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The Cut-Off date for our April Meeting is

15 March 2020


Kerry Bird


1993 to 2003 owned and operated licensed premises, all with gaming.
2004 until present CEO One Foundation.


Denis Perera

Chief Financial Officer

Denis is an experienced finance professional with 10+ years of experience in senior managerial roles in a variety of industries including Mining, FMCG, Manufacturing and Educare. He is an expert in providing Strategic Financial support, Treasury & Supply-chain management, IT, Contract Management, Business acquisitions and business performance partnering.

Lynette McRae

Finance Manager

Lynette has recently joined One Foundation team and brings with her a wealth of accounting systems experience. She has worked in both local and central government and has a strong background in Asset management. Bringing a breath of fresh air, she is a key member within the Finance team.



Lyn Preston

Grants Manager

Lyn spent twenty-five years in Public Service and eighteen years with the Department of Internal Affairs in Rotorua, where Class 4 Gaming Audits and Racing formed part of her management role.   Lyn also has HR experience and works tirelessly to assist our Grantees with their applications and goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Halvor King

Grants Accountability Manager

Halvor has an IT background, and owned and operated one of the first ISP’s in NZ.  He has also worked as an international consultant both in telecommunications and sustainable projects.

Christine Butler

Grants Support

Christine is our Grants Assistant.  She has previous customer service experience and is an enthusiastic member of our team, always willing to help our grantees with their registrations and applications.



Paul Jones

General Manager

Paul has 38 years in hospitality, with the last 17 specialising in Gambling and 6 Years as a Texas Hold’em Tournament Director.


Savita Naran

Wellington Regional Manager

Savita joined us in 2015.  She has 22 years experience in gaming, hospitality and compliance and forms a critical component of our regional strategy.

Andrew Clapham

Auckland Regional Manager

With a 34 year career in hospitality, Andrew has a wide reaching knowledge of the industry. His experiences range from operational management of a day to day business, greenfield site development, international pub management and development, multiple site ownership and management, Joint venture with multi – nationals, board governance and an overriding passion for the Hospitality.


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