Te Ngakau Waiora Mercy Spirituality Centre welcomed Noel Letford and Peter Buckland onto their Board on the 17th of July.
Tiaki Manatū Chair Tony Harkins facilitated the ceremony. Noel Letford has a
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services from Otago Polytechnic. He brings with him skills from the banking sector as well as expertise across the financial sector which include Credit Risk, Agribusiness, Commercial and Retail.
Peter Buckland is the Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Healthcare Auckland Limited having been in this position for the past 13 years. He is also the deputy chair of Hospice New Zealand. Prior to joining Mercy, Peter was CEO of North Shore Hospice for 5 years, CEO of the Hospice Association of South Africa (the national body) for 5 years and CEO of two of the larger hospices in South Africa. Collectively he has worked in the hospice movement for the past 33 years.
Academically, he has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a Fellow of Governance NZ (formerly the NZ Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) as well as having a BA in Psychology and Sociology. Peter is married with three adult children and 5 grandchildren.