Director of the United Fire Brigades Association of NZ Board.

Glenn and his wife Eunice have three children ranging in age from 13 to 25 years old.