Jocelyn Weatherall - Chair
Jocelyn is the Chair of the Dementia Auckland and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Jocelyn has a passion for offering practical assistance for those affected by dementia. For several years she has undertaken voluntary consultations for individuals and families affected by dementia, who require practical financial advice. Jocelyn holds the designation of Authorised Financial Advisor, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary. A graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts Degree, Jocelyn has 27 years’ experience in financial advisory, management and operational roles. Part of Jocelyn's business focus is to assist charitable trusts with the strategic and on-going management of financial matters and investment reserves.
Patrick Cleaver - Deputy Chairman; Chairman – Dementia Auckland Foundation
Patrick has a strong financial and consulting background in property, retail, trucking, insolvency and managing business change functions in the public and private sector and as a consultant or finance professional within health and local government. He has been involved in areas integrating strategic planning and asset management planning and financial arrangements to fund outcomes. Patrick was a trustee of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Charitable Trust. A qualified Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ), Patrick holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance & Administration), Diploma of Physical Education and Diploma in Teaching. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.
As chief executive of Property Council New Zealand, Connal Townsend advocates for owners and investors in the commercial property sector and strives to achieve the best outcomes for New Zealand cities. A key part of this role is to scrutinise legislation and regulations to unsure that they foster and do not hinder growth and economic prosperity. Connal has a particular interest in the rebuild in Christchurch by advocating for appropriate infrastructure and government engagement so that city can once again be a desirable and secure region to live, work and invest. He is also closely involved with the implementation of Auckland’s Proposed Unitary Plan to ensure housing and infrastructure services will cope with the region’s projected growth over the next 30 years. Previously, Connal has held senior management roles in the finance industry, served as regional manager at Housing New Zealand, and worked as a management consultant. He has an M.A. with honours and is a Justice of the Peace.
Kate has a background in law and public health. She has worked in the public and private sectors in the United States, Australia and New Zealand and has been interested in health policy and regulatory affairs, particularly in light of our ageing population.
On a personal note, Kate’s mother lives with vascular dementia and she cares for three energetic young children. Her main desire is to see improved services for those living, and affected by dementia.
Martin brings to the Board a wealth of experience in general management and marketing. He is a graduate of the University of Auckland with a BCom and a Masters in marketing and film studies. He most recently was General Manager Marketing for Pumpkin Patch, and previously CEO of Super Liquor Holdings. His governance experience includes time on the Board of Diabetes Auckland, and he is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Dr Michal Boyd
RN, NP, ND, FCNA(NZ), FAANP
Dr Michal Boyd is a Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Associate Professor with the School of Nursing and the Freemasons’ Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Auckland. She also practices clinically in a residential aged care. She has been a provider, leader and researcher of healthcare innovations for older people since the early 1990s. Dr Boyd developed the “Residential Aged Care Integration Programme” at Waitemata District Health Board. She was co-investigator of the Aged Residential Care Healthcare Utilisation study and is currently involved in researching primary health care for people with dementia and palliative care in residential aged care facilities.