BB Staff Team
Mike Brewer - National Director
Mike held the position as BB National Director for over 2 years and has an extensive background in management across media and business development. Mike has led teams across electronic and traditional media platforms in the commercial and 'not for profit' sectors. His experience includes leading sales and management teams in radio, newspaper, television and social media. As National Director Mike has a passion to see BB grow into a strong contributor of young men who contribute positively to New Zealand.
Leigh-Ann Bailie BCom, DipACC. - Executive Officer
Leigh-Ann has been with the Boys Brigade for over 3 years and has become an integral part of the Executive, Staff and the wider movement. Leigh-Ann handles a wide breath of administration, fund raising, stakeholder relationships to name a few. She has a wealth of experience and previously held the position of CEO for Diabetes South Africa. Her and Husband John who is a minister, have two adult children, and they currently reside in Maryborough in Queensland where John runs the local food basket and Leigh-Ann takes advantage of the modern digital age working remotely.
Warwick Tomlinson - South Island Development Manager
Warwick is the BB Development Manager for the South Island. While his history with BB only began in 2019, he has taken on a large area geographic area and also Captains BB 1st Mosgiel. In 2007 he completed a Bachelors in Ministry Theology (BMin) at Laidlaw College while working as an Intern at Opawa Baptist church and as a landscapers labourer. He has spent 26 years as a youth worker, both voluntarily and professionally. Warwick is a raging extrovert and loves being with people, especially working with teenagers. Warwick’s family include wife Rebecca and three wonderful children, Alyssa, Georgia and Jayden. If you are in the deep south, feel free to get in touch with him.
Stu Thompson - Programme Director
Stu has worked for BB New Zealand for over 20 years and in that time contributed a massive effort to the movement. Stu was instrumental in developing the ICONZ program, curriculum and badges in addition to the development of the Edge Workshops in schools across the whole country. He has worked tirelessly to help boys become great men and has an enthusiasm un matched and well respected across the school network and BB. Stu is an avid outdoors man and has five wonderful children, and is a doting granddad and supported by his lovely wife Karen