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SSGT Team & Trustees

Leigh Woodman – National Victims Portfolio Manager and Trustee of: SSGT

Leigh is the Mother of a 15 year old daughter who was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in 1997. She, her husband and family have been through all facets of the system from depositions, trial, numerous parole hearings, appeals, the release of their daughter’s murderer, his re-imprisonment, and his subsequent release again so she has first-hand knowledge of the further trauma and stress caused and lack of support provided by the current legal system to the families of homicide victims, victims of serious violent crime and sex offenses. Very early after her daughter’s murder, Leigh turned to the SST because she believes there wasn’t and still isn’t any other organisation out there to provide the level of support and assistance required to aid the victims of these types of horrendous crimes. Leigh holds the National Victim Advisor Portfolio and along with other Victim Advisors who dedicate long hours and do an extraordinary job Leigh and her team provides end to end support to survivors, both emotional and practical. Leigh believes while we can’t change the actions of these violent offenders and murderers, we can make a very real difference for the victims and families of victims going forward, knowing we are there for them and helping them know that they are not alone.

You can contact Leigh at or 027 561 2119

Jayne Walker – South Island Victim Adviser

While Jayne’s 3 year old daughter Brittany slept, she was murdered by Jayne’s ex boarder. Jayne was also viciously attacked before a neighbour came to her rescue. Jayne has supported and continues to support many victims of serious violent crime and sexual violence through all aspects of the justice system. She is our South Island Victim Advisor and will provide an end to end service from the time of the incident throughout the judicial process and beyond.

You can contact Jayne at or 021 881 623

Anne McVicar – Trustee and Trust Administrator

Anne McVicar – Trustee and Trust Administrator

Anne has been an integral part of the Sensible team since 2001 supporting Garth with the inception of Sensible Sentencing Trust. In 2004 Anne took over the position of Financial Controller, a position she holds today. In recent times she has also taken on the role of National Secretary/Trust Administrator.

You can contact Anne at or 027 4924609

Louise Parsons – Trustee

Louise has been involved as a Trustee since the Trust’s inception in 2001.

Louise was the Trust’s financial controller until she took maternity leave. Louise is very passionate about SSGT and Victims issues.

To contact Louise please write to Sensible Sentencing Group Trust, P.O. Box 701, Napier