Our People

Anglican Family Care employs around 50 professionally-qualified staff including Social Workers, Family Start Workers, Counsellors, Restorative Justice workers along with Management, a Fundraising, Marketing & Communications Team, Administration and Business Support staff.  Our people are, without a doubt, our most valuable asset.

Meet our Senior Management Team

Mike Williams   |  General Manager

General Manager at Anglican Family Care since December 2018, Mike has been involved in the community sector in Dunedin since 2001 in a range of roles. He started in the sector as a community support worker before moving into management.

In his role as GM, Mike leads Anglican Family Care strategy and operations. He is passionate about the role our people play in creating stronger whānau and communities, which means staying focused on our mission and bringing our vision to reality.

Mike lives in Dunedin with his family and also currently serves on the board of Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Society, Otago.

Jane Hutton   |  Practice Manager

Jane is a very experienced social worker, starting out with what was then the Department of Child, Youth and Family in 1996 as a Care and Protection & Youth Justice Social Worker before joining the AFC team in 2010 as a Supervisor/Social Worker Child & Support Service in South Otago. Jane developed and led a new rural team across both the South and Central Otago regions until 2017, when the expansion of Family Start allowed the agency to appoint a Central Otago Team Leader. She is hugely respected in the South Otago community and has been instrumental in promoting our agency’s reputation for excellence in the area. 


Donna Davidson  |   Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager

Coming to Anglican Family Care after working in the not-for-profit sector for over 18 years, Donna brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, including managing the grant and bequest portfolios for several national not-for-profit organisations.

She is passionate about creating better outcomes for people when they need it most in their lives.  

Outside of AFC, Donna enjoys immersing herself in DIY housing makeovers with husband Gary, and spending time with her family.

Meet our Board


Jim Hawker   |  Chairperson

Jim is the Chief Financial Officer of Forsyth Barr. He has over 25 years’ experience as an accountant in a variety of roles, including audit for a major chartered accounting firm, group accountant in an Australian government owned entity, a position in acquisitions and mergers for an Australian company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ).

Sian Adamson

Sian is Managing Director of beauty company Comfort Zone. A qualified Pharmacist, Sian worked in the primary health sector over 13 years before the birth of her first child. Sian has been Chairwoman of the local branch of the Otago Pharmacy Guild, a board member of the NICU Trust and a board member of the Aoraki Polytechnic Advisory Board. Sian has a passion for marketing and business expansion.

Hilary Allison

Hilary began working life as a trained nurse and when her two daughters were older, completed the Otago University’s Certificate of Social Work. She was employed by the Department of Internal Affairs and Labour as a regional manager of community economic development programmes, working in partnership with many community organisations throughout Otago and Southland for over twenty years. Hilary has continued involvement with Dunedin and Naseby organisations in a governance role. She joined the AFCC Board in 2000 and was the Chairperson for 12 years.

Bishop Steven Benford

Bishop Steven Benford is the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Dunedin. He served as vicar of St Joseph the Worker, Northolt, in the Diocese of London, where he was also a Bishops’ Advisor for Ministry, a new incumbents’ ministry mentor and spiritual director. Steven Benford’s career has been shaped by a dual vocation to ministry and medicine. For 29 years he was a medical doctor, specialising in anaesthetics. Read more...

Kyle Forde

Kyle has been an active board member since December 2014 with the desire to give back to our community. He is currently the Chief Information Officer at WellSouth and has over twenty years of experience in information technology. Kyle works closely with Anglican Family Care and the health sector assisting with ensuring cross sector engagement happens in a manner that benefits the clients within our community. Kyle covers many aspects of the IT industry particular in health and brings AFC a wealth of knowledge to assist the board in its governance strategies for developing better outcomes in the community.

Diana Hudson

Originally from New Plymouth, Diana has been a Dunedin resident since 1984. After more than 20 years association with Otago Southland Employers Association, she is currently a Consultant at Wilkinson Rodgers Lawyers with a specialist practice in Employment Law, Industrial Relations, Human Resources and Health & Safety, assisting business of all kinds and sizes, including many in the not-for-profit sector. She is also a qualified mediator. With wide governance experience across a number of organisations and as a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors with a particular focus on improving not-for-profit governance skills, Diana is currently on the Boards of Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and Life Education Trust.  A committed Rotarian, she was President of Dunedin South Rotary Club in the 2011-2012 year.

Jo Kingi

Jo Kingi (Ngati Rereahu/Te Ati Awa) lives in Dunedin and enjoys being close to her whānau and mokopuna. Jo has a background in public health, midwifery and is currently Kaiwhakahaere/Manager in Tokomairiro Milton at Tokomairiro Waiora Inc. She considers it a privilege to work with whānau and the community and has been involved in many aspects of Māori health and enjoys building and maintaining relationships with organisations that support whānau. She regards her role with Anglican Family Care as an opportunity to proactively predict, promote, and streamline connections that enhance and ensure quality in service delivery with whānau.

Bruce McCormick

Bruce McCormick had a broad background in commerce, banking and tourism, before working in the social services sector for a number of NGO’s and as a consultant for Impact Accounting and Consulting. He joined the board late in 2012 and brings his commercial perspective and experience to assist Anglican Family Care in a governance role. Married to Karen with two sons and four grandchildren, Bruce enjoys family life, travel and orienteering.

Ruth Zeinert

Ruth is a Business Advisor at the Dunedin City Council. She started her working life as a physiotherapist and then held a number of roles in service development and the emergency services before undertaking a postgraduate diploma in community nutrition. More recently Ruth has worked in the public health and social sectors. She has undertaken the Governance Development Programme run by the NZ Institute of Directors.