Trustees

Clyde@2x

Clyde Soares

With a Masters in Science, a certified project manager and over 20 years in the IT arena, Clyde Soares has a passion for seeing young people achieve their full potential. He has been involved in numerous outreach programs targeted towards young people. These include starting a successful chapter of ICONZ – an activity-focused program for young boys – and a tutoring outreach for Year 11,12 and 13 students. Clyde sees himself as a hands-on person and enjoys the New Zealand outdoors and has put his hand to flying, para-gliding and camping. A proud father of three children and husband of Bernadette, Clyde has been actively involved in assisting Bernadette grow their business, and manages the production and IT functions.

Bernadette@2x

Bernadette Soares

Bernadette Soares is a visionary Brand Entrepreneur. She started out with a vision to have one of the best products in the world some 13 years ago, she now owns some of the most well-known and award-winning products that have well-exceeded even her own expectations. Founder and Director of Brand Value Ltd, Bernadette has a wealth of experience in building a successful brand name in the competitive market.

Bernadette has an Economics and Commerce background and a Masters in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about seeing New Zealand businesses grow and develop to their full potential. She feels strongly about her social responsibility to society and all the company’s brands support charities, sporting franchises or social causes for the wider community.

Bernadette is also an accomplished speaker and brings practical insights through her sharp and witty personality. She has a unique ability to capture the hearts and minds of her audience whenever she speaks. She is happily married to Clyde with three beautiful children.