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Our Board of Trustees

Bruce Pilbrow (Chairman)

CEO, CanTeen

Bruce is the CEO of CanTeen and before that was the CEO of The Parenting Place for almost a decade. He has extensive strategic and marketing experience for many well-known brands such as Caltex Oil (Chevron), Vodafone NZ, Vodafone Group, Coca Cola, AMI Insurance, Toyota, Postie Plus and Dick Smith Electronics.

Greg Eden (Treasurer)

Chartered Accountant, EPPL

As the founder of accounting practice Eden Perich Prewett, Greg has exceptional financial management skills. He couples an outstanding eye for efficiency with a strategic mind to see beyond the numbers. 

Brook Turner

CEO, Zeal

Brook has 17 years experience in the social sector and is a sought after speaker on leadership, social entrepreneurship and youth development in New Zealand. He recently released his first book, Plan A: Why You Lost Your Dream And How To Get It Back

Jeremy Neeve

Project Manager, The Wellington City Mission

Experienced in the not for profit sector having served as a board member for Genesis House, Compassion for Orphans and a trustee for Edge Community Trust, Otaki Whānau Trust and the Wellington City Mission. This is combined with vast commercial experience as a General Manager and Sales Manager and mentoring several businesses. 

Sarah Van’t Hof

Event Manager, The Production Co

As an event and tour manager, Sarah is a founder of Makelight Interactive (UK based), the director of boutique event management company Beaut! and a director and co-owner of leading New Zealand event company The Production Co. She brings a vast array of event management and not-for-profit experience to the Zeal board. 

Murray Thatcher

Entrepreneur/Business Mentor

As an entrepreneur, Murray was the first to bring vending machines to New Zealand and has founded two companies, both of which have since been sold to multinationals. Murray now spends his time as a philanthropist and business adviser. 

Beth Humphrey

Youth Intern, Zeal & Youth representative to the board

Beth is currently studying her second year of a Diploma of Youth and Community through Praxis, including a practicum through Zeal West and Live For Tomorrow. Beth was also a Zeal youngster herself and brings to the board first hand knowledge and experience of Zeal’s true heart and mission. 

Best Practice 

Zeal is a registered member of Ara Taoihi and applies best practice by adopting the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (YDSA) and the Code of Ethics (COE). Our work is underpinned by holistic, strengths-based youth development models, The Circle of Courage and Te Whare Tapa Wha.


Here are our most-recent audited accounts:

2014-2015 Zeal Audited Accounts 2014-2015 Zeal Audited Accounts (74 KB)

Legal Stuff

Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation, governed by a board of trustees. You can find us on the NZ Charities Register under Zeal Education Trust (CC29343). Our audited accounts from 2009 onward are publicly available online here.





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  Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to helping young kiwis discover, express and develop their unique creativity. In supporting us, you support the care and development of young people.