Alzheimers NZ staff

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall Chief Executive

Contact Catherine for any advocacy, policy or sponsorship information.

04 387 8264

Ken Drayton

Ken Drayton Office Manager

Ken has worked part time at Alzheimers NZ since late 2014. He is often your first point of contact whether by phone, mail or email.

His role covers a range of areas within Alzheimers NZ, including logistics, meeting planning and preparation, accounts, IT, fundraising and general office administration. He is supported in his work by some enthusiastic volunteers.

Outside his work at Alzheimers NZ he volunteers for several organisations including kiwi monitoring at Zealandia Eco-sanctuary, mountain host at Turoa skified, walking group convenor and trip leader and support for the Karori Community Centre. He also operates a B&B.

04 387 8264

Philippa Fletcher

Philippa Fletcher Policy Advisor

Philippa marshals facts, makes connections with people, and influences policy to help our country reduce its level of dementia and help those who live with the condition to live well.

Philippa comes from a background in public health, social and economic policy and consumer advocacy. Living with those who struggle has been a large part of her life, and she is grateful to her forbears for her education in human rights.

Philippa and her husband have three children, two grandchildren and a parade of nieces and nephews and their offspring.

04 387 8264

Kate MacIntyre

Kate MacIntyre Dementia-friendly Coordinator

Our dementia-friendly programmes support Alzheimers NZ’s strategy to achieve a dementia-friendly New Zealand by addressing stigma, and lifting awareness, understanding and acceptance. They also assist people living with dementia to continue to live actively and well within their communities.

Dementia Friends is a social movement and education campaign, which Alzheimers NZ will launch in 2018.

Our Dementia-friendly Recognition Programme is designed for businesses and organisations to consider their roles in helping make NZ more dementia-friendly, and to act to increase their dementia-friendliness.

“It is a real privilege to be coordinating these programmes. I am excited to be working for Alzheimers NZ and I hope that through this work, tangible and positive differences will be made to the lives of people who live with dementia, their care partners, and their whanau and friends.”

Kate enjoys life with her husband, Rick, their shared six children, two mokopuna, dogs, horses, friends and family.

04 387 8264

Christine Garrett

Christine Garrett Accountant

Christine has been with Alzheimers NZ since 2013 as a contractor working approximately three days per month.

Christine enjoys working for Alzheimers NZ because she believes the not for profit sector is very important, and that more needs to be done to address the dementia challenge in NZ.

Christine has three children aged from six to 15, who take up most of her spare time with their activities. When she can, she enjoys walking in the bush and catching up with friends.

 Daniel Paul

Daniel Paul Senior Communications Advisor

Daniel has nearly 30 years’ experience in strategic communications and PR roles. He has worked in senior positions in both the public and private sectors. He also co-ordinated and led the government’s communications response to the 2001 hydro crisis, achieving the then Minister’s goal of 10% energy savings within six weeks.

Daniel has a particular interest in strategic communications planning, media management and marketing communications. He has chaired the central region committee of the Public Relations Institute for several years and sat on the Institute’s National Council and is regularly asked to speak at industry events, to address new entrants to the industry and to mentor junior practitioners.

021 400 993