Young Life New Zealand BoardBrett Jones - Board Chair

Brett Jones - Board Chair

Brett Jones works with non-profit groups, in a part-time capacity, assisting with a range of issues including:


*      Clarification of Vision, Mission and Values

*      Analysis of organisational competencies and areas of weakness

*      Advice on aspects of branding and promotional strategies

*      Governance and structural issues

*      Trust objectives and preliminary drafting advice


Brett has worked with trusts, charities and church groups over the past 10 years, offering strategic analytical and training input.  He has been involved in a number of “start-up” non profit trusts and organisations.


In 2004, Brett graduated with an MBA (Henley) majoring in the management of Non-Profit Organisations.  Brett practised as a lawyer for 10 years where he developed specialties in Trust and Family law. 


He also worked as an instructor with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies for 5 years where he contributed to the development of skills training programmes.


Brett Jones is currently pastor to the cession|community, a church community motivated towards local community engagement and the encouragement of creativity and the arts.  The church meets in The Depot in Highland Park.  He is currently National Secretary to the network of Wesleyan Methodist churches in New Zealand.  


He chairs cession|community trust, which offers community services to children, youth and their families in the Howick-Pakuranga-Botany area, and Young Life New Zealand Trust which serves High Schools and students through the provision of youth workers in partnership with local churches and community organisations.  Brett also chairs the 1914media Trust, a charitable trust working with community organisations to enhance their promotional and publicity activities through film and media and supply training programmes for film and video education.


Brett is married to Kristen Jones and they have three children. He lives in Howick, Auckland.