Hospital Board of Trustees
David and his wife Cathy have been dairy farming in the Hinuera district the past 25 years. They have two adult children, Claire and Mark.
David has been involved in dairy industry governance and representation for a number of years. He served as a Fonterra Shareholders Councillor from the formation of Fonterra until 2008. David is currently chair of the Directors’ Remuneration Committee for Fonterra. He also chairs the Directors’ Remuneration Committee for Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC).
David is a past member of the Waikato Anglican College Trust Board which governs the St Paul’s Collegiate School campus in Hamilton, as well as the Tihoi Venture School campus on the western side of Lake Taupo. He has been inducted as a Fellow of St Paul’s.
David is also a member of the Matamata Rotary Club and his other interests include some recreational road cycling as well as tramping.
Leonie is no stranger to health having been appointed:
• A trustee on the Waikato Heart Trust in 1995
• A director of the Waikato District Health Board from 2001-2004 (serving as chairperson of the WDHB Disability Services Advisory Committee, a member of the Community & Public Health Advisory Committee (CPHAC) and the Service & Campus Redevelopment Committee)
• A community representative on the Matamata-Piako Community Health Forum
Leonie retired as a Matamata-Piako District Councillor at the local government elections in October 2016, after serving for 12 years.
She is a member of the Rotary Club of Matamata (president 2009/10) and District 9930 Governor 2017/18. Her leisure activities include golf and gardening.
Alan is a chartered accountant and a principal of the accountancy firm Candy Gillespie Ltd. Alan now has over 30 years’ experience in the accounting industry.
Since returning to Matamata, Alan has been a member of the Matamata Community Board, including chairman; a member of the Matamata Public Relations Association, including chairman; and has been involved in the administration of a number of local sports clubs.
While away from work, Alan enjoys working on their small, rural property, along with recreational road cycling and more recently mountain biking.
Garry was formerly managing director of Stanley Construction Ltd and was project manager for the building of Pohlen Hospital.
He was a member of the Matamata Volunteer Fire Brigade for 26 years, including 15 years as chief fire officer.
He was president of the United Fire Brigades Association of NZ and also the inaugural chairman of trustees of the United Fire Brigades Benevolent Fund.
From 1993 to 1997 Garry was a member of the NZ Fire Service Commission, governing the NZ Fire Service.
He is the inaugural chairman of the Matamata Community Health Shuttle Trust and has continued in that role since 2007. He is also a member of the Lions Club of Matamata.
Along with his wife, Ineke, Peter is a managing director of a local engineering supply business, The Boltholder Ltd.
They have been in business for 33 years and currently employ 16 staff.
Peter has been involved in the Rotary Club of Matamata for 32 years. He was president in 2005 and has been director of a number of the committees.
His other interests include: walking and tramping throughout New Zealand, fishing and golf. He is very passionate about nature and all birdlife.
Erica Amon, a qualified pharmacist, is area manager for Healthcare NZ, the largest provider of community-based health and disability support in New Zealand. Prior to this, Erica has spent almost 15 years working within primary health organisations.
Erica, a chartered director, is an active member of the committee of Waikato Branch of the Institute of Directors since September 2009.
She is member of a Director Remuneration Committee of a large farming company, chair of an advisory board to a farming company, and Directors of Directors Inc, which provides governance services to small to medium enterprises.
In her spare time Erica enjoys staying active by playing golf, going to the gym and running.
Shannon was born and raised in Matamata. He graduated from Victoria University in 1998 with a BSc. Shannon worked for Mainfreight until heading overseas in 2002 for an extended OE, working as a golf caddie in Scotland, a barman in London, and later as a tour bus driver in Europe.
Shannon returned to Matamata in 2006 and works for J Swap Contractors Ltd as a business analyst. He is married to his architect wife Linda and together they have two young children.
Outside of work, Shannon is involved in tennis as the president of the Matamata Tennis Club, and recently as a trustee of Matamata Futures. Shannon enjoys tennis, golf, road cycling and baling hay as part of the small-scale rural contracting business Classic Contractors.
Joanne has been in Matamata/Okauia since birth and educated in Matamata before moving to work and study.
Joanne has an extensive background in public health which has included working on environmental projects of water safety and protection around significant sites.
Joanne has held a range of senior management positions working with teams and independently at a regional and national level, and has chaired a number of boards and participated in national advisory committees with Government and non-Government organisations.
Committed to the Matamata region and its people, and looking to promote the very best healthcare Pohlen Hospital Trust stands for.
Joanne brings hard work, professional integrity, community insight and a support for sustainability and diversity to the board.