Our governance

St John of God Hauora Trust is a division of St John of God Health Care and is accountable, via our Trustees, chief executive officer and leadership team, for the governance and management of services in New Zealand.

Peter Jensen – MBA, CMInstD

Peter Jensen is the Board Chair, having joined the Board of Trustees in April 2018 and then assuming the role of Chair upon Bevan Killick's retirement later that year. Peter has previously held several high profile Chief Executive roles in complex businesses in the Construction, Insurance and Sports sector. Having chosen to step away from executive roles, he now focuses on governance and works with a number of organisations to assist with strategic planning and growth-focussed business advisory. Peter's current board roles include the Christchurch West Coast Air Rescue Trust, Miles Construction Ltd and the Hagley Group.

Tim Burns – BA, BCA

Tim Burns joined the board in 2016. He brings extensive governance and senior management experience in the health services, social services and the wider community voluntary sector. More recently he has served a term as a member of the Parole Board and is currently a lay member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. 

Nancy Ward – CMinstD, MBA, C.A.

Nancy Ward is an experienced director with over 30 years of diverse leadership expertise and experience including Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and consulting roles in not-for profit, State Owned Enterprise and Central/Local Government Authority. She has worked in sectors including community, education, tourism, social housing, conservation, IT and mining, in organisations with revenue from $3 million to $500 million and assets of up to $4.7 billion. Currently Nancy is a management consultant specialising in strategic and organisational review and development, financial management and business cases.

Tim Sissons - MBA, LLB, BA

Tim Sissons is an experienced Christchurch-based commercial solicitor with a background in management and business development, Tim has an MBA from John Hopkins University, USA a BA (Political Science and Classical History) and an LLB from the University of Canterbury. Tim holds governance roles on the Christchurch Diocesan Foundation and the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club. He is currently a Managing Partner of Hill Lee & Scott. His professional experience includes working in product development and innovation at Walgreens Conshohocken, USA; consultant for Esportif International (NZ) Limited and Staff Solicitor/Associate for Saunders Robinson Brown, in Christchurch.

Steve Goldsworthy - Bcom, CA, GAICD

Steve Goldsworthy is Group Chief Finance Officer for St John of God Health Care. He was appointed December 2017. Steve has over 18 years’ experience in finance working in Australian and American listed multi-national companies, working in Australia and Canada. He has previously held senior finance roles at Austal Ltd, Cliffs Natural Resources and Schlumberger and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Lisa Evans - Bachelor of Nursing, Grad Dip. HSc

Lisa is Chief Executive Officer for St John of God Accord and Group Director Community Services for St John of God Health Care, and was appointed to the Board of The Hauora Trust in January 2022. A registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in the public, private and corporate healthcare sectors moved into the disability sector in 2019. Since arriving at St John of God Accord in 2019, Lisa has led the service through the COVID-19 pandemic whilst maintaining accreditation, positive caregiver satisfaction, and continuing to deliver on a housing expansion project along with other service initiatives. As Director of Community Services since 2021, Lisa is ensuring greater alignment with all St John of God Health Care’s community services. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Community Health from Monash University. Lisa is also a recipient of the inaugural scholarship from the prestigious Ministry Leadership Program at the Australian Catholic University.