The Lion Foundation Executive Team


MurrayMurray Reade – Chief Executive

Murray joined The Lion Foundation in July 2013 from the Not For Profit Sector. Previously the Chief Executive of the Voyager Maritime Museum, Murray was also a key part of the leadership team at Eden Park. This followed from a career in the New Zealand Defence Force.


rsz_rachaelRachael Dent – People & Performance Manager

Rachael joined The Lion Foundation in April 2010 having held a number of management positions, most recently within the Auckland Council in Building/Asset Management.  Rachael has a Diploma in General & Applied Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies with an HR endorsement.  Rachael’s role as People & Performance manager aims to enhance the organisation’s greatest asset, our people.  Rachael is married with three children and proudly represents West Auckland.


 Position to be filled – Community Engagement Manager


 Position to be filled  – Compliance & Operations Support Manager



We also have some great staff working in our Finance, Audit, Compliance and Grants teams. To contact any of these departments please call 0800 802 908 and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.