The Waikato Medical Research Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of leading scientists, medical, clinical and business professionals.
Kylie is co-founder and director of HGB Strategic Marketing, based in Hamilton. The company specialises in organisational identity, marketing strategy, brand development and communications.
Kylie has over 20 years of not-for-profit experience, working inside, alongside and at governance level across multiple charitable sectors – including rescue helicopters, children’s health and sports organisations.
Kylie is also a Director of Waikato Rugby.
Grants Committee Chair
Based in Hamilton, Gillian Spry has recently retired from Norris Ward McKinnon, where she was a partner and consultant. Gillian has a particular interest in medical research and the opportunity to be involved in providing medical researchers with the funds to undertake research through the Waikato Medical Research Foundation fits perfectly with this interest. Gillian has been on the WMRF for about 3 years and loves her involvement. The prospect of increasing funding for medical research with a Waikato focus is exciting and challenging.
Gillian has previously been involved in various not for profit and charitable organisations including the Hamilton Abuse Intervention Programme and the Waikato Diocesan School Board of Trustees. Gillian’s current role as a lawyer includes sorting out disputes that arise within trusts whether charitable or family, so understands clearly the responsibilities of a trustee.
Frank Scrimgeour, Fellow MSSANZ, Life Member NZAE, Life Member NZARES, is Professor of Economics and Head of the School of Accounting, Finance, and Economics at the University of Waikato. He has published extensively in both the economics and finance literature. He has also provided policy and management advice to Government agencies, private sector firms, and not-for-profit organisations. He has served in not-for-profit governance roles with local, national and international organisations for many years.
A/Professor Pawel Olszewski is a pharmacologist who serves as a Deputy Team Leader for Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Science, University of Waikato, and Adjunct A/Professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His laboratory studies brain mechanisms underlying eating behavior and pharmacological and dietary strategies to reduce appetite.
Dr. Peter Maulder (PhD) is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Pāhauwera descent and has been with Wintec – Te Pūkenga since 2008 primarily with the Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance. He has an extensive research background which led to his current role in the Institute’s Research office providing strategic support for over 120 staff with their research needs.