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Our Board of Trustees


Warren Slater


Warren is the the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Warren has a long history with the Puhinui Homes Trust, as his father was the founder and very involved with the residents. Warren works in IT (Information Technology), and often drops into the homes to help out the residents with their computer needs. He is often accompanied by his little dog, who is a much loved visitor.

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Neil Blackwell

Trustee/ Treasurer

I am married with 4 daughters and live on the North Shore of Auckland. I studied Mechanical Engineering at University and upon completion set up one of the first computerised retail systems for a Paper Plus store in Takapuna. I then bought into the franchise with 2 other business partners and we grew the business to 7 stores. In 2008 I sold my shares in the business and set up my own business providing Financial and Computer consultee services to small businesses. I have been involved with The Puhinui Homes Trust since 2009 providing Bookkeeping and Payroll services, and in October 2015 was asked to become a Trustee.


Cathie Klatt

Trustee/ Secretary

I joined the Puhinui Trust Board to assist the Trust continue to offer a first class service to its residents. In 2007 graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Social Work. A qualification I never thought I would achieve. This led me to working for Poly-Emp Employment & Advisory Service after I completed a placement there for my degree. I am now a co - manager of the organisation. I have lived in South Auckland for 12 years now with my partner. My greatest pleasure is spending time with my three grandchildren. I enjoy reading (I always have a book with me), swimming, walking and I love going to the movies.

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Anne Bateman


Anne has worked in various roles including health planning and funding, quality improvement and clinical practice with specialities in system building, organisational development, governance, evaluation and continuous quality improvement. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work, a Master of Public Administration, is certified in Six Sigma and is a Prince 2 practitioner.

Anne began her career as a clinician and has spent the last 12 years working at a systems level in various levels of government as well as NGOs. She is originally from the United States and moved to New Zealand in 2010 with her husband and two children. 

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