McKenzie Centre - Realising a child's potential - Early intervention for children with special needs - Te Whare Awhina o nga Kohungahunga Haua



Simon Rickman


Community Representative

General Information

Simon joined the Trust in April 2015 after returning to the Waikato following 13 years in Auckland, the United States and UK. Simon is the CEO of Holdfast, a Director of Jumping Beans International and a Trustee of Momentum Waikato which has a purpose of “a better Waikato for everyone, forever”. Before moving back to Hamilton, Simon held a number of senior leadership roles with Les Mills International including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive of its US business unit based in San Francisco. Simon has experience in the forestry, dairy, construction, education, management consulting and health and fitness industries and holds a Bachelor of Management Studies qualification from the University of Waikato.

Spare time is spent with his family, wife Joanne and 2 young children.