Adult Guardianship Services NZ​


Director/Trustee - Helen Peterson has over 25 years experience working with people in the community with most of her experience being advocating for peoples rights. She is passionate about the rights of all New Zealanders with a special interest in those who struggle to have a voice through mental, physical or intellectual disability. She has supported numerous families and others through the Guardianship process and developed an in depth understanding of the 'Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988'. She has done this primarily whilst working as an Advocacy Lead with 'Spectrum Care Trust' and previously as an Abuse and Neglect Field Officer with 'Age Concern'.

Trustee/Administrator - Cooper has lived experience of disability having endured chronic illness for several of his teenage years. His previous experience includes volunteering with 'Pet Therapy' visiting rest homes with his dog Jojo, and working as the Administrator for the 'Awesome Experiences Fun Club Inc', a club for people with disabilities. He has a special interest in supporting people in the community, particularly those who are susceptible to abuse and neglect.