The Board is responsible for the governance of Cranford Hospice.


John Buck - Patron

John Buck of Te Mata Estate is the first Hawke's Bay resident Patron of Cranford Hospice. John has a long association with Cranford Hospice. He was instrumental in establishing the HB Charity Wine Auction in 1991, 26 years ago.

John and his wife Wendy, have lived in Hawke's Bay since buying Te Mata Estate in 1974, and have three sons, Jonathan, Nicholas and Toby, living here with their wives/partners, and six grandchildren.

John has unlimited enthusiasm for Hawke's Bay and its capabilities. His contribution to the wine industry, the arts, and New Zealand has been acknowledged in many ways. He is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), and also has an OBE and the New Zealand Commemoration Medal, as well as an Honorary D.Comm from Lincoln University. He is a Fellow of the Wine Institute of New Zealand, a life member of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers, and the 2012 inductee into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame. He is also a member of Matahiwi Marae in Lawn Road.

Hayley Anderson  

Hayley Anderson - Chair

Hayley took on the role of General Manager for Hohepa Homes Trust Board after resigning as Chief Executive Officer of The Hastings Health Centre in March 2016. She carries out this role in conjunction with her own health consultancy set up in April 2010.

Hayley has a wealth of knowledge in the health sector as well as a Masters of Management, she was awarded the HBDHB Leadership Award in 2012. Hayley originally trained as a nurse and has acted as director of nursing for Hawke's Bay District Health Board. Hayley has led many health initiatives as well as being a board member of the Hawke's Bay PHO until 2008, Trustee of Te Matau a Maui until 2013 and was appointed Chairperson Cranford Hospice in 2013.

In 2015 Hayley was accepted to the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders programme.

Frane Rosendich  

Frane Rosandich - Deputy Chair

Frane is the Central Region's Senior Advisor to the High and Complex Needs Unit at the Ministry of Social Development. He has a strong background in social work, particularly in developing Maori models of social work practice. He was the chairperson for Parentline HB Inc for seven years until it merged and became a division of Family Works PSEC and is a current Presbyterian East Coast Board member. Frane has volunteered at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison within the Whare Tirohanga Maori Focus unit for 17 years.


Tim Bevin

A fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, with a post graduate certificate in addiction studies.

Tim has been a Hawke's Bay GP and part time medical officer for Hawke's Bay District Health Board Addiction Services for 27 years.

He is also medical advisor for Te Poutama Tautoko Addiction Programme, chairman of the directors of City Medical and deputy chairman of Springhill Trust.

lindsay knowles

Lindsay Knowles - BCA, CA, MInstD

Lindsay is married with four children. He has a commerce degree, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a chartered member of the Institute of Directors.
After 15 years of corporate banking, he is now a shareholder and executive director in their family business, Acme Supplies Limited, a nationwide import distribution company. His current governance roles also include Chair of Howick Baptist Healthcare Limited, a director of Medical Assurance Society NZ Limited group, and on the leadership team at Village Baptist Church Havelock North.
Lindsay was appointed to the Cranford Hospice Board in June 2013.


Julie Russell

Julie Russell is a graduate of the University of Canterbury and Massey University, and over the last 35 years has run businesses in horticulture and tourism in Hawke's Bay with her husband. She is also the founding director of the biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition (which raises funds for Cranford Hospice).

Beyond her own business interests, Julie is also a director of the Tasman Tanning Company in Whanganui.

Julie has a strong interest in and passion for the Hawke's Bay community – having been involved with school boards – and was appointed as the community representative to the Cranford Hospice Board in 2015.  

Julie is married to Mike and has three adult daughters and two grandchildren.


Roydon Day

Roydon is married with three adult children. He is a graduate of Lincoln University.
A seasoned Chief Executive since 1987 who has uniquely turned around the business fortunes of three leading organisation's operating in two separate and very different New Zealand industries.

An active, vigorous person whose lifelong sporting achievements and outdoor lifestyle characterise and defines his approach to business leadership, teamwork and his enthusiasm and commitment for success.

Roydon set up his own consulting business in 2014.

Currently he is Chairman of Kereru Station Farm Partnership, Pam Torbett Charitable Trust, Napier Family Centre Financial Trust.

Roydon was appointed to the Cranford Hospice Board in October 2016.


Andrea Jopling

Andrea has fifteen years' experience as a project manager, strategic planner and funder in the health and social services sectors. She has worked in Lakes and Hawke's Bay DHBs and in the primary and community sector. She is currently an independent consultant. Andrea has a keen interest in palliative care and has had a relationship with Cranford Hospice for several years, first as a funder at HBDHB and then as the Project Manager who assisted us with Service Design & Business Case Development as part of the Hospice Innovation Funding project. That proposal was approved for funding by the Ministry of Health and we are currently employing 3 people in those roles. Andrea was educated at the University of London and is undertaking Post Graduate studies at Massey University in Evaluation Research. She is currently also a Board Member of DOVE Hawke's Bay, a social services NGO which works to stop, heal and prevent family violence. Andrea is married to a kiwi, and is enjoying raising two young sons in Hawke's Bay.


Richard Brown

After having enjoyed an extensive global banking career in a variety of senior positions with HSBC, Richard moved to Hawke's Bay from Malta in early 2014, along with his wife Jennifer and daughters. Jennifer's family are long-time residents of Hawke's Bay, while his daughters Tamzin and Lucy currently attend Iona College in Havelock North.

Richard brings a significant depth of experience in Banking Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Customer Service, Marketing and Compliance to the role.

Richard currently owns Tironui Estate, a boutique vineyard located above The Mission, near Taradale.