Our board of Trustees

Say hello to our wonderful Board of Trustees. This talented team volunteer their time to help us create maximum impact.


James Bushell

James Bushell is an entrepreneurial, strategising, wine-loving, fix-it guy. His advice on the behind-the-scenes operations of OPC have helped shape our direction. After studying Psychology he turned his hand to building various companies and is now Director of MOTIF Agency. James started a free educational programme in Thailand and was a crew member for the 2011 Spinning Top Little Lotus Project.

Sarah Horder

Sarah is a principal of Marder Limited, a tourism consulting and development company. Marder has been involved in the creation of significant new tourism businesses in New Zealand, including Weta Workshop's Thunderbirds Are Go tourism experience, the proposed Wellington movie museum and various other tourism development projects. Marder also provides strategy consulting services for tourism businesses. 

Pat Shepherd

Pat is a photographer, designer and humble hustler, he loves making things better through creativity. He’s been doing that for years through his work with SpinningTop on the Thai/Burma border with refugee and migrant children and more recently through launching One Percent Collective to the world. He sits on the board of trustees as well as running things as the Chief Doer of Things. Check out Pat’s story here.

Richard Hayes

Richard is a unique numbers man. He undertakes the essential box-ticking on behalf of OPC; advising on legal and compliance matters, monitoring financial performance and reporting to the board of trustees. A Senior Analyst at FNZ Limited and member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, Richard is well versed in financial reporting for the private and not-for-profit sector.

John Robson (aka. JR)

John Robson (JR) brings with him a wealth of experience as the past Chairman of the Child Cancer Foundation and board member at CanTeen. JR is the CFO at Provoke Solutions and has a finance and technology bent with 10 years at Merrill Lynch in London and senior roles with ANZ Bank in NZ. JR has kindly encouraged us over coffee for some time now and is a Future 50 member. We are pleased to have his guiding hand on the good ship as part of our crew. 

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Kate Tindall Lum

Kate Tindall Lum has learnt from some of the best through her work at The Tindall Foundation, which her parents founded in 1994 and which has celebrated over 20 years of giving to more than 5000 organisations around New Zealand.
A trained designer, Kate now specialises in figuring out how to effectively give away funding to reduce social issues, from youth to the homeless.


A big shout out to all the amazing volunteers who have helped with our events, videos, website, data crunching and so many more things. We could fill a page with all their names, they rock our world of generosity. If you are interested in volunteering, check out what we're looking for here!