We have a diverse and vibrant team of staff. There are three full-time and three part-time team members. We also have a part-time volunteer and work with consultants and advisors who support us on a project-by-project basis.
I stepped into the role of Manager of the Foundation in March 2014, taking over from Trevor Gray. It’s a real privilege to be in this role and I enjoy the varied nature of the work and meeting the many people across the country doing such great things in their communities.
A little about me… I’ve been a been a social work practitioner and manager for over 25 years with experience across a wide range of fields. Before coming to the Foundation I was the General Manager of Lifewise, with responsibility for a diverse portfolio of social, health, education and community activities across Auckland. Prior to that I was the Regional Manager of Richmond NZ, and spent six years as Director of the SAFE Programme — an organisation providing treatment to sexual abusers of children, which I helped set up.
I’ve also been on a number of NGO Boards, having been a Board member of NetSafe, the Domestic Violence Centre (now Shine), the Auckland Night Shelter Trust, the James Liston Hostel Trust, the Friendship House Foundation, and Fair Food, and until January 2014 was Chair of Community Waitakere.
Over the years I’ve been fortunate to work alongside inspirational and dedicated people on a number of new and interesting projects and have loved opportunities to create impact through innovation and collaborative effort. I see this lining up well with the work and philosophy of the Tindall Foundation in supporting people to achieve long-term change in their communities. I have a real appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that arise from trying to achieve change in communities and in the social services sector.
Kate Tindall Lum
– Special Projects Manager
I manage a number of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives, including the recovery in Christchurch following the 2010-11 earthquakes, Next Gen, proactively funding organisations working with young people via creative arts projects and others.
I’ve worked largely in grant making since 2006, including Trust for London, Vodafone NZ Foundation and via various roles at The Tindall Foundation. I currently volunteer in governance roles for community organisations. I’m really enjoying being a board member of Aotearoa Development Cooperative (ADC), which gives microfinance loans to marginalised communities in Myanmar and Malawi, One Percent Collective, a bunch of people who give 1% of our income to Kiwi-based causes we care about, and am a part of the steering committee for The Funding Network (TFN), which hosts live fundraising events for social change organisations.
“I’m excited about a new initiative I’ve been working on for TTF…watch this space.”
– Funding and Relationships Manager
I have been with The Tindall Foundation since September 2008 and work as part of the donations team. I have the privilege and pleasure of looking after our Funding Manager Partnerships and Relationships around the country. We currently have 23 Funding Managers who support us in the distribution of The Tindall Family funds that benefit and strengthen Whanau and Communities in New Zealand.
I am originally from London, with good old Irish blood running through my veins. I worked in hospitality for a number of years and, after spending a couple of years travelling around Asia, Australia and New Zealand, I returned to London and worked in local community services supporting disadvantaged children and families for over 12 years. Now, as part of the donations team here at The Tindall Foundation, I work with great organisations supporting families and communities here in New Zealand.
“The Tindall Family has been giving away donations for over 23 years, I love being part of the team that supports their passion to fund initiatives that have positive outcomes for Aotearoa.”
I work part-time for The Tindall Foundation managing internal and external communications, including our website, writing and producing our digital annual report and creating our e-newsletters. I also help some of the organisations we fund with publicity and PR for their projects. I also represent TTF as a committee member on the Working Together More Fund – a group of family foundations working together to fund collaborations.
I have a background in journalism and PR, having worked in television, magazines, PR agencies and, since 2002 in media communications for a variety of charities and not-for-profits. Before starting with The Tindall Foundation, I was Corporate Affairs Manager for Surf Lifesaving NZ, following eight years in London working in press offices of prominent charities. It is great to work hands on with my siblings as part of our Next Gen Fund and alongside my parents and brother Rob, who are Trustees.
“ To be able to give is a privilege and a pleasure — not just in donations, but in advice, support and encouragement. However, what we do is such a small part of the equation. It’s the individuals, communities and organisations filled with hard-working, passionate and giving people that really make the difference. We are proud and grateful to them for all that they do. Working alongside these people is inspirational.”
I joined the team as Office Manager in June 2012. I do everything from feed the worms through to investments. I have a background in accounting, derived from Massey University studies, as well as hands-on experience in the commercial sector, with my last role as manager of an online electrical store. A Shore girl since my family moved from the South Island to Auckland in the late seventies, I love working close to home and the strong family basis of The Tindall Foundation.
“The donations work not being part of my role, I am continuously blown away by hearing of the projects that happen all around New Zealand, which most of us never even know about, which ultimately change the lives for the better of many underprivileged New Zealanders and future generations. It’s awesome that the Tindall family has the resources, caring and desire to do these things.”
I volunteer as a Donations Advisor. Having over 30 years’ experience as a primary school teacher and Principal I have always enjoyed working as part of a team. I am passionate about New Zealand, our environment and our people so it is a special privilege for me to contribute in a small way to the Donations Team.
“It’s a great source of pride to be able to see what a difference my wonderful brother and sister-in-law continue to do with their money and to work in close proximity with three of my fabulous and talented nieces and nephews.”
– Donations Advisor
I started at The Tindall Foundation in August 2017 where I work as part of the Donations Team. Prior to this I was a Grants Adviser at Foundation North and at The Health Foundation in London, where I started my career in the philanthropic sector in 2002.
I love working at The Tindall Foundation. It’s a fantastic organisation with a flat structure so everybody is an equal member of the team.
I work part time for TTF and for another not-for-profit in my other area of experience, international development. I’m on the International Projects team at Habitat for Humanity where my role includes applying for project funding, so I understand the other side of the coin and the realities of getting funding for projects.
I’m an Aucklander who lives on the North Shore so there are plenty of great walks to take my retired Greyhound on.
“There is something really special about this organisation. A unique approach to philanthropy, a focus on the importance of relationships, and valuing and respecting each other and the organisations we work with, permeates across Trustees, management, and staff. It’s a pleasure and privilege to be working in this kind of environment.”
– Donations Programme Manager
I joined the team in May 2018 as the Donations Programme Manager. While I spend most of my time advising on donations, I also ensure our wider donations programme and its systems and processes are operating smoothly. It’s a varied role and a privilege to be working with people who are passionate about creating strong and prosperous communities and enhancing the New Zealand’s beautiful natural environment.
My career has primarily been in corporate sustainability and CSR. I started at Spark, where I was part of the team that set up the Spark Foundation, before moving on to HSBC and managing their corporate sustainability programme. I spent time in London working at Business in the Community, a NGO founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to encourage responsible business, and also in advisory at Bureau Veritas verifying sustainability data and greenhouse gas emissions for large international corporates. Upon returning to New Zealand in 2017, I spent almost a year at ANZ managing their community giving programme.
“It’s exciting and inspiring to work alongside impressive and dedicated people who are contributing to a stronger and more sustainable New Zealand for all New Zealanders.”
– Regional Development & Donations Manager
I started in my role at The Tindall Foundation in June 2018. I feel very humbled to be part of the whānau and to contribute to the work of The Tindall Foundation across Aotearoa New Zealand. I originate out of the heart of Hokianga and whakapapa to Ngā Puhi, Te Rarawa and Ngāti Hine iwi.
I have over 20 years’ experience in community development and funding. I worked for Internal Affairs for thirteen years across various business units; Lottery Grants Board, Community Development, Community Operations, Gaming / Censorship Compliance and co-ordinated three COGS Committees (Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island & Auckland). I then joined Foundation North for ten years (formerly ASB Community Trust) starting as the Recreation & Sport Advisor progressing to a Senior Advisor and for the last four years as Māori Strategy Manager.
At present I sit on the Māori Advisory Committee for Philanthropy NZ and Chair an Emergency Housing & Budgeting Service not-for-profit group located in Mt Roskill South.
I am passionate about service to community and to the natural world and hope that future generations will live in a clean, green Aotearoa, and the NZ Warriors will win the NRL in my life time. Mauri ora.
“I am very humbled to be part of The Tindall Foundation that aims to contribute to a stronger Aotearoa by seeking relationships and partnerships with people and organisations, to enable whānau, communities and our natural environment to thrive and sustainable for future generations – “Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, Ka ora ai te iwi” (With your gift, with our gift, people will prosper)”