Meet the Team

Ron Scott

Acting General Manager

Ron Scott JP is an economist with additional tertiary qualifications in Adult Education and Business. He also holds a degree in History and Geography. He is the founder of Stellaris Ltd which is a consultancy specialising in assisting directors, trustees and senior management in governance and strategic planning.

Ron is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors. He is the Deputy Chair of the Bay of Plenty DHB, Chair of SILC Charitable Trust, Chair of the Suzanne Aubert Catholic School Establishment Board and a member of the AA Bay of Plenty Council. His past board experiences include Tauranga Energy Consumers Trust (TECT), the University of Waikato and Age Concern.

Ron is the author of “The New Director” an internationally published book for aspiring and new directors. He has spoken at conferences in New Zealand and internationally. His special expertise in assisting directors and trustees who are new to their governance roles.

Gaylene Street

Senior Volunteer Management Consultant

Gaylene is our Senior Volunteer Management Consultant. She joined Volunteering Bay Of Plenty (VBOP) in May 2017, firstly as a volunteer and then took on the role of Events & Marketing Coordinator.  Gaylene is also the Volunteer Coordinator for Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust, helping them with their volunteer management.

She moved from Auckland to Tauranga in April 2016 with her husband Wayne whose family roots are in the Bay of Plenty and is enjoying the lifestyle this region gives her.
Gaylene previously worked for Auckland Council in Property Management and Health & Safety and has extensive experience in Customer Service & Service delivery.  She holds a National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) and a Certificate in Accounting Administration & Payroll.  She has also gained a certificate in the Essentials of Volunteer Management.

Anna Bailey

Volunteer Management Consultant

Anna Bailey is our Volunteer Management Consultant who joined VBOP in September 2016 as our Volunteer Coordinator.  Anna finished her Masters Degree in HR and also did another HR course in London to swap her knowledge to English language. She is very keen to stay focused in Human Resources and learn new things. Anna is from small town Humenne in Slovakia. Along with HR she has been studying Teaching of specialised subjects.

After her studies she moved to London to work and learn English. During that time she met Kiwi man, they got married and decided to move to his home land and she is now the proud mother of Jack. Anna is very happy to be in New Zealand as she loves the sea and outdoor activities. She also has become an interpreter in Slovak and Czech language for BOP area so she can use her native language. 

She has completed a certificate in the Essentials of Volunteer Management.

Anna is currently on maternity leave and due to return to us in September 2020.