MURRAY EDRIDGE

The Wellington City Missioner who has worked with families and children across New Zealand for over 15 years


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Murray is the Wellington City Missioner who has worked with families and children across New Zealand for over 15 years. He previously worked as a Chartered Accountants, but a wish to respond to families and communities in need saw him move to the not for profit sector, as the CEO of Barnardos NZ for over eight years. Following this role, he became a Deputy Chief Executive in the Ministry of Social Development, responsible for Family and Community Services and Child, Youth and Family. His most recent role is as the Chief Executive of Genesis Youth Trust working with youth offenders and their families in South Auckland. Murray has also long held numerous leadership roles within many communities, churches and sporting organisations. Outside of work, he is a father to three grown-up children and enjoys fitness and DIY activities.