The Skylight team is made up of a Board of Trustees, Patrons, and Skylight staff.
Skylight's services and activities are guided by a committed and experienced Board of Trustees. We are also honoured to have New Zealanders known for their compassion and understanding of others, as Patrons.
Jim Donovan (Chair) - Professional Director
David Clarke - Legal Consultant
Dr. Sarah Roberts - Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist
Nikki Franklin - Strategic Marketing Consultant
Dr Nicole M. Coupe - CEO Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust
Marcus Porter - Executive Advisor and Governance Professional
- Māori cultural expertise to support a cultural lift at all levels within Skylight
- Board Chair experience to steer and support Skylight to implement a bold strategic intent as the organisation grows
- Financial acumen and management to chair the Board's Audit and Risk Committee
The Board meets in Wellington and holds six formal meetings (typically of 3 hours) and a planning day annually. In addition, board members will be appointed to either the Audit and Risk or Human Resources committees which meet 3-4 times a year for 1-2 hours. Board members are also expected to attend stakeholder functions (typically 1-2 a year).
We are seeking a Board Chair, which will require additional time commitments to develop strong, supportive and effective working relationships with the CE and other key staff.
Board members are appointed for a 3-year term. This may be renewed by mutual consent. All Board members perform their roles on a voluntary basis. Download the Job Description.
To apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would be an ideal candidate to Sarah Roberts, Trustee: [email protected]
Our staff members have many different backgrounds, qualifications and life experiences, to form a strong team. We are committed, hard working and passionate about our work.
Chief Executive - Anthony de Rose
Anthony joins Skylight after spending nearly two decades working in speciality mental health services in New Zealand and Australia. Originally from Sri Lanka, our new CEO has an illustrious career spanning manufacturing, telecommunications, dairy, brewing, logistics, social housing and health sectors.
Initially migrating to New Zealand to complete an MBA at Victoria University, Anthony and his family fell in love with Aotearoa’s stunning natural beauty and the family-friendly lifestyle, and the rest is history. While he spent the early part of his career in the commercial industry, Anthony is excited to be part of the not for profit and social well-being sectors. His passion lies in making a difference in people’s lives, especially for our tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau.
|Director of Operations||Lesley Brown|
|Financial Administrator||Gail Marwick|
|Clinical Lead||Suzana Sagadin|
|Clinical Coordinator||Vonnie Marshall|
|Counselling Coordinator||Kerry du-Pont|
|Office Manager||Anne Bristol|
|Contracts Administrator||Nisha Minu|
|Resource Centre Coordinator||Sarah Richards|
|Programme Coordinator - Ministry of Justice||Jess Rowe|