Meet our Executive Team

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Sean Stowers

Chief Executive

Sean has been an active contributor to the disability support sector for more than 25 years, in a variety roles primarily focused on the strategic and operational management of support delivery.

In his drive for social justice, and outcomes that support choice and control for people with disabilities, Sean aims to build on the strong, person-centred foundation upon which Spectrum is based, and ensure people with disabilities and their families have a lead role in the design and delivery of a continuum of tailored and sustainable support options.


Judy Garriock

Clinical Advisor and Strategic Projects Manager

Judy is a former registered nurse and has worked extensively in the healthcare sector as an employee, and in sales and marketing for medical products suppliers.

Judy’s focus is on improving health outcomes for people with disabilities through working with primary health organisations, comprehensive health assessments and in-depth medication reviews to reduce polypharmacy.

Judy was a founding member of the Disability Nurses Network, and currently serves on the National Health Board IT Consumer Panel and the MoH Reference Group for the Improvement of Health Outcomes for People with Learning Disabilities. Judy also serves on the Board of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (NZ).

Liz Reese

General Manager – Finance, Information Services and Payroll

Liz has held senior commercial finance roles with some of New Zealand’s leading corporates, including industrial gas conglomerate BOC and Woolworth’s subsidiary Progressive Enterprises.

Over the course of her career, Liz has focused on leadership and fiscal responsibility through the application of systematic, process-based approaches and strong working relationships. Liz also believes strongly in creating and influencing cultural change to build collaborative environments with a shared organisational vision.

Liz is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Simon Dunn

General Manager – Service Delivery

Simon leads a team of senior managers who are responsible for the provision of a continuum of tailored support options. The goal of this team is to meet customer and stakeholder expectations, and actively support people with disabilities to ‘live a great life’.

Simon is a long-term Spectrum employee and has worked in a number of different roles, including as a Community Support Worker, Service Coordinator and Human Resources Manager.

Simon graduated with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and later completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Business.

Ray Finch

General Manager – Business Development and Marketing

Ray has held an array of senior management, leadership and executive roles in the medical, insurance and corporate consulting sectors in New Zealand and internationally.

With a passion for business strategy and development, operational and financial management relationship building, Ray brings a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a track record of building relationships and growing businesses.

Since joining Spectrum, Ray has launched a number of new support options that are not funded by government, but which satisfy high levels of unmet family need.

He is committed to making a difference in the community and delivering tailored support options that meet individual needs.


Peter Sanders

General Manager – Homes of Choice

Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in the building industry and has held a wide array of senior roles in property development and management.

Peter is passionate about providing people with disabilities the home environments of their choice, and believes strongly in supporting increased freedom and independence through smart technology and intelligent home systems.

In pursuit of these goals, Peter has built partnerships with a variety of tertiary institutions to support pioneering innovations in technology and design, and develop landscaping enhancements which improve outdoor living environments for people with disabilities.

Peter is a member of the Master Builders Association.


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