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Executive Team

Garry Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Garry has over twenty years’ experience of the health sector, having held senior positions with healthcare organisations throughout New Zealand. Prior to his appointment to the Foundation, he had been CEO of the country's largest health board, Auckland District Health Board, for nine years. A qualified accountant, Garry has expertise in management, planning, accounting and finance, as well as experience of the banking industry. As CEO of the Foundation, Garry is passionate about providing ethical and values-based services for older people and ensuring that services are delivered with integrity, warmth and respect for the individual at all times.

Lisa Watkins

General Manager, Villages

Lisa has significant experience in managing both businesses and operational teams, ensuring the delivery of outcomes through people and process while achieving the objectives of the organisation. Lisa has particular expertise in leading and coaching people, process effectiveness and continual improvement, finance and operations management. She holds a Master of Applied Finance from Victoria University, and her career to date has included management roles within the finance, education and health sectors.  Lisa has held senior management roles with a number of high-profile organisations such as Barnardos, Southern Cross Healthcare, National Australia Bank, Trustee Executors and Carter Holt Harvey.

Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts

General Manager Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality

(MHSc (Hons) Advanced Nursing, Grad Dip Bus Health Management, Grad Dip Nursing, Grad Dip Teaching).

Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts is a registered nurse with extensive experience in the aged care sector both in New Zealand and in her native home of Belgium. She holds a Masters in Health Science (Hon) from the University of Auckland and a Diploma in Business Management (Health Management) from the same university. Further, she holds a Graduate Diploma in Nursing and in Teaching. She has held executive leadership positions in the community and residential care settings. As General Manager of the Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality she is passionate about innovation, knowledge exchange, the facilitation of research and pilots regarding Ageing Well. Hilda led the development and trialled Selwyn’s new model of aged care, which won the New Zealand Aged Care Association’s overall ‘Excellence in Care Award’ in 2010. Since then this model is reflected in the physical design and operations of the new Selwyn Care Homes.

The Venerable Lloyd Nau Popata

Archdeacon of Tamaki Makaurau, Pou Tikanga

Of Ngati Kahu of Northland, the Venerable Lloyd Popata is Priest in Charge of the pastorate of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Grafton. Archdeacon Popata assists in developing Selwyn’s Tikanga policy, building cultural awareness to enhance its Mission to deliver quality services that are responsive to the ageing person and their Whanau. He also provides guidance on facilitating better outcomes for the ageing Kaumatua and Kuia within New Zealand society in general.

Jason More

Chief Financial Officer

Jason began his career in chartered accountancy in New Zealand, before moving to the United Kingdom, where he worked for eleven years. Since returning to New Zealand, he has gained significant experience in the retirement village sector through holding key financial roles within Vision Senior Living Ltd and Metlifecare Ltd. Jason’s strong technical abilities, focus and drive play an important role in supporting The Selwyn Foundation.

Bob Bull

Director, Assets and Development

Bob holds a breadth of operational and strategic experience in the property sector having worked in the NZ/Australasian and UK/European property markets. His most recent company  role was the Director of Property, Projects and Facilities Management at Cushman and Wakefield.  Bob spent four years as General Manager Property for Air New Zealand and prior to that sat on the leadership team at CBRE as Director of Global Corporate Services. Bob is a strategic and innovative thinker with a proven track record of implementing projects and leading high performing teams. He sees the role of Property as not only a support function but as a business enabler helping to drive innovation within the organisation. 

Andy Stewart

General Manager, Information and Technology

Andy has thirteen years' experience in the health sector, working as IS Manager at Wakefield Health in Wellington and as a Project Manager at Southern Cross Hospitals in Auckland. Andy brings a broad range of ICT knowledge and experience to The Selwyn Foundation, including selection and implementation of enterprise resource planning systems.

Kerry Sefton

Interim General Manager, People and Performance

Kerry is a highly experienced and qualified people management specialist with over 25 years in both the public and private sectors. In addition to her project management ability, Kerry has experience in generalist HR, change management and benefits realisation, culture transformation and leadership development. Kerry is motivated by organisations that have values of openness, transparency, integrity and community.

Dr Bart Nuysink

General Manager, Medical Services

Bart was drawn into aged care early in his GP career. As a GP, he became more and more involved in residential care, obtaining a Diploma in Geriatric Medicine prior to joining The Selwyn Foundation. From a medical centre (based at Selwyn Village), Bart sees patients on a daily basis while being part of the on-call medical team.

Marianne Hornburg

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Marianne holds a BA in Psychology from Chapman University in California, with her New Zealand education including a Licentiate in Theology and qualifications in counselling. She has over twenty years' experience working as a parish priest and a hospital chaplain, before joining The Selwyn Foundation in 2000. As Spiritual Care Coordinator, she supports The Selwyn Foundation through coordination of the chaplaincy services.