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NZAF Trust Board adds two new Trustees

Wed 29 Feb 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

New Trustees Vaughan Meneses and Stephen Rainbow Two new Trustees have been appointed to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board. Outgoing OUTLine General Manager Vaughan Meneses has been co-opted onto the board, while Auckland Transport employee and former John Banks staffer Stephen Rainbow is an Appointed Trustee. It comes after elected Board member Hamish Allardice has stood down and Appointed Trustee Cherry Sonderer’s term has ended. Meneses has a long association and history with the NZAF and has been involved extensively in HIV related activities since 1986. The Board is confident he has strong connections within the HIV positive community and has lived in Auckland, Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Christchurch. He has recently resigned as General Manager of OUTLine in Auckland to take up a corporate sales role in Wellington. Meneses has worked for Red Cross, founded Pink Health, was on the Hero and OUTLine boards and was part of the interim committee working on establishing the governance structure for the Auckland Pride Festival. Rainbow currently works as the Key Relationship Manager at Auckland Transport. Previous roles that he has held include the general manager of Transport at Auckland City Council; the Head of Urban Strategy at Wellington City, and the Chief of Staff for Auckland City Mayor John Banks. Stephen has a doctorate in political studies, with a thesis on green politics undertaken in New Zealand and Scandinavia. He was a three-term city councillor in Wellington and other governance roles have included membership of the Board of the Historic Places Trust. “We’re very pleased to welcome Vaughan and Stephen to the Board,” says Chair Alastair Cameron. “They bring with them a high level of personal experience and knowledge about HIV, leadership and the communities we serve. The NZAF Board is now in a very strong position with the addition of their skills and their connections to the communities most at risk of HIV.” You can discuss this New Zealand gay community news story in the GayNZ.com Forum    

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First published: Wednesday, 29th February 2012 - 4:25pm

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