Board

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. 


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.


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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