Southern Region Team

The Southern Region covers all venues and recipients in the South Island. 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 Shilpa Patel, our Southern Grants Advisor, on 0800 802 908 or email:

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

Sarah Smith (Chair)

Paul Allison 

Doug Paulin

Shilpa Patel (Grants Advisor)

For all venue inquiries our Southern Operations Team is:

Tony Goldfinch
Regional Manager


Phone: 027 496 4309.


Niki Fisher
Account Manager


Phone: 027 429 9693


Alan Goodman
Account Manager


Phone: 027 495 8887