Graeme has been with the Familial Trust since its inception in 2001. Carrying out a multitude of roles as is common in small not for profits. Fundraising, IT, Counselling, Carpentry, Public relations and many others. Bringing his lived experience combined with a wide variety of employment and business ventures to the service.
“The Familial Trust is the only organization of its type in New Zealand and I am both humbled and proud to be a part of this unique service that puts the client at the top of the tree. Simple concepts that I see every day being used to empower, advocate and above all truly listen to all those who come seeking support, be it advice or longer term counselling”
Graeme is married to Karen and has three children, six grandchildren, was born in Christchurch/Otautahi New Zealand. Passionate about music, travel, advocating for families affected by others addictions, playing 8 ball and loves humour.
Graeme graduated from Weltec with a Bachelor's degree in Alcohol & Drug Studies and also holds a graduate Diploma in Not for Profit management from Unitec.