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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.


Agenda CHA AGM 16 October 2018.pdf

CHA Workshop Agenda 16 October 2018.pdf

Julie Nelson - Co-chair

Julie Nelson

Julie is currently chair of Keys Social Housing Ltd, a provider of community group housing, and joint Chief Executive of Wise Group, that includes Pathways Ltd. Having experienced governance roles with a wide range of organisations over a number of years, Julie brings to CHA her experience in governance, management, finance and leadership. Providing safe affordable quality housing is a passion for Julie and CHA will benefit from both her experience and her zeal.
Rau Hoskins -

Rau Hoskins

Rau- Ngāti Hau, Ngāpuhi, is the current Chair of Te Matapihi, the peak body for Māori housing. He has over 20 years experience working with Māori community-based design projects including many Papakāinga developments in the upper north Island. Rau has been an adviser to the last two ministers of housing on the social housing reform process, a member of the Māori capability committee for HNZC, and founding board member of the Centre for Housing Research Aotearoa New Zealand. Rau continues to lecture in Māori architecture and community development at the Unitec Department of Architecture and works closely with Tāmaki mana whenua groups on a range of housing and cultural landscape design projects.
Allan Pollard - Co-chair

Allan Pollard

Allan is Chief Executive of Trust House Limited, the first fully registered community housing provider in New Zealand. Trust House owns and operates a housing portfolio of 487 properties in the Wairarapa. Allan has been involved in the community housing sector for over five years with a direct responsibility for operational and financial performance. His prior experience was in the retail and hospitality industry where he worked his way up the corporate ladder via managerial positions including the management of food and beverage outlets, hotels and conference centres, an airport terminal and as General Manager of Trust House Ltd. Allan holds a Master of Business Administration from Massey University.
Moira Lawler -

Moira Lawler

Moira is the General Manager of Lifewise a community organisation involved in housing provision across the spectrum including emergency housing, transitional housing and residential housing developments in partnership with Airedale Property Trust. In this role Moira is responsible for developing and implementing models of supported accommodation with a focus on homelessness and youth. Moira previously worked as Strategy and Planning Manager at Porirua City Council and was responsible for land use planning, city planning and older person housing. She worked closely with Housing New Zealand on their community renewal programme in Porirua. Moira’s background is in local economic development and community development.
Peter Taylor -

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor brings a mix of governance and management experience in housing, construction, finance and marketing. Since the 2011 earthquakes Peter has been General Manager at Habitat for Humanity, Christchurch. They currently house 25 Christchurch families in homes constructed under their community volunteer mobilisation model. 21 of these were constructed in response to the post-quake housing need and are destined for affordable ownership.
Bernie Smith -

Bernie Smith

As CEO of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust Bernie manages 22 staff, housing 38 families in emergency housing and 52 families in their social housing. Monte Cecilia has a strong advocacy service assisting over 500 families per year. Previously, Bernie managed 3500 public housing units in Queensland, Australia and 1600 tenancies across North West Queensland. His interests are in the clear representation of the sector to government to enable true partnership that is reflected in contracting, funding levels and terms. He also has an interest in pursuing a building WoF and closure of boarding houses who do not offer warm, safe, secure housing.
Carrie Mozena - Treasurer

Carrie Mozena

Carrie is a founding trustee of the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust (NTHT) and has been active since its establishment in 2004. She was involved with pioneering the first Bond Bank in New Zealand providing no-interest micro-loans to people for bonds to get them into rental accommodation for those unable to get assistance from the Department of Work and Income. Carrie also helped develop Nelson’s very collaborative approach to emergency housing for women and families. Born in the United States and growing up in a range of countries, Carrie has a diverse work background in small business, outdoor adventure education, organisational consulting and not-for-profit management. She has been the Manager of the Nelson Women’s Centre since 2002. She has recently agreed to step into a new role as Director of NTHT when Keith Preston retires in Dec 2015.
Victoria Kingi -

Victoria Kingi

Victoria works with Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust and Papakainga Solutions Ltd, has a legal background and been involved in the community housing sector for sixteen years. Victoria says: "I am passionate about housing our communities well and have been involved in the community housing sector from grass roots involvement with various organisations building capability and houses to advising local, regional and central government agencies on housing issues. I have been a past Trustee of CHA from and during that time initiated the first National Maori Housing conference in 2010. This has now become a bi-annual event. I have participated in mainstream housing fora including the Tauranga Social Housing Reform stock transfer bid as part of the Kainga Consortium and the Bay of Plenty regional housing affordability forum and Smartgrowth."
Garry Moore -

Garry Moore

Garry Moore was born in Palmerston North and shifted to Christchurch in 1973. He is married to Pam Sharpe and they have four children. Garry has worked as a Chartered Accountant in both the public and private sectors. He worked in Community Economic Development throughout the South Island for Internal Affairs and was a founding staff member of Community Employment Group. He became a City Councillor in 1992 and was Mayor of Christchurch between 1998 and 2007. Since leaving the Mayoralty, Garry has continued in a number of Board positions in both the public and private sectors. He and Pam have both decided that affordable housing is a topic they will focus on and both serve with community trusts that address this matter.