BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chris is the current Board Chairperson. Chris & Sue returned from 3 years in Central Asia's Tajikistan with a loving desire to help Tajik people and in 2004 became involved on ORA New Zealand Board. They have since spent three months working with the ORA Project in Uganda. With backgrounds in farming and office admin, they assist with raising funds and in the national office in Hamilton.
Chris & Jan Barker
Chris and Jan are ORA New Zealand's Co-Directors. Involved with aid and community development work for 18 years, firstly in Tajikistan and later in Uganda, Chris and Jan now monitor several ORA projects worldwide. Chris is a farmer and Jan has a medical and administrative background, so they bring business, administrative and agricultural skills to ORA. Chris is a foundational board member of ORA New Zealand. He also sits on the ORA Uganda Board and is ORA New Zealand's representative on ORA's International body, the ora Network. Jan is the ORA New Zealand Board Treasurer and Secretary.
Neil has also served on the ORA New Zealand Board from its foundation. Neil is a vet in Taranaki. Neil and his wife, Sandra have worked with their family in Pakistan for three years and in Afghanistan for 18 months.
Kim, along with her husband Sam and three children (Zak, Leejay and Lucy) spent 6 months in Uganda in 2007 and returned in 2010 for a second stint. Kim is an Emergency Department nurse and became a board member in 2010. Kim is passionate about Africa and empowering the local Ugandan people.