Our People - The Board

Emerge is a charitable trust governed by the organisation Community Connections Board of Trustees who volunteer their time and expertise to guide and advise us.

You can read about our board members on their individual pages by clicking on their names below.

Lee Rutene

My name is Lee Rutene. I was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects the lower half of my body and my...
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Nick Ruane

Nick Ruane has a background in Law, Commerce, Political Science and Education. Nick is a Board member for Disabled Persons Assembly, which...
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Otto Bats

Finance I have been on the board of CCSLT since June 2015 and have been appointed as finance director. I am married...
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Robert Brace

I’ve been on the Board several years. Working with a team of quality and experienced people, including the Executive officers, is stimulating...
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Sue Shotter

Chairperson I have been on the CCSLT Board for three years and consider it a privilege to work with such a dedicated...
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Teina Powell

Kia Orana Kite Iti Tangata My name is Teina Powell and am a Cook Islander born in the village of Teenui on...
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