Our People

Phillip Chapman


Director, The Male Room Inc, Nelson
mobile +64 (0) 27 261 8278
email pchapman@ts.co.nz

Michael Holloway

Deputy Chair

Manager, Male Support Services Waikato Trust
mobile +64 (0) 27 441 4749
email mssatw@xtra.co.nz

Shane Graham

Ngaati Raukawa, Ngaati Korokii-Kahukura


Mike Cagney


Tony Chamberlain


email tonycham@me.com

Louise Dixon


Director of Forensic Programmes, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington
email louise.dixon@vuw.ac.nz

Ken Clearwater

Trustee (National Advocate)

Manager, MSSAT Christchurch
mobile +64 (0) 27 353 3854
email ken@malesurvivor.nz

Bryan Spondre

National Systems Advisor

Operations Manager, Better Blokes Inc, Auckland
email operations@betterblokes.org.nz

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All male survivors of sexual abuse have access to a sustainable national network of appropriate high quality support services


Always on purpose: putting male survivors first and always seeking ways to improve their well-being.


Always ethical, open and honest: acting authentically with integrity and without judgment, always aspiring to the highest standards of professional practice.


Always collegial: building meaningful relationships based on mutual value, trust and respect, and working together to achieve our ambition for the future.

Our Key Strategies and Success Measures

Building our capability and capacity : Building quality frameworks

Developing and implementing the national standards, policies and guidelines that will credentialise our peer support services as international best practice.

Success Measure:
MSSAT Aotearoa peer support services are recognised by local professional and government agencies as an effective, enabling and professional male survivor service and applauded internationally as a best practice peer support model.

Developing Our People

Strategy 2:
Developing and implementing a national qualifications framework that will enable and encourage our people to become skilled facilitators and communicators and confident, proficient peer support professionals.

Success Measure:
All MSSAT Aotearoa services are provided by appropriately qualified professional managers and staff and peer review outcomes and survivor feedback attests to the proficiency and professionalism of our support community

Welcoming Survivors

Strategy 3:
Increasing the awareness and accessibility of our survivor support services, assuring service quality and enabling and encouraging more male survivors to seek our help

Success Measure:
MSSAT Aotearoa enables a national network of quality service providers that deliver appropriate, standards compliant, support services to an expanding male survivor community.

Sustaining Our Work

Strategy 4:
Building a sustainable national service, enabling our national governance and operational frameworks and assuring the quality and viability of our local service providers.

Success Measure:
MSSAT Aotearoa enjoys secure national and local funding arrangements and ongoing philanthropic support that assure the accessibility of appropriate support services for all male survivors in New Zealand