Our Team


Dr. Liza Schneider
Position: Founding Trustee, Veterinarian
Job: Guiding ARRC’s growth and development and providing veterinary services to the rescued animals
Service: Since the Trustees inception in June 2003.
Interests: Having come from South Africa and being born into a family who is committed to and passionate about wildlife and conservation, it seemed inevitable that Liza would use her skills and knowledge to further her commitment here in New Zealand. Her gentle and kind way is always evident when she deals with the smallest and most injured bird. She never turns her back on an animal and will do everything in her power to ensure the animal has an improved quality of life. Liza is the director of and vet at Holistic Vets.



Sue Mackey
Position: Manager, Trustee
Interests: With a background as a cattery and kennel owner, vet nurse and pharmacy manager Sue brings many diverse skills and a bubbly personality to ARRC. Sue has always had a deep love for animals and a passion for their well-being and the health of the environment. She is devoted to a high standard of care for the many birds and animals that come to ARRC as well as the people who look after them.
Job: Sue is responsible for the care of wildlife, our Community Cat Project, Adopt a Pet Programme, Kids Education Programme and managing all of ARRC’s activities. She is a very busy lady but takes everything in her stride with a smile on her face!



Janeane Joyce
Position: Trustee
Background: Janeane has had a love for the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and animals since a young age and continues to support this through her ongoing volunteer work with ARRC and the SPCA.

Janeane has 18 years’ experience in local, regional and central government in both Australia and New Zealand primarily in the areas of strategic, corporate and place based planning and investment. She is currently the Organisation Improvement Manager at the NZ Transport Agency, based in Tauranga, where she leads and supports a number of strategic regional and national programmes and projects for the organisation.

Janeane is married to David and has two boys aged 10 and 8 who also all share her love for wildlife and animals.


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Anne Blakeway
Position: Trustee
Background: Anne Blakeway brings more than 20 years of international business management experience to ARRC, including Owner/Director of award-winning Kilcamb Lodge in the Scottish Highlands and currently Capability Development Manager for Comvita New Zealand and Director of Plenti Foods.

Anne has recently completed her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction at the University of Waikato and is a Board Member for Tourism Bay of Plenty


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Andrew McGiven
Position: Trustee
Background: Tena Kotou. I am a dairy farmer based in Te Aroha currently milking 550 cows. In October 2015 I graduated from the University of Waikato with an Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and for the last few years I have been accumulating governance and management experience that is not solely farm related. My current roles include Vice President of Waikato Federated Farmers, Chair of Finance and Audit Committee for Waikato Federated Farmers Charitable Society Incorporated, Elstow-Waihou Board of Trustee, Ballance Farm Environment Awards Waikato Judging Co-Ordinator, and currently assisting the University of Waikato set up a scholarship funding business for MBA students.
I am married to Jenny and have two boys, Conor and Hamish.

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Christine Jump
Position: Trustee & Secretary
Background: Chrissy Jump is an Accountant who runs a small firm in Tauranga with her mother and wife. DC Accounting Ltd is passionate about helping organisations with positive and genuine purposes and Chrissy in particular enjoys helping businesses succeed by adopting a holistic approach. She came to ARRC after becoming Holistic Vets accountant and learning of the wonderful work done by Dr. Liza and her team. Since joining the team in 2011 Chrissy has loved watching ARRC grow and achieve milestones the team never thought possible. She particularly believes in ARRC’s environmental education goals, and hopes to see this become basic knowledge for our future generations. Her favourite part of working with ARRC is interacting with the team, as she is always keen for a good laugh and lively discussion.

Beverly Cruywagen
Position: Trustee
Background: Having immigrated to NZ, I met up with Dr Liza Schneider, a former student of mine. Liza has come from a family committed to saving wildlife in South Africa and with her Veterinary Science practise in it’s fledgling stage (no pun intended), nothing was going to hold her back from continuing with her commitment to wildlife here in New Zealand.

With a biological background, I was honoured to be asked by Liza to step in to support her. I re-established my career in education and maintained a role in the trust as a member of the board. I have been inspired by the fact that Liza has ensured that ARRC moves forward in a manner which promotes education of New Zealand wildlife and their rehabilitation.

It is my pleasure to work with this organisation and support what they do in improving the well being of animals in the community, natural environment and their wildlife. Each little piece of knowledge that can be passed between generations will make a difference in creating a sustainable natural environment for future generations.

“whakaako ki te tiaki i to tatou kararehe mo ta tatou mau tamarii” “educate to protect our wildlife for our children”