Chief Executive Officer
Pip returned to her home province of Canterbury and joined Brackenridge in August 2014. Previously she has held senior management roles for the Hawkes Bay, Southern and Otago District Health Boards managing portfolios that have included hospital, women’s, children’s and public health services. Originally a Registered Nurse, Pip also holds Masters in both Business Administration (MBA) and Public Health (MPH)
Pip is proud to lead Brackenridge - an organisation of likeminded people committed to supporting disabled people to live great lives of their choosing. Believing strongly in the rights of all, she is passionate about supporting disabled 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 the quality and effectiveness of services.
Pip thrives on being outdoors, enjoying gardening, walking, skiing and being inspired by all that the natural world has to offer. Originally a farm girl from Cheviot, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys being around animals and over the years Pip and her Canadian partner Marty have enjoyed many wildlife viewing adventures. A strong humanitarian, in addition to being proud of her involvement with Brackenridge, she also serves on the Board of the NZ Red Cross.
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.
GM – People and Capability
Sue joined us in August 2017 and has an extensive background in Organisational Development, HR Management and recruitment roles across a number of organisations including Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Lincoln University, and Canterbury DHB, and also consulting in the private sector.
Very much a people orientated person, Sue is regarded as having exceptional communication, team building, and interpersonal skills. As the GM, People and Capability, Sue leads a small team that provides advice and support to the wider Brackenridge team in the areas of human resources best practice ranging from recruitment support, training and development and health and safety and wellbeing for all our managers and staff. She feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with colleagues at Brackenridge who share a common belief in making a positive difference in the lives of others and the opportunity to make a difference to the organisation.
A keen gardener, Sue spends a lot of her spare time restoring her garden lost during the rebuild of her home post-earthquake. She enjoys photography and travelling and spending time with her family of two adult sons and a lovely granddaughter living overseas.
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