WELLfed Board of Trustees
The WELLfed NZ Trust is governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees.
Dame Diana Crossan
WELLfed NZ Trustee, Chair
Dame Diana Crossan brings extensive experience and expertise to the WELLfed Board having had a varied career, starting as a probation officer and holding several senior roles at the Equal Employment Opportunities unit, Justice Department, Contact Energy and AMP in New Zealand and the UK. Diana was New Zealand’s Retirement Commissioner for 10 years. She has been associated with Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at George Washington University in Washington DC since 2013, chairing their International Advisory Council when it was set up in 2015. Until March 2021 Diana was also the Chair of the Financial Education Advisory Board at Massey University, and was Chief Executive for Wellington Free Ambulance from 2013 to 2017. As well as being on the board of several major companies, Diana chaired the JR McKenzie Trust for 10 years and the Ngai Tahu Savings Scheme, Whai Rawa, for 9 years. She is currently the Chair of Lifetime Retirement Income, The Depression Recovery Trust, So They Can NZ, and is on the board of Kaibosh Food Rescue. Diana was appointed Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2019 New Year honours.
WELLfed NZ Trustee
Ko Tauhara te Maunga, Taupō te Moana, Waitahanui te Awa, Te Arawa te Waka, Tūwharetoa te Iwi, Tūtemohuta te Hapū, Pākira te Tangata.
Quintin brings 20+ years’ experience in the energy sector with strong commercial acumen and a sharp focus on strategy. Quintin leads a business whose goals support Aotearoa’s climate change targets through market development and technology innovation. Growing up in Titahi Bay, Porirua, Quintin was an active member of the Cannons Creek swimming club in the 1980s and went on to work as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at Cannons Creek swimming pool while studying towards a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Māori at Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Being a part of WELLfed provides a meaningful way for him to give back to a community that played a big role in his formative years. Quintin looks for opportunities to grow while helping his community and is active in several governance roles ranging from investment and capital fundraising to regional mountain bike trail development. Quintin promotes service through his actions and leads by example to encourage others to get involved.
WELLfed NZ Trustee
Api is a Managing Consultant and Director of Maven Consulting Limited. Api is of Samoan descent and has been bestowed the Chiefly Orator title of Malu from the village of Lalomalava in the district of Fa’asaleleaga, Savai’i, Samoa. Born in Samoa and raised in the diverse, complex and inspirational community of Porirua, Api has experienced first-hand (and continues to see) the impact of social and economic policy decisions on local communities like Porirua. It is in this space where Api developed his strong sense of community and service underpinned by the Samoan proverb “O le ala i le Pule, o le tautua” – the pathway to leadership is through service.
WELLfed NZ Trustee
Tracey is a director and social entrepreneur with a background in strategy, leadership and behaviour change.
She is a co-founder of The Good Registry, a social enterprise that directs consumer spending on gifts towards good causes. Her governance portfolio includes serving as Chair of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency and Education New Zealand, and as a member of the boards of Whānau Āwhina Plunket, the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust, and the Digital Media Trust. A former Chair of WELLfed, Tracey also volunteers with us in literacy and numeracy support. Tracey grew up in Palmerston North, and these days lives in Island Bay with her partner Gary Scott. They have two adult children.
Ana Fa’aololo Patelesio
WELLfed NZ Trustee
Ana is a warm connector of people, and a loving mum of eight children. Ana is strong in governance and leadership, as a member of the Corrina School Board of Trustees and also deeply involved in her church leadership. Ana was instrumental in starting WELLfed in 2016 with Kim and Rebecca. Her life has been changed by the opportunity WELLfed provided to extend her cooking skills resulting in significant impacts to her own and her family's health, finances and overall wellbeing. Ana volunteers her time at her local school as a parent helper and has shared her cooking skills with her own family and her local community.
WELLfed NZ Founding Trustee, CEO, Co-Founder
Kim, together with Rebecca, founded WELLfed in 2016 to empower parents with skills to feed their families well. Kim naturally connects with people and is passionate about helping families’ acquire the skills and resources to make meaningful changes in their and their family’s lives. Previously with Telecom and Chorus, Kim has an extensive background in banking and the financial sector, and has both volunteer and leadership experience with a wide range of charities including Bellyful, Wesley Co-op and Mary Potter Hospice.
WELLfed NZ Trustee
Mary has experience in management and governance in the government and community sectors.
She has been chief executive of a government department, deputy director of a community
education organisation and manager of an NGO. In 1985 she moved from her position of Deputy
Director of the Nelson Community Education Service to establish and lead the Ministry for Women
Where she was CEO till 1988. From 2010 to 2017 she was the Area Manager for the five Wellington
Citizens Advice Bureaux. In the intervening years, she worked in her own consultancy business
undertaking assignments in Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands including Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and the
Cook Islands where she managed NZAid bilateral aid development programmes.
Mary’s governance experience includes being National President of the YWCA of Aotearoa, Chair of
the Colleges of Education Accreditation Committee, Chair of the Nurses Education and Research
Foundation, Deputy Chair of the Women’s Refuge Foundation, Board member of the Fred Hollows
Foundation and, currently, a trustee of the Wellington Community Fund.
Mary’s belief in the principles and power of community development has underpinned all of her work
and is what attracted her to WELLfed as an example of community action changing lives.
WELLfed NZ Founding Trustee, Co-Founder
Rebecca, together with Kim, founded WELLfed in 2016 to connect and nourish our community through food - supporting adults to learn cooking skills to feed their families well. Rebecca's corporate background is across financial services IT, business process, project management, senior management and consultancy. As a long-time volunteer and manager of volunteers, Rebecca has a passion for not-for-profit success through slick operations, events and projects. Rebecca supports organisations that focus on building capability and wellbeing for all. She established Bellyful Porirua, a branch of the nationwide charity and has held governance roles for charities including Bellyful NZ and the Nikau Foundation. Rebecca's passions include health/nutrition, wellness, education, inequality and women’s/children’s issues.