Youth Funders' Network September 2017
Michelle Wellington
Ko Tainui te waka 
Ko Pukorokoro te maunga 
Ko Tikapa te moana 
Ko Ngāti Paoa te iwi 
Ko Michelle ahau. 

Michelle Wellington has been involved with Bay Brighter Futures for the last two-and-a-half years. She is involved in this funding programme as it supports collaborative community initiatives. Michelle has worked for the Ministry of Youth Development for the last 13 years, during this time, she has held various regional and national roles. She is currently the Midlands Regional Relationship Manager covering Waikato, Bay of Plenty and the East Coast.

Michelle has experience in facilitation, training, delivering processes for young people to influence decision making, writing resources for young people and a strong background in youth development.

Michelle says, “I am looking forward to sharing my experience of Bay Brighter Futures with you.” 

Antony Welton
Antony Welton was appointed Human Resources Director Vodafone and Chair of the Vodafone Foundation in October 2012. He first joined the global Vodafone community in 2002 working for Vodafone UK and has worked for a number of Vodafone entities including Japan, India, UK, Vodafone Group and New Zealand. Before joining Vodafone UK, Antony worked for Cap Gemini Ernst and Young UK Ltd, where he specialised in change management across a variety of industries and prior to that in Human Resources for Aviva Plc. Antony has a Bachelor of Science with honours in psychology and a Master of Science in occupational psychology and started his career working as an occupational psychologist.