New Chief Executive for Barnardos

Press Release – Barnardos

The Board of Barnardos New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeff Sanders as the new Chief Executive of Barnardos following the departure of Murray Edridge from this role. Jeff will take up the position in March 2012.New Chief Executive for Barnardos

The Board of Barnardos New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeff Sanders as the new Chief Executive of Barnardos following the departure of Murray Edridge from this role. Jeff will take up the position in March 2012.

Jeff is currently the Chief Executive of Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga, a role he has held for nearly eight years. Prior to Relationship Services, Jeff led Wesley Community Action in Wellington and held a number of senior management roles in IHC. Jeff had earlier roles in Government and in the Methodist Church.

Jeff will bring to Barnardos an extensive experience in the community sector, considerable relationships with key Government agencies, strong leadership, relationship management and team building skills, and a track record of partnering with others and across cultures.

The Board was delighted with the number and quality of the applications for the position of Chief Executive and ensured that a rigorous assessment and interview process was used to select the successful candidate.

After a year of significant change, Barnardos is moving into a period of consolidation and service development. The Board are confident that with Jeff’s ongoing leadership, a clear strategy and a new senior leadership structure, the organisation is well positioned for the future and continuing to ensure that Ko Nga Tamariki I Te Tuatahi (Children Come First).

Outgoing Chief Executive, Murray Edridge leaves Barnardos to take up a role as Deputy Chief Executive, Family and Community Services, Ministry of Social Development.

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