Staff and Board

Stu Davidson - Regional Manager

Stu comes from a commercial background leading sales teams in various sectors including hospitality, FMCG, agribusiness, building and construction.  Joining the Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato provides an opportunity to engage both head and heart in an environment that strives for better youth connection and contribution in our community.  Delivering a strong programme based solution requires a strong team, which we have in the Waikato.  

Phone: 07 839 7058 / 021 420 964

Michelle Daly - Programmes Manager, North Waikato

Michelle loves helping youth reach their potential and finds it rewarding to connect community partners with the programmes by finding ways to work together for positive youth development. Michelle leads the Career Navigator programme throughout the Waikato and is the coordinator for Ngaruawahia High School.  

Phone: 07 839 7058

Kylie Kingi - Programmes Manager, South Waikato

Having years of experience in management and building businesses from the ground up, Kylie is now excited to fulfill a more meaningful position for an organisation that holds the same values and shares the same vision she does for her community in Tokoroa. 
As a career driven mother of six and grandmother of two, Kylie believes there is nothing too challenging for her to develop and grow in.  She is focussed on ensuring the programmes are a success, and that they enhance the morals and standards of our children in Tokoroa.


Chellie Keenan - Finance & Funding

Chellie has been involved in the significant growth of the Foundation over the last ten years in various roles including administration, grants, payroll and mentor coordination.   Chellie’s current role in the Waikato office is to ensure the grants are properly spent, the office runs smoothly and we all get paid. 

Phone: 07 839 7058

Michaela Latimer - Marketing & Communications Manager, Stars Programme Manager

Michaela coordinates Stars at Fairfield College and heads up our Marketing and Communications.  She has a wholehearted passion to help young people discover their potential and find purpose and fulfillment. 

Phone: 07 839 7058

Maine Nooroa - Stars Coordinator, Forest View High School & Kiwi Can Leader, South Waikato

Basketball crazy Maine grew up in Tokoroa within a family of six children.  Now, as an adult, Maine prefers to spend her spare time coaching and refereeing, as the years of playing have taken a toll on her knees.  Family is important to Maine, who credits her older sister as her role model and mentor.  She watched her sister be only the second person in her entire extended family member to achieve a university degree, which gave Maine the courage to approach adult education herself.  In her role as a Kiwi Can Leader, Maine feels like a superstar.  She loves getting to know different kids from a variety of backgrounds and finding new ways to reach them.

Phone: 07 839 7058

Terry Falevaai - Kiwi Can Leader, North Waikato

Terry is a huge Auckland Blues fan and was born and raised in West Auckland. He has a strong passion for working and mentoring youth with over 24 years experience. Terry says “it basically means I’m a big kid at heart.” Prior to being a kiwi can leader Terry trained and competed as an elite athlete. His expertise was in field events, particularly shot put, where he travelled and competed internationally as well as at two Paralympics Games for New Zealand.  He entered tertiary study while training and gained a Diploma in Sport Recreation and Management. Although it was hard work at times, he never gave up and followed each of his dreams and goals, leading to his role as a Kiwi Can leader.

Why I believe in Kiwi can:  Being respectful, honest and having a real good laugh are some of the reasons why I enjoy teaching values to young minds. It makes me proud because these values create integrity, courage and leadership and support our Kiwi Can kids.  It’s also why I love what I do every day!

Phone: 07 839 7058

Andrea Thomas - Kiwi Can Leader, North Waikato

Raised in the rural town of Te Kauwhata, Andrea is a passionate Waikato girl.  She lives in Huntly with her children and pet Rottweilers.  As a young child, sports were everything to her with volleyball and athletics her favourites.  Growing up the woman in her life held the bar high – she particularly looked up to her sisters, her Mum and her Nana saying “they taught me strength and love and how to overcome adversity”.  

Andrea loves how Kiwi Can positively impacts on young people.  She has a great relationship with her co-leader Raynard and thinks the kids she teaches are AMAZING!

Phone: 07 839 7058

Raynard Haggie - Kiwi Can Leader, North Waikato

Born and bred in Ngaruawahia Raynard recognises Turangawaewae as his marae, with his roots deep in tikanga – he is a man of integrity.  

Raynard is passionate about almost all sports.  He has played rugby league at regional and national level for NZ universities (attending the world cup in England); played touch rugby at Waikato level as well as cricket, basketball, golf and generally everything!  He also coaches Ki o rahi to Hamilton secondary schools.  

Growing up, Raynard was lucky to have the support of many role models in his life.  He has firm support from his family and especially values his grandmother's wisdom.  

Raynard enjoys working with the children in Kiwi Can’s fun energetic programme as “it puts a smile on their faces, which in this day and age is priceless.  Kiwi Can teaches them the right thing to do.”

Phone: 07 839 7058

Koni Tuau - Kiwi Can Leader, South Waikato

Koni is of Cook Island decent, born and raised in Tokoroa, where she currently resides with her three beautiful children and loving partner. A strong background in sports saw Koni play representative rugby,for Waikato and Wellington regions during her younger years. Growing up she spent a lot of time involved in various activities and programmes run by the Seventh-Day Adventist church; these grounded her as an adult and also helped mould her into the person she is today. 

Koni has always had a passion when it comes to working with young people/children which is evident from her previous roles. She is humbled at the opportunity to be a part of such an awesome team here in the Waikato region and honoured to be named a Kiwi Can leader saying “I am loving all that I’ve experienced here so far. I encourage anyone who has a heart for children, learning, fun, and one heck of an adventure, to jump on board if ever given the opportunity, because…. “KIWI CAN, is for you and me. Transforming young lives, is the place to be!”

Phone: 07 839 7058

Beaudine Tahau - Stars Coordinator, Tokoroa High School

Teaching for 7 years in Tokoroa, Beaudine has been involved in many facets that encourage the development and nurturing of young people. He believes that all young people deserve an equal opportunity to experience what life has to offer, no matter what background you come from.

Beaudine's area of passion lies in Sport and Education and he volunteers his time in many of the local youth groups. 

Tereapii (Apii) Solomon​ - Stars Coordinator, Tokoroa High School

Apii has been teaching at Tokoroa High School for eight years, and been involved with the Stars programme for seven. Working with young people is a strong passion of Apii's, and helping them to reach their potential is something that she loves. Apii has had the pleasure of watching many of our young people grow into fantastic leaders, who then leave to thrive in the communities that they are a part of. The Star programme plays a huge part in developing leaders in Tokoroa High School and Apii is thankful to be part of this journey.

Angela Graham - Kiwi Can Leader, Tokoroa & South Waikato

​Angela is a mum, a fire fighter and has a background in social work.  She thinks that it is not only important to be involved in the community, but to challenge ourselves. 

Phone: 07 839 7058

Victoria Tsoy - Career Navigator Coordinator, Fraser High School & Fairfield College

Victoria is a recent graduate of the University of Waikato and comes to the Graeme Dingle Foundation with a wealth of knowledge in helping young people find purposeful pathways.  

Phone: 07 839 7058 

Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato Board

Emma Haddock - Chair

Emma is an analyst in KPMG Deal Advisory.  KPMG’s vision is fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity, and this vision underpins Emma’s professional role.

Emma is passionate about helping youth achieve their full potential, and to help youth fuel their prosperity too. She is proud to be Chair of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato, having seen the fantastic results that the Foundation’s programmes produce.

Mike Ryan - Deputy Chair

Mike grew up in Hamilton, and after traveling overseas, is now living the dream in Cambridge with his young family. With an IT and telecommunications background he is currently leading the stakeholder strategy for Ultrafast Fibre. As Co-Owner and coach at Core MMA, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Free Running gym in Hamilton, he is extremely passionate about learning, coaching and helping people become the best version of themselves.

Mike believes the Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato delivers amazing programmes which provide valuable life skills and prepares children for being released into the big wide world.

S-J Davies

Susan-Jane (known as S-J) is a partner at Harkness Henry Lawyers, specialising in employment, education and health and safety law.  After graduating from Auckland University, S-J spent many years in London practicing in large city firms before returning to New Zealand. For ten years she worked in the Business New Zealand/ Chambers of Commerce families in Wellington. She moved to Hamilton in September 2014.

S-J has diverse interests including bridge, music and classic cars. She believes children need to develop confidence, resilience and have positive experiences to have the chance of fulfilling their own potential. She is keen to ensure the Graeme Dingle Foundation in the Waikato is positioned well to help its young people along their journey.

Andrew Maseyk

Andrew is part of the retail management team at Genesis Energy currently responsible for the regulatory and industry interactions.  Prior to his time in the Energy Industry he had over 10 years experience in the insurance industry. 

Andrew feels that instilling the skills and values that the Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes deliver helps set up the youth of Waikato to be successful adults.

May Low

May is currently the Operations Manager of KiwiNet, a company which helps commercialise public research for NZ Inc.  May is a Chartered Accountant and also has experience in audit and tax compliance.

May joined the Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato as she believes the programmes inspire our youth and provide real outcomes in the community.   

Daniel Shore

Daniel is a Director at McCaw Lewis Lawyers in Hamilton and advises on a wide range of commercial disputes.

Daniel is a firm believer in sound governance and is a Member of the Institute of Directors and sits on both local and national boards.

A born and bred Hamiltonian, he is inspired by what the Graeme Dingle Foundation has already achieved in the Waikato and what it is capable of in the future.

John Coulam

​John is heavily involved in the education sector with over 30 years experience as a primary school principal and in various governing roles including as President of the New Zealand Catholic Schools' Association and within the Waikato Principals' Association, where he was recently made a Life Member.  He is currently the Schools’ Education Manager for the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton.

John  is supportive of the work the Graeme Dingle Foundation does with youth in the Waikato and being on the Board provides an opportunity for him to use his experience in education to give back to the community.

Jason Dawson

Jason is of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Whātua descent and is Chief Executive of Hamilton & Waikato Tourism. Jason has extensive experience working in the local government sector, environmental education, investment banking, technology, agriculture and tourism industries in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He moved to Hamilton in 2012 and has been a strong and passionate advocate for Waikato and its people through education, business support and lifting the profile of the region’s strengths and opportunities. Jason is a member of the Waikato branch of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) and is on the board of Kia Puawai to improve health & well-being outcomes for Māori.

Jason’s passion and involvement in youth development and mentoring programmes aligns with the philosophies of the Graeme Dingle Foundation. He strives to give young people a voice and give youth the same opportunities he received during his leadership development journey.