Board of Trustees
Chairman - John Coulam
John Coulam joins the Board of Catholic Family Support services, bringing with him a strong background in governance and leadership.
John’s background is in education, having been a Principal of Catholic primary schools for 30 years. His current position is Education Support Manager for the Hamilton Catholic Diocese, looking after a network of thirty four schools, supporting Boards of Trustees and principals with governance, special character and HR matters.
John’s current community involvement is as a director of Jubilee Catholic Early Childhood Ltd, a director of Harness Racing NZ, a trustee of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Waikato, Chairman of the New Zealand Education Equine Trust which oversees the equine Gateway programmes in High schools and he is a trustee of The Common Good Foundation, a charity that raises and distributes funds to community groups that support the poor and disadvantaged.
Anne has a background of social work and working with families, and is a former CEO of the family support organisation Parent to Parent New Zealand, where she worked for over 25 years.
As a parent and advocate Anne has had a long involvement in the disability sector. She serves on the Enabling Good Lives National and Waikato Leadership Groups, advancing an approach of supporting disabled people, which enables them and their families have control over their lives and how their funding is used.
Anne is chairperson of the SAMS (Standards and Monitoring) Board. This is a not for profit providing development and positive change through evaluation, education and research.
Anne is passionate about family support and building leadership, and is excited to have the opportunity to support the work of Catholic Family Support Services as a board member.
Greg is the Diocesan General Manager at the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton and has been a member of the Board since 2004.
Greg has had many years of general management and financial experience in the commercial and not for profit sectors. Greg is a qualified Chartered Accountant and he completed a MBA in 1997.
Rosemary has a background in health services. She began her training as a Registered Nurse in the 70’s. Rosemary has three adult children. One located in Christchurch, and two in Australia, and four grandchildren.
Rosemary and her husband Wayne are retired and they both enjoy travelling around New Zealand in their camper-van whenever they can. Rosemary is passionate about the work that we do at Catholic Family Support Services, and now that Rosemary is retired she has time to pay back the help and support she received when her family was young.
Rosemary moved to Hamilton from Rotorua in the 1990s and is a member of the St Matthew's Parish. Rosemary enjoys being with people and is looking forward to her time on the board.
Niall is a Senior Policy Planner. He has over 10 years’ experience as an advisor in the corporate and community planning sphere of local government including Long Term Plans, Annual Plans/Reports, bylaws, policy, community engagement, and iwi relations.
He has an Honours degree in Social Sciences (First Class Honours), and Master’s degree in Environmental Planning. Niall joined the Board in 2018 and is enjoying supporting the good governance of Catholic Family Support Services.
Daryn has lived in the Waikato since 2000, and is a member of the Cathedral Parish. Daryn and his wife Louise have 4 adult children and one granddaughter.
Daryn has been working for the ANZ bank for 30 years in various lending roles within the farming division. Daryn has experience in governance, he also served on the Board of Trustees at Marian School, and Sacred Heart Girls' College. Daryn is looking forward to using his knowledge & experience assisting CFSS provide its services to the community.