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National Support Office & Management

National Support Office Management Team



Kate Bundle | Chief Executive

Kate has been involved with GRG and its first support group since 1999. Practising as a family lawyer at that time, she represented many grandparents who were raising their grandchildren because of serious issues with their parents.  Through that experience she gained an insight into the plight of grandparents embroiled in the family court system and the challenges they face.

Her career includes experience in various marketing, communications and risk management roles in the banking industry, executive management in the professional development and training sector and editorial work.  

Kate served on the GRG Board as a trustee for 14 years and resigned in April 2015 to take on the communications and business development role for GRG which she held until December 2016 before being appointed Chief Executive from January 2017.

Kate is responsible for the organizational leadership of GRG aligned with GRG’s vision and strategic plan including sector leadership, advocacy, communications, business development and fundraising.  Since 2000, Kate has also been responsible for GRG's submissions on law and policy and the development and production of GRG’s national member summits. 

She graduated with an LLB from the University of Otago in 1989.
Kate and her husband have three children.

Phone:             +64 27 2446763     9 am to 2 pm (Monday to Friday)
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Lisa Braid | Operations & Services Delivery Manager

Lisa is responsible for the delivery of GRG’s support services and operations which includes the supervision, coaching and training of its Field Officers.

She has extensive experience over 15 years working in the social services and health sector for both public and private providers in roles that include in-the-field work in palliative care, mental health services, caregiver training and assessment of  foster carers, service delivery management, staff management, training and policy development.  

Before joining GRG in November 2015, Lisa lectured for two years with NTEC an NZQA accredited training provider on Managing Service Delivery, Finance in a Health Care Setting, Health Promotion, and Health Economics. Lisa holds a double major degree in Social Work and Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences majoring in Biomedical Ethics.   Lisa and her partner have a young son.  

Phone:            +64 21 27 88 555   9 am to 2 pm (Monday to Friday)
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Francesca Greenslade | Client Services Administrator

Francesca joined the National Support Office team in March 2019, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in administration, management and client services gained over more than a decade. More recently she held Compliance Officer and Operations Manager roles for Strategi Limited and Kiwi Assist Financial Services; both roles in the financial advisory sector.   Francesca is a key member of our service delivery team triaging calls on our 0800 GRANDS helpline, via the website, email and Facebook along with administration for our National Support Office in Auckland. Francesca also brings to her role and GRG an insight into the challenges that often arise with grandparent or other whānau care, through witnessing her grandparents experience raising her cousin over many years, as well as experiencing the impact of it on her and her wider family.

Phone:             +64 9 418 3753       9 am to 2 pm (Monday to Friday)
Email Francesca
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Tricia Corin | Specialist Advocate - Financial Support & Benefits

Tricia has extensive knowledge and experience of Work & Income, ACC, IRD and Disabilities Allowance matters and particularly the Unsupported Child Benefit.  As a key member of GRG’s Advocacy and Outreach service team, her role includes advising on income support entitlements, advocating for members and representing them at Benefit Review, Review of Decision hearings and Appeals at the Social Security Status Appeals   Authority and in-house training of GRG staff and volunteers.

Phone:             +64 7 868 5490            9 am to 3 pm (Monday to Friday)
Email Tricia Corin
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Kate Mace | Outreach Community Advocate

Kate has worked in a variety of roles as a social worker and case manager since 2002, including health, care and protection and education.  Most recently she has been working for Barnardos and the Ministry of Education as a facilitator with the Intensive Wraparound service, working with children and their families with learning and behavioural needs across school, home and community.  Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts (History and Political Science) (2000) and a Graduate Diploma in Social Work with Distinction from the University of Canterbury (2002).

As a Mum to two young children, the move to GRG combines an opportunity to work in an area she is passionate about with a role that is close to home and family orientated. Kate joined the National Support Office team in September 2018 and is excited to be part of the team providing advocacy and support to GRG's members.

Phone:             +64 9 418 3753       9 am to 2 pm (Monday to Thursday)
Email Kate Mace
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About us 

Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenTM Trust NZ (GRG) is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

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Te tautoko i nga tupuna, mokopuna me te whanau.
Te awhina ia ratou ki te whakatutuki i nga putanga
pai i roto i to raatau oranga.
Supporting grandparents, grandchildren and whanau
to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.  



Contact us

Member Support 
Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      

Auckland Landline or Mobile Phone Callers
(09) 418 3753 

National Support Office
9:00am - 2:00pm
09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892
Auckland 0746
New Zealand

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