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.


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.