Cait ​Tomlinson

General Manager

Alli Gardener

Coordinator: Community House and Community Development Activities

Tūī Kraal

Office Administrator & Community Connector Golden Bay

Our Staff


The Golden Bay Workcentre Trust is run by a small but dedicated team of staff who are committed to building a stronger and more resilient Golden Bay.

As an organisation of considerable longevity (42 years in 2021) the Workcentre has an established and credible role as a key player in the social landscape of Golden Bay both locally and regionally.

We are proud of the work we do, and welcome you to come and visit us at our Takaka Offices.



Robert Hewison

Financial Manager

(Chartered Accountant)

Mary Ann Tait 

Finance/IT Administrator & Heartland Services Coordinator

Selena Serra

Youth Service Coach

Golden Bay & Motueka

Nicole Freer 

Youth Service Coach


Anne Barrett 

Youth Teacher

Maureen Urwin

Community Connector Motueka

Julie Sixtus

Heartland Services


Julie Sixtus


Our Patrons

The Golden Bay Workcentre Trust Board is fortunate to work with the guidance and wisdom of our Patron and Patroness.
In addition to their significant contribution to the Workcentre, both Laurelee and Geoff have been an active part of the wider Golden Bay community for many years.
We are grateful for their ongoing guidance, and commitment to the Workcentre and the communities we serve.


Laurelee Duff


Geoff Rennison


The Golden Bay Workcentre Trust Board


The Golden Bay Workcentre Trust has a hardworking and effective Board of Trustees who bring a wide range of skills and experience to the governance of the organisation.
The Trustees come from many different walks of life, and have a wide range of experience and viewpoints.
While all Trustees contribute to all aspects of governance, each person also has an area of expertise that they bring to the board.
Many of our Trustees are active in a wide range of other projects that support the community of Golden Bay.
We are grateful for their ongoing dedication to our mission, and their hard work providing effective governance for our activities.
In addition to the official Trustees, our board meetings are also attended by three ex-officio Board members.
  • Cait Tomlinson (Management)
  • Robert Hewison, Chartered Accountant (Finance)​
  • Alli Gardener (Property)

Lisa Lewis


Sabina Wick

Sabina Wick

Hess Williams

Mark Cullen