Cure Kids Announces the Appointment of Reuben Tucker to the Board
Cure Kids, the largest charitable funder of child health research in New Zealand, is pleased to announce the appointment of Reuben Tucker as the newest Director of its Board.
Reuben Tucker currently serves as the General Manager of Institutional & Business Banking at Westpac, overseeing various sectors including Institutional, Corporate and Commercial, Agribusiness, and Small Business in Westpac New Zealand.
With nearly 25 years of experience in Institutional Banking across New Zealand, Australia, and the Asia Pacific, Reuben brings a wealth of expertise in financial markets, debt capital markets, relationship management, and transactional banking. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Auckland, and a Master of Applied Finance & Investment from FINSIA. Reuben has furthered his professional development with programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he holds affiliations with FINSIA, NZID, and INFINZ.
Beyond his professional achievements, Reuben has represented New Zealand at the ITU and the World Masters Games. In 2021, he achieved accreditation as a Lydiard Foundation athletic coach. His dedication to philanthropy is evident through his longstanding support of Cure Kids, including spearheading a 1000km fundraising journey across New Zealand in 2022 for Cure Kids Fiji's Oxygen Project, providing life-saving oxygen treatment to children in Fiji.
Cure Kids Chair, Franceska Banga, expressed her delight at Reuben joining the Board.
"Cure Kids has big goals to achieve, so it’s important we have the right individuals at the Board table. Reuben's appointment will enhance the diversity of skills and backgrounds, providing a broader foundation to draw from, ensuring we can continue making significant strides in child health.”
For more than 50 years, Cure Kids has supported research to improve the health and wellbeing of children in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. This research has resulted in several major breakthroughs, including key insights into paediatric health conditions, better care for children who live with serious diseases, and the discovery of new ways to diagnose, treat, and cure children.
With Reuben Tucker's financial acumen and fundraising expertise, Cure Kids looks forward to advancing its mission and making a lasting impact on child health in New Zealand.