WaiBOP Region Team

The WaiBOP Region covers all venues and recipients in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Thames Valley, King Country and Taranaki regions. 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 our grants team on 0800 802 908 or Email: info@lionfoundation.org.nz

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

Murray Gutry (Chair)

Tarena Ranui

Andy Roche

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

Philip Steele
Regional Manager

Email: philip.steele@lionfoundation.org.nz

Phone: 027 223 6659


Sam Ecclestone
Senior Account Manager

Email: sam.ecclestone@lionfoundation.org.nz

Phone: 027 836 1102


Luke ten Hove
Account Manager

Email: luke.tenhove@lionfoundation.org.nz 

Phone: 021 791 626