Our lean team exists to serve our communities and create social change.

Steve Carey

Executive Director

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Ko Kōtirana te whakapaparanga mai engari
Ko Ahuriri te whenua tupu
Ko Aotearoa te kāinga
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Ko Steve Carey tōku ingoa
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Dedicated to supporting businesses, whānau and individuals realise and live to their full potential.   

As an experienced impact and system strategist, I see the value in working across the wider social, economic and environmental elements to support positive outcomes for our people, whānau and communities.  Having the ability to draw on my experiences in private business, community organisations and crown agencies, I am able to empathise with our communities about shifting the focus from working in silos towards working on the system. My background in psychology ensures that I continue to seek clarity through curiosity about what is truly important to our communities. I, along with the team, believe in putting our people, whānau and communities first to support the development of positive and enduring change.   

Danielle Horrocks

Strategic Impact Director

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Ko Whanganui te Awa
Ko Ngati Pākeha tōkū iwiKo Croker whanau toku ingoa
Ko Horrocks toku whanauNo Whanganui ahau 

A super passionate researcher, designer and life long learner.

I am an experienced human-centred strategist, designer and change agent with a wealth of experience working as a consultant across multiple agencies as well as working in-house within large organisations. I have a strong passion for emphasising with and understanding people, their needs, what drives them, and how this then plays out in their everyday experiences. By putting people and their needs at the heart of everything I do I am able to deliver valuable and actionable insights, strategies and outcomes that create meaningful, positive and lasting change.

Having recently relocated back down to my hometown Whanganui, the perfect opportunity presented itself being able to finally merge my professional expertise with my passion for people and the broader Whanganui rohe by joining the Impact Collective team – this is a journey I am incredibly excited to embark on.

Briar Goldie

Systems Strategist

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Ko Wainui te moana
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Ngāpuhi tōku iwi
No Aotearoa ahau

I’m a researcher, strategist and innately curious thinker, who combines several years of industry experience with wellbeing training to explore, connect, and create new possibilities that drive positive change. Over the years, my vision has remained the same; to create a world that fosters equity and connection, where individuals can thrive as whole beings, regardless of their background.

By empathising deeply, working collaboratively, and caring wholeheartedly, my mahi (work) strives to connect with experiences, uncover hidden strengths, and empower people to be the leaders of their own change. Through shared vision and collective action, I believe we can achieve positive change that reaches far beyond individual wellbeing to the wellbeing of our community.

Dayna Stevenson

Intern Systems Strategist

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Ko Whanganui tōkū Awa
Ko Aotea tōkū Waka
Ko Te Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi rāua ko Ngā Rauru Kiitahi oku iwi
Ko Putiki rāua ko Pākaraka oku marae
No Whanganui ahau
Kei Ōtautahi ahau e noho ana i tēnei wā
Ko Dayna Stevenson tōku ingoa


I recently graduated from the University of Otago, where I earned my Bachelors degree in Science, majoring in Psychology.

I proactively seek practical experience beyond my academic studies to reinforce and enhance my knowledge. This includes both qualitative and qualitative research internships and part-time employment as a research assistant in the areas of child and developmental psychology, health psychology, sports psychology, and cultural psychology, with a particular focus on promoting positive Māori health outcomes.

My experiences have solidified my passion for contributing to a team that places a high value on promoting equity and wellbeing outcomes using a mana-enhancing approach. This is particularly important to me when it comes to collaborating with communities that have played a significant role in shaping who I am today. I am grateful to be working alongside a like-minded team so early in my career, and take great pride in the transformative work we do at the Impact Collective.

Caleb Kingi

Creative Director

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Ko Rangitīkei te Awa
Ko Tākitimu Te Waka
Ko Ngāti Hauti te Iwi
No Whanganui ahau

I’m a cinematographer based in Whanganui. My craft has allowed me to travel over Aotearoa and the world shooting for a range of govt organisations, SME’s, NGO’s, brands and individuals.

I have a passion for telling stories that bring positive change to people, communities and organisations. I love the place I call home, it’s my place of belonging and I feel privileged being connected to the whenua and the people.

Josh Ace

Senior Designer

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Ko Te Papaioea te kāinga
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Ko Josh Ace tōku ingoa
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As a senior graphic designer based in Palmerston North with over 10 years industry experience, I enjoy the challenge of telling stories visually and have been privileged to have undertaken a wide-ranging scope of work within various companies throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

It has been great to be able to apply all of the skills learnt from those endeavours into the exciting future opportunities and mahi as a part of the Impact Collective Team.

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