UNICEF is the global authority on children. No other organisation has UNICEF's experience, expertise and reach.
Every child is born with fundamental human rights, but conflict, disease, exploitation and poor education keep millions of children from reaching their full potential. UNICEF fights for every child's right to survive and thrive into adulthood.
UNICEF's mission is to create a better world, by advocating for the protection of children's rights. To do this, we bring people together: governments, donors, humanitarian agencies, businesses and children themselves.
This is what UNICEF does, every day, for all children around the world.
We want health, education, a fair go and protection, for every child.
In 2016, we raised almost $10 million to help children. Our projects last year provided water, education and emergency healthcare to children in some of the world's poorest and most desperate communities. View a snapshot of how our amazing donors helped change children's lives below.
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Liz was appointed to the UNICEF Board in May 2014. She has more than 25 years of marketing, fundraising and management experience in the corporate and NGO sectors in the UK, India, Canada, and New Zealand.
From January 2013 to December 2016, Liz was the Chief Executive of Philanthropy New Zealand, the peak body for those active and interested in generosity. She is now the Head of Foundation for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, a position she has held since the end of 2016.
Liz has also held senior management roles at Save the Children and the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society
Chris Allen is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Directors, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.
In his current role as GM Corporate services at the Health Promotion Agency he is responsible for running the finance function, overseeing the organisations support services team.Chris has had a long career in a number of Finance and Management roles including audit and CFO roles in both the public and private sector.
He is currently a volunteer member of the USAR Civil Defence NZ Response Team RT8 based in Wellington and is a Trustee for the Children’s Foundation.
Gopika currently works in public policy at the New Zealand Treasury. She is a Chartered Accountant, (a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) and a Barrister/Solicitor admitted in New Zealand.
She started her career at PwC New Zealand and ASB Bank before moving to London to work for Ernst & Young in financial services business tax structuring. She has recently returned to New Zealand and switched to the public sector.
Gopika co-founded Yatra Dance Company and used to run a dance school teaching Bharatanatyam in New Zealand.
Simon is an accomplished and decorated International and Olympic athlete, a business director and qualified mentor to elite performers. Since 2000, he has assisted in the business operations of Hana Limited. Over the past 14 years he has focussed a considerable portion of attention to sports mentoring and administration, having been requested to do so for many national and international bodies and agencies.
In 2009 he decided to follow his passion for law and commerce, undertaking an LLB and BCOM, which were completed in 2014.
Annah Stretton is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author and public speaker.
Annah founded the Stretton Fashion Group in 1991 The clothing label is beloved by women the world over.Since 2014 she has been the Chair of the Waikato Women’s Refuge, a role that led her to the creation of the Stretton Foundation and RAW.Annah’s latest venture is Te Atawhai, an holistic health and wellness retreat in Te Aroha. She is also planning the Annah Stretton School of Retail.
Annah is the author of several books. Her latest offering, Flourish, will be released in 2016.
Mark is Deputy Chief Executive at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), having held that role since March 2015. Prior to his arrival back in Hawkes Bay Mark has held senior management and Chief Executive roles across a number of high profile New Zealand organisations.
Mark has an interest in business development and change management. Despite a reasonably eclectic range of industry sectors that Mark has worked in and led he has also enjoyed taking entities through significant periods of growth and/or re-establishing them within existing markets.
A professional engineer and an admitted Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, Jenny has held engineering, commercial and project management roles in various major infrastructure projects in New Zealand and currently works on the construction of City Rail Link project in Auckland. With extensive experience in humanitarian engineering work in South Pacific and not-for-profit sector in New Zealand, She is a founding member of Engineers Without Borders New Zealand and currently serves on its Board of Directors.
Anita Killeen is a Barrister at Quay Chambers specialising in financial crime and fraud, civil and criminal litigation, and governance and decision-making. She has decision-making experience at board, executive and statutory levels.
She established and is the Chair of the Pro-Bono Panel of Prosecutors for the SPCA Auckland which has been recognised nationally and internationally for its innovation, leadership and service to the community.
Arish is Director of Allied Health and Technical, Hauora Tairawhiti DHB, New Zealand and Founder of OWDSOCKS –Opportunities without Discrimination.
He moved to New Zealand in 2006. He then completed his postgraduate education in Leadership and Management and currently manages the dental services for Tairawhiti District Health as well as providing professional advisory and strategic leadership to allied and technical disciplines.
Arish also chairs the board of NZ Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association.
The board comprises seven to nine trustees, drawn from the community, based on their governance, business expertise and interest in children’s issues.trust Deed
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