Executive Leadership Team

Blind Low Vision NZ's Chief Financial Officer, Greg Hurn smiles at the camera

Greg Hurn

Acting Chief Executive

As the Acting Chief Executive, Greg Hurn steps into a pivotal leadership role with a history of driving results and fostering innovation. Greg has over 13 years of experience at Blind Low Vision NZ as the Chief Financial Officer and brings a seasoned perspective to guide the organisation through this interim period.

Greg brings a wealth of experience in financial management, strategic planning, business development initiatives and customer service. He consistently demonstrates a capacity for swift decision-making and effective problem-solving. Greg also oversees the property division of Blind Low Vision NZ and is a Board Member of Foundation Properties Limited. He was a key player in the development of the Mobility Training Centre, the new Parnell Office and Retirement Village project.

Greg is committed to maintaining a cohesive team and upholding Blind Low Vision NZ’s core priorities and values during this transition. He believes in leading by example and fostering an environment of open communication and shared purpose. Greg’s aim is to ensure we are financially sound and sustainable over the long term horizon.

In his spare time Greg is an avid lawn bowls player and recently became a grandfather for the first time.

Blind Low Vision NZ's General Manager Client Services, Liz Ansell smiles at the camera

Liz Ansell

General Manager Client Services

Liz is a seasoned leader with experience across both public and private sectors including FMCG, banking, media and security. Following extensive experience in HR and managing change, she is thrilled to bring her skills into managing and growing a team of people passionate about providing first-class service in the not-for-profit sector

Blind Low Vision NZ's General Manager Business Services, Mark Dickinson smiles at the camera

Mark Dickinson

General Manager Business Services

Joining Blind Low Vision NZ in 2018, Mark has extensive New Zealand and International operational and senior leadership experience in the commercial areas of banking, management consulting and IT management as well as business management roles in the public education sector.

Mark’s focus in leading the Business Services portfolio is to enable the development and implementation of creative business solutions to support our entire organisation as we strive to achieve best in class performance, delivering superior service outcomes for our members and clients.

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Gwen Green

General Manager Engagement and Marketing

Gwen has over 20-years fundraising, marketing, and communications experience both in New Zealand and the UK. She has also worked with organisations across the globe to support their development of best practice fundraising strategies, notably in South Africa and across the Pacific. Gwen has a passion for developing donor focused fundraising, creating new income opportunities, and re-visioning existing fundraising strategies to maximise income generation in ways that are flexible to our ever changing world.

Stephen Keeling

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Stephen joins the Executive Leadership Team as the Acting Chief Financial Officer following a successful career in senior finance roles and more recently as Head of Finance at Blind Low Vision NZ.

Joining Blind Low Vision NZ in 2019, he has brought a successful track record in leadership, governance and delivering financial results on behalf of organisations to their Board and stakeholders. A key focus has been on delivering our first Statement of Service Performance for the 2023 financial year which will continue to be developed over the coming years to provide greater insight into the delivery of services to our clients and members.

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of ICAANZ (Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) for over 25 years.

Marjorie Hawkings

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Marjorie joined Blind Low Vision NZ in 2010. She has held a number of different positions during her tenure and has been in her current role since 2020. Marjorie is also the Compliments and Complaints Officer; manages the internal Travel Centre Team and is Board Secretary for Foundation Properties Limited and Bledisloe Royston Trust.

Marjorie consistently demonstrates exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of the organisation. Prior to her employment at Blind Low Vision NZ, she spent many years overseas and has extensive experience as an accomplished and dedicated Executive Assistant with a proven track record of providing high-level support to executive management teams.

RNZFB Board Director, Clive Lansink smiles at the camera

Meet our Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors