Kaumatua Kevin Prime added to the Queens Honour's list
Foundation North congratulates Kaumatua Kevin Prime on his latest achievement in receiving an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services in conservation and Maori.
Foundation North pōwhiri for trustees
Foundation North trustees and staff honoured departing and new trustees with a pōwhiri at their headquarters on 30 July.
CoJam 2020: A step towards an inclusive and diverse Aotearoa, NZ
The inaugural CoJam saw young changemakers and resettlement community organisations come together to co-create and co-imagine solutions to increase belonging in New Zealand.
Welcome to our new trustees
The Associate Minister of Finance, Hon Dr David Clark, has announced four new appointments to the Board of Foundation North.
Landmark moment for Foundation North
This week we welcome new Foundation North CEO Peter Tynan, and farewell departing CEO Jennifer Gill.
Bhav is a qualified MBA and has strong management and leadership credentials in business as well as community organisations. He is the Managing Director of CEMIX, which is an iconic Kiwi brand that has been in NZ for over 30 years and is a market leader, manufacturing innovative construction products with a nationwide presence. Cemix has been part of the Deloitte Fast50 in 2011 and a finalist in the Green Ribbon Awards. Bhav has broad international experience of travelling and doing business in Singapore, Finland, Germany, Holland, Middle East, USA, UK, India, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia. He is also a Director of four other companies having varied interests in media, publishing and property. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, Sustainable Building Network, Green Building Council and an Associate Fellow of the NZ institute of Management. Bhav is the Chair of There's a Better Way Foundation which works alongside NZ Police, Auckland Council and other like minded organisations for creating pathways for positive change among kiwi youth at risk of gang culture and drugs. Bhav is also passionately involved in the India-NZ relationship and is on the board and Treasurer of India NZ Business Council and has accompanied the Prime Minister twice on his trips to India. He is also significantly involved with all incoming high level ministerial visits from India to NZ. On the community front, he is the Chairman of the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame and the Publisher of The Indian Weekender, NZ's only weekly newspaper for the Kiwi-Indians. Bhav is of Indian descent and has been living in NZ for nearly 15 years, prior to which he was working in Singapore. He is an avid All Blacks fan and currently lives in Orakei with his wife Ruby and 2 lovely teenage children.
Central and local government leaders gather for lunch at Allendale
On 4 May Foundation North’s Chief Executive Jennifer Gill and Chair Lyn Lim welcomed key local government and central government representatives from across Auckland and Northland to the Foundation’s Ponsonby HQ for a special luncheon.
Child & Youth Wellbeing Strategy roundtable
A report on a roundtable for the philanthropic sector, co-convened by Foundation North with the Centre for Social Impact, is now available.