Info For Stakeholders

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Our Board of Trustees

Bruce Pilbrow (Chairman)

CMO, Yellow

Bruce is the CMO at Yellow. Before that he was the CEO of CanTeen, and 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. 


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. 

Amanda Pilbrow

Carey Baptist College

Amanda is currently a Full-time Masters student of Applied Theology at Carey Baptist College.  Amanda is also Volunteer Honorary Chaplain at The University of Auckland. Previously Amanda was a Pastor for Young Adults for 5 years (2011-2016). She worked with the Pastoral team and young adults leading and shaping the spiritual formational growth and pastoral care of the church.

Further information

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: 

 2018 Zeal Audited Accounts (3.7 MB)

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.