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 staff contribute towards and share these goals:

  • Providing support to vulnerable children and families whose social circumstances place at risk their chances of achieving good education, social and health outcomes
  • Healing and restoration within the wider community through the restorative justice process, allowing victims of crimes to have the opportunity to have their hurt addressed and to have the possibility of reconciliation
  • Showing respect and Manaaki to Kai Tahu and tangata whenua by a Treaty of Waitangi framework incorporated into our agency structure 

Meet our Senior Management

Nicola Taylor – Director

Kathy Richards – Practice Manager

Craig Ashton – Business Manager

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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).

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.

Sian Adamson

Sian is Managing Director of the Beauté Salon & Spa Group. 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.

Diana Hudson

Originally from New Plymouth, Diana has been a Dunedin resident since 1984. She is currently Managing Solicitor at Otago Southland Employers Association and has over 20 years’ experience 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. With wide governance experience across a number of organisations and as an active 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 Kindergarten, YWCA, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and Otago Hockey. A committed Rotarian, she was President of Dunedin South Rotary Club in the 2011-2012 year.

Michelle McDonald

Michelle is of Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Waitaha descent and has been born and raised in Otākou at the foot of her marae and farm. Michelle is married to Neil and between them they have three children – Blake, Ella and Taiaroa. Professionally Michelle is the manager at Otākou Rūnanga and also manages their subsidiary company A3Kaitiaki Ltd. (A3K). A3K works for all Māori that are striving towards independence, better lifestyles and brighter futures. They also provide personal development services to professionals that have a Māori client base and are wishing to improve their cultural efficiency.

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.

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.

Mary-Ann McKibben

Mary-Ann provides freelance support to NGOs and government agencies in relation to policy, strategy and community engagement. Prior to working for herself, she was manager of BASE, a government Social Sector Trial, aimed at creating multi-agency responses to improve outcomes for young people in Dunedin. Previously Mary-Ann worked as a Consultant in Public Health in the UK health service, leading on a range of issues including alcohol, drugs, mental health, community safety and offender health. Before that she was Assistant Director of Alcohol Concern, the UK’s national NGO addressing alcohol misuse issues. Mary-Ann is married to Keith and has 2 children, Fraser and Sofia. She is currently Chair of the Otago Southland branch of the Public Health Association and a founding trustee of Refuge, a New Zealand NGO aimed at supporting Syrian families living in the Lebanon.