Board and Staff profiles 2016-2017




Ester Romp

Ester is a member of the Pahiatua Toy Library and became involved with toy libraries when her children were small and found it a perfect fit for the family.

Ester remained passionate about Toy Libraries being accessible in communities.

Board member since 2011.


Lyn Zeederberg

Lyn is a member of the Wakatipu Toy Library in Queenstown.

She is a Chartered Accountant with 6 years audit experience and over 10 years’ experience in financial accounting. Lyn studied in South Africa and moved to Queenstown in December 2009.

Board member since 2014





Miriam Watson

Miriam is a member of the Rangiora Toy library. She recently shifted to Christchurch from Levin. She is a teacher with a passion for promoting the value of play.

Board member since 2015


Toy Box Co-Ordinator

 Tara Mallon

Tara is a member of the Otaki Toy Library.

Tara totally endorses “Play is the Way “

Board member since 2012


Jane Taylor

Jane is a member of Temuka & Districts Plunket Toy Library since 2006.

A firm believer in the value of play the Toy Library has connected Jane and her two children with an exciting range of toys, people and opportunities within the community.

Board member since 2012


Amanda Taylor

Amanda is a member of the Geraldine Toy Library. She is passionate about libraries being sustainable and connecting with their communities.

Board member since 2015


Trudi Amos

Trudi is a member of the Lower Hutt Toy Library.

Board member since 2016


Teri Black

Teri has joined the board after leaving her position as the National Administrator. 

Board member since 2016




Meet the team that work hard on behalf of Toy Libraries all around the country.

They are passionate about their jobs and love to help.





 Cheryl Comfort

National Coordinator

17 hours week

Cheryl lives in Christchurch and looks after the TLFNZ marketing and communications including the website, facebook page and group and Link newsletter.  She also helps to support the libraries. She started with TLFNZ in May 2016 and has experience with a number of not-for-profit organisations.




Helen Reeves

National Administrator

13 hours week.

Helen lives in Oamaru and has two small children. She has a background in office administration, and started her role as National Administrator in September 2016.

She looks after all things related to Xero and invoicing etc.



Pam Pearce

Toy Express Manager

20 hours week

Pam lives in the sunshine capital of New Zealand – Whakatane, and started her role as Toy Express Manager in 2014. 

She keeps the wesbite loaded with new and exciting toys and keeps your log on details up to date. She will also mailout special offer and new toy releases.