Christchurch Facility

Janice Milligan

Co-Founder, Trustee/Secretary, General Manager

With qualifications in international business and education and a professional background in real estate

development, small business management, non-profit foundations and tertiary education, Janice started her

adult life as an Elementary School Teacher, Mother, and Sports Coach. She later taught as an adjunct professor in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

As the Milligans relocated internationally, Janice worked, studied, lectured and taught in New Zealand, Malaysia, Germany, returning to the USA in 2004. Toward the end of 2015, they returned home permanently to Christchurch to be part of the regeneration of their adopted 'home city'! As a Master Reiki Therapist, Life & Lifestyle Coach, Janice inspires women and men of all ages to be all they can be and to delight in their individuality.

John Milligan

Co-Founder, Trustee, CEO/Executive Director

John grew up in New Zealand; and after furthering his education in South Africa and the USA, he went to work at IBM in business systems, sales and marketing, eventually becoming a senior executive in a very competitive and changing world. He later consulted with major international clients through to small community non-profits helping them to become more profitable, more effective and do more good. He actively encourages leaders to take a more customer perspective and to develop and implement more inspired and sustainable strategies through learning from different types of experiences.

Taking a university teaching and business sabbatical and furthering his passion, John sang Opera on many of the major world stages. He is the author of a number of books and published articles as well as being an award-winning poet.

From Wellington, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia; from Karlsruhe, Germany to Raleigh, North Carolina, John has travelled extensively to instruct and inspire; to educate and entertain; to teach and train.  Having worked on four continents, John’s experience and knowledge takes on a global perspective.

As CEO of LeaderWorks NZ and a Change Consultant and Strategic Life & Lifestyle Coach, John has been an invited speaker in New Zealand and Australia as well as the USA and is in demand as an advisor/coach, national speaker and workshop leader.

Nicola Popham

Manager: Canterbury Facilities

Born and educated in Christchurch, Nicola embarked on her extensive OE. Following her return home many years of administration and office work followed.

Nicola is the mother of Maia and Zoe.

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Jan Robinson


Steve Claude


Coralee Horne

Facility Assistant

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David Benton

Facility Assistant

Ange Wilson

Facility Assistant

Chris Matheson

Facility Assistant


Timaru Hub

Juliana Sykes


Lisa Bragg

Operations Assistant


Helen McKeown

Facility Assistant

Board Of Trustees

Dr Alan Fayter

Alan Fayter has a diverse background and spent many years travelling the world gaining valuable real life experiences that enable him to connect with and understand people on many levels. Alan’s passion for helping others achieve the best has lead him towards training and coaching in various areas.


With a doctorate in clinical hypnosis, he is a certified Meta-Coach and a Fellow Member Trainer with the International Association of NLP, one of only a handful in all of Australasia.  Alan now specialises in running the Neuro-Semantic Self-Actualisation training and speaks at conferences and training workshops worldwide.

In 2015 Alan published his first book ‘How To Chill Out’, a book on communication and stress management based on the coaching and training he developed for helping individuals and companies recover after the devastating earthquakes that hit his hometown of Christchurch New Zealand throughout 2010-2011.

Malcolm Hollis, Partner PwC

Malcolm is the South Island Restructuring Partner of PwC. Based in Christchurch, and with over 20 years business, financial and advisory experience in New Zealand and the UK, Malcolm is heavily involved in advising business owners, managers and their professionals such as bankers and lawyers on business restructuring matters, strategy and planning, performance improvement and where necessary, insolvency processes.

Malcolm frequently acts as a receiver or manager of businesses, or liquidator, of businesses across a range of industries and sectors. The more notable including Provincial Finance Limited (2006), Sol Square bars (2009), acted as one of the joint receivers of Pike River Coal Mine and managed the South Island affairs of the Mainzeal receivership.

“In my spare time, I am kept busy by my wife and 4 kids. This includes watching (and, being an accountant, being made to score!) cricket in summer, refereeing kids football games (and playing a bit of Master football) and skiing in winter. I am also an occasional bad golfer, Chair of the Elmwood Normal School Board of Trustees and a Trustee of ‘The Opera Club’, a group that brings innovative local opera to the people of Christchurch.”  Malcolm is the Treasurer of the FBC Board of Trustees.


Sara specialises in civil and commercial litigation, relationship property and employment matters. 

She is an experienced courtroom advocate, having been a Crown Prosecutor, conducting jury trials, regulatory prosecutions and appearing in the High Court and Court of Appeal.   

However, she also understands that not all disputes have to be resolved in court and will work alongside clients to solve problems in the best way for them or their business. 

She also acted as Senior Legal Adviser to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

Sara Jamieson, Senior Associate, Tavendale + Partners  

Volunteer Heroes

Everyone one of our volunteers are superheroes, but some deserve special mention for their long contribution and the special work that they've done for us