Christine Clark, Chairperson

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Christine is the Chair of Neuro Connection Foundation and has a passion for improving the lives of older and/or disabled people. To help achieve this, Christine founded Kalandra Education Group, a private training organisation that specialises in health studies, training and education especially pertaining to aged care. Christine is also the immediate past chair of Independent Tertiary Education NZ, representing other private providers of New Zealand. Much of this work involved lobbying and assisting Government and the associated agencies. She has recently completed her Doctorate, with the thesis exploring aged care in NZ. Christine is the mother of two adult girls and grandmother of Spencer. She runs half-marathons, is getting into road cycling and loves motivating others in any way that she can. Her strengths include being able to think outside the square, to have a vision and work to achieve it - while enjoying the relationship-building required to do so.

Adam Hughes

Adam Hughes

Adam is an energetic, engaging and enthusiastic professional who has made a career around educating and enabling others. With degrees in physiotherapy, safety and business administration, Adam has trans-tasman strategic and governance experience in mining, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Adam is dedicated to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of people and is currently in a national health, safety and environment manager role based in Auckland. Adam is a keen traveller and outdoorsman.

Ngozi Penson


Ngozi joined the Board in September 2018 and brings with her a wealth of experience in marketing & business development. She is a motivated woman with extensive business and community engagement experience. Ngozi is passionate about people, health, wellbeing, education, social justice, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion. She has over two decades experience as an entrepreneur within small business Enterprise, SME. She is a self-starter and a go getter with a can-do attitude.

Michael Chen

Michael joined the Board in October 2018 and brings with him a wealth of experience in Financial Accounting.

Bill Armitage, Client Representative

Bill joined the board in October 2018. He brings a wealth of experience as a successful business owner of Pete’s Packaging. Bill sits on the board as the client representative specifically for Stroke and is a loyal and fiercely supportive member of the foundation attending his stroke class regularly.

Alexandra Abraham, Client Representative


Alec is a trained social worker. He has operated in a multitude of different settings with diverse communities, hospitals and general practitioners, prisons, schools and Hauora Maori services. He set up and taught at the first professionally accredited clinical supervision course for social workers and counsellors in New Zealand. Alec has served on the Henderson High School Board of Trustees for nine years and was the Board of Trustees representative for the Waitakere Education Sector Trust (WEST).