Discovery Foundation

Board of Trustees

Chairperson - Mike Johnston (CMInstD)

Responsibilities: Providing strategic governance to the organisation, leading the management team, chairing meetings, board member accountability and membership, holder of casting vote in decision making.  Signatory for funding and accountability operations.

Occupation: CEO, Emergent & Co Limited

Profile: Living in the centre of Auckland city, Mike is married with three children. Mike has a diverse mix of senior leadership, operational, service, legal and commercial experience. Originally qualifying in telecommunications and computer engineering, Mike also has a BBS (Finance).  As well as a board member for Discovery Foundation, Mike is a business management consultant and performance coach and has been numerous corporate roles, including the former MD for Canon NZ.  Mike is a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors (CMInstD).

Board Member - Robyn Fond

Profile: Robyn has an unbridled passion for being a catalyst for inspiring personal leadership in others. She has made a career out of facilitating, consulting and training individuals, start ups and many types of businesses on leadership and EQ skills. Robyn volunteered to be a Team Leader on a Discovery Programme in 2015, and realised how powerful and important the work was, and that each and every teen should have the opportunity to go through their “rite of passage” to adulthood. It is so important to give back, for the right reasons, and I am exactly where I want to be! Giving back to teens, their beautiful futures, and the future of generations to come!

Board Member - Blair Peach

Occupation: IT Manager and Life Coach

Profile: Blair has been a Team Leader and Core staff member for several programmes. He has a passion for helping young people to achieve their maximum potential.

Blair brings a broad range of web, technology and process skills to the board.

Upcoming Programmes

Discovery for Teens               (14-18 year olds)

Ngaruawahia - 22-28 April 2018
Starts: Sun 22nd
Ends: Sat  28th
West Auckland- 7-13 October 2018
Starts: Sun 7th
Ends: Sat  13th

Discovery for Kids
For Years 7-8(10-13 year olds)


Information Evenings

Youthline House
13 Maidstone St
Grey Lynn

All Welcome