Brian Nowell

Board Chairperson

Brian Nowell has had 36 years’ experience in finance and general management with a large public manufacturing company including as General Manager Customer Services and Quality and a senior management role in the organisation’s Corporate Communications team.

He has held governance positions for more than 20 years, including as a Director and / or Trustee of several organisations and as a former Director for a Trustee of public and KiwiSaver superannuation funds. In addition to his role on Rescare’s Board, Brian is currently Chairperson of a tertiary education provider and of a trust that encourages people to engage in their local community’s activities. He is also a Trustee of a foundation involved in palliative care.

He is strongly motivated to encourage people to become involved in a broad range of activities that aid their community to achieve better health, wealth and well-being.

Brian brings highly capable leadership skills to Rescare’s Board, and the organisation continues to benefit from his focus on quality assurance and organisational growth. He became a Board member in 2003 and has been Chairperson since 2013.

Brian’s daughter has been a Rescare resident since 1997.

A former member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Brian was a chartered member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand until his resignation in 2018.

An avid sports enthusiast, Brian enjoys walking, cycling and fishing, and loves to travel.

My dream for Rescare Homes Trust is that it will be the disability community’s premier service provider. Enhancing the quality of life for those who cannot always manage their own wellbeing and enabling families to share in the provision of an enjoyable, safe and happy life for their loved ones is an absolute priority.”