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Denise Cosgrove

Denise Cosgrove

PSN Chief Executive Officer
Denise has broad experience as an accomplished senior executive with commercial and public sector experience in New Zealand and Australia. Her previous roles have included being Chief Executive at the Victorian Work Cover Authority in Australia, a general manager at the Accident Compensation Corporation and an assistant auditor general. As well as contributing to various NGO organisations and actively supporting socially-minded entrepreneurs, Denise supports New Zealand’s contemporary art and design sector, especially new and emerging talent.
Wendy Hoskin

Wendy Hoskin

Chief Operating Officer / Deputy CEO
Wendy has worked at PSN since 2014 originally as General Manager Development and currently as Chief Operating Officer. Her role includes responsibility for Finance, Information Services, Contract Management and Evaluation and Human Resources. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the health and social sectors working in management positions in Auckland DHB and Waikato DHB in both Operational Management and Funding and Planning Management. Wendy is also member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Andrea McLeod

Andrea McLeod

GM, Strategic Change - Enliven
Andrea brings more than eight years’ experience in management roles in the home and community sector to her role at Enliven. Her work has included developing and implementing restorative home support and individualised funding services, and she represents the sector in a number of forums.
Laurie Pedlar

Laurie Pedlar

Family Works Northern General Manager
Laurie has been with Family Works since 2007, following extensive experience working with the Auckland District Health Board in various roles, including change management. “As an NGO, we can make some choices about how people can best be helped. I enjoy working in a values-based environment that has children and families at the forefront.”
Jane Drumm

Jane Drumm

Shine General Manager
Before Shine joined PSN in July 2016, Jane Drumm had served as Shine’s Executive Director since 1998. Under her leadership, Shine grew from four staff and a budget of $180,000 to an organisation with a national profile, more than 30 staff and a budget of more than $3 million. Jane has undertaken two major overseas study trips to study what works to stop domestic abuse in the United Kingdom (under a Winston Churchill Fellowship) and in North America. Using what she learned, Jane initiated a number of Shine’s innovative and unique services. Previously, Jane worked as a Victim Advisor for Auckland District Court for one year and as a Probation Officer for thirteen years.
Glenda Schnell

Glenda Schnell

Lifeline Executive Director
Glenda worked in a range of mainly mental health and social services leadership and management roles before becoming Lifeline’s Executive Director in November 2016. A trained occupational therapist, Glenda has a Master of Health Science and has completed the Blueprint Executive Leadership Programme. Her 25 years’ experience includes being professional leader, funder and planner for Counties Manukau District Health Board, Youthline general manager and Ultimate Care Group regional manager.
Susanne Ritzenhoff

Susanne Ritzenhoff

General Manager Communications & Fundraising
Susanne was a director at Creative Pathways before joining PSN in March 2016. Before this, she was the fundraising manager for Youthline Auckland. Between 2007 and 2011 Susanne was the General Manager for Q Theatre, responsible for raising funds to build the theatre, then overseeing its construction. Susanne has also held other roles in investment and the arts, including business manager for Sparkbox Ltd, and the Auckland Theatre Company.
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