Karen Scott - CEO
Waikato-based Karen Scott brings disability sector experience and a can-do attitude to her role as Enrich Group chief executive.
She is also into her second term as a board member on the New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN).
The sector is about to go through a period of great change with system transformation and wider health and disability reforms.
The sector is going to need people on the ground and in the community to successfully advocate on behalf of all disabled people not just those who shout the loudest.
Karen is a strong advocate for working in collaboration with others to maximise outcomes and increase capability. She has worked in both central and local government and the not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about bringing individuals and organisations together to pool resources and skills for improved outcomes.
In her current role as Enrich Group CEO, Karen leads a diverse and dynamic team who she has empowered to make a difference by working to give disabled people a “life like any other”.
Experience on the Enabling Good Lives Waikato leadership group and on the NZDSN Employment Advisory group means Karen is able to contribute in a meaningful way every day.
Her values match the Enabling Good Lives vision of giving disabled people and their families a greater choice and control over their lives and supports.
Cat Tomey - Board Secretariat
Cat Tomey is board secretariat for Enrich Group.
She has been with Enrich Group since 2017 and loves being a cog in the wheel that works with people to “be their best them”, enjoy life, feel connected and have fun.
Cat has a varied career previously working as an administrator in Ministries of Corrections and Justice and as an executive assistant for a high school principal.
Paul Bennett - Board Chair
Paul was CEO of Braemar Hospital Ltd for more than 20 years, one of the largest private surgical hospitals in New Zealand, where he led a three stage $60million land acquisition and hospital construction project.
Paul has held CEO or general manager positions in several different industries, both profit and not-for-profit, in New Zealand and Australia. His experience covers plastic manufacturing and exporting, the export meat industry, public and private health sectors, and the cordage industry.
Paul’s governance roles in the health and disability sectors include chair of; Enrich Group, McKenzie Centre and Work Outcomes GP Ltd. A trustee of Enrich+, as well as a director of Enrich Group Management Services Ltd, LinkPeople Ltd and of Boulcott Hospital Ltd.
In addition, Paul is deputy chair of the Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors and is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Simon Lockwood - trustee
Simon Lockwood is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors, the Waikato Branch Committee chair, a representative on the IoD’s National Council and is a member of the Policy and Practices committee.
He has worked in insurance for more than 25 years in both the UK and New Zealand and is regional branch director of Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers Ltd, a director on the boards of Work Outcomes Ltd and a member of the University of Waikato Audit & Risk Committee.
Simon is deputy chair of Enrich Group, chair of Enrich+ and Enrich+ Property Trust, and a director of Enrich Group Management Services Ltd. He is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee of Habitat for Humanity (Central North Island) Ltd, a trustee of Wintec Student Resident Trust, a member of the Wintec council and a presiding member of the Lottery Regional Grants Committee.
Maree Haddon - trustee
Maree Haddon is an experienced finance and strategy professional who has worked in a range of roles and industries, from cutting her teeth in tax consulting at PwC to driving strategy and growth as Business Change manager at Genesis Energy. She is the Wise Group chief financial officer, her first executive role in a non government organisation. Maree is energetic with a talent for using numbers to tell a story, understanding the heart of a problem, and just getting things done. She is passionate about creating high performing teams and making work a source of wellbeing by empowering strong decision making.
Maree has a Bachelor of Management Studies, has recently completed her MBA, is a chartered accountant and chartered company director. She started her governance career through a desire to give back to an organisation that has changed the lives of her and her children, the McKenzie Centre. Maree is a trustee of Enrich Group, Enrich+ and the McKenzie Centre.
Scott Ratuki - trustee
Scott Ratuki is a commercial lawyer with specialist expertise in commercial property construction and development, banking and finance law and in syndication and securitisation of investments relating to commercial property. He leads Tompkins Wake's commercial property practice and combines his legal expertise with a deep understanding of clients’ business to provide high-level commercial advice.
Scott is a talented and accomplished musician and has a strong interest in events and venue-related law, advising promoters and venue owners on a wide range of commercial and contractual legal matters.
He is also a board member at Tompkins Wake Board of Partners and a trustee of Enrich Group and Waikato Regional Property Trust.
Claire van der Most - trustee
Claire is the executive chair of Hamilton Multi Cultural Services Trust.
Claire has led teams for over 20 years across the For Purpose, Public and Private Sectors, in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
She is a Chartered Member (CMInstD) of the Institute of Directors (IoD), was Waikato’s IoD Emerging Director for 2022, and has a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Waikato.
In addition to her role at HMS Trust, Claire is the Deputy Chair of Age Concern Hamilton and through her IoD award, is a non-voting member on the Waikato Regional Property Trust Board.