Jeff Sanders - CEO of Barnardos 2011- current
Jeff has spent his working life in the not for profit sector. His early working life was spent in the Departments for Forestry, Health and Education. During this time he worked Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Minister of Education. Jeff is a Presbyter of the Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Hahi Weteriana O Aotearoa and supports the work of the Church in a number of capacities.
He has worked for IHC New Zealand Inc. as a General Manager of operations and also service development and training. He is committed to ensuring that people with an intellectual disability are supported to be full and contributing members of society.
Jeff was also Director of Wesley Community Action (Methodist Social Services), an agency providing services to older people, youth at risk and those who are live on the margins of the community. Before being appointed to his current position Jeff was Chief Executive of Relationship Services and is committed to a vision of 'healthy relationships, healthy communities'