Sally Ward
Shine Acting General Manager

Sally Ward

Sally Ward has worked extensively in education and training across her career. With a Master’s degree in Public and Development Management, she has held senior positions in non-governmental organisations around the world and has experience in health promotion, higher education and organisational strategy and management. Sally was appointed Acting General Manager in December 2019 when Jane Drumm semi-retired.
Denise Cosgrove
PSN Chief Executive Officer

Denise Cosgrove

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.
Heather Clark
General Manager - People and Culture

Heather Clark

Heather Clark joined PSN in June 2010. She has 20 years’ senior HR experience with the Foundation of the Blind and for the past nine years with the NZ Fire Service. Heather has a strong commitment to the not-for-profit sector through involvement as a board member with the Foundation for Youth Development Waitakere and Volunteering NZ. She is a member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).
Andrea McLeod
General Manager, Strategic Change

Andrea McLeod

Andrea McLeod is responsible for Strategic Change at Presbyterian Support Northern. She represents the home and community health sector on a number of forums including the role of Chair of the Home and Community Health Association, and is a director on the board of Careerforce - the Industry Training Organisation. Andrea’s background is as a Registered Nurse and she brings over 20 years of experience and knowledge in health and community services management to the role.
Susanne Ritzenhoff
General Manager Communications & Fundraising

Susanne Ritzenhoff

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.
Wendy Hoskin
Chief Operating Officer / Deputy CEO

Wendy Hoskin

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.
Laurie Pedlar
Family Works Northern General Manager

Laurie Pedlar

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.”