Mark Brown, Chief Executive Officer - Life Unlimited

Mark Brown, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Brown is Chief Executive of Life Unlimited and is responsible for strategic leadership and management of the organisation.

Mark has been involved for more than 20 years in leadership roles in the health and disability sector including senior roles with the Ministry of Health as funder of services, as well as with several provider organisations in social services and supporting people with disabilities. He has been particularly involved in the development of significant new services, and his commitment and vision is for Life Unlimited to continually evolve and grow in ways that best support people to be more independent, and have greater choice and control over their lives.


Sally Taylor, Service and Development Manager, Hearing

Sally is a forward looking and progressive manager, with more than 10 years’ experience in medical and business management roles.  She has provided strong leadership to multi-disciplined teams across the not for profit and private sectors.

Sally’s ability to analyse issues and create unique solutions designed to grow brand and develop business services, combined with her drive and focus to deliver a robust and future proof service will continue to see the service keep up with the changing environment, while ensuring we reach those in our communities.


Catherine Trezona, National Manager, Altogether Autism

Catherine is charged with providing quality, evidence-based and timely information to autistic people and the professionals and family/whānau who support them. Catherine is responsible for both the strategic and operational management of Altogether Autism, which is delivered in partnership with Life Unlimited and Parent to Parent.

Catherine joined Altogether Autism as a researcher in 2014 after completing a Master’s degree in health psychology, and moved into a managerial role in 2015. She is one of the programme developers and lead facilitators for PRISM, our specialist autism workforce development series. She brings a passion and commitment to building community and is a strong advocate of seeking and supporting an authentic autistic voice to ensure Altogether Autism is built on the principle and practice of ‘nothing about us without us.’


Karen Wilton, Service and Development Manager, Needs Assessment and Service Coordination

Karen leads the Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) teams in the Hutt Valley and Gisborne and our Local Area Coordination service.  Prior to that she was chief executive at a community and residential disability provider. Because of this and her personal/whanau experience of lived disability, Karen brings a stakeholder perspective to the management of our NASC and LAC services.