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.


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.


Philippa WorthingtonPhilippa Worthington – Trustee

Philippa is the wife of the late James Worthington, and has lived and worked in Christchurch for more than thirty years as well as short stints in Dunedin, the UK and Ireland. They raised five children together. Philippa was born and educated in Wellington and trained as a secondary school teacher. She worked for fifteen years as the business manager for James’ surgical practice in Christchurch and was a company director on the Villa Maria College Proprietor board for ten years and chairperson for four of those years.

Philippa is committed to furthering the work of the Trust and assisting families affected by a disease that has claimed both her brother and her husband.


Stephen BoockStephen Boock – ONZM, Trustee

Stephen is Managing Director of W & WL Boock Ltd. He and his wife Heather owned their supermarket businesses from 1991 until their retirement in 2016. Stephen was a director of Foodstuffs S.I. Ltd for 20 years and is a member of the Institute of Directors. A former NZ representative cricketer, he was a director of NZ Cricket for 10 years and was President of NZ Cricket from 2012 – 2016. He is Chairman of the NZCT Southern Regional Advisory Committee and the Otago Special Olympics Trust. He was awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community and sport in 2016.

Stephen and Heather have 3 children and 3 granddaughters.


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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