Our Staff

Sue McCabe – Chief Executive

Sue has a diverse professional and volunteering background spanning public, not-for-profit and private sectors.  She has previously held not-for-profit Chief Executive roles, as well as public sector communication management positions.

She is a co-founder and trustee of not-for-profit the Community Comms Collective; and co-founder and director of social enterprise The Good Registry.


Yvonne Trask – Relationships and Events Manager

Yvonne works alongside PNZ’s members, learning more about their work and connecting them with others who share their mission. She also manages content for all PNZ events. Yvonne has connections with funders all over the world and wherever possible brings their knowledge and experience to bear in her work.

Yvonne is an avid traveller, writer, mother and dog owner. She volunteers for the UN on a project mapping rural Tanzania with the aim to eliminate FGM and child marriage.

Wiebke Ashby – Events and Engagement Coordinator

Wiebke works with Yvonne on our events. She was previously in an events management role with the New Zealand Nurses Association. Before working in events, Wiebke trained as a Radiographer, working in Nuclear Medicine at Wellington Hospital for 13 years.

Wiebke enjoys travel, flying lessons and going to the gym.


Julia Capon  – Marketing and Communications

Julia is currently the Marketing and Communications Manager at PNZ on a part-time contract. She holds a Masters of Business in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Design. Alongside this role, Julia also runs Do Good Jobs, a jobs board for New Zealand charities and social enterprises. Prior to this role, Julia was the Manager at The Gift Trust, and has been involved in various charities and social enterprises in both paid and voluntary capacities.


Wendy Sheedy

Wendy Sheedy – Accountant

Wendy joined PNZ in 2015. She has worked part-time as an accountant for the last 25 years, while being a full-time mum. Alongside PNZ, Wendy works for other not-for-profit organisations including as a trustee of Orphans of Nepal. She loves spending time with her family, travel and the outdoors.