Our Accountability

Operating Mercy Ships New Zealand

Mercy Ships New Zealand (MSNZ) is a registered charity in New Zealand which exists to support the work of Mercy Ships International. Linked through an Association Agreement, Mercy Ships New Zealand is involved in fundraising for various projects carried out by Mercy Ships International including recruiting crew for the Mercy Ships vessel and promoting the work of Mercy Ships.

Last year Mercy Ships New Zealand raised over $1.107 million

Mercy Ships New Zealand Auckland-based and governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees,  which meet four times a year. The principal roles of the board with regard to the overall Mercy Ships mission are to provide policy leadership and to oversee the operations of MSNZ.

The current members are:

  • Board Chair: Lee Tait
  • Dr Andrew Clark – MBChB
  • Janine Stewart – BA, LLB
  • Pastor Bruce McDonald
  • Francis Caetano – B.Compt (Hons), Audit, Tax and Accounting FCA(NZ)
  • Dr Hadleigh Reid – BDS
  • Phil Heatley
  • Jenny Loh – B.Com, B.Sc
  • Graeme Walls – Officer of the Board

Charities Commission

Mercy Ships New Zealand (MSNZ) is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005 (#CC26854). Our charity registration details can be viewed on the NZ Charities Register here


Mercy Ships NZ is part of a global network of 17 offices that work together to provide healthcare for Africa’s poor from our hospital ship. We share the mission to promote the work of Mercy Ships through fundraising, volunteer recruitment and the procurement of materials and services, .

Each of the national offices is autonomous and collaborates through the Mercy Ships Global Association to support our ship field work

Annual Reports

Read a narrative report on pre-Covid 2019 2020 Senegal field service HERE

View the most recent Annual Report for the last calendar year Mercy Ships International Annual Report 2021 HERE