Central Region Team

The Central Region covers all venues and recipients in the lower North Island including Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Wanganui, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast and Greater Wellington. The Lion Foundation has a local operations team looking after all the venues in this area, as well as a Regional Grants Committee (RGC), ensuring that the funds best impact our local communities.

For all grants inquiries please call Waione Te Paa, our Central Grants Advisor, on 0800 802 908 or email: Waione.TePaa@lionfoundation.org.nz

The Central Regional Grants Committee (RGC) is made up of the following members:

Jackie Lloyd (Chair)

Liz Read 

Liz Mellish 

Waione Te Paa (Grants Advisor)

For all venue related inquiries, our Central Operations Team is:

Tony Goldfinch
Regional Manager

Email: tony.goldfinch@lionfoundation.org.nz

Phone: 027 496 4309


Gean Niu
Account Manager

Email:  gean.niu@lionfoundation.org.nz

Phone: 027 597 1020


Grant Lancaster
Account Manager

Email: grant.lancaster@lionfoundation.org.nz

Phone: 027 446 8746