Sarah is enrolled as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and practiced law for almost 20 years at Izard Weston, first as a partner and then as a consultant. She specialised in media law, intellectual property and public law.
She left legal practice to study and graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 2013. This qualification has helped her hone her understanding of best practice methods in governance, finance and management.
Sarah is currently focusing on her business interests while broadening her governance experience and extending the reach of the Wellington based charity “Forward Gear”. She is also a member of the Copyright Tribunal.
David has been involved in community sector ICT for some years, focusing on important issues for the sector and getting something done about them. In this previous role, David promoted several ICT capacity-building initiatives, such as TechSoup NZ, being keen to facilitate awareness about and access to ICT tools to the benefit of all sector groups.
He has more recently been involved in promoting access to and the value of public libraries to our communities. Libraries nowadays play a crucial part in growing digital literacy in local communities and this activity fits well with the Trust’s ambitions.
He is now back in the government sector in a communications and IT management role working to promote and progress accounting and assurance standards across business, government and not-for-profit sectors.
David sees his role with the Trust as one where he can actively focus on ICT proficiency, access and usage throughout our communities. He has been active in exploring with government and other players ways to grow community sector ICT competence and how problems might be better addressed.
He is also a strong believer in bringing training and skill development opportunities to community organisations and certainly in the communities they serve to ensure digital inclusion for all New Zealanders.
ANGELA HAUK-WILLIS – Trustee
Angela emigrated from Germany to New Zealand after completing an MA at Freiburg University. Since then she has worked in the state sector and has held senior management positions including General Manager Executive Government Support (Department of Internal Affairs) and Deputy Secretary of The Treasury. Both these roles included strategic oversight of organisational IT and knowledge management.
In early 2010 Angela embarked on a new phase in her career, focusing on her interests in governance, professional conduct and organisational development. She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Her current portfolio includes the following appointments:
- Board member, New Zealand Fire Service Commission
- Board member, Independent Police Conduct Authority
- Lay member, Disciplinary Tribunal, NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Lay member, Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
Angela also runs a consultancy practice focusing on organisational reviews, leadership development and coaching and mentoring.
MICHAEL HOWDEN – Trustee
Michael Howden has international experience developing technology solutions for the nonprofit and government sectors. He lived in Asia for 7 years, working in a number of countries in the region. Having originally studied Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Auckland, Michael has a broad knowledge of a range of technologies as well as experience in design, stakeholder engagement, facilitation and managing virtual communities.
Michael is passionate about how technology can be used to break down barriers and bring about positive social change. He is a director of the Sahana Software Foundation which provides Open Source Software for Disaster Management. Michael has run trainings in Asia, Europe and the USA to promote the use of Open Source Software and has mentored students to support their involvement in these programmes.
ANGELA LIM – Trustee
Angela is a medical doctor and CEO and co-founder of her company Catalyst Point. Catalyst Point seeks to promote innovation in the health sector by improving knowledge management and sharing. She also sits on several nationally led health IT projects’ governance boards and leadership groups.
Angela is passionate about improving health care systems to deliver better health outcomes for all. Her latest research understanding how social deprivation plays a part in ethnic disparity was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health.
She is a strong advocate of preventive health and tackling the social determinants of health. She also believes NZ has the potential to fully develop an innovative knowledge based economy. Both those reasons are why she is excited to be a part of the 20/20 Trust and help improve the digital literacy of all New Zealanders.
Her commitment to giving back to her community also sees her on the board of the YWCA Aotearoa NZ Board and the Auckland Council’s Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel.
The Ministry for Women’s Inspiring Women stories has captured her leadership journey and she was also featured 4th on the New Zealand Herald Spy’s 30 under 30: Bright young things.