Meet your HotHouse panellists

John Stansfield

John Stansfield has had a life sentence in the community and voluntary sector with no time off for good behaviour. He is the executive director of Clean Stream Waiheke Ltd an innovative community owned recycling and waste elimination company and a director of the Waste Resource Trust. He has also recently become the Director of Advocacy and Campaigns for Oxfam.

Dougal McPherson

A sheep farming mainlander, and the youngest of five, Dougal attended St Kevins in Oamaru, before graduating from Otago with a Bachelor of Commerce. From those small town southern roots – Dougal pursued an enviable international career in Finance. Spanning London where he worked for JP Morgan – to New York and Russia – where he worked as a partner of Brunswick UBS. In more recent times Dougal has furthered a keen interest in Micro Finance, and where ever possible puts his energy into not-for-profits that can benefit from his skill with managing people and numbers. SurfAid International was one such opportunity – where he was able to set up an Australian entity, whilst acting as their Australasian Managing Director. Those southern roots go deep however – so if Dougal isn’t lending a helping hand where he can – you’ll find him on Waiheke Island talking to his three cows or rounding up his fifteen sheep.

Kerri Tilby-Price

Kerri Tilby is the CEO of Exult, an organisation that provides training and resources to the community sector with practical workshops in Sustainable Funding, Fundraising, Marketing and Sponsorship. Kerri combines her experience in teaching, journalism, business and community work to empower others, and continuously celebrates the passionate people who are creating change in our communities.

Trish McLean

Trish McLean is a founder of Retailworld Resourcing Ltd and has a genuine passion for business and a real interest in people. She has been an entrepreneur from a young age – purchasing her first business at the tender age of 26. She won the ‘Her Business’ Businesswoman of the Year and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 recognising her passion, drive and entrpreneurialism.

Mike Hirst

Mike Hirst is a Senior Business Manager at Westpac and has worked in the finance industry for more than 20 years, 15 of those years with Westpac. During this time he attended the University of Auckland and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) qualification. Mike has also studied in sales & marketing, finance, people behaviours plus a whole lot more, however Mike believes business is about doing the basics well, which although a simple concept, is often lost in business.

Sue Cooper

Sue Cooper has recently moved to New Zealand from the UK to take the position of CEO with Prometheus Finance Ltd, a leading social lending organisation. Sue built a personal profile in the UK as an expert in social enterprises, charities and social finance including working with local, regional and national government, and pursuing these themes academically.

Jenny Gill

In 2004 Jennifer Gill became CEO of the ASB Community Trust after 10 years as Executive Director of Fulbright NZ. Her career in philanthropy began in 1985 when Sir Roy McKenzie appointed her as the Executive Officer of the Roy McKenzie Foundation. Jenny was also a founding member of the Wellington Regional Community Foundation and is a current board member of Philanthropy New Zealand.

Tanya Mogg

Tanya Mogg is a facilitator for MindSpring, a training and product development company focused on creating innovative resources that help businesses develop leadership, strategy and innovation. Tanya’s passion as a facilitator is to support people’s brilliance and potential to grow. She believes organisations only develop when individuals develop so she focusses on supporting the growth of awareness, personal responsibility and choice.

Rhyll Stafford

Rhyll is a Facilitator/Trainer for MIRA-Companions for Development (NZ), an organisation development consultancy focused on developing collaborative work cultures. She works across all sectors (not for profit, community and commercial sectors). Rhyll’s former life included over 2 decades of work in community and social services. More recently (over the last 5 years) she has
been lecturing in Social Policy, Social Research, Group & Organisational Dynamics concurrent with doing organisational culture change and team/ leadership development projects in a range of community and public organisations. Rhyll holds a Masters in Organisation Development, and full
membership with the Worldwide Association for Social Development (ASD).

Adrian Roberts

In January 2001, In-Work NZ Limited (In-Work) was formed by Adrian Roberts to facilitate an Employment Retention Pilot to clients of Work and Income. By adhering to cohesive strategy, innovation, and a commitment to growth, In-Work has risen to become a leading contracted Provider of Employment Services to people marginalised in the employment environment. In 10 years, In-Work has grown from a home office to locations in Henderson (2), Birkenhead, Manurewa, Hamilton and New Plymouth, with Satellite operations in Rodney and Franklin. Adrian has successfully developed a team of operational managers including a General Manager and dedicated Team Leaders. In 2010, Adrian diluted Equity in In-Work, bringing in new partner and Director, Mr. Du Plessis Bouwer. The majority of Adrian’s time is now focused on the strategic growth of the business. In addition, Adrian continues to provide leadership, motivation and mentoring to the business. Adrian is currently a past member of the project team and leadership group with Auckland Metro Project and has sat on the Leadership/Governance Group of the Auckland Regional Economic Development Forum. Adrian has also provided business mentoring services with Business Mentors New Zealand and Youth Enterprise Schemes and Awards. Key achievements with In-Work include the winning of 2 business Awards in the 2003 BNZ Waitakere Business Awards and a further business award in 2005. In April 2010, Adrian was one of eight Members, appointed to the Welfare Working Group by Minister Paula Bennett to conduct a fundamental review on New Zealand’s welfare system. A Recommendations document was submitted to Government in February 2011. In December 2010, In-Work was a joint winner of the Pacific Employment Support Service as tendered by the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs. This innovative service commenced in January 2011.