Board of Governance

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President - Janine Morrell-Gunn

Janine is one of New Zealand's leading children's television producers. She trained as a producer and director with TVNZ before spending seven years as Executive Producer of TVNZ's Children's Unit. In 1998 Janine and husband, Jason Gunn, formed Christchurch based production company, WhitebaitMedia, which has actively supported Cholmondeley for over a decade.

During the Canterbury earthquakes, she established the charity Adopt a Christchurch Family which raised over $1million for Canterbury families in need. She is also a current Board Member of St Margaret's College.

In 2009, Janine was recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year by WIFT (Women in Film and TV) and was a finalist in Next Magazine's 2012 Woman of the Year.

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Vice President - Nettles Lamont

Nettles is the Managing Director of Conquest Training NZ, a training company that works across New Zealand specialising in up-skilling the workforce.

Nettles is also involved in the Philanthropic sector in New Zealand and is CEO of the Dublin Street Charitable Trust (DSCT). The DSCT concentrates on causes based specifically in Canterbury and surrounding areas.

Nettles is the current Chair on the Board of the NZ Adult Literacy Practitioners Association and she is actively involved in advocacy for adult education. Nettles is a current Board Member of CYDP (Canterbury Youth Development Programme) and has been part of the Cholmondeley Board since 2014. 

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Board Member - Ria Schroder

Ria completed her PhD at the University of Canterbury in 2004.  In September 2012 she was employed as the Research and Evaluation Manager of  the Collaborative Trust for Research and Training in Youth Health and Development and in 2017 became Director of the Trust.  Ria has also been a Research Fellow at the National Addiction Centre, University of Otago, Christchurch since 2004. As a researcher and keen advocate for children and young people, she has a particular interest in promoting healthy child and youth development, healthy whānau relationships, positive youth development (PYD) and strengths based practices. In 2014 Ria lead an independent evaluation of Cholmondeley that provided space for children, families, referrers, staff and other key stakeholders to share their experiences of Cholmondeley.  This evaluation highlighted to Ria the value of the work that Cholmondeley does for Canterbury Children and their whānau, and so she was honoured to be elected to the Cholmondeley Board in 2017.


Board Member - Darel Hall

Darel Hall is a Principal Advisor for the Tertiary Education Commission, a Board Member and amongst other professional capabilities, Darel was also a child who once stayed at Cholmondeley Children's Centre. With previous governance experience with Sport Otago and a passion for education, Darel brings to the Board a fresh perspective on education within the Cholmondeley environment. 


Board Member - Megan Compton

Megan Compton is a highly experienced lawyer with experience in advising the boards of large companies, SMEs and incorporated societies through a myriad of legal issues. Megan has a deep understanding of the requirements and responsibility of governance, and a willingness to lend her skills where most needed. Megan is interested in roles in the not-for-profit space which resonate with her core values and passions, which are education and issues faced by vulnerable women and children.