Mr Chung-Pin Lin has informed the RNZFB Board that he is stepping down as a director for personal reasons. CP was first elected to the Board in November 2013. The Board takes this opportunity to thank CP for his contribution during his tenure and to wish him well for his future endeavours.

In line with the casual vacancies clause in the Constitution, Mrs Pamela MacNeill will replace CP on the Board as the fourth placed candidate in the 2015 elections. Pam will take up her appointment in July. Pam has been a member of the Blind Foundation since the age of nine. She lives in Upper Hutt with her husband and retired guide dog.

Pam brings a breadth of knowledge, skills and experience to the board table including a directorship with Workbridge. She has held a number of leadership roles with the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, Capital and Coast DHB as well as the Ministry of Health. She is currently the Managing Director of Disability Responsiveness New Zealand. This is a social enterprise established to provide education and training about disability responsiveness to all sectors of New Zealand society. They also look at capability building opportunities for disabled people.

The RNZFB congratulates Pamela MacNeill on her appointment and the RNZFB Board of Directors look forward to her taking up her seat at the table next month.