Victim Support | Our senior managers
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Our senior managers


Chief Executive: Kevin Tso

LAW_9787Kevin joined Victim Support in 2009, initially as Operations Manager, becoming Chief Executive in 2013.

Kevin has enjoyed a career spanning the corporate and NGO sectors.  He joined Victim Support from a senior management position at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, and was previously Chief Executive of London Bookshops in New Zealand.

As Chief Executive at Victim Support, Kevin plays a key role leading the senior management team, driving the strategic direction of Victim Support, and enhancing our relationships with our core funders and partners.

Over his four years as Chief Executive, Kevin has overseen the design and implementation of Victim Support’s five year strategic plan, Vision 2020, which focuses on securing Victim Support’s place as the gateway for all victims to a fair and accessible justice system, while securing the organisation’s sustainability and enhancing our frontline services to victims.

General Manager – Fundraising and Communications:  Cam Cotter

Cam joined Victim Support in July 2016 to lead the organisation’s funding and communications team. He brings almost a decade of experience in fundraising, volunteer management, communications, and marketing to Victim Support.

Cam is focussed on ensuring the wider public understand Victim Support’s mission, and building partnerships with supportive organisations in government and the community to ensure we can continue our important work for victims of crime and trauma.


General Manager – Service Delivery:  Karen McLeay

Karen’s past roles include Executive Director of Physiotherapy New Zealand, Acting Head of Weltec’s Centre for Service Industries, and CEO of NZ Qualifications Authority.

Karen has proven experience in operational, strategic and business planning, has great organisational skills and values relationship building. While she has impressive management expertise, Karen also has very strong relationship skills that are essential in her role with Victim Support.


General Manager – People & Capability:  Seamus Kennedy

Joining Victim Support in March 2018, Seamus has worked on both sides of the Tasman in recruitment and human resource roles for 20 years. He recently returned to New Zealand after a decade working in heavy industry sectors including mining, construction, infrastructure and renewable energy.

Seamus sees his early focus as further developing Victim Support’s reputation as a great place to grow and learn, for employees and volunteers alike. This requires strong systems and frameworks to support that mission, especially within critical areas such as health and safety, employee wellbeing, and learning and development.


General Manager – Corporate Services:  Clare Shave

In April 2018, Clare was appointed as General Manager Corporate Services. Her role incorporates leadership of finance, ICT, risk management and administrative services. She brings to this position more than 20 years’ experience in finance and corporate services management in corporate, local government and not-for-profit organisations.