The board of directors at HBH Senior Living governs the organisation and is responsible for the future direction.

Keith Ardern

Chartered Accountant

Keith is a Chartered Accountant with experience in public practice and the corporate sector. He currently works as Trust Accountant for a solicitor and contracts to the Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy. Throughout his career he has served on a variety of boards including Aged Concern, Rotary and a community retirement village where he served as a board member for 29 years. In 2010 Keith became a Justice of the Peace. He is married with two children, seven grandchildren and is a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Kate Donley

BCom, CMInstD

Kate is an experienced General Manager with a background in operational management across the service industry. Kate began her career in the corporate world but now commits her commercial skills and experience for social good, with a special interest in social housing for vulnerable people.  Kate grew up in the Howick area and is married with two children.

Dr Scott McLaren

General Practitioner

Scott is a self-employed General Practitioner working in the Auckland area. He has been practicing medical care for the past 20 years. He is also a Trustee on the Butland Trust; a charity focused on children’s health, as well as a trust focused on excellence in health education at Auckland University. He has spent 40 years growing up in Howick area. He attends the local Eastview Baptist church with his family.

Charles Miller

BSc Hons

Charles is an experienced business executive having been responsible for the Asia Pacific region of a global multi-national group and having managed leading NZ companies in the chemical and logistics sectors. In addition, Charles was co-owner of three Driving Miss Daisy franchises providing independence and mobility to the East Auckland community. Charles and Sue have been part of the Howick community for nearly thirty years and have three children. Charles was Chair of the Sowers Trust for four years, is a member of the All Saints Howick Congregation and is a local Rotarian. He is a member of the establishment committee of the Virtual Village East.

Graeme Owen

Business Consultant

In addition to his role on the HBH Senior Living Board, Graeme has been a consultant in his own business since 2006. He was previously a lecturer and director of Internship Programmes at Laidlaw College and has also held roles as pastor at a number of churches. Graeme is married with four adult children.

Stephen Parker

Retired Businessman

Stephen retired in 2014 after 10 years leading the New Zealand office of a multinational organisation, for whom he worked for nearly 40 years. He has served as Trustee with VisionWest for nearly 15 years and from 2010 with Community Waitakere. He also joined the Board of Dayspring Trust in 2018. He is a director of the Baptist Foundation where he also serves as Grants Convener. He is a member of Glen Eden Baptist church and lives with his wife on a lifestyle block in Oratia along with some of their adult family.

Bonnie Robinson

(ex officio to the board)
BA, BD, Dip Min., BM

Our CEO since 2012, Bonnie has worked for over 20 years in social service organisations including Age Concern, The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services, Presbyterian Support and Alzheimers Auckland. Bonnie wholeheartedly believes that teamwork and communication are the basis for quality service delivery and that, with a growing older population, HBH Senior Living’s high level of service and care is essential.

Elizabeth Tremlett

Chartered Accountant
B Com, CA

A member of the HBH Senior Living board since 2012, Elizabeth is a self-employed Chartered Accountant with extensive experience working with not-for-profit organisations, primary schools and small businesses. Having lived in Howick all her life as a parent of four sons, Elizabeth has been involved in the local community through schools, sports and church. She has also served on the Board of Presbyterian Support Northern for over ten years.