Scott Perkins – Chairman

Scott is an active participant in the not for profit communities in Australia and New Zealand. He co-founded Sweet Louise in 2005 and his been on the board providing guidance and support ever since. “I am inspired every day by Sweet Louise. Our members keep telling us that we make a real difference to their lives. Lives that deal with big questions as well as day to day challenges. But … Read More

Joan Withers – Trustee

Joan Withers is one of New Zealand’s most respected and influential businesswomen. Joan chairs The Warehouse Group and has recently joined the Sky Board of Directors. She is also a Director of ANZ Bank NZ and the former Chief Executive of media firms, The Radio Network and Fairfax New Zealand, as well as being a former Chair of Auckland Airport and of Mercury. Joan is a champion for board diversity, … Read More

Janet Mikkelsen – Trustee

Janet has more than 30 years’ experience as a nurse. For 24 years she worked as a paediatric nurse at Starship Hospital before moving into paediatric palliative care. In this role, she supported children with any type of life limiting illness, and their families. Janet has been a funeral director for seven years and she is now a Director of Aroha Funerals. “As Louise’s oldest sister and having been very … Read More

Vernon Harvey – Trustee

Vernon Harvey is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Auckland Medical School. He trained in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London and undertook his postgraduate oncology training in Auckland and at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. Previously, he was a consultant Medical Oncologist at Auckland Hospital and he has recently retired from private practice. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order … Read More

Brett Shepherd

Brett Shepherd – Trustee

Brett is the Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Craigs Limited where he heads the Deutsche Craigs Investment Banking Team. Brett has led or advised on some of the largest M&A activity in New Zealand and he is a prominent figure in the investment industry. He has been named Outstanding Māori Business Leader. “I was blessed to know Louise and see the power of positive thinking and positive action and how … Read More

Chanelle Farmer – Trustee

Chanelle joined the Board of Trustees at Sweet Louise in 2016. She has a strong interest in the arts and has been involved in extensive fundraising and awareness initiatives for arts organisations including New Zealand Opera and Circle 100. Chanelle is currently Chair of the Patrons of Auckland Art Gallery. Chanelle began her financial services before moving to Auckland. She spent 15 years in the recruitment industry, managing her own … Read More

Pip Muir – Trustee

Pip Muir is a senior partner at law firm Simpson Grierson, where she heads the Employment Law group. Pip is also the Chair of the Auckland Writers Festival and Chair of Fletcher Building’s Employee Educational Fund. Pip says: “Louise was a wonderful friend and an inspiration to so many of us. I feel privileged to become a Trustee of Sweet Louise – it is a cause that I believe in … Read More