Pip Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Pip joined Brackenridge as CEO in August 2014 having previously held senior management roles for the Hawkes Bay, Southern, and Otago District Health Boards. Originally a Registered Nurse, Pip also holds Masters's in Business Administration (MBA) and Public Health (MPH) and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Pip is very proud to lead Brackenridge - an organisation of like-minded people committed to empowering people to live great lives of their choosing. Pip believes strongly in the ability and rights of all people. She is passionate about supporting people and their families to have greater choice and control over the supports they receive and the lives they lead. She is committed to leading continuous improvement to optimise the quality and effectiveness of services and outcomes being sought by disabled people and their families. 

A strong humanitarian, in addition to being proud of her involvement with Brackenridge, Pip also serves on the Boards of the NZ Red Cross and NZ Disability Support Network and is a member of the Waitaha Canterbury Enabling Good Lives Leadership Group.

Originally from Cheviot, Pip enjoys rural life and being outdoors. Pip and her partner Marty live in North Canterbury with a few acres, animals, and a large garden.

Nick Scott

GM – Service Delivery

Nick joined us in June 2017 and has come to Brackenridge from Department of Corrections where he was the Programme Manager, Canterbury Rebuild and Service Design. Nick has over 15 years’ experience in project and operational management roles within the Department of Corrections. In his earlier career, Nick worked as a Community Support Worker supporting people with intellectual / learning disabilities in Sydney, he has also held learning and development roles in Auckland healthcare, and was a Kai-awhina for Te Kohanga Reo o Rehua here in Christchurch.

Nick is a passionate about supporting people to live great lives. During his career he has been a strong advocate for inclusive communities and the benefits of this. Nick has a strong connection to our vision “My Life My Way – people included in their communities living the life they chose” and his value set is strongly aligned to our Brackenridge values.

Nick is renowned for his excellent people management and leadership skills and in having excellent communication, relationship and partnership development skills.

Martin Langridge

GM - Finance and Support Services

A chartered accountant from Christchurch, Martin joined Brackenridge in August 2016.

Martin has enjoyed an extensive career across commercial and NZ government sectors. His most recent role was Acting Chief Financial Officer for CERA. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer for MedLab South.

Martin is very excited about joining the Brackenridge team. He identifies well with our mission of Supporting People to Create Great Lives and our values, holding a strong belief in all people and the importance of societies supporting those that are more vulnerable. In addition to his expert financial and commercial management skills Martin is renowned for his communication and team building skills. He has a demonstrated track record of building high trust effective working relationships with people and delivering high quality services.

Martin is married to Ruth and they have three adult children who now live in other cities or overseas. Until 2014 he was a keen triathlete and runner, enjoying regular competitions including the NZ Ironman and the World Champ age group races. He now describes his body as being “bit broken from too many marathons” so only swimming each weekday morning and cycling in weekends 

Carolyn Stiles

Senior Manager, Quality, Risk & Strategy

Carolyn is a new addition to the senior team at Brackenridge and is excited to help the organisation focus on Quality, Risk, and Strategy all in support of the many amazing people and whanau Brackenridge works with.

Carolyn has a strong background in customer-focused leadership, general management, and governance having held senior roles in the UK service industry as well as with legacy organisations in New Zealand Aotearoa in the Health, Social, and Disability sectors.  These organisations include SportsMed, Cholmondeley Children Centre, and Blind Low Vision NZ (formerly the Blind Foundation). Carolyn is also a passionate volunteer trustee of Bellyful New Zealand as well as a trustee for a local school trust.

When she’s not working or volunteering, you’ll find Carolyn enjoying time in the great New Zealand outdoors with her family and her gorgeous and spoilt bearded collie dog, Pepper.

Please feel free to contact Carolyn with any comments and suggestions about the service at Brackenridge – Carolyn is happy to chat and loves to meet new people and the community she is so passionate about supporting.

Mark O'Dwyer

GM - People & Culture

Mark is delighted to join the Brackenridge team to assist in supporting great lives across our community. Mark has significant Human Resources experience having held senior leadership roles for several organisations, his most recent being as HR Manager at Environment Canterbury for the last 7 years. He has also previously worked for the Canterbury DHB, Wellington City Council, Housing NZ, Air NZ, and ACC. 

Very much a people person, Mark has much experience in the design and implementation of strategic people initiatives, working with people leaders to assist and advise on all HR matters, and helping all people achieve their best at work.

Outside of work, Mark has 3 children all in their 20s and he enjoys sports (notably rugby, golf, and cricket), music, and home renovations. With the lived family experience of disability, Mark is also passionate about supporting developments in the disability sector, enabling disabled people to live their best lives. He is originally from Tauranga and still calls its beaches and sunshine home, although Canterbury is now very much in his heart.