Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust new Trustees - 6th Jun 2012

Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust new Trustees Professor John Broughton & Will Martin attended their first Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust meeting on the 5th June 2012

 Professor John Broughton
Iwi (tribal affiliations: Ngãi Tahu Ngãti Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga
Captain RNZDC (Rtd),
Service Details B773376 Capt. RNZDC (Ret)
NZ Army Territorial Force from 1974 - until 1992 , John was commissioned in 1977.

John Broughton is a currently a Professor in Maori Health, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine Otago Medical School and the department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry.
John has professional Affiliations, Memberships with NZ Dental Association, Dental Council of NZ, he is a registered Public Health Dentistry Specialist, and in 1985 appointed a Justice of the Peace.

John is Nationally & Internationally recognised New Zealand Playwright- a number of plays have New Zealand military themes.


Will Martin is the Business Advisory Manager and an Employment Lawyer with the Otago Southland Employers’ Association. As Business Advisory Manager Will oversees most aspects of Employers’ Association commercial activities, with a particular involvement covering the expansion of BusinessNZ initiatives including those of ExportNZ and ManufacturingNZ. Will travels throughout Otago and Southland meeting with members and various businesses and community groups. As a lawyer, Will assists employers with all aspects of employment law issues.

From 1997 until 2009, Will was an active member of HMNZS Toroa, and finished up as a Lieutenant. He had been at various times, the Administration Officer, Defence Employer Support Officer and an Anti-Harassment Advisor. He was also often the Escort Officer for dignitaries, and as a result met many interesting people through the Naval Reserve.

Will completed his studies at the University of Otago in 2002 and graduating with degrees in Law and Commerce (majoring in Management), and finished his postgraduate studies in Management in 2008. He was admitted to the Bar as a Barrister & Solicitor in 2003 and first worked with a leading Queen’s Counsel and subsequently a commercial law firm specialising in litigation and commercial law. He joined the Employers’ Association as a lawyer in May 2006.

Will has been involved in a number of voluntary organisations during the past decade in governance and operational roles. Currently Will is a founding Trustee of the Kavanagh College Alumni Charitable Trust, a supervising volunteer lawyer with the Dunedin Community Law Centre and an Employment law subcommittee member with the Otago branch of the New Zealand Law Society.


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