Meet the Team

Lorraine Thompson

General Manager

Lorraine joined our team in April 2022, bringing with her a great depth of knowledge about the Manawatu District from spending 7+ years at Manawatu District Council. The GM role focuses on funding applications, reporting to the governance committee, and managing the accounts and general admin. In addition Lorraine has taken on the Community Engagement role vacated in June and is very keen to increase NSM’s ability to assist community groups and organisations especially in emergency situations.

Kiri Somerville


Kiri relocated to the Manawatu in 2022 and accepted the role of chair after joining the committee in 2023. Kiri’s professional background is Human Resource Management having worked with businesses in the technology, agriculture, retail and energy sectors. In joining NSM, Kiri’s goals are to support the organisation to deliver its strategy and to connect more her local community as a volunteer.


Barbara Wills


Faye Todd

Committee member

Nola Morris

Committee Member

Chris Morton

Committee member

Hilary Collier

Committee member

Andrew Royds

Committee member

Emetia Smit

Committee member