Our Board.

Mike Simm
Chairman of the Board

Mike joined the board of the Village Trust in 2012 and took up the reins as Chairman of the Board in 2017...

Mike joined the board of the Village Trust in 2012 and took up the reins as Chairman of the Board in 2017.

Mike and his wife Lynn, together with their four children, moved to Kerikeri in 1990 after purchasing the Fullers tourism business with two other partners.

The former Accountant sold his share of the business in 2002 and became a professional Company Director in a number of businesses across Northland and beyond.

In 2012 he was inducted into the Northland Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame which recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the region during their business career.

He is also a trustee for several not for profit organisations and is a Justice of the Peace.

Mike and Lynn enjoy travelling and spending time with their 6 young grandchildren.

Suzanne Brocx
Deputy Chairman

Suzanne Brocx, joined the Board in 2014 and was appointed as Deputy Chairman in 2017...

Deputy Chairman, Suzanne Brocx, has been on the Baord of Trustees since 2014.

Suzanne and her husband Terence have two adult children and have lived in the Bay of Islands for over 20 years.  They milk 650 cows on 2 dairy farms in Okaihau and Ohaeawai.

A Registered Nurse by profession, Suzanne has a Masters in Nursing (Clinical).  She has held management positions at Greenlane Hospital and managed Hospice Mid-Northland from 1999 to early 2008.  In 2008 she became the regional educator/advisor for North Haven Hospice and set up a palliative care education service for Northland. 

She now contracts to Hospice New Zealand as a peer mentor and is a clinical consultant for Pal-Care Pty Ltd. (an online patient management application).

Vicki Douglas

Vicki runs her own pharmacy. She also assists with DHB rural funding for health services...

Vicki Douglas grew up in Kerikeri but spent her teenage years in Auckland, before moving to Upper Hutt for study. Vicki qualified as a pharmacist in 1982 and in 2008 she returned to Kerikeri where she bought her own pharmacy.

Vicki also serves the Rural SLAT committee which deals with the DHB rural funding for health services.

Vicki joined the board in 2014. Now that her two children have grown, Vicki spends a lot of her spare time on Rotary community projects.

Kevin Hall

Kevin has been a Scientist with the DSIR later becoming involved with the IT industry...

Kevin was born in the Far North. He and his wife, Chris, have had a holiday home in the Bay of Islands for over 30 years but moved to Kerikeri full time three years ago.

Kevin has been a Scientist with the DSIR later becoming involved with the IT industry. Prior to retiring he worked at Datacom, New Zealand’s largest IT services company, for 21 years. He held a variety of executive roles overseeing the delivery and on-going support of computer systems.

Kevin and Chris enjoy their time gardening, seeing grandchildren and playing croquet and local history.

Brent Hewitt

Brent has been an Accountant for over 30 years and currently works at Sumpter Baughen...

Brent has been an Accountant for over 30 years and currently works at Sumpter Baughen.

He gives a lot of time to the community and is a longstanding member of Lions. A passionate rugby supporter, Brent is the past President of the Northland Rugby Union and has spent nearly three decades volunteering as a referee and assisting with rugby management.

He loves spending time with his three children and three grandkids and is hoping for more. He also enjoys fishing and gardening.