The Care Foundation Board members come from across the Region and bring a wide range of experience


Sarah-Jane Weir - Co-Chair

Sarah-Jane joined us a trustee in May 2016. 

She brings experience in ‘not –for-profit’ governance through her background as a partner at law firm Anderson Lloyd and  her roles in governance that include being trustee for Rata Foundation, a director for Nelmac, Network Tasman and the Nelson Regional Development Agency, and as a National Councillor and Branch Chair of the Institute of Directors in Nelson/Marlborough. 

She lives in Nelson with her husband and young family.  

"Our region is strengthened with any improvement we can contribute to its health and wellbeing, I'm committed to helping that happen" she says.

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Richard Olliver – Co-Chair

Richard was born and bred in Marlborough and educated at Marlborough Boys College and currently lives in Blenheim with his wife, Paula, and two girls, Sarah and Kate. 

"Before shifting back ‘home’, I did law and commerce degrees at the University of Canterbury, played rugby until I was broken, and worked for a number of organisations with the longest stint at Macquarie Bank in Wellington, Sydney and London. 

Since returning from London in 2005, I have held Director and Executive Director roles in a number of small and large companies.

The ‘top of the South’ is a great part of the world and a wonderful place to live.  To continue its prosperity, Marlborough and Nelson need to have access to excellent healthcare in an ever-changing world. 

The Care Foundation will play an important role in delivering this healthcare.  I’m keen to play a role in making this happen."


Roger Rose - Trustee

Blenheim born and bred Roger has a long history with his association with the Marlborough Express newspaper.

Roger chaired the Marlborough Hospital Equipment Trust, established in 1989, which fundraised about $1 million collectively to buy computerised tomograph (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and other equipment for Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim. 

Roger is very passionate about healthcare in his community and hopes to improve healthcare for Marlborough.


Jules Taylor- Trustee

At university Jules completed a degree in Zoology. Finding there was a slight shortage of vacancies for zoologists in Marlborough, Jules chose a second option and went on to do a postgraduate course in winemaking and viticulture at Lincoln.

Her first job was working at one of Marlborough’s original custom wineries, Vintech, and work continued with vintages in Piedmont, Sicily, Australia and Cloudy Bay, before taking a permanent job at Marlborough Valley Cellars. This was the big step.

Jules launched her own label and, in 2001, Jules made her first batch of Jules Taylor wines. Jules lives in Blenheim with her husband and two sons and is passionate about the region and everything it has to offer


Jenny Black

Jenny came to Nelson in 1982 as a newly minted Dietitian.  She worked for 10 years in the Nelson Hospital and then 8 years in a community based/health promotion  role.  In 2007 Jenny stood in the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board elections and has been successful in 3 more since then.  Jenny was appointed chair off the Board in 2010 and continues in that role.  Other Governance roles have followed, all within the public Health Sector.  Provision of public health services has always been the driver for being involved and Jenny acknowledges that it is hard to provide all that is needed via the public purse.  The redevelopment of the Care Foundation to provide the ‘top up funding’ that support staff and research,  provide equipment or seeding funding for innovation in healthcare, is something Jenny is very supportive of and extremely grateful to the wider community for their donations towards.


Shane Graham (MMgt, BA, DipSocWk) MinstD

Shane is of Ngati Raukawa and Ngati Ranginui descent and has broad governance roles across a range of sectors at national and local levels. His experience has led him to a number significant leadership and advisory roles in Government and across the community sector. A former Head of Social Sciences and Māori Studies at NMIT, Shane received his Masters Degree at Te Waananga o Raukawa in Maaori and Management and is currently studying for a PHD in Environmental Sciences at Te Whare Waananga o Awanuiaarangi.

Paul Bell - Advisor

Paul was born and educated in Nelson and is a lawyer by profession and is the Managing Director and owner of Intepeople Ltd. He has held General management positions with Telecom New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough Health Services, Westpac New Zealand, Contact Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Paul is currently Deputy Chairman of NBS, Chairman of the Advisory Board of DC Group and Moutere Logging Group, Chairperson Duncan Cotterill Nelson Advisory Board, and Chair of Taurus Group Advisory Board in Christchurch. He is also an independent advisor and member of the Chief Executive Employment Committee of the Nelson City Council. As Deputy Chairman of NBS with the Board he has overseen the implementation of major changes to NBS in response to tightened controls on the financial sector and particularly Non Bank Deposit holders by the Reserve Bank in response to the GFC and the collapse of the Finance Companies in NZ.

The Board have implemented new audit and risk assurance frameworks, AML monitoring, Financial Adviser accreditation and Health and Safety policies which the Board monitors on a regular basis.