Meet our Board of Trustees

Andrew Whiley, Chair

Andrew runs a golf industry consulting business and is involved in event management, golf industry operations and golf tourism. He  is also a Certified Resource Management Act (RMA) Commissioner and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Andrew is a Dunedin City Councillor, having been elected to the Dunedin City Council in 2013.  He serves on a number of committees and community boards.

Robyn Bennett

Robyn is a health and safety professional who is keen to support Volunteering Otago in the work that it does in the community.  Born in Dunedin she sees volunteering as a way to support the city.

Danny Farrington

Danny is an experienced educational manager and leader, with a strong commitment to driving health and safety excellence through engagement.  He has a successful track record in organisational change and performance improvement across a range of industries.

San Ting Gilmartin

San Ting is a project management professional who lived and worked in New Zealand from 2007 to 2019.  She was born in Scotland and studied Manufacturing Engineering at University before moving into the automotive industry in the UK.  She has 18 years experience working within both private and public sectors and her most recent roles focused on planning and delivering transformational change to achieve outcomes beyond just financial benefits.  San Ting is passionate about supporting organisations in developing a continuous improvement culture and to consider long-term, sustainable practices. San Ting is currently volunteering remotely from her home in Glasgow where she returned to in July 2019. San Ting is a keen hockey player and volunteers whenever she can find time away from her two children and husband!

Vicci Lawrence

Vicci has a long-term association with Queenstown Lakes region having grown up on a sheep farm in Northern Southland, and with family based here. She is the Sales Manager at the Arrowtown Lifestyle Retirement Village, and has worked for Central Lakes Trust as a Grants Manager and for Orphans Aid International based in Queenstown. Prior to that, Vicci had an extended OE, living in London, Dublin and Sydney working in the investment banking sector. Most recently she and her husband Duane lived for twelve years in the Pacific Islands, where Vicci was a project manager for the Australian High Commission in Samoa, and for a regional aid and development organisation based in New Caledonia. Vicci attended boarding school and university in Dunedin.

Vivian Griffiths

Vivian is Dunedin born and bred and is now found up the road practicing law in Queenstown. Graduating from Otago University at the end of 2019, Vivian has been involved with several charitable organisations and volunteering activities on campus. Passionate about community development and encouraging young people to volunteer, Vivian jumped at the opportunity to get involved with Volunteering Otago.