Board of Trustees

John Jackson


 John is is strong believer in supported employment where a little help to get started can result in a client gaining the confidence to ultimately become independent.  John is a business consultant and has worked in a wide range of industries and now works mainly for government agencies in Wellington. He has lived and worked in the UK, USA and Hong Kong and is married with two adult children.

Margot Harkness


Margot is a solicitor practicing in Stoke. She has practiced in both Auckland and Nelson and has a broad range of legal knowledge including family law, trusts and estate planning, estate administration and company law.

Ann Stocker


Ann has lived most of her life in Nelson and during her working life has worked with Insurance Companies, Retail and more recently in Finance and is now semi-retired.  Ann’s involvement with WORKSTAR came about with her son Greg who has a disability and has benefited from the WORKSTAR services. Ann brings a parent’s perspective to the Board.

Mike Stevens


Mike was born and raised in the Nelson area and in 2005 returned after many years away. Mike worked for Massey University in Applied Technology and Science and more recently has been involved in function and event organisation. Since 1993 Mike has lived with poor partial vision and can empathise with many of WORKSTAR's clients facing perceived barriers to employment. 

Caroline Heissner


Caroline is an HR manager in the retail sector and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business at Massey University. She brings a passion for employment relationship and management to WORKSTAR. Caroline was born and raised in the Tasman area, later living in Wellington and abroad.