IHC Board

IHC New Zealand is a membership organisation. Its direction is set by the IHC Board of Governance.

About the IHC Board

At IHC we are privileged to have a Board combining those with a professional background with those with a lived experience of intellectual disability as family members.  All our board members are champions of the IHC Mission.

We have eight Board Members including our Chief Executive who is a voting member.

Chair Neil Taylor

Neil is the Chair of IHC New Zealand and a director of the Accessible Properties Board. He has been involved with IHC for many years including as a Vice President and as President of the South Taranaki Association. He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Neil has held a number of other governance roles and is an IHC New Zealand Life Member. 

Chief Executive Ralph Jones

Ralph has been in the role of IHC Chief Executive since 2002, is an IHC Board member and a director of IHC’s subsidiary companies IDEA Services and Accessible Properties and an IHC appointed Trustee to the IHC Foundation. He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Ralph has held many directorships including for Workability International, as a Trustee of the Donald Beasley Institute and as the Treasurer and Secretary General of Inclusion International. He has been honoured with Life Membership of Inclusion International. Ralph’s career has included finance and accounting roles in the commercial sector and with Ernst and Young. 

Barbara Rocco

Barbara is a parent and has been involved with IHC for many years.  She has formerly held the roles of Vice President, President and is the current Chair of our Member Council. Barbara is previously a high school teacher and former owner of a vineyard and restaurant business in Blenheim. Barbara is an IHC New Zealand Life Member.

Anne Gilbert

Anne is a parent and has been involved with IHC for many years. Anne is the current Chair of the IHC Wellington Association and is the Public Sector Project Manager at Transparency International New Zealand. She is also a founding Trustee of the Fuse Charitable Trust.

Shelley Payne

Shelley is a parent and has been involved with IHC for many years.  She is a previous Vice-President of IHC. Shelley is currently an owner and director of Trinity Wharf Hotel in Tauranga. She is a Director of IDEA Services and is the Chairperson and Trustee of a community based vocational service in Tauranga.

Rob Steele

Rob is the Chair of the IHC Audit Committee. He is the Chief Executive of BakerAg, a Trustee of the Wairarapa Creative Arts Festival Trust and has formerly held the roles of Secretary General International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Chief Executive of Standards New Zealand and Chief Executive of Electra Limited.

Michael Quigg

Michael is the Chair of the IHC Risk Committee. He is a Partner who heads the Employment Team at Quigg Partners in Wellington specialising in all areas of employment law, workplace health and safety. Michael has a special expertise in dealing with Board/CEO matters.  He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and a presenter from the Institute. 

Jason Hollingworth

Jason is a parent and joined the IHC Board in 2017. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Sky Television and has previously worked in financial roles for organisations including Telstra Saturn and Ngāi Tahu. Jason has served on the Board of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind.