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Michael Flatman

Chief Executive

Michael has 20 years’ experience in a variety of marketing related roles. Throughout the 2010/11 earthquakes he was the Marketing Services Manager at the Christchurch City Council, leading the team that developed the award winning “Share an Idea” community engagement programme.

Michael is a born and bred Cantabrian and the father of three young children.

As Chief Executive of the Māia Health Foundation, he is excited to be working in the health system and helping take it from good to great for future generations



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Rachel Scott

General Manager Partnerships and Marketing

Rachel has recently taken on the role of GM Partnerships and Marketing and is charting a new trajectory for Māia’s mission. She has extensive experience in business and marketing, and has worked in the not-for-profit sector for many years. Passionate about making a difference, Rachel is successfully bringing business leaders together to help inform and support the child and youth mental health project.



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Talei Howell-Price

Manager -Operations & Communications

Talei brings a wealth of experience to her role at Māia Health Foundation. She previously served as the Senior Events Coordinator at Ara Institute and held positions such as Chinatown Development and Investment Coordinator at the Shire of Broome (WA, Aus.), Place Activation Lead at Curtin University, Principal Performing Arts Officer at the City of Joondalup, Senior Projects Marketing and Communications Officer for Ignite Projects, Department of Culture and the Arts WA, and Director of Stages WA.

In her current role, Talei dedicates herself to meticulous planning and organising of Māia events, while also overseeing tasks related to campaigns and communication management. As a parent of two teenage boys, she possesses a profound passion for the current major fundraising project that strives to enhance the mental well-being of children, youth, and families.



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Garth Gallaway

Garth is a partner at national law firm, Chapman Tripp, specialising in insurance, civil litigation, medico-legal cases and health and safety.

In addition to his legal work Garth has a wide variety of interests. He chairs The Arts Foundation of New Zealand and is a Trustee of the Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation. Garth is also a cricket commentator and is Honorary President of New Zealand Football.
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Janine Morrell-Gunn

Janine Morrell-Gunn was appointed as a Trustee in September 2018. Janine and her husband Jason are also Ambassadors for Māia. 

Janine is one of New Zealand's leading children's television producers. She trained as a producer and director with TVNZ before spending seven years as Executive Producer of TVNZ's Children's Unit. In 1998 Janine and husband, Jason Gunn, formed Christchurch based production company, Whitebait Media. 

She is also the Chair of Cholmondeley Children's Centre and a Trustee of Uru Manuka Trust.

During the Canterbury earthquakes, Janine established the charity Adopt a Christchurch Family which raised over $1 million for Canterbury families in need. 

Read more of Janine's impressive back story here.

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Sinead Horgan

Sinead has built a 20+ year career in accounting, private equity, banking and consulting, holding senior roles in PwC, Accenture, ANZ and BNZ around the globe. She has recently been appointed as a Director for the Bank of China. Now based in Christchurch, Sinead provides succession planning, strategy and financial advice, and holds various directorships. 

Sinead has a strong interest in education and health, and is currently the Chair of Assistance Dogs New Zealand.  She is passionate about setting Canterbury on the right growth track for next generation. 
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Jock Muir

Jock holds a number of Directorships in health-related businesses including The Heart Centre at St George's, NZ Flying Doctors Trust and Pegasus Health Charitable Ltd. Prior to working in the health sector (both private and public) he had extensive experience in major contract management, sales and marketing with BP Oil, and financial services with Westpac.

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Sarcha Every

Sarcha Every, co-Founder/Director of Christchurch-based executive and governance recruitment and strategic human resources consultancy Decipher Group, has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Māia Health Foundation.  

“The Māia Health Foundation has been one of those organisations that we have been proud to partner with over the years. Having the opportunity to now be part of this amazing group of people and be contributing in a way that will have meaningful impact in helping to build a world class health system is something that is truly special,” added Sarcha Every.    

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Peter Davidson

A New Zealand trained urologist, Peter gained experience in uro-oncology and minimally invasive urological treatments during fellowships in Rotterdam and Dallas. He has been a member of the Department of Urology at Christchurch Hospital and of Urology Associates, since 1993.

Peter is also strongly interested in governance, and is a past chairman of the New Zealand section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.  He has also had a longstanding involvement with the Cancer Society, including chairing the Canterbury-West Coast division and sitting on the Cancer Society of New Zealand Board.


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Greg Campbell

Greg joined the board of Maia Health Foundation recently after a long period as a Chief Executive of several Australasian companies such as Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation, Waste Management New Zealand, Cleanaway Australia/New Zealand and Ravensdown. Greg holds several current board positions and has had experience on a large number of boards in the listed, privately held and not for profit sectors over a number of decades such as PGG Wrightson, Waste Management, Christchurch City Holdings, TDX (formerly Transdiesel), Calder Stewart Group of Companies and Ryman Healthcare.

Board chair Garth Gallaway says, “It is an endorsement of Māia’s impact in the community to have someone of Greg’s calibre, expertise, and background knowledge join the board.” 

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Gabrielle Huria

Gabrielle brings extensive governance expertise and experience in health, the environment and communications. She is the outgoing Deputy Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board and Chief Executive of Te Kura Taka Pini – a company set up to work strategically with fresh water in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā/ tribal area. In 2018 Gabrielle was awarded an MNZM insignia for her services to Māori and governance. The Board is privileged to have this mana wahine as a Trustee.  


Becky Hickmott

Becky is the Executive Director of Nursing for Canterbury District Health Board (DHB).

She is a Registered Nurse and has worked in nursing since 1982, completing both a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Management as well as a Masters in Health Science. Becky is also the Canterbury DHB Executive Lead for Manawa Governance, as well as Te Papa Hauora (Health Precinct) Advisory Council. Becky is a member of Nurse Executives of New Zealand, and the College of Nurses Aotearoa.


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Mike McRoberts

Mike McRoberts is one of New Zealand’s most loved television presenters, an award-winning journalist and co-anchor of TV3's flagship news programme Newshub Live at 6pm.

Mike joined Māia as an ambassador in February 2022, after being a “quiet supporter” of Māia for a number of years.

“I think one of the wonderful things that Māia has done is foster a sense of community, really bringing meaning to the phrase ‘it takes a community to care’.”

A Cantabrian-at-heart, Mike is especially proud to be part of Māia’s mission to support child and youth mental health.

“As a dad of two I’m acutely aware of the challenges youth face. The young people having mental health troubles today will be the leaders of tomorrow, they just need a bit of a hand.

“I’m really proud of what Māia is doing to raise the standard of mental health facilities in Canterbury. If we can get this right, the whole of the country will benefit. Joining Māia’s mission for child and youth mental health should be on everyone’s must-do list.”


Tom Latham

Māia Health Foundation is thrilled to announce New Zealand cricketer and local hero Tom Latham as an Ambassador for Māia.

A born and bred Cantabrian, Tom wants to be part of Māia’s mission to take our health services from good to great, particularly in child health. Tom’s partner Nicole, is an early childhood teacher and he appreciates the difference that enhancements to the children’s facilities will make for families.

Tom has represented New Zealand in all formats of the game and has captained them in ODI cricket. He is primarily a batsman who has also acted as wicket-keeper. We’ll be right there with Tom at upcoming international cricket fixtures, with the Māia logo proudly displayed on his Kookabura bat.

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Jake Bailey

Jake Bailey inspired millions of people across the globe when he delivered a heart-wrenching speech at his final school assembly - just days after being diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer.

Jake is now in remission, and grateful to the CDHB team who helped him through. By supporting Māia as an ambassador, Jake believes he is giving back to the community that supported him through his illness, and he hopes that others can benefit from the enhanced healthcare Māia will provide.

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Brendon McCullum

As the captain of one of the strongest New Zealand cricket teams of all time, Brendon understands the importance of team spirit, and the ability of a like-minded collective to achieve great things.

Now retired from the Black Caps, Brendon is providing invaluable support to the Māia Health Foundation as an ambassador.

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The Morrell-Gunns

The Māia Health Foundation is pleased to introduce the Morrell-Gunn family as ambassadors.

The family including Kiwi broadcasting legend Jason Gunn, Janine Morrell-Gunn and their children Eve, Grace, Faith and Louis are excited to support a venture that is very close to their own hearts.

“A little can go a long way; if you have a child in hospital you want to be right by their side the whole time. One of the many things that Māia is fundraising for is parent beds next to every child’s bed in the new acute services building in Christchurch Hospital – what a world of difference that will make.”

The family are no strangers to supporting great family causes in Canterbury. Janine is on the Board for Cholmondeley Children’s Home and was founder of Adopt-A-Christchurch-Family.

“As a Canterbury family we believe these projects just simply have to happen. A rooftop helipad instead of landing in Hagley Park will reduce the transfer time before the patient receives treatment by around 13 minutes – that can make a lifetime of difference.”

“If a lot of people gave a little, we could have the best hospital. Let’s just do it, Canterbury!”


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