We are excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Veale as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Great Potentials Foundation, effective from 2nd October 2023. 

Mark brings a wealth of experience in community services and a deep commitment to the Foundation’s mission, having served in key leadership roles at Great Potentials Foundation for the past six years as the HIPPY National Director and Operations Manager.

His wide experience outside of Great Potentials incorporates service in the NZ Police, (including disaster relief overseas), heading community enterprises engaged in education and social services and some time in the business sector. He is a leader who is purposeful, resourceful and empathetic. He shares the Board’s aspiration for Great Potentials to increase its reach to the children, young people and families who need our services.

We also wish to acknowledge that the success of this transition period is a direct result of the dedication of all staff, whose hard work and contributions have paved the way for this exciting new chapter.

Please join us in extending our warmest congratulations to Mark Veale on his well-deserved appointment as CEO. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].  

Very best regards, 

Dame Lesley Max

Co-Chair Great Potentials Foundation