about us

Launched in 2020, by Anna Margaret Clare Stuck, the foundation is inspired by her children and her desire to create a better future for them and generations to come.

A social entrepreneur, investor, and natural problem solver, Anna wants Clare to contribute to change by standing alongside those who are solving the problems of today.

Clare is a nod to the brave, bold, and generous women who have given their time and talents to better the lives of others. The name ‘Clare’ recognises the women in Anna’s family, past and present, especially those who share this name.

The nature of change is both challenging and constant, so we will continually learn, explore, experiment and evolve to ensure it contributes in the most effective way possible.

our team

Alice Montague

Chief Executive Officer

Alice’s experience spans roles in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, across a range of high-profile organisations such as the Red Cross, Experience Wellington, Creative New Zealand and most recently in her role as Executive Director at the Nikau Foundation. Alice’s extensive breadth of experience is ideal for Clare’s proactive, progressive approach.

Anne-marie Maikuku

Strategic Funding Lead, Oral Health

Anne-marie is a passionate advocate for oral health in Aotearoa. She has over 10 years of experience in the oral health sector, working as a dental assistant, oral health therapist, and the Initiative Lead for Pou Waka Niho tautahi via the Waikato DHB. In her previous role, Anne-marie was responsible for developing and implementing a range of oral health programs for tamariki and rangatahi. She is also a strong advocate for cultural safety in oral health, and has worked to ensure that oral health services are accessible and inclusive for all.

Jan Logie

Strategic Funding Lead, Women

Jan’s career spans decades in leadership roles centered around women and wellbeing – including the YWCA and Hutt Valley Youth Health Service (now known as VIBE) – as well as overseeing high-profile portfolios in the community sector, human rights, social development, women, children, local government, immigration during her time in Parliament.

Robyn Langlands

Strategic Funding Lead, Environment

Robyn brings her skills and experience in the not-for-profit sector, various research roles, and as a Clinical Psychologist to her role with Clare. Robyn co-founded Kaibosh Food Rescue, a charity that links the food industry with community groups to ensure that quality surplus food reaches those who are struggling rather than being needlessly discarded.

Stevie-Jean Gear

Strategic Funding Lead, Youth Well-being

Stevie-Jean has eight years’ experience working within the Youth sector, having spent time in both the community and public sectors; advising, advocating, mentoring and creating youth programmes. She brings a range of diverse knowledge in both youth work and youth development.

Zoë Williams

Administration and Operations Manager

Zoë is responsible for supporting the team with effective processes and making the physical office an exceptional place to work. She has a background in various administration, hospitality, and community engagement roles, which perfectly complement her ambition to contribute to mahi that makes a difference in the world, while working with passionate and caring people.


our board

Anna StuckFounder and Chair

Rachel FarrantTrustee

Claire ByrneTrustee

Christina HowardAdvisor


our partners