Our Executive Director

Executive Director, Shelley Anderson

Shelley Anderson, Executive Director Shelley Anderson started in the position of Executive Director in March 2014; however she is not new to Home and Family. Prior to this role, Shelley was the North Shore Manager of Home and Family Counselling for 8 years. Shelley joined Home and Family 11 years ago as one of the team of counsellors before moving into the management role.

Shelley has worked predominantly in the Not for Profit sector alongside managing a small private practice for several years which provides Family Court counselling alongside the provision of counselling for individuals, couples, young people and families. Shelley has also co-facilitated both parenting programmes and youth groups in schools. Shelley provides clinical supervision for students and practitioners and this will continue in her Executive director position.

Shelley has a Bachelor of Social Practice with a major in Counselling and a Certificate in Supervision. Shelley is a member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Our Board

Board Members Home and Family Counselling is advised and governed by a board who give their time and expertise freely to ensure the well-running of services and activities. The Board members are:

  • Alan Brookbanks (Chair)
  • Christine Fenby (Vice Chair)
  • Ian Jagger (Treasurer)
  • Ross Jewell
  • Eric Allan
  • Carol White
  • Nicolette Bodewes

Our Trust Board

The Home and Family Counselling is supported by a Trust board which holds reserves for the Society and manages its capital investment. The board aims to build its reserves to a level where return on the interest becomes a sustaining income for the organisation.

Our Trustees:

  • Robert Narev, MNZM, Chair
  • Ross Green
  • Bruce Connor
  • Christine Sprott

Board Member profiles

Alan Brookbanks – ChairAlan cropped
Alan is an experienced Human Resources Director who has worked in large organisation in the private and public sectors in NZ and Australia. This experience and his commitment to playing a part in helping to make our communities safer, more enjoyable and satisfying places to live, are the reasons why he is the Chairman of Home and Family.

He enjoys working as part of a team and helping to make the most of the skills, knowledge of the Home and Family team and the resources available to them.

Christine Fenby – Vice Chair
Christine is currently the Marketing Director of Vista Group Ltd (VGL), with specific responsibility for the Vista Group and Vista Entertainment Solutions brands. VGL is a New Zealand, publicly listed company that provides software solutions to the global film industry. Before joining Vista in 2012, Christine provided marketing consultancy services via her own company having enjoyed a long career with Television New Zealand Ltd (TVNZ), latterly in the role of Marketing Director of a TVNZ subsidiary company that provided satellite broadcast services to international markets.

In the mid-1990s Christine returned to school and gained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Auckland.

Christine’s combination of skills is the result of varied experience in the public and private sectors and including local and international businesses. Her focus is marketing strategy and the planning and implementation of well-designed, edgy and confident brand communication and marketing campaigns that will resonate with a target market and position the organisation well above the parapet. She has a passion for the transformation that an innate understanding and practice of marketing disciplines can bring to an organisation – including Home and Family Counselling.

Christine is originally from Dunedin and lives in Auckland with her commercial architect partner.

Ian JaggerIan Jagger
Ian is a Chartered Accountant and also holds a BA. ( Hons) Business Studies – first class. He is the Corporate Services Manager at Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation, and his recent past experience is as a Project Manager with ANZ and previously with PwC and Dresdner Bank in the Cayman Islands.

He has been honorary treasurer of a number of sports clubs over the years.

Ross Jewell MNZMRoss Jewell
Ross has a background in corporate governance and investment management.

He is involved with other charitable organisations and has a keen interest in providing social services to the community through flexible and independent agencies.


Eric Allan Eric Allan
Eric has been a member of the Board since 1990 and is Convenor of the Policy Sub-committee. He has wide experience in the governance and management of a range of social services and has retained a strong interest in, and commitment to, quality professional social practice. Through his involvement with a number of other social service agencies he brings a broad perspective and knowledge of social issues.

He is currently in private practice as a Social Service Consultant. He is also a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers and a Registered Social Worker.


Carol WhiteCarol White
Carol is a counsellor with over 25 years professional experience. She is a former National President of the NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) and is a Life Member of the Association. She is a member of the NZAC’s National Ethics Committee and teaches course on ethical practice for various counselling programmes. She has a counselling and supervision practice.

Carol has been closely involved with Home and Family counsellors for more than ten years. She has been elected to the Board particularly to provide guidance about the professional work of the counsellors.