Board

SPCA Auckland is an independent member society lead by a CEO and governed by a voluntary board of 8 directors.  All directors are members of the society. 

Gordon Trainer - Chairman

Gordon is an experienced finance executive having spent over 20 years in public practice as a Chartered Accountant (Scotland). He was a partner with the international accountancy firm, Ernst & Young’s Auckland office until 2005. From 2005 to 2009 he was Managing Director of a privately owned Auckland based company involved in selling and leasing shipping containers.   Between 2009 and 2011 Gordon held various senior financial positions with New Zealand and Australian listed company, SkyCity Entertainment Group. Gordon is currently running his own business consulting firm.
 
Gordon has been a long-term financial supporter of SPCA Auckland and was Treasurer from 2003 until February 2009 when he joined the Board as Chairman. His family includes two cats who were adopted as kittens from SPCA Auckland.


Roger Bell - Vice Chairman

Roger's great passion is organisational excellence. He was a long-term Chairman, and Director, of the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation which administers the demanding global Baldrige Criteria of Organizational Excellence, and which establishes and measures world’s best practice for organizations across a vast number of disciplines. 

He was Chief Executive, and a New Zealand Director, of a large Australasian financial services company with group assets of A$14bn. Under his leadership Roger’s company became one of only two NZ businesses to achieve the coveted Gold- World Class award under the Baldrige criteria. He was awarded the inaugural Insurance Professional of the Year award in 2009. He is a Past President of the Insurance Council of New Zealand.  
During his many years on a number of company Boards Roger was exposed to best practice governance practices under the rigorous APRA standards which are considered by many to be world’s best practice.

He is a Fellow (by examination) of the Australia & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance and completed the advanced Executive Program at the University of Michigan Business School. Roger is a Commissioner/Director of the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Roger has a keen interest in animal welfare. He is the father of two daughters and his interests include music, politics, travel, literature, collecting NZ art, wine and sports. 


James Lock

James is an Investment advisor with 28 years experience in the industry. James is employed by Craig’s Investment Partners, he is an AFA, and an NZX Advisor. James is a Director of the Auckland SPCA and member of the Audit and Risk sub committee. He is also Trustee of Piha Surf life Saving Trust.
 
James is born and bred on the North Shore, he’s married and father of two young boys and a Dalmatian called George. His interests include most water sports, skiing and walking.

 

Anita Killeen

Anita is a Barrister at City Chambers (headed by John Haigh QC) and specialises in financial crime and fraud and criminal and civil litigation.
 
She is the former Chief Prosecutor of the Serious Fraud Office and holds a variety of governance roles in the legal, finance and not for profit sectors including serving as a member of the New Zealand Legal Aid Tribunal and as a Director of the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board.
 
Upon graduation from Auckland University School of Law school, Anita was awarded the Senior Scholar Prize in Law and has practised both criminal and commercial litigation. Her past roles include working at commercial law firm Phillips Fox and as a Judges’ Clerk at the High Court at Auckland as well as undertaking secondments to London and New York prosecution offices.
 
Anita is a regularly published author in the NZ Law Journal and NZ Lawyer and is an Alumna of the Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Institute for Strategic Leadership (NZ).
 
Anita has established, and manages, the Panel of Prosecutors for the Auckland SPCA. Anita and her husband Simon share their home with Norma, their gorgeous but very shy feline companion that they adopted from the Auckland SPCA.


Bob Kerridge

Bob is the Executive Director of SPCA Auckland, focussing primarily on animal welfare issues. As a well known and respected advocate for the animals through his radio series 'Talking for the Animals' which ran for 12 years, author and subject of the biography 'Father and Son', 10 years as a columnist with the NZ Woman’s Weekly, and as managing editor of Animals' Voice, his long service with the Society has earned him a place as the voice for the animals. 

He founded the NZ Companion Animal Council and their annual conferences, and more recently the New Companion Animal Trust, and is a Director of WSPA NZ. Bob is a Knight of the Order of St John and a Justice of the Peace, and in 2005 became a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for his services to animal welfare. He has also been awarded an honorary Bachelor of Applied Animal Technology from Unitec, and has been a past President of the Royal New Zealand SPCA.

Bob and Michele enjoy the company of two beautiful SPCA cats, Aslan and Abigail, and the 'infamous' Yorkshire Terrier, Merlin. 


Kira Schaffler

Kira was appointed to the Board of SPCA Auckland in 2012. She is Human Resources Director, Group Functions at Fonterra having worked in various roles during the past 5 years in New Zealand and off-shore. Kira has initiated a number of new ‘start-ups’ – both as a founder/Director of her own businesses and on behalf of other organisations. She has many years’ experience as a specialist in the areas of aligning people strategies to organisational culture, performance and rewards.  Kira and her husband, Lawrence, have 2 children – Pippa and Sebastian – and a most delightful dog called Patch. 

 


David Morrow

David is a chartered accountant with 40 years experience. David joined the firm of what is now EY in 1976 and was admitted to partnership as an audit partner in 1987.
During his time with the firm David worked in the EY US Indianapolis office for a year and completed a six-month secondment in the Amsterdam office in the Netherlands.
His time in the New Zealand practice included two periods in the Auckland office, two years in the Manukau office, four years leading the audit practice in Hamilton and finally 3 and a half years in the Wellington office. He retired from the firm in December 2015.
From 2000 to 2009 he was a member of the NZICA Admissions Board and Chairman from 2003 to 2009. He was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Chartered Accountants 2007.
His interests include golf and fishing.


Monique Cairns

Monique’s diverse experience includes more than 20 years in complex businesses and industries, specialising in strategy, transformation, business development, brand, marketing and corporate communications. Monique is passionate about helping organisations define and reach their vision and strategic goals, delivering a consistent customer experience and building high performing teams.
She has held senior positions across a range of industries in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States, including leadership roles with NZ Racing Board (and TAB), General Electric, Bank of New Zealand, ANZ and Barclays Bank, and executive consulting roles with Telecom/Spark, McDonald’s UK and British American Tobacco. 
Monique is passionate about ‘NZ Inc’, women in business, animal welfare, contemporary art and design, the outdoors and is an avid traveller who loves new adventures.
She was born and raised in Auckland, and spent six years living and working in the UK, and four months living and working in New York.  Her family includes a cat that was adopted as a kitten from SPCA.
Monique graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing.

 

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