Heart Kids NZ farewells our wonderful Chief Executive Rob Lutter in early January. He's leaving the organisation to take on the role as CEO of Heart Kids Australia. Rob has lead Heart Kids NZ for four and a half years but has been part of the organisation for more than 21, when his own heart son, Zac was born.  

"Maureen was chair of Heart Kids Hawke's Bay and then became a Family Support Worker. I supported Maureen and then went on to become a board member from 2007 to 2014." 

Rob says the move to Australia can only make for a stronger Heart Kids trans-Tasman relationship. he's also paid tribute to the heart Kids team around New Zealand, and to all the amazing heart kids and their families.

"I truly work with an amazing team of people who care about our families. Heart Kids is in a strong position, fiscally sound and with the best fundraising team ever and we have almost doubled our Family Support Team, from when I started. We are on target to reach our December 2020 goal of equitable family support around New Zealand. I also acknowledge our volunteer board who provide us strategic direction." 

We all wish Rob and Maureen the very best for the new chapter in their lives.