Graham Fletcher - Board Chair
I am a chartered accountant (retired) formerly a principal at McIntyre Dick & Partners Ltd, specialising in business advisory services to the rural sector and professional practices. I have been a trustee of Number 10 since it's inception and became Board Chair in 2016.
Cyril Gilroy - Iwi Representative
Kia Ora, I am the Waihopai Iwi representative on the board. I have been at the Murihuku Marae for 23 years as Kaikorero - wlecoming people on to the Marae. I also represent Waihopai for a number of other organisations.
I joined the board in 2008. Originally from Otautau, I am a partner at Preston Russell Law and bring with me a broad range of legal skills and knowledge.
I am a former elected board member of the Southern District Health Board and served on the Community and Public Health Committee as a member of the Iwi Governance. I am a past National President of Plunket, and have over 35 years experience working in the community and advocating for the very best outcomes for children, youth and their families.
I joined the board towards the end of 2012 and bring the Board an education perspective. I have a background in management roles in the public service having worked in health, welfare and education. I am employed part time by Barnardos as an Intensive Wrap Around Service Facilitator across Otago.
I have been working as a Family Doctor in Invercargill for 23 years. My interest in being on the board is wanting to ensure that young people in Invercargill can have access to quality affordable and appropriate health care in an environment in which they feel comfortable. I am married to Robert and have two young adult children and they keep me aware of this age group and the challeng they face and the special qualities they have to offer.
Over a number of years I have participated in both Youth Groups and Youth Council, Child, Youth and Family friendly Sub-Committee and joint research projects between New Zealand Treasury and the McGuinness Institute delivering strategies to the New Zealand Parliament on multiple subjects including Poverty in New Zealand. I am also involved in Real Estate and Property Management which gives me a 'real world perspective.'
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in Invercargill and joined the Board in 2016. I grew up on farms near Gore, Winton and Mossburn. I am very passionate about our Southland community, and the promotion of best care and opportunities for local children and young people.
Talofa Lava, I joined the board in 2018 and what an exciting opportunity, I was born in Southland and have found a passion for young leaders and the development of skills in our youth today. I am inspired by my pacific culture and love to meet new people. Southland spirit and community support is what makes Invercargill a great town. I am very proud to live in Southland and look forward to contributing to the number 10 board.
Emma Strang - Treasurer
I am an Accountant at Findex Invercargill, specialising in business advisory services. I joined the board in January 2019. I very much love my sports – playing and watching, mainly Netball, Rugby, Basketball, Tennis and the Supercars. I am a born and bred Southlander – proud of our community and looking forward to making an impact on our youth and helping them build the best future possible.