Meet our two candidates for the 2018-2019 CHA Council
Susan Jenkins – Abbeyfield New Zealand
I joined Abbeyfield New Zealand as Executive Officer in February 2016. My wide-ranging role in Abbeyfield’s small national office includes advancing Abbeyfield’s growth strategy as well as covering operational and compliance matters. I support the boards of Abbeyfield New Zealand and subsidiary Abbeyfield Properties, provide support and guidance to local committees running Abbeyfield Houses, and those wishing to establish a house in their area.
I have a professional background in a wide range of sectors including primary health, social and ethical investment, marketing, education and special education.
I have served on not for profit and private sector boards in New Zealand and the UK. I was born and brought up in Gore and educated at Otago and Auckland Universities.
I wholeheartedly support CHA’s timely and challenging mission for all New Zealanders to be well housed and would be privileged to contribute to that as a council member. In particular, as the proportion of older people in our communities increases inexorably, I am keen to ensure that their particular housing needs are met, and that a better mix of affordable choices is available for our older people in all parts of the country.
Greg Orchard – Accessible Properties New Zealand
Currently Chief Executive, Accessible Properties New Zealand. Over 30 years’ involvement in the housing sector in various roles. I am a Chartered Accountant and Certified Finance and Investment Professional.
It is important that we have a strong umbrella organisation with a strong voice that promotes excellence and supports the growth and development of the community housing sector. I am passionate about community housing and I am committed to applying my skills and experience where I can to promote and support the sector together with the people who work in it to achieve the best outcomes possible for the people we serve.
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