Mercy Ships NZ has a number of ambassadors, speakers and writers who volunteer to take our story and share it with others in New Zealand and elsewhere. Some of them are featured here and, if you would like someone to visit your organisation, club, church or community group to talk about the work of Mercy Ships, please contact us.

Larry Robbins OBE, JP, RNZN (Rtd)

Board Chair Commander Larry Robbins serves as the Board Chair for Mercy Ships New Zealand. He also volunteers periodically on board the Africa Mercy. He enjoyed a career in the Royal NZ Navy, rising to the rank of commander as Hydrographer of the Navy. On retiring from the Navy … Read More

Peter Woolston

Musical ambassador Peter Woolston is helping us continue to provide free surgeries and life-changing medical care to some of the poorest people in the world through his fundraising and outreach. Peter is ‘rocking the boat’ with his song Hope On My Horizon written for MSNZ. He regularly shares … Read More

Roger Biddle

A career in teaching and the role of Headmaster has equipped Roger Biddle with the engaging and professional communication skills to take an audience on a voyage with Mercy Ships. He regularly volunteers to speak to church and community groups and if you would like to hear his story, … Read More

Graeme Walls

Mercy Ships NZ Director During the visit of the first vessel Anastasis to New Zealand in 1983, Graeme felt called to the work of Mercy Ships. For more than 30 years he has worked on four Mercy Ships and in four land-based offices in a number of administration and … Read More

Sharon Walls

Communications Manager Sharon Walls has recently returned from serving on board Africa Mercy as a writer to her role as Mercy Ships New Zealand Communications Manager. Sharon has served with Mercy Ships for more than 25 years including and has been working for the organisation in Auckland since 2008. Her work as communications … Read More