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Members of the Executive Leadership Team


The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is the primary decision-making body of the Trust.

The Executive Leadership Team provides the operational leadership for the Trust.  The role of the members is to implement the strategies decided by the Board of Trustees.


Kim Morton

Acting CEO/Operations Manager


Kim MortonKim was first employed by Hawksbury Trust at the Gladstone Rd home when it opened in June 1993. Her roles within the organisation have been many and varied over the years and include being involved in the Pilot for MSD Transition from Vocational Placement to Outreach Retirement Programme, Team Leader at Larnach Rd and Gordon Rd and being involved in Property Management with the Trust. Her passion and enthusiasm for the disability sector has grown and she enjoys the varied opportunity that she now has as Operations Manager of the Dunedin and Christchurch homes.


Kim has two adult children and her personal interests include interior decorating, gardening and reading.



Susan McNarn

Executive Assistant


Susan McNarn

Susan joined the Trust in May 2016. Prior to this Susan has worked in a variety of administration roles primarily in the NGO sector who deal with health.

Susan is excited about her role with the Trust and looks forward to growing and developing with the team.

Outside of work Susan enjoys spending time with her friends and family, getting into the kitchen or reading a good book.


Joy Paterson

Regional Manager (Otago)



Joy joined the Trust in May 2018. She has worked in a variety of roles in the NGO/Health sector including Needs Assessment, Service coordinator for Home Support Services, and coordinating an Information Service for NGO’s. 


Joy has also worked in the education sector including several years working with children who have autism. She also facilitated Literacy and Numeracy programmes for the Otago Correctional Facility and a Drink Driving Prevention program for the Probation Service. 


Joy has two adult children and an adult foster daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, going camping in the caravan (with her husband and the dog) in the warmer months and loves to read


Lenore McCarthy

Regional Manager (Canterbury)



As some of you will be aware this for me is a return to Hawksbury Trust. I started at Hawksbury in 2005 and spent 12 years working as a Manager in most of the homes at one time or another and then in my final couple of years had a reshuffle of roles ending up as Coordinator across half of Christchurch and then all of Christchurch.

I left at the end of 2017 carrying on within the sector but using my nursing registration and getting back into the real hands on tasks of working directly with people. I learnt a significant amount during that time about nursing practices I hadn’t encountered so it was helpful for my professional progression. Working elsewhere however made Hawksbury Shine very brightly in comparison and when the situation looked right for me that’s when I decided that it really was where I wanted to be. I have been warmly welcomed back by many of the People we Support and Support Staff and my intention is to stay for quite some time. I have spent now about 35 years in the sector of intellectual disability support and have seen many changes in that time. It is my passion and I hope that I can help Hawksbury to take the Organisation up to where it belongs.

In my private life I am married I have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren who I like to spend as much time with as possible. I also make my extended family a priority having lost my Mum to illness last year. I enjoy my foodie magazines, relaxing in my overgrown garden and at times getting out and about to try out new venues around town (or just for a stroll)





Hawksbury Community Living Trust


Unit 2, 41 Sir William Pickering Drive

P O Box 39-086


Christchurch 8545

New Zealand

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