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Our executive team

Marsha Marshall

Manawanui Chief Executive

Marsha is a Canadian import, who now proudly also bears a New Zealand passport. She has an extensive background of more than 25 years in the health and disability sectors. She was involved in setting up the Family Options Respite programme through Starship Hospital, and the development of the IF Framework at the Ministry of Health.

“I am passionate about Individualised Funding and the difference it can and is making in people’s lives across New Zealand. I look forward to leading Manawanui into the future, and assisting as many people as possible in their own journeys toward creating a future where they are in charge.”

Russell Fernandes

Manawanui Chief Operating

Russell brings a long history of commercial financial experience as well as some time in health and disability both here in New Zealand and in the UK where he is from.

As well as the Finance Team, Russell manages contracts and funder relationships, and business development activities.

“Although my background is in commercial finance, my priority is to partner with our customerfacing teams, so that they have all the tools they need to empower our Clients to live a better life”

Neil Browning

Chief Digital Officer

Neil joined the Manawanui team in November 2015 and brings many years of experience of delivering IT solutions and change for large organisations in the UK and Europe. He is now managing the products, platform and data team and is responsible for the development of our innovative technology solutions, such as the Client Web Portal and e-Mploy, as well as the day to day operations of our digital infrastructure.

“I am really excited to be working for an organisation that is making a difference for so many people. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead as we continue to innovate and expand our service offerings.”