Janette Howe
Janette Howe (Chair) is a documentary producer/director, writer, and mother of two young children. Janette has an MA1st Class Hons in Screen Production from Auckland University and is currently studying for an MA in Arts Management at AUT.

Lisa Chatfield
With a 25 year career in both television and film, and experience on short films, TV commercials and feature films, Lisa has worked across both development and production on the domestic and international slates of Working Title Australia, NHNZ and Eyeworks NZ. Lisa is the Head of Scripted Development at Pukeko Pictures.

Yvonne Mackay
Yvonne Mackay is the head of ProductionShed.TV, being both Managing Director and Chief Producer. Yvonne brings to the table not just drive and passion, but almost three decades of hands on experience in the industry. Yvonne also served as a board member on the Wellington Film Archive in 2009 and 2010 where she is still a current convocation member. She has been a member on the Toi Whakaari Drama School board since 2011. Yvonne often travels overseas to various conferences like Mipcom, MipJunior, MipTV, Kidscreen, the Frankfurt Bookfair and SPAA.

Kate Stevenson
Kate Stevenson is a creative producer and game designer with experience in growing digital communities around the globe. Previously she led the Community Team for Star86, a collaborative musical Massively Multiplayer Online game for kids, focused on positive play and improving self concept through creativity. In 2014, Kate founded DOTDOT to take game design principles into physical spaces. DOTDOT specialises in interactive design and development and is focused on experiences that encourage audiences to partake in intergenerational play. Their work features both online and as physical installations in museums, galleries and festivals.

And thanks to our past-trustees who inform our ongoing work:

Dr Ruth Zanker
Dr Ruth Zanker is an academic and researcher specialising in children’s television and currently is the programme leader and co-ordinator of research at the NZ Broadcasting school. She was founding chair in 1988 of the Children’s Television Foundation which was instrumental in ensuring the funding of diverse television content for young poeple through NZ On Air.

Suzy Cato
Suzy Cato has been a familiar face on the NZ screens since 1990(!). Suzy is now a doting mum of two beautiful children. Suzy formed her production company Treehut Limited in 1999 to create the science based Suzy’s World. The company now produces The Great Big Kids’ Show, a weekly radio show and also produces the infotainment series ‘Bryan & Bobby’, with Snr Constable Bryan Ward, QSM, and his loveable “puppy” Bobby.

Dr Ian Hassall
Dr Ian Hassall is a children’s advocate and former Children’s Commissioner. A specialist paediatrician he has been at the forefront of children’s issues in NZ for over 40 years. In 2010 he received from UNICEF international the Aldo Farina Award for child rights advocacy.