Our People

"Kahore tetahi o tatou, e taea te mahi, e nga mahi e taea, e tatou katoa." 

"Not one of us, can work as well, as all of us working together."


Dame Silvia Cartwright PCNZM, DBE, QSO 

We continue to be greatly honoured by the kind patronage of Dame Silvia Cartwright, who has been the Patron of Shine since 1998. In 1989 she became the first female Chief District Court Judge, and in 1993 she was the first woman to be appointed to the High Court. In 2001, she was appointed Governor General. She has always been a strong supporter of rights for victims of domestic violence and used her role as Governor General to further this important cause.

Shine Leadership


Jane Drumm QSO, Shine General Manager 

Jane Drumm served as Shine’s Executive Director from 1998 until Shine merged into Presbyterian Support Northern in July 2016, and she is now Shine's General Manager. Under her leadership, Shine grew from four staff and a budget of $180,000 to a national organisation with more than thirty staff and a budget of more than $3 million. Jane undertook two major overseas study trips to look at what is working to stop domestic abuse in the United Kingdom, which was under a Winston Churchill Fellowship, and in North America. Using what she learned overseas, 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. In 2018, Jane was appointed a Companion of the Queen's Service Order for services to victims of domestic violence.


Shine Transition Advisory Committee

From July 1st 2016, Shine became a service division of Presbyterian Support Northern (PSN). (Read more here.)  At that time, former Shine Trustee David Boswell joined the PSN Board. Four other previous Shine Trustees, listed below, became part of our Transition Advisory Committee, and Richard Wood from the PSN Board also joined this committee.  Shine continues to operate for the primary purpose of fundraising to support our services.

Hamish Macleod, previous Shine Chairperson

Tapu Misa, previous Shine Deputy Chair

Celia Caughey, previous Shine Secretary

Ngaio Kemp, Ngati Whatua, previous Chair of Te Roopu Ohomairangi 

Richard Wood, Member of PSN Board


In Memory of Paul Hargreaves

Paul was on Shine’s Board from 2003 until he passed away in August 2014. Throughout that time, he was a wise, loyal, and dear friend of Shine. We were so fortunate to have a Board member of the calibre of Paul, who was honoured in 2006 as an Officer of the Order of Merit for services to business and the community. Paul co-founded IT services company Datacom in 1965, which now employs more than 2000 people. His experience also included serving as President of the Institute of Directors, Director of Radio New Zealand (1991 – 1996), Chief Executive of National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (1994 – 2002), and Chairman and Director of Antarctica New Zealand (2001 - 2008). He also had involvement with the Gallagher Group and the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. His community work also included the Laura Ferguson Trust and the Antarctic Heritage Trust. Beyond being a wise and experienced leader, he was a lovely, kind and generous man. Kei kona te aroha me te whakaaro, me kore rawa atu e wareware. With loving thoughts, deepest sympathy and fondest memories.

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client