Rick Hoskin Qualified through RNIB School of Physiotherapy for the Visually Impaired in London. He was the Sole director of PhysioACTION Ltd, a business with a staff of 30 providing rehabilitation, sports, and musculoskeletal services in 18 secondary schools throughout Auckland, in conjunction with 7 private clinics which provided private and Accident Compensation services. his specialty was manipulative therapy after attaining a diploma of Manipulative therapy in 1995. He sold the business in 2013 and fully retired from physiotherapy 2015. Subsequently Rick was elected to the Board of the Royal New Zealand foundation of the blind for 11 years, providing rehabilitation and habilitation services to New Zealanders who were blind or had severe low vision. The strengths he brought to the Foundation were strategic development, financial literacy, risk and health and safety management, quality improvement and performance review, industry knowledge and business analysis. He retired in November 2020 after 9 years as the chair. Rick is currently publishing a series of books aimed at children in the 2- to 6-year-old age group.