Trustees

Five trustees, all having associations with brain cancer within their immediate and/or extended family and friends will process all applications to the trust in a timely, compassionate and considered manner. All have come from professions that understand the need for confidentiality and this would be respected at all times.


James WorthingtonJames Worthington – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon/Medical Practitioner

James an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon recently retired from surgery and is currently working part time in General Medical Practice. He has worked as a Consultant within the Canterbury District Health Board and in Private practice at St Georges Medical Centre Christchurch retiring at the end of 2014. He has had several members of his and his wife’s family afflicted with Brain Cancer. James has been involved with several Health and Educational Committees over the course of his surgical career. James is married to Philippa and they have 5 grown up children.


Stephen BoockStephen Boock – Businessman and President of NZ Cricket

Stephen Boock is a retired businessman and company director. Stephen served on the Board of Foodstuffs SI Ltd from 1996 until 2016, was a director of NZ Cricket from 2002-2011, and is currently the President of NZ Cricket. He is Chairman of The NZCT Southern Regional Advisory Committee, and the Otago Special Olympics Trust. He is a member of a number of retail industry advisory boards and has previously chaired the Otago Life Education Trust, and appeals for Otago Special Olympics and the Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind. He became an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit in 2016 for services to the community and sport. Stephen lives in Christchurch, is married to Heather and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren.


Stewart Allan StanleyStewart Allan Stanley – Chartered Accountant

Stewart was born in rural South Canterbury but spent his school years growing up in Christchurch.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce at Canterbury University in 1980 and was admitted to the NZ Society of Accountants in 1984. He has had over 30 years in public practice as a Chartered Accountant.

In recent years as a sole practitioner he has developed a practice that specialises in assisting health professionals and rural clients with their business and financial affairs. As part of his professional life, he holds a number of trusteeships and directorships.

He is married with four daughters.


John CoughlanJohn Coughlan – Medical Practitioner

John graduated from Otago Medical School in 1980 and after 6 years working as a doctor he obtained a MBA from University of Otago and a MPH from Harvard University. He was the General Manager at Christchurch Hospital and then Wellington Hospital prior to returning to general practice in 2004. He currently is a General Practitioner working in Christchurch and has a particular interest in patients who are on Palliative care. He is also a director of Pegasus Health which provides primary and community based health care to the residents of Canterbury. He is married to Sally and has 3 sons aged 25 23 and 19.


Aedeen Boadita-CormicanAedeen Boadita-Cormican – Solicitor

Originally from Ireland, Aedeen moved to New Zealand in 2008. A lawyer, who started her career as a barrister in London before working in-house for an oil major in Kuwait, Aedeen is now a senior lawyer in the public sector. Moved by the impact of brain cancer on friends and a close family member, Aedeen welcomed the opportunity to become directly involved in the work of the trust. Aedeen and her husband John have four daughters and live in Wellington.

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