NZAF Board Member made significant contribution - 17-Mar-2005
The February resignation of Vaughan Lock from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s Board of Trustees has been accepted with regret, says acting chair Simon Robb.
"Vaughan provided a tremendous range of skills to the board,” Simon Robb said. “With his legal background, Vaughan understood the role of trustee and the importance of good governance. His medical background meant that he could grasp the clinical issues people living with HIV/AIDS face.”
Vaughan Lock was a member of the NZAF board for nearly three years, from May 2002. He came to the Foundation as a practising lawyer who had moved on to study medicine. This gave him a wealth of understanding, not just from his medical training but because he had also had an emphasis on Privacy and Health concerns in his legal practise.
“All up,” Simon Robb said, “Vaughan's medico-legal background provided an expertise to the Board that is often not found in one person. This expertise was complemented by the fact that Vaughan was unafraid to voice his opinion - often in a humorous fashion - once he weighed up the options on any given issue. I am very grateful to Vaughan for his wonderful contribution. I wish him well for his career in medicine.”