Barbara Hodgson Our Patron

Barbara Hodgson accepted the role of Patron of Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC) at AGM in 2013. Barbara is well-known in Hawke's Bay for her community work, not only with PSEC, but also with St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Scott Fund Trust and international exchange student hosting. In recognition of her community service, she was awarded a Civic Honor from the Hastings District Council acknowledging her generosity, discretion and integrity.

Barbara has been associated with PSEC for more than 24 years, taking a keen interest in the activities of Family Works and Enliven disability services.  Barbara served on the PSEC Board for 17 years, seven of those years as Chairperson.  She is also a Life Member of PSEC. Barbara is delighted with her on-going involvement with the organisation, following her mother's lead, who was involved PSEC's Hillsbrook Children's Home.  

Maitland Manning - Chair QSM, JP, CF inst Dir, FNZIM, FNZTA

Maitland has been the PSEC Board Chair since 2012. He was appointed to the PSEC Board in 2009 by the then Hawke's Bay Presbytery representing Central Hawke's Bay. Maitland currently serves as Chair for Presbyterian Support NZ and has done since 2013 and Chair of Family Works NZ since 2015.

He is a member of the Waipawa St John's co-operating parish, a lay preacher, Communion celebrant, funeral celebrant, member of Central  Presbytery (formerly HB Presbytery) since 1996.

Former four-term councilor for the Central Hawke's Bay District Council (2004/2016) Maitland's other appointments include:

  • Hawke's Bay/Poverty Bay Financial Planners and Agents Association - past Chair
  • NZ Council of Speaking Unions - past president and life member
  • Waipawa and Districts RSA -  President ,Life member, and Merit award holder, and on Special Honours List
  • Hawke's Bay/East Coast/Wairarapa RSA's District Vice president since 2011
  • Appointed to the RNZRSA Board 2015
  • Queen's Service Medal QSM (2012) recipient
  • Fellow of the  NZ Institute of Management (FNZIM )2013
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Trustees Association (FNZTA) 2015
  • Chartered Fellow Member of the Institute of Directors  ( CFInstD), 2016
  • Fellow NZ Institute of Management and Leadership (FNZIML) 2015
  • Justice of the Peace (JP) 2007
  • Hawkes Bay Crematorium Committee 2005/2010 and past chairman  2010/2016


Peter Barnes - Deputy Chair CA, JP

Peter was a practicing chartered accountant and managing director of Barnes Mossman Ltd Chartered Accountants in Hastings and Waipawa. He is a Life Member of the HB Chamber of Commerce, works on a voluntary basis as a Justice of the Peace and is President of the HB Justice of the Peace Association. Currently Peter is a Director of Stonewood Homes HB and works as an advisor to a number of Stonewood Homes franchises in New Zealand.

Peter was elected to the PSEC Board in 2008, and elected Deputy Chair in 2016.

Ron Hall ACA (retired)

Ron, an accountant, has spent most of his professional working life in Hawke's Bay culminating in being General Manager of the Central Region of APN NZ Ltd - owners of the Hawke's Bay Newspapers. 

He has extensive experience in governance roles with trade and business associations and was previously Chair of Royston Trust Hospital Board, the Eastern Institute of Technology Council 
and Club President of Rotary. Mr Hall is a current board member of the Royston Health Trust.

Ron was elected to the PSEC Board in 2005 and served in the role of Chair in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Frane Rosandich BA Psychology, BA Social Work

Frane is the central region's Senior Advisor to the High and Complex Needs Unit at the Ministry of Social Development. He has a strong background in social work, particularly in developing Maori models of social work practice. He was the chairperson for Parentline HB Inc for seven years until it merged and became a division of Family Works PSEC and was made Deputy Chair of the Cranford Hospice Board in 2014.

Frane has volunteered at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison within the 'Whare Tirohanga Maori Focus' unit for 17 years. 

Frane was elected to the PSEC Board in 2009.  

Colleen Skuse

Colleen resides in Gisborne and is a member of St Andrews Presbyterian Parish. She currently assists her husband with Online Sports Tours taking a variety of athletes overseas to participate in international competitions. 

Colleen currently serves on the Art in Public Places Committee, Poverty Bay Golf Club and is a volunteer reader for the blind.

Colleen was appointed to the Board by Presbytery in 2012.

Stuart Signal FCA, BBS, Member Institute of Directors

Stuart is a Director of Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay Ltd, a firm he has worked for as an audit specialist for the past 32 years. He also holds several other directorships and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Stuart acts for several charitable trusts in trustee and/or secretarial capacities, giving him wide experience in corporate governance practices. Mr Signal has been an independent member of PSEC’s Board Audit and Risk Committee for many years.

Stuart was co-opted to the Board in 2013 and elected in 2014.

David McDonald LLB, Dip Bus Stud (Dispute Resolution)

David is a partner in the legal firm McDonald Brummer and has practised law in Hastings since 1976. He has been a member of the Lions Club of Hastings Host since 1978 and served as District Governor of Lions District 202M in 2013-14 and as Chairperson of the Multiple District 202 Lions Council of Governors in 2014-15.

David is a member of St Columba’s Presbyterian Parish in Havelock North and is currently the Chair of St Columba’s Board of Managers. David was appointed by Presbytery Central to the Board of PSEC in 2015.

Tobias Taylor CFP, AFA, PGDipPFP, BBS

Tobias is a Hawke's Bay Financial Adviser and also Head of Wealth Management for AdviceFirst. AdviceFirst is a nationwide financial services firm and is part of the AMP (NZ) group of businesses.

Born and educated in Hawke's Bay, Tobias has worked in financial services and banking since 1999 both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, before returning to Hawke’s Bay in 2007. Tobias is married to Jane and has three school-aged children.

Tobias has sat on a number of industry-related committees, is an ex-deputy chair of the local branch of the Institute of Financial Advisers (IFA) and has served on local schools boards of trustees.

Tobias was elected to the PSEC Board in October 2016

Julie Ball Dip. Physio., Dip Bus Stud (Dispute Resolution), J

Julie’s career in the health sector spanned over 40 years. After 30 years of physiotherapy practice in both the private and public sector, Julie moved to a business support role within the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB). This role included managing the contractual relationship with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). Julie represented the Hawke's Bay District Health Board on two national District Health Board committees.

Now retired, Julie is rostered to provide JP services at a service centre, is a volunteer at a local school helping year one pupils with reading and is a volunteer at the Globe theatrette in Ahuriri.

Julie was elected to the PSEC Board in October 2016.

Alison Prins

Alison is a mother of three children living in rural Hawke’s Bay where she runs a farming and grape growing business with her husband. She is also currently employed as the Welfare Manager for Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and a current board member of Plunket.

Alison was elected to the PSEC Board in October 2016.