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Our People

PSEC has a team of over 220 staff and 100 volunteers working across the East Coast

We are people helping people

In this video you will see many PSEC locations and meet our Service Managers, Executive Team, and an Advisor. We are a passionate, skilled, and caring team working together on one goal – serving local people.

PSEC Patron & Board

Our Board of Governance are the guardians of PSEC’s resources, people, and physical assets. PSEC has been serving local communities for more than 77 years and, thanks to the Board leadership, will continue to do so sustainably.

Stuart Signal Chairman

FCA, BBS, M Inst D

Stuart Signal is a Chartered Accountant recently retired from public practice and is currently Chair of the PSEC Board.

Stuart spent his professional life principally in the audit field, working for Deloitte for many years, then locally for Baker Tilly Staples Rodway where he was a director. He remains a consultant to this firm. He is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and through his previous client relationships has wide experience in corporate and charity governance.

Stuart was co-opted to the Board in December 2013 and formally elected in 2014.

Alison Prins Deputy Chair

Alison is the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s General Manager – Hawke’s Bay.

Until September 2020 Alison was the Group Welfare Manager for Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group leading the regional welfare response to COVID-19, Esk Floods, and the Havelock North gastroenteritis outbreak. Alison was Chair of Hawke’s Bay Plunket Board before becoming a Board member of the National Board of the Royal NZ Plunket Trust. She lives in rural Hawke’s Bay where she runs a farming and grape growing business with her husband, they have three children.

Alison was elected to the Board in 2016.

Rebekah Dinwoodie

CMInstD, MMgmt, PGCert(Education), BSc(Hons)

Rebekah Dinwoodie is an innovative and strategic leader with senior management experience in not for profit, public, and private organisations. She is currently Group Manager for Community Wellbeing and Services at Hastings Council.

Rebekah was elected to the PSEC Board in October 2021.

Ken Foote

ONZM, ED***, JP, BCA, Dip Bus Stud (Dispute Resolution), M Inst D

Ken was elected to the PSEC Board in 2019 and is PSEC’s appointed representative to the Arohiwi Station Limited Board of Directors. Ken is now a management consultant having recently completed a varied career in senior management, finance, and administration roles in Hawke’s Bay, the last ten years of which was as the Company Secretary for HBDHB. Ken is a member of the Institute of Directors and is currently the Chair of Allied Laundry Services Ltd. In 2006 Ken retired from the Territorial Force of the NZ Army having completed 32 years of service and reaching the rank of Brigadier. He was subsequently made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for services to NZ and is currently a serving Justice of the Peace.

David McDonald

LLB, Dip Bus Stud
(Dispute Resolution)

David is a partner in the legal firm McDonald Brummer and has practised law in Hastings since 1976. He has been a member of the Lions Club of Hastings Host since 1978 and served as District Governor of Lions District 202M in 2013-14 and as Chairperson of the Multiple District 202 Lions Council of Governors in 2014-15.

David is a member of St Columba’s Presbyterian Parish in Havelock North and is currently the Chair of St Columba’s Board of Managers. 

David was appointed by Presbytery Central to the Board of PSEC in 2015.

Rani Morunga

BA Criminology and Māori Resource Mgmt; Masters
(Public Management)

Rani’s whānau whakapapa to Hokianga in Northland and she was raised in Wairoa. Rani now lives in Napier and is married to Hayden with a blended family of three children. She has spent over 20 years working in the Public Sector across social and economic development roles in Wellington and the East Coast and is currently employed by the Ministry of Social Development. Rani is passionate about community development from the ground up and seeing individuals and whānau reach their potential.

Rani was elected to the Board in October 2020.

Farley Keenan

Ngāti Kahungunu, PGCert
(Public Management)

Farley Keenan was born and raised in Pakipaki, and resides in Flaxmere.  He is married to Charrissa and they have six children ranging from adult to Intermediate school age.  Farley is committed to supporting whānau and community development, which led him to working for Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry for Māori Development) for 17 years, originally in Wellington before moving home to Hawke’s Bay and working in the Regional Office.  Over that time he was involved in Policy Analysis, Policy Development, Organisational Planning and Performance, Crown Entity Monitoring, and Regional Operations.  In January 2021, Farley moved to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, and is currently General Manager, Population Health.

Farley was elected to the PSEC Board in October 2021.


Tobias Taylor

M Inst D

Tobias has worked in banking and financial services for 20 years and is a Director and Wealth Management Advisor at Jarden. He is married to Jane and has three school-aged children. Tobias is a member and ex-deputy chair of the local branch of the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA), is a member of the Institute of Directors and previously has served on local schools boards of trustees.

Tobias was elected to the PSEC Board in October 2016.

Warren Hokke

BCA, CA (retired), PG Dip Bus Admin, NZ Cert in Te Reo (L4)

Warren resides in Waipukurau with his wife Marie. They have four adult children and ten grandchildren. Warren has worked in the not for profit sector for most of his working life, including nine years in Honiara, Solomon Islands. 

Warren was appointed to the Board as Central Hawke’s Bay representative by Presbytery Central in December 2020.

Sandra Faulkner

Representing Tairāwhiti region on the PSEC Board

Sandra has extensive governance experience in several sectors; currently serving as a Director of NZ Federated Farmers and
Arohiwi Station Ltd. Sandra has industry experience in local government, farming, and the health and disability sector.

Sandra was appointed to the Board by Presbytery in 2022 to represent the Tairāwhiti region.

Korrin Barrett Board Observer

Korrin’s background is in finance, administration, stakeholder engagement, and project management. After becoming a quad amputee in 2012, Korrin found that sharing her story as a motivational speaker impacts people of all ages. Korrin advocates for amputees and all disabilities by volunteering for a number of organisations. Read more at

Maitland Manning
Our Patron

Queens Service Medal, Justice of the Peace, Ch Fellow Inst D (ret), Fellow Inst Mgmt, FNZIM

Mr Manning was elected to the PSEC Board 2009, became the Board Chair 2012, retiring 2019, elected Life Member 2020, and made Patron 2022. He served on the PSNZ and Family Works NZ Board 2012/ 20, elected Chair 2014/17. Served four terms 2004/2016 as a Councillor for the Central Hawkes bay Council (CHBDC), represented the CHBDC on the Hawke’s Bay Crematorium from 2005/16 being elected Chair 2010/2016. Mr Manning was elected a Trustee of the St James Otane Community Trust 2000, elected Chair 2006/ 2012, and remains on this committee. He is member of St John’s co-operating Parish Waipawa, is a Lay Preacher, Communion and Funeral Celebrant. He is a past Chairman and President of Hutt Old Boys Rugby Club, served as Chairman for five years for the Hawke’s bay and Poverty Bay Financial Planners Assn. Served 20 years NZ Council of Speaking Unions and made a Life Member on retirement. Joined the Waipawa and Districts RSA 2000, made President 2009, retiring as President 2019 being the longest serving Vice President/ President in the 100 years that this RSA has been in existence, was made a Life Member in 2010, received a RNZRSA Merit award in 2015, served as District vice president for 7 years and on the RNZRSA Board from 2013 – 2016, was awarded, the RNZRSA national award for Long Service and Gold Star for outstanding Service to Returned Servicemen and Women. Mr Manning was invited to become a Justice of the Peace (JP) 2006 and was made a Fellow of the Institute of Directors 2016, a Fellow of the Institute of Management 2011, and a member of the New Zealand Founders Assn 2011.

Arohiwi Station Board

Peter Tod

Sandra Faulkner

Marie Burgess

Robbie Schaw
Farm Manager

PSEC Executive Team & Advisors

Dr Sanja Majstorović
Mary Wills
Social Services General Manager
Denise Mathers
Executive Human Resource Manager
Steven Gulliksen
Finance & Administration Manager
Debbie Bakkerus
Head of Marketing
Francis Te Pou
Kai Ahurea Māori, Māori Cultural Advisor
Dr Libby Eaton
Research & Development Manager

PSEC Service Managers

Andrew Wordsworth
Enliven Disability

Richard Nathan
Enliven Older People

Carlotta Bauer-Edwards
Family Works Hawke's Bay

A message from Sanja

Sanja Majstorović has been PSEC’s Chief Executive for over 12 years and feels privileged to be part of a team that has been improving the lives of local people since 1946. You are an important part of PSEC, whether you are a donor, a volunteer, a staff member, or a business supporter. It is with your support that we can help our community reach their potential. Let’s make a difference together!


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