The Trust

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Clint Schoultz


Coming from the hospitality industry, Clint believes in making a place better than when you found it, especially when it comes to helping youth. He’s keen to break the cycle of drinking (with Take 10) and the cycle of poverty (with Do Some Good), and create positive experiences for older folk with Generation Link. Clint has a 16-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter. He sits on the board of the Hospitality Association, Wellington Branch, and is Chair of the Redwood School Board.

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Paul Retimanu


Paul is the Managing Director of Manaaki Management Limited. He entered the hospitality industry as a bartender, and by the age of 24 was managing 40 staff as the catering manager of a large, five-star hotel.

Between juggling the needs of his whānau/fanau with seven children, Paul also sits on the following boards:

  • Chair of the Wellington College Board
  • Chair of the Wellington Pacific Business Network
  • Deputy Chair for Te Awe Māori Business Network
  • Vice President Hospitality Association, Wellington Branch
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Wayne Johnston


Wayne has spent the greater part of his working years in the corporate world as Vice President Sales Australasia for Goodyear Dunlop based in Melbourne. Wayne is a family man – father of two and grandfather of three. Since 2008 he has turned his business acumen to the running of three major whānau-owned businesses.

​Wayne is Chairman of the Te Awe Board because he wants to give something back to the Māori world that he is a part of. The VSCT is lucky to have a man of Wayne’s calibre and experience who is willing to give some of his valuable time and experience to helping others.

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Adam Lynch


Having spent time running entertainment venues around NZ, Adam is passionate about creating a positive drinking culture, and having space where at-risk youth can take time out or get help when they are out (at Take 10).

​Adam has two young children and believes strongly that no child should have to go through a school day on an empty stomach, and if we can pay it forward we encourage growth and development of our youngest stars (via Do some Good).

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Chad Johnston


A professional builder by trade, Chad is now the General Manager of Rydges Wellington Airport and has been in hospitality now for over 10 years. He discovered an unexpected passion for this dynamic industry and is motivated by assisting his team to grow and enjoy the varied environment of this trade.

Chad wants to give something back to the younger generation, he is a proud father of his 7 year old daughter and believes no child should ever go hungry.

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Leigh Keown

Operations Manager

Leigh takes charge of the day-to-day running of both Take 10 and Do Some Good. Having watched and supported the Trust’s journey with Clint since its conception, it’s exciting for Leigh to be on board.

Knowing VSCT is making a real impact in the lives of young kiwis, is what excites Leigh. There isn’t anything better than seeing a smile on a kids face and knowing you help put it there. ​Leigh has a 7-year daughter and a 15-year-old step son who lives in South Africa.


Beatrice Pearce

Project Coordinator

Bea is in charge of Take 10 Arvo’s and provides support for the other projects. Bea started with the Trust in February 2021 and is making the Arvo’s her own.  Planning activities such as hip hop classes, skateboard sessions, and painting are some of the fun things she has organised so far. She has already gathered a group of tamariki who turn up every week to see her and enjoy the Arvo’s.

Bea is an easy-going, chatty individual who loves to gather ideas and kick-start new projects. She is into music, animals, art, and socialising. She is always willing to give something a go and a huge supporter of new ideas.