Our Staff

Our offices are based in the centre of Dunedin and the Trust’s staff welcome you to contact them at any time to arrange a visit and discuss your activities and ideas. They are happy to answer any questions you may have that help you complete an application form or to find funding from other sources.

Toll Free Phone: 0800 10 12 40

Phone: (03) 479 0994

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Barbara Bridger

Chief Executive

barbara@oct.org.nz

Barbara Bridger

Chief Executive

Barbara has been the Trust’s Chief Executive since 2014. Barbara is a Chartered Accountant by background and spent almost 10 years working in the Banking and Financial Services sector both in New Zealand and Overseas before returning to Dunedin in the mid 1990’s to raise her family.

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Carol Melville

Donations Manager

carol@oct.org.nz

Carol Melville

Donations Manager

Carol has worked with the Otago Community Trust for the past twenty eight years. Carol is responsible for overseeing application for funding, preparing reports for trustees and liaising with community groups.

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Sue Broome

Funding Adviser/Administration Manager

sue@oct.org.nz

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Teresa Christie

Administration Officer

teresa@oct.org.nz

Teresa Christie

Administration Officer

I became involved in community projects when my children were young, motivated “to make the world a better place where my kids, and others, could enjoy the simple things in life”.

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Mel McAtamney

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

melanie@oct.org.nz

Mel McAtamney

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Mel joined the Otago Community Trust in February 2016. Mel is delighted to be able to take on the new challenge of promoting the Otago Community Trust and more importantly promote and celebrate the great work that occurs at the heart of our Otago communities.

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