Meet Our Board

Our board are an enthusiastic group of volunteers who provide governance and stewardship for CanBreathe - Canterbury Asthma Society.

Our Board

Glen Rutherford

GLEN RUTHERFORD

President

Glen's background includes a unique mix of multi-national business leadership, operational leadership and education experiences. His purpose is to develop others and he brings this passion to leadership development and coaching.

Glen started his professional life as a High School teacher of maths and science.  Recently, he served more than 12 years as Asia Pacific Human Resources Director for Dow AgroSciences; a multinational with $1.2B sales and 1000 employees. He now leads Discover New Pathways, an executive coaching and business consulting company.

Glen also chairs a TEC (The Executive Connection) group of CEO’s and business owners and also mentors and coaches many business owners with NZ Business Mentors

David Hackston - Treasurer

DAVID HACKSTON

Treasurer

A forward focused Accountant who keeps the finances of the Society in line and provides stewardship in terms of CanBreathe’s financial operations. David is a Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor with Walker Davey Searells . He has experience working with large and small businesses across New Zealand and working with business owners to improve their businesses to achieve their personal and business goals.

David's experience includes roles as a CFO, Independent Director and Trustee in community based health sector organisations. David has previously worked in the banking and finance sector.

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LYDIA MATTHEWS

Board Member

Lydia’s expertise is in brand strategy development, customer experience, and stakeholder management. She brings to our board energy and enthusiasm for growing the prosperity of our communities through better health and wellbeing driven by the socially and environmentally regenerative activity of both the profit and non-profit sectors. In particular, she contributes to developing awareness and equity of the CanBreathe brand through a holistic marketing approach.

Lydia currently works for Foodstuffs within their Customer Experience team and previously worked in brand strategy and management roles in both New Zealand and Australia. An adopted Cantabrian, she graduated from University of Canterbury in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Languages, and again in 2013 with a Masters’ of Business Administration.

Dr AKSHAY SHUKLA

Board Member

GEORGE O'BRIEN

Board Member

Medical Advisers

Philip Pattimore

Dr PHILIP PATTEMORE

Associate Professor (Paediatrics)

Dr Mike Epton

Dr MIKE EPTON

Respiratory Medicine Specialist

Patron

Dick Tayler

DICK TAYLOR

Commonwealth Games Medalist and Speaker

Interested in joining our board ?