Our Board of Trustees


Dove Hospice was established as an independent charitable trust.

Our Board of Trustees comprises nine men and women who provide governance for Dove Hospice on behalf of the communities we serve, offering their experience, expertise and wisdom to the Hospice on a voluntary basis.



Graham Fabian


Graham has had over 42 years in business starting out as a Chartered Accountant and then holding senior general manager positions and directorships within a variety of industries including freight forwarding, international trade, cement manufacture and FMCG. Over the past nine years he has owned his own food retail outlet. Graham has been a Board member since August 2014.


Gary Key – Deputy Chairperson

Gary is a businessman with forty years experience both employed and self employed in a diverse range of sectors including forestry, residential and commercial construction, and building material supplies both for heavy trade and across extensive retail applications. Gary has been a Board member and Trustee for the past eight years.


Helen Wallace


Helen retired from a career in education and general management at the end of 2002 and her association with Dove House began twelve years ago when she was accepted as a volunteer, first at the reception desk and then for several years in the kitchen, cooking for the Wednesday day stay patients. This gave Helen a wonderful opportunity to find out how the hospice operated and to understand the importance of providing such a unique range of services to patients and their families.

Today Helen observes the list of services available has grown significantly and continues to do so as demand for the unique Dove model of care increases.


Dr Patrick Frengley

Pat is a recently retired specialist physician who has worked in both the public and private sectors in Auckland since his return from the USA in 1974. His 27 years at Auckland Hospital included leadership roles as a Clinical Director of the Acute Medical Service and then Medical Director of the hospital during the health reforms of 1993-2000. In parallel, he had a business development life in the South Island and was a founding shareholder and director of three start-up alpine businesses. Governance is a key interest for Pat, particularly in the patient and family support fields, and he is also a Trustee of the Diabetes Auckland Endowment Fund.


Rob Joliffe

Rob has over 30 years experience in chartered accounting and financial management. He received a good grounding at an international accounting firm, and further to chartered accountancy work, he held a senior position for a large listed company as well as being involved in a successful business start up. Rob has a wide range of experience in all aspects of financial management including accounting, tax planning, business structuring and management across the manufacturing, retail, property and service industry sectors.



Dr Graeme Kidd

Since 2008 Graeme has been medical officer and counsellor at Dove Hospice having also served 15 years between 1998 and 2013, as medical officer at Totora, South Auckland. A GP for 37 years, Graeme’s practice is Howick House Medical Centre, east Auckland.


Michael O’Brien

Michael is an employment law practitioner, an efficient litigator, and an astute advisor. He is recognised for his ‘understanding of wider political and economic contexts’ and ‘excellent strategic thinking’ across a range of sectors and industries, including aviation, health, retail, finance, transport, manufacturing, and government. Michael is extremely responsive in distilling solutions businesses while being attuned to the sensitivities involved in employee relations.


Karen O’Connell

Karen O’Connell is a qualified teacher, currently working part time at St Ignatius School as a Release and Relief teacher and as Sport Coordinator. She has been involved with many community based initiatives in the Eastern Bays Suburbs, including Plunket, Catholic Church, and Fitness and Sports Groups. She is involved in promoting fitness and sport for wellbeing, encouraging others to be involved. Karen has been active in managing New Zealand representative waterski teams as they travel to compete overseas. She is married to Mark, has three adult daughters, and has lived in the Eastern Bays area for over 30 years.


Simon Jones

Simon is an executive level leader and director with over 25 years of business experience in a variety of sectors including professional services, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, construction, healthcare and primary. Over the last decade he has acquired and grown a successful SME telecommunications reselling business. Prior to this Simon worked in financial advisory services for KPMG and PWC. During this time he was seconded to the BNZ as a senior relationship manager in their business division. Simon is a broad business strategic thinker with a leadership style that strengthens team work and empowers people to perform.


Jane Greville


After working as a GP in her Mission Bay practice for over 20 years, Jane decided to move into palliative care. She has spent the last three years retraining to be a palliative care specialist and gaining experience across the sector. Jane is currently working as a registrar at Middlemore Hospital, having nearly completed her re-training.



Isabella Tedcastle

Isabella Tedcastle was the driving force behind the establishment of the Eastern Bays Hospice Trust Board in 1992. She has served on the Hospices of Auckland executive as the Eastern Bays representative. She regularly volunteers at the Dove Shop, a second-hand shop she helped to establish to raise funds for Dove House, where she voluntarily works as a bereavement group facilitator. She recently received Plunket’s 30-year Long Service Award for her work for the Auckland East Branch and the Auckland Area Society of volunteer committees. Since 1983, Isabella has been part of the National Council of Women Auckland Branch and is also part of the Committee of Pacific Women’s Watch.