1 Mar 2016

New head for Auckland City Mission

3:43 pm on 1 March 2016

Manaia Health public health organisation head Chris Farrelly has been been appointed to lead the Auckland City Mission.

A City Mission spokesperson confirmed the appointment of Mr Farrelly, who has headed Manaia Health for 13 years, saying he had a long history of working with the poor and marginalised both in New Zealand and overseas.

The spokesperson said he had led several programmes, including a house insulation project and working to bring free milk into schools.

Mr Farrelly said he did not want to comment until he started his new role, on 1 June.

He replaces Dame Diane Robertson, who headed the Auckland City Mission for 17 years.