From Our CEO

A few words from the C.E.O

For me growing up I had many pathways available to me. Some good, some not so good. As a young teen in a successful band I didn’t always make good choices. I was fortunate enough to have certain adult role models in my life who stood out and supported me so that now when I reflect back to those years, I can see those choices and hope to inspire positive change in our young people.

The Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa (CTOA) allows you to develop our young people from a heart space. I truly believe that if we ensure their happiness, safety, well being and value sets are cared for, their pathways will be chosen with more clarity and thoughtfulness.

A outcome for me is that our young people know that we love them. No matter what they do and choices they make good or bad, we are here to support and nurture them. It is important for our communities to grow from this shared heart space. Music is a powerful medium in which we creatively express ourselves as individuals. It is a universal language that binds us all. We are privileged to be part of a community that recognises this and is available to create pathways for our young people to expand confidently into employment, further training and education.

I look forward to working with you now and in the future. Welcome.

Marcus Powell

Chief Executive Officer