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    Kilmarnock has come a long way since our humble beginnings in 1958. Join us on our journey to becoming one of New Zealand’s leading Social Enterprises

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Kilmarnock's Purpose

People with disabilities have long been marginalised and undervalued

At Kilmarnock we aim to change all that. We continue to uphold the values of founder Miss Christabel Robinson. She understood that everyone is uniquely valuable and deserving of compassion, support, empowerment and respect.

Unlocking
Potential

To provide a supportive, dynamic and connected environment where people can realise their individual potential as a contributing member of their community

By providing a supportive and enriching paid work environment, we have been teaching adults with a range of abilities, the skills needed to transition into open employment. Through professional training, social development, health and wellbeing initiatives and ongoing support, we are showing our employees their individual value and giving them the confidence and skills they need for success.

Everything at Kilmarnock is a balancing act between core social objectives and achieving incredible results in a highly competitive open market. We are very proud of the quality of work we produce and it gives our team great satisfaction and confidence to know that the contracts won, are won on merit. We provide a number of services at a competitive price, including, collating and packing, assembly, labelling, food re-packing, shrink wrapping, woodworking, refurbishing, electronic waste recycling, and much more.

The amazing team at Kilmarnock are provided with the safety and support of a stable and inclusive environment. They are empowered to open their eyes to a new future where they are valued, respected members of the community.

Our Values

Caring
Honest
Committed
Collaborative
Fun
Adaptable
Kilmarnock Enterprises acknowledges and respects the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and is committed to providing a supportive, respectful, and compassionate environment for our team. It is our social responsibility to promote equitable treatment and the elimination of discrimination in the wider community. We will operate with accountability, honesty and integrity and create an inclusive environment that is fun, rewarding, and develops individual self-esteem and value.

We will be collaborative with the community, government agencies, support networks, and the Kilmarnock team in order to achieve optimum outcomes for people with disabilities. It is with passion and enthusiasm that we will respect and cater for the diverse needs and challenges of people with disabilities and pursue optimum social and vocational inclusion.

TOGETHER WE
CAN BUILD A
WORLD THAT
VALUES DIVERSITY

Our People

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    Michelle Sharp

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Shirley Cameron

    General Manager of Operations

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    Sam Fisken

    Group Financial Controller

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    Robbi Shearer

    General Manager of HR, Training & Wellness

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    Islay Rackham

    Group Marketing Manager

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    Marionette Chaney

    Training & Wellness Manager

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    Elle Woods

    Assistant Operations Manager, Health and Safety Officer, Kilmarnock Ambassador KEA

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    Pen Turnbull

    Business Development Manager

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    Deb Johnston

    Head of Global Industries

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    Lyall Sinclair

    Head of Woodwork

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    Jeremy Shepherd

    Head of Processing Health and Safety Officer

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    Daisy Voon

    Head of Food

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    Dave Haines

    Head of Food

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    Nigel Broomhall

    Assistant Supervisor, Kilmarnock Ambassador KEA

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    Aaron Friend

    Storeman

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    David Graham

    Health and Safety Officer

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    Bradley Holt

    Kilmarnock Ambassador KEA Team Leader

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    Paul Hotton

    Kilmarnock Ambassador KEA Team Leader

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    Scott Honeybone

    Kilmarnock Ambassador KEA

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    Mark James

    Team Leader

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    Daniel Dawber

    Team Leader

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    Chris Curwood

    Team Leader

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    Tim Cranston

    Team Leader

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    Rachael Meads

    Team Leader

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    Michelle Brown

    Team Leader

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    Allan Burns

    Team Leader

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    Robert Spence

    Team Leader

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    Damien Te Huna

    Team Leader

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    Allison Quested

    Team Leader

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    Todd Quested

    Team Leader

Our Directors

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    Gerald Van Looy

    Chairman

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    Tony Wells

    Vice Chair

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    Simon Meyers

    Director

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    Camille Renowden

    Director

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    Don Quested

    Director

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    Barry Rich

    Director

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    David Lowe

    Director

Our Trustees

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    Don Quested

    Chairman

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    Barry Rich

    Vice Chair

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    David Lowe

    Trustee

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    John McBrearty

    Trustee

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    Camille Renowden

    Trustee

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    Michael Toothill

    Trustee

  • The Kilmarnock Brand

    Kilmarnock Trust

    The Kilmarnock Trust is a registered charitable trust and whole owner of the Kilmarnock Social Enterprise. The role of the Trust is to govern the operational arms, ensuring that they are constantly expanding, diversifying, and seeking innovative new ways to improve the confidence, wellbeing, and proficiency of people with disabilities. Empowering them to take control of their lives and see their individual worth.

    Learn More About The Trust
  • The Kilmarnock Brand

    Kilmarnock Board Of Directors

    The Kilmarnock Board of Directors is made up of reputable business leaders who understand the power of using business as a tool for social good. The role of the Board is to govern the operational arms, ensuring that Kilmarnock is balancing the provision of core social objectives with achieving incredible results in a highly competitive open market.

  • The Kilmarnock Brand

    Strategic Plan

    We live and breathe our Strategic Plan. To see what we are doing and where we are going, download our strategy here

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