Our team of passionate and engaged people.


Jolyon White

Jolyon is the Director of Anglican Advocacy. He has worked on a wide range of advocacy projects and campaigns from housing to slave labour. With over a decade in the sector Jolyon is a sought after public speaker. Preferring to work collaboratively, Jolyon’s practice is evidence based and solutions focused.

“Society only works the way it does because we made it that way. If we made it, we can change it.”




Ruth Swale

Ruth is the Social Justice advocate for South Canterbury.  Ruth’s role began in 2014 with a piece of research into significant social issues in South Canterbury to identify what gaps existed in the social sector. Since then she has developed several effective ventures including 1-to-1 advocacy support, and tenancy link.

“I am passionate about breaking down barriers which prevent people from being heard and accessing what they need.”

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Warren James

Warren is the Advocacy Coordinator for mid Canterbury. Warren has a background in employment advocacy, and as a self employed businessman. The advocacy network he is developing in Ashburton helps people to access whatever support they need, including; tenancy difficulties, employment, or navigating Winz systems. 

“At Anglican Advocacy mid-Canterbury  we believe in supporting people to overcome whatever difficulties they face.”