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The King's Trust Team

Rod Baxter (ONZM)

Young people possess the ability to solve the world’s greatest problems, and my role is to ensure we hear what they’ve got to say. Our challenge is to do something about it.

Most of my career in youth work has explored creative facilitation with groups, weaving together relationships. We’re weaving a whāriki for and with young people, our team, our Board, strategic partners and the global network we’re thrilled to be part of.

I’m a whānau-focused people-person who loves getting lost in long conversations. My not-so-secret hobby is collecting comic books, and I’m forever hunting for old X-Men issues. 


Bridget Galvin

Exploring and sharing positive and inspiring stories of taiohi, organising events, and co-ordinating fundraising for PTANZ means my mahi is intertwined and totally rewarding.

I am someone who puts young people, and their wellbeing, at the centre, and I am grateful for the commitment and support of our donors and partners; they too value the mārohirohi of taiohi as central to healthy and sustainable communities.

I am a creative and active person who loves the outdoors, whānau and friends. I find inspiration from the beauty of our motu; its rivers, maunga and moana.

Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland is my current taiwhenua.

Engagement and Communications Manager

Emmalene Stone

I'm so excited to be embarking on this new journey with PTANZ as part of He Kākano funding rollout.

As an accountant, very rarely do I get the opportunity to carry out mahi with such meaning and purpose. I am truly humbled to be able to support the implementation of He Kākano and look forward to seeing how this programme directly supports and enables taiohi to take the next step in fulfilling their goals and dreams.

Outside of work you will find me playing dance mom, netball coach and school helper to my five-year-old daughter, she is full of life and there is never a dull moment with her around. Our weekends are mostly spent with our big immediate whānau or at one of our happy places; Muriwai, Orewa or tramping through the Waitakere ranges chasing waterfalls.

He Kākano | Finance Co-ordinator

Beth Gibbes

He aha te mea nui o te ao? 
He tangata 
He tangata 
He tangata 

I am a proud West Aucklander who is passionate about supporting taiohi in navigating our forever changing world. I believe being a youth worker is the best job in the world and I am excited to bring my passions to PTANZ and use entrepreneurship as a vessel to further develop our taiohi.

You will always find me having a great conversation with someone and nothing fills me with more joy than spending time with my husband, friends and whānau especially when it’s over a cup of coffee or some kai. 

Youth Enterprise Lead

Maxine Graham

Ka moemoeaa ahau ko ahau anake; ka moemoeaa taatou ka taea e taatou.

No Waikato te iwi, Ko Ngati Mahuta te hapuu
Kei te taha Hauraki whenua, Ko Ngati Whaanaunga, Ngati Paoa ngaa hapuu 

Authentic connections to people and place by honouring the mana that exists in all that surrounds us whilst understanding the connectedness of ourselves and our environment.

Being a part of the Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand enables me to connect with my one of my passions; enabling resource to rangatahi to build the world we want our mokopuna to inherit.

Kaiārahi Tūhonohono | Collaboration Navigator

Alicia Robertson

Hello, I’m Alicia and I so excited to be part of a team that empowers young minds to dream, create, and succeed.

As the Kaiāwhina Whakarite (Operations Support) at PTANZ, I bring a vibrant and outgoing spirit to our mission. I thrive on supporting and enabling the next generation of change-makers ensuring that our operations run smoothly and efficiently.

You will almost always find my young whānau and I in nature somewhere over the weekend. Camping, fishing or hiking, we love exploring the outdoors and feel very privileged to be living in Tāmaki Makaurau and enjoying all the fruits this city has to offer us.

Kaiāwhina Whakarite | Operations Support