Our Team Members
Richard Taylor is a partner in TGT Legal (Barristers & Solicitors) and was formerly a partner in Bell Gully. He specialises in trust law, personal asset and tax planning, relationship property issues, estates and charitable trusts. He was appointed to the Board of the Auckland Medical Research Foundation in 2004. He is a trustee of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.
President, BCom, LLB, ACIS
Paul Keeling is a director of Amalgamated Dairies Ltd. He was appointed to the Board of Auckland Medical Research Foundation in 2000. He is a Trustee of The Goodfellow Foundation, St Andrew’s Village and the McLaurin Foundation. Paul is Vice President and Treasurer of the Auckland Medical Research Foundation.
Vice President, AETI
Prof Browett is a Consultant Haematologist at Auckland City Hospital, Professor of Pathology and Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. He is a graduate of the University of Otago Medical School, and after postgraduate training in clinical and laboratory haematology in Auckland, he was a Wellcome – HRC Research Fellow in the Department of Haematology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London. Peter is involved in several co-operative group and institution iniated studies in haematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation. He also heads a laboratory research group with interests in the genetics of thrombosis and bleeding, molecular markers in leukaemia and the role of PI3 kinase signalling in acute myeloid leukaemia. Peter has been involved with the Auckland Medical Research Foundation for several years, initially serving on the Medical Committee, and more recently as a member of the Board.
Professor Peter Browett
Chair of the AMRF Medical Committee, BMedSci, MBChB (Otago), FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Nicola Dalbeth is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Professor of Medicine at The University of Auckland. She is a principal investigator in the Auckland Bone and Joint Research Group. She leads a clinical and laboratory research programme in gout, an arthritis of major significance to New Zealanders. This work includes investigating the mechanisms of inflammation and joint damage in gout.
Professor Nicola Dalbeth
Deputy Chair of the AMRF Medical Committee, MBChB, MD, FRACP
Christine Ding is a Director in DG Law Limited (Barristers & Solicitors) specialising in property, commercial, company and trust laws. She was appointed to the AMRF Board of Trustees in September 2010. She is a member of the NZ Law Society and the Auckland District Law Society. Christine has been actively involved in school (also being a former school trustee) and many community organisations. She still continues to support and keenly contributes to many community organisations. Christine is currently a director and trustee of many of her firm’s trustee companies and clients trusts as well as being a chairperson of a commercial body corporate.
Investment management is a life-long passion for Paul. After a long career as a portfolio manager Paul established Devon Funds Management after acquiring Goldman Sachs JBW Asset Management (NZ) in March 2010. Devon has now grown to have one of the largest and most experienced Australasian equity teams in New Zealand, focused on constructing concentrated portfolios of handpicked securities for local clients. Paul’s current role is as Executive Chairman of Devon Funds. As an investment industry stalwart his strong views on corporate governance have been widely reported in the media. Similarly he firmly believes that those in the investment industry must use their influence to ensure shareholders’ best interests are served by listed companies. Over his 22 year career in investment management, Paul has held a number of senior positions including Director, Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Brook Asset Management (with specific responsibility for the top performing Alpha Fund), Portfolio Manager at Bankers Trust New Zealand (best performing fund 1994 – 1998) and Junior Portfolio Manager at Lombard Odier in London. Paul is South African born but his family left for London and then Boston when he was young before finally settling in NZ. After schooling at Sacred Heart College, Paul went to Massey University and achieved a BBS (Hons). Paul lives in Devonport, is happily married to Sally and has two very active boys, Charlie and George, who go to intermediate at St Kentigern’s Prep and a local primary school respectively. Kids sport, boating, fishing and running take up most weekends.
Peter Goodfellow is Executive Chairman of Lock Finance and Chairman of Cambridge Clothing Co Ltd; and a Director of Sanford Ltd and Refrigeration Engineering Co. Ltd. He was appointed to the Board of Auckland Medical Research Foundation in 2007. He has previously practised law and was Chairman XS Corporation Ltd. He is President of the New Zealand National Party.
LLB, BComm, MBA
Prof Peter Thorne has a joint appointment in the Section of Audiology and Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland. He is a Deputy Director of the University’s Centre for Brain Research and is on the Management Directorate of Brain Research New Zealand, a national Centre of Research Excellence. He completed his PhD at the University of Auckland and post-doctoral studies at the University of Auckland and at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan. His research is in the area of sensory neurobiology particularly inner ear homeostasis and the influence of noise exposure and aging on hearing. He is the Chairman of the National Foundation for the Deaf and is on the Board of the Deafness Research Foundation. In 2009, he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to audiology and auditory neuroscience.
Professor Peter Thorne
Deputy Chair of the AMRF Medical Committee, CNZM, BSc, DipSc, PhD
Dr Anna King is a clinical nurse, with over a decade of experience in academic research and lecturing at The University of Auckland. Her expertise includes clinical skills teaching and Older Person’s Health and she has published widely in the field of gerontology. As a board member of the Goodfellow Foundation, Anna supports the Goodfellow Unit’s educational and development programmes for primary healthcare professionals. She is Portfolio Manager - Practice Services at ProCare, an Auckland health care cooperative. She joined the board of AMRF in September 2021 and brings a range of skills and experience to help advance the AMRF vision of improving the health and quality of life for all New Zealanders.
Dr Anna King
Katie Noble is the Managing Director of Allied Medical Limited providing assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment to New Zealand. She has held additional governance roles in commercial, government and non-profit organisations, including Yes Disability Resource Centre Trust, Make-a-Wish New Zealand, Muscular Dystrophy Northern, Lotteries Auckland Community Distribution Committee and Sunderland School Property Ltd. She joined the board of AMRF in September 2021. With her energetic style of leadership, Katie contributes her expertise in organizational culture, people and sales and marketing to help make New Zealand a better place for us all no matter what our background or ability.
Douglas was the Chairman of Amalgamated Dairies Ltd and a number of other private companies. He was a former Chairman of Sanford Ltd, Deputy Chairman of Fernz Corporation Ltd (now Nufarm Ltd) and a former Chairman of Cambridge Clothing Co Ltd and Refrigeration Engineering Ltd. He was a former trustee of various charitable organisations, including those in medical research and education. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law by the University of Auckland and was an Honorary Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Douglas Goodfellow was on the Board of the Auckland Medical Research Foundation from 1978 – 2008.
OBE AMRF Patron 1955-2014