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Director of SCFNZ Dr. Carolyn Coggan
Director of SCFNZ Dr. Carolyn Coggan
To ensure that the SCFNZ is able to achieve its vision, goals and objectives, Dr Carolyn Coggan was appointed as the Director of the SCFNZ in 2004. Carolyn has overall responsibility for the management and operation of the SCFNZ. In order to carry out the management of operational functions, the Director has appointed a team of relevant staff. The Director is accountable to the Board of Trustees and for the preparation of quarterly and annual reports for the Board of Trustees. The legal advisor for SCFNZ is Chapman Tripp.

The current SCFNZ trustees are:

Dr Coggan is the Director with overall responsibility for the management and operation of the SCFNZ. Prior to establishing the SCFNZ in December 2004, Carolyn was the Director of the Injury Prevention Research Centre, and an Associate Professor at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.    Carolyn has had extensive expertise in the conduct of research, evaluation and advocacy related to both unintentional and intentional (suicide and violence) injury prevention and community safety.  As the chairperson of the Stakeholder Reference Group, Carolyn has been extensively involved in the development and implementation of the New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy.  Carolyn, as a trustee of SCFNZ, is committed to supporting initiatives to reduce the human and social costs of injuries.

George Fairfairn: is a Chairperson/Trustee for SCFNZ.  George qualified as a Chartered Accountant before joining the Automobile Association (Wellington) Inc in 1970.  George brings to the SCFNZ Board considerable expertise in Road Safety and working for a national non-government organisation .   In addition, George has also previously been the Director of Motor Safe (New Zealand) Ltd and Chairman of Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD).  George is a current member of the Stakeholder Reference Group for the New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy.

Laurie Gabites: is a Trustee for SCFNZ.  Laurie trained as a Police Officer in the New Zealand Police and spent much of his police service associated with community relations, youth work, and reducing alcohol related harm, family violence and child abuse.  His last few years before retiring from police were at Police national Headquarters in areas associated with family violence and reducing alcohol related harm.  His community work was recognised in 1981 when he was awarded the Queens Service Medal for services to the community.  Laurie is currently the Manager, City Safety for Wellington City Council.  This is a small business unit within council solely focused on ensuring the city remains a safe community. Laurie has been a member of the Injury Control Bulletin Editorial Board for the past seven years.

Geoff Wilson: is a Trustee for SCFNZ.  Geoff is currently the Relationships and Development Manager, Site Safe New Zealand.  Preiously he was teh Manager of the New Zeland Injury Prevention Strategy, Accident Compensation Corporation.

Philip de Lisle: is the Accountant on the Board of Trustees for the SCFNZ and a director of Axiome Consultants.  Philip consults to a wide range of clients on business advisory and portfolio management matters.  He is a qualified chartered accountant and worked for the Reserve Bank from 1981-1988.  He then joined national law firm Chapman Tripp where, over a 10 year period, he held finance and practice management roles in Wellington and Auckland.  Entering practice as a chartered accountant in 1997, Philip undertook substantial consulting assignments with a property development company and specialist taxation firm.  He was a founding shareholder and director of Strategic Asset Management (retiring December 2003).  As a trustee for the SCFNZ he brings his expertise in the field of accounting and financial management.

Although the SCFNZ has offices geographically located within the Auckland region, SCFNZ resources and staff are available to support community groups, ACC and other government and non-government agencies/organizations, TLA's, industry and businesses throughout New Zealand.

Last modified 2012-10-24 11:58 PM