Our Committee

Our Committee is made up of volunteers who are passionate about supporting Wellington MS.

We meet every third Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact info@mswellington.org.nz.

Steve McCloskey has sandy coloured hair and glasses

Steve McCloskey


Steve McCloskey has served on the Committee since 2015 and was elected President at the 2024 AGM. Steve is looking forward to supporting the team to continue the proud tradition of WMS.

Steve's dedication to serving the MS comes from being married to someone with MS - Suzie, our Communications & Fundraiser. The couple live in Lower Hutt with Jasper the Schnoodle and Rocky the Ratbag (a cat).

Ross Judge

Ross Judge


I volunteered to be on the MS Wellington committee because I have a daughter with MS. I am an economist and I work in policy and finance with the Ministry of Health. I have been treasurer for a number of organisations (school and church) and enjoy working with numbers. We employ an accountant to do the technical stuff.

Paul Gruschow wears glasses and smiles with his mobility scooter in the background

Paul Gruschow

Committee Member

Paul is a member of many years and stepped up to serve on the Committee at the 2024 AGM. Paul is very well known by other WMS members and is active on many regional and national accessibility and disability groups.

Nicky Louis has shoulder length hair and is smiling at the camera from her power chair

Nicky Louis

Committee Member

Nicky has been active in the disability community for many years, often with the support and involvement of her two grown-up daughters. Nicky stepped up to the committee at the 2024 AGM.



Alarna Sharrat

Committee Member

I’ve been a member of the MS Wellington Committee since 2018. My day job is as a lawyer. I live in the eastern suburbs and spend quite a bit of my spare time walking around the coast.