Committee Membership

The membership of the Committee for Survivors is comprised of the Operations Managers of MSA’s Member Organisations (MMO’s), our Te Kairaranga (community weaver) and our Pouārahi Māori. In accordance with the MSA Board Charter, the Committee will operate as a formal advisory committee to the MSA Board, which will appoint two Trustees to the Committee, one of whom will act as Chair.

Our Te Kairaranga works with MMO managers to build an engaged national community of service leaders to champion the purpose and ambition of Male Survivors Aotearoa and to collaborate on growing the national network of support services for male survivors

Male survivors are welcome to provide input and advice to the Committee for Survivors by emailing the committee at cfs@malesurvivor.nz.

Our Mandate

The mandate of the Committee for Survivors, which is detailed in their Terms of Reference (PDF), is essentially three-fold:

1. To act as the ‘consumer advocacy group’ – a role performed in accordance with our National Service Standards – to help assure the relevance and quality of the support services we provide for male survivors by providing feedback and advice on service policies and the service experience of survivors and their family/whanau and supporters.

2. To provide a collective ‘sounding board’ for the MSA Board of Trustees by providing survivor-informed advice on MSA and MMO advocacy, education, policies and practices.

3. To enable and support the shared purpose and ambition of MSA and its MMO’s by acting collectively and individually as champions for the cause of the male survivor community in Aotearoa.

The intention is that the Committee for Survivors will hold two national hui each year, the outcomes of which will be published on the MSA website.

Together we are building a national network
of local community services to support male 
survivors of sexual violence

Committee of Survivors Members

Bert Henry

Bert Henry

Male Survivors Te Tai Tokerau
021 258 2066
Paul Moffatt

Paul Moffatt

Male Survivors Te Tai Tokerau
021 378987
Bruce Montgomery

Bruce Montgomery

Male Survivors Bay of Plenty Trust
(+64) 027 271 8898
Stirling Halbert

Stirling Halbert

Male Survivors Hawkes Bay (in association with Dove Hawkes Bay)
Michael Chamberlain

Michael Chamberlain

Male Survivors Otago
(+64) 03 425 8018
Uipo Uipo-Tagslosa

Uipo Uipo-Tagslosa

Male Survivors Bay of Plenty Trust
027 333 3138