Our People

The team at SociaLink is as diverse as the sector we support; we have differing expertise and a variety of skills, but share a common goal and love for the social services sector and those fortunate enough to work in it. We look forward to engaging with you and hearing your stories. Below is a little bit about us….

Liz Davies - General Manager

Liz wanted to start a bring your dog to work policy, but as our office is really small and her dog is really big, plans had to be temporarily shelved. Fortunately she is very smart and persuasive, and has persuaded TECT to build a big shiny new building, big enough for herself, her dog and anyone else who’d like to join her.


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  • A ‘jill of all trades’ who has worked in youth health, education and training, public health, social policy and planning, community development, child protection, mental health and management for over 25 years
  • Has a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work
  • Worked for over 10 years in the Western Bay of Plenty as well as in Melbourne, London, the Pacific and Asia.

Gordy Lockhart - Manager - The Kollective

Gordy is originally from Scotland. He had to move, as it was too cold to wear his huge collection of gaudy shirts (which are a real sight for sore eyes). He has been slowly adjusting to life in NZ by learning English. We can understand him most of the time, the rest of the time we just nod and stare hypnotically at his shirts.


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Gordy has many years of experience under his belt in…

  •  Business & HR management consultancy
  • Systems and process development
  • Marketing & digital presence
  • Innovation & new concept development

Jodie Robertson - Sector Engagement

Jodie is our very own Wonder Woman, we have lost count of the roles she has at SociaLink, but she somehow manages to find time to do the school run and kick butt at Roller Derby. Jodie loves to accessorise with unusual items of household furnishings; as a precaution we have decided to hide all the paper clips.



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Iwi: Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto

A mum of 5 and,

  • 15 years experience in evaluation research and service review
  • 10 years experience in consultation across the health and education sectors
  • 15 years in project management

Tracy Stockman - Financial Administration

Tracy is our financial goddess, she loves budgets and forecasts, and is able to count using more than her own body parts. The rest of us are also very good at maths, and know that there is only one of her and that she was employed not a fraction too soon.


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Over 30 years administration and accounts experience
– Over 10 years Operational Management experience in Private Sector
– Over 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector – funding, sponsorship and project management
– Extensive Project & Event Management experience

Kathy Webb - Training & Events

Kathy has been working in the social sector forever, and there is no one she doesn’t know. She can get you anything you need, no questions asked; and often has an abundance of things that she would like to get rid of, anything from bookmarks to bunnies.


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  • 10 years experience in community development with local government
  • 15 years experience with a variety of community organisations at staff and board level
  • A broad knowledge of the not for profit sector in the western Bay of Plenty and nationally.

Anneke Grogan - Intern

Anneke is our Intern. Bright eyed, bushy tailed and with energy to burn. We’re all very interested in one of her loves: baking! and we’re interested in participating in growing her skill in that area through our testing and positive feedback.

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Anneke is in her fourth year of study in Texas USA, towards a triple major in Psychology, Health & Society and Applied Physiology & Health Management. She is an athlete of note in track and cross country for the school team. Anneke is an avid baker!