FYD's Patron

Foundation for Youth Development Patron

Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae

Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae was sworn in as New Zealand’s 20th Governor-General for a five year term on 31 August 2011. He has previously worked at senior levels in the New Zealand public service and military as well as contributing to many sporting and community organisations.





Founding Board Member & ex-Patron

The Rt Rev Sir Paul Reeves GCMG, GCVO, QSO, KStJ
Former Governor-General of New Zealand

Everyone at FYD was very sad to learn of the passing of Sir Paul Reeves.

Sir Paul was one of was one of our first trustees and remained involved over the years as co-patron. He was there at the beginning and was important in helping us form the original trust and was our wise counsel in those formative years.

Our throughts and prayers are with Sir Paul's whanau as they say farewell. It is the passing of a very great New Zealander.

Graeme, Jo-anne and all the team at FYD.