Staff at Connect South

Alan Shanks
Executive Officer

Prior to his appointment as Executive Officer in November 2013 Alan had been acting EO for 11 months. Alan has been with Connect South for 9 years, he was previously in charge of membership support and services.

Alan worked in banking for 19 years: seven in a community bank responsible for lending and customer service and 12 years with a commercial bank. He also worked for 10 years in the legal profession as a legal executive, specialising in conveyancing.

Alan held the position of general manager for a community trust responsible for managing a hotel and conference centre and completed a Ministry Internship Diploma (MIDip) in Theology. He is a recipient of a Priory Vote of Thanks, one of St. John’s highest awards for financial administration. Also completed the Graduate Diploma in Not-For-Profit Management (GDipNFPM).

Phone 03 471 6177
Email alan@connectsouth.org.nz

Annette Harrex
Accounts Manager

  

Annette is our Dunedin Community Accounting Coordinator as well as managing the the books for several clients.

Phone 03 471 6177
Email annette@connectsouth.org.nz

Doreen Michelle
Accounts Manager

  

Doreen manages our account and payroll services and looks after Dunedin Community House.

Doreen Michelle is Dunedin born and it’s still home for and her family. She’s been Accounts Manager at Connect South for 5 years and regards Connect South as the most rewarding organisation she has worked at.

Her previous experience has been in accounts in private companies in the Dunedin area and previously owning a hydraulic and engineering repair company with her husband.

Doreen is passionate and involved with local art, meditation and fitness groups.

Phone 03 471 6177
Email doreen@connectsouth.org.nz

Rob Tìgeir
Community Support Consultant

 

Rob provides advice and support to our member organisations and the wider community sector.

He brings experience from the community and housing sectors in his native Scotland where he worked with communities delivering projects as diverse as car park construction and yoga classes. Rob studied Social Policy  at the University of Edinburgh and has undertaken further courses in Health and Safety, human ecology, sustainable development and more.

Rob is investigating community organisation’s use of the data they collect and working with groups to help them make better use of the information they collect.

Phone 03 4716177
For all other inquiries: rob@connectsouth.org.nz

Bronwyn Boon PhD
Community Support Consultant

Bronwyn provides advice and support to our member organisations and the wider community sector through research, review and evaluation, analysis, and facilitation activities.

Her work at Connect South draws on twenty years’ experience teaching and researching management at university level and ten years nursing practice in New Zealand, England and Oman before that.

Phone 03 471 6177
For all other inquiries: bronwyn@connectsouth.org.nz

Kris Collins
Accounts Officer

Kris is involved with accounts administration, month end and year end accounts preparation for Charities and Clubs, plus room bookings for Dunedin Community House.

Kris is a graduate of Otago University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting.

Kris is also available to provide advice and support to charities and clubs who need advice with their accounting systems, procedures, and financial accounts.

Phone 03 471 6177
Email kris@connectsouth.org.nz