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.

Tony and wife Sally have 5 children, now adults. Tony has been a regular blood donor for the past 30 years and is also now a monthly plasma donor.

Pene Milne

Deputy Chair

Pene has sold real estate in Auckland since 2001, and two years ago merged her business Milne & Co Real Estate with NZ Sotheby’s International Realty, and joined Sotheby’s as a Sales Associate. Prior to this, Pene 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 Chief Executive of Housing New Zealand, a Crown entity responsible for stewardship and management of the governments 61,000 state houses.

Andrew holds a BCA and a BA from the University of Wellington and is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to his current role, Andrew held senior finance roles at Fletcher Building, Auckland Council, Auckland City Council and Wellington City Council for six years. In 2013, he was recognised 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.

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 held multiple roles within marketing, finance, IT, strategic planning and human resources. Glenn is currently a business broker.

Alongside his business roles, Glenn has also been a volunteer firefighter for over 37 years and for the past 12 years he has held the role of Chief Fire Office of Te Puke Volunteer Fire Brigade. He also holds the position of Vice President of the United Fire Brigades Association of NZ Board.

Glenn and his wife Eunice have three children ranging from 14 to 27 years old.