My name is Kevin Tiernan. I am a Detective Senior Sergeant with the New Zealand Police and have been a Police Officer since 1985. I have worked in Auckland City (17 years), Nelson (7 years) and the remaining time in Counties Manukau. I have spent a considerable period of my Police career working in the area of Adult Sexual Assaults. I have been lucky enough to work very closely with staff from Counselling Service Centre (CSC) to achieve the best possible outcomes for victims of sexual abuse. I have seen first-hand the practical support provided to victims of sexual abuse in the initial acute crisis stage of reporting the incident to the police. I am also aware of the longer term benefits of providing ongoing counselling.
I joined the board at CSC in 2013 and became the Chairman in 2015. I feel privileged to be a small
part of a team that provides such an important service to the people of South Auckland.
On a personal note, I am married to Rose. We have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. I like to spend my summer months tramping, doing Great Walks of New Zealand.
Christine has been a Court Registrar and trainer for the Ministry of Justice, a manager for the St John Youth Programme and worked in community development in South Auckland for Auckland Council. Her roles have brought her into contact with a diverse range of people. She currently works for Hato Hone St John in a role connecting her strongly with volunteers, welfare initiative and reward & recognition. She has been involved with the team at CSC, on the Board in a volunteer capacity since 2004. “The work CSC does in our local area is invaluable. I’m pleased to be part of this team, who are compassionate, professional and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Rachel is a Chartered Accountant (CA), member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and holds a current certificate of public practice. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Auckland University and post graduate diploma in Professional Accounting at Manukau Institute of Technology.
Rachel began her accounting career in the corporate arena and worked for merchant banking firm Bankers Trust for ten years. She later joined an accounting practice in 1999 where she became practice manager. In February 2008, she joined Business Like Chartered Accountants where she was subsequently made partner. Rachel has been diligently supporting and serving local South Auckland businesses ever since.
Rachel lives on a lifestyle block in Ardmore; when she’s not working in the office she can most likely be found in her vegetable garden or orchard at home.