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Our People

Our trustees are available to give your group or business a presentation on how Hawke's Bay Foundation can help you support causes in your local community.

The Trustees

Jules Nowell-Usticke Chairmanjules nowell-usticke

Jules Nowell-Usticke has recently been appointed as Chairman having been the manager of the Hawke's Bay Foundation for four years since its rejuvenation. Jules' professional life was predominantly in the hotel industry, where she was regional Director of Sales & Marketing with two major international hotel groups. She moved to Hawke's Bay with her family in 1995 and feels strongly about giving back to the Hawke's Bay community, that she feels very priveleged to be a part of and is a passionate and dedicated volunteer.


Brian Martin is a professional director and Fellow of the College of Chartered Accountants. He has spent most of his career as a partner and managing principal in the chartered accountancy, stockbroking, financial advisory and consulting sectors. He was a director of Unison Networks Limited for 10 years, serving as chairman for much of that time. As a Trustee on the Eastern and Central Community Trust he was closely involved in developing the Trust's investment policies. He served as a director on the Royston Hospital Ltd board for more than 13 years prior to its merger with Wakefield Hospital Ltd, of which he remains a director.

James WilliamsJames WILLIAMS

James Williams has farming interests. He is a trustee on four private charitable trusts, principally the Frimley Foundation, and a member of the Grants Selection Committee of the Springhill Charitable Trust.


Andrew Wares is a partner in the law firm Sainsbury Logan & Williams and specialises in commercial law. Andrew grew up in Hawke's Bay and returned with his wife to raise their children here. Andrew is a former President of the Hawkes Bay Medical Research Foundation and is a former board member and chair of Napier Central School.

Sam howardSam-Howard-hbf

Sam is an Investment Advisor with First NZ Capital. Brought up and educated in Hawke's Bay, Sam returned home with his family in 2010 to make a life in Hawke's Bay. He loves the province and wants to see it prosper. For him that means participating in making Hawke's Bay better and not waiting for others to do it.

He also chairs the Clifton County Cricket Club Inc and served as the chair of the CatWalk SCI Trust.

Jessica O'Sullivanjessica-osullivan

Jessica O'Sullivan is a strategic planning consultant in the health and wider public sector in Hawke's Bay. Previously a lawyer, Jessica practised in Auckland, London and Beijing before returning to New Zealand to make Napier her adopted home. Ten years and two small children later, she can't imagine living anywhere else.  Jessica is President of Parents Centre HB and is a trustee on the Napier Community Childcare Trust.

SARAH MULCAHYsarah m photo

Sarah in an independent consultant working in the Health and Social sectors. She was   brought up in rural Central Hawkes Bay and is passionate about the potential and prosperity    of the region. Professionally Sarah has extensive experience in senior management roles within government and non-government organisations in New Zealand and the UK. Now  settled in Hawkes Bay she is a board member of Directions Youth Health Service, a member   of the Hawkes Bay Lotteries Committee and has served as an elected member of the NZ Ministry of Health NGO Council. Sarah has travelled extensively and participated in   international community development projects.


Giles was appointed as a trustee in July 2016.  Giles is a Chartered Accountant and a director and part owner of Accountests Ltd, a start up company specialising in technical competency testing for those looking to hire accountants.  Previously Giles was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Hawke’s Bay for 18 years, a past chairperson of the Napier Intermediate Board of Trustees, and a past trustee on the boards of Napier Central School and the Napier Kindergarten Association.  Giles wants to use his skills to improve quality of life for the residents of Hawke’s Bay, and the Foundation is an ideal way to achieve that.


Development Manager

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Our Development Manager,  Linda Calder,has recently joined us. Linda can help you with all aspects of creating a Named Endowment Fund in your family name, or other ways you can give to the Hawke’s Bay community.

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