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General manager - Brendon Ward
Brendon is Charities' general manager, following on from his role as Education team manager for Charities. His most recent role before that was as the manager responsible for organising the volunteer programme for the Rugby World Cup.
Brendon was chief executive of the NZ Recreation Association, and was with Water Safety New Zealand. He is currently a Board member of WSNZ.
Brendon has represented New Zealand at water polo, has been an international water polo referee, and has been a sports commentator at Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Registration team manager - John Currie
John Currie is Charities’ Registration team manager. John came to us from the Department of Internal Affairs’ Gambling Compliance Group, where he was Licensing manager.
John is a chartered accountant, and has a wide regulatory background, in both the public and private sector.
Compliance team manager - Rachael Horton
Rachael Horton is Charities' compliance team manager, and was formerly Manager, Intelligence, in the Policy, Regulatory, and Ethnic Affairs branch.
She also led international work on casino and gaming sector vulnerabilities to money laundering and financing of terrorism.
Before joining Internal Affairs, Rachael was with the New Zealand Police.
Rachael has a Diploma in Policing and a Master of Public Management.
Education team manager - Peter Dixon
Peter Dixon is Charities’ Education team manager. He has an entrepreneurial background in business development, and is well-known to many charities from his previous role as National Advisor for the Charities Education team.