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Our Team

Meet Our Trustees

Get to know our team

Our founding partners Gloria, Mark and Margaret Jenkins have maintained an ethic of hard work, savings and giving to our communities. However, we feel it is time to scale our efforts in an impactful way. We believe that the skill set of the Trustees can be well used providing good governance and assistance to specific projects when required.

Images of Gloria Jenkins. Founding partner of the Jenkins Foundation. New Zealand

Gloria Jenkins

Gloria Jenkins ARCM LRCM studied piano, organ and singing in London at the Royal College of Music. She returned to NZ, leading several choirs and teaching music. Gloria and John, her husband, purchased a dairy farm in the mid 60’s and also built a successful pig breeding business. Gloria has continued to be widely involved in the community, including membership and support for Forest and Bird, Historic Places Trust, the Civic Trust and the Auckland War Memorial Museum Institute. Gloria is keen to encourage environmental awareness programmes and the conservation of our heritage.

Images of Margaret Jenkins. Founding partner of the Jenkins Foundation. New Zealand

Margaret Jenkins

Margaret Jenkins has worked for many years as a nurse, hospital administrator and business owner of a fashion boutique. Over the past 20 years, Margaret was a working business partner with her husband Mark in many ventures. Margaret has an ongoing interest in youth development and has mentored young women for the YWCA for 4 years.

Images of Mark Jenkins. Founding partner of the Jenkins Foundation. New Zealand

Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins has worked in the food, publishing and quick service restaurant categories. Mark, was formerly a Vice President of McDonald’s New Zealand with responsibility for Supply Chain and Marketing. Over the past 20 years, Margaret and Mark have owned and operated 3 successful McDonalds Restaurants. Mark is a member and past president of the Auckland Downtown Rotary Club and is currently a representative on the Auckland Ronald House Advisory Committee. Mark is interested in promoting the music, art and drama to future generations.

Image of Grant Helsby. Trustee of the Jenkins Foundation. New Zealand.

Grant Helsby

Grant Helsby B Com CA -initially worked for Coopers and Lybrand in NZ, Canada and the UK. Returning to NZ in the mid-eighties, Grant has been involved as a shareholder and director of a number of ventures including Rainbow Corporation, Hansells, Healtheries, Lanes Biscuits and MitoQ. Grant spent a number of years as treasurer of Parnell Cricket Club and 10 years as a Board of Trustee for Auckland Grammar School.

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Wayne Foster

Wayne Foster was a member of the NZ Police Force, established a landscaping business, owned and operated three successful McDonald’s restaurants and continues to be actively involved in the property market as an investor and manager. Wayne, was appointed to the Board of the Auckland Ronald McDonald House and has been actively involved in the operational management and fund raising activities of this charity for many years.