Warren Jack is currently Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Auckland and is a Director of Habitat for Humanity Northland. He has been involved with Habitat since its early days in New Zealand- in 1995. He has worked for the organisation’s national office as the Affiliate Development Director and was concurrently the Executive Officer. He is Chairperson of the Lifegrowth Community Trust of the East City Wesleyan Church and is one of the servant leaders of that Church.
Warren has a mechanical engineering degree and a diploma in business (marketing). He worked in the motor industry for 25 years during which time he held a variety of senior management positions in engineering, product development, project management, supply and production. His extended family has been involved in the Construction Industry in New Zealand for four generations.
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- 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 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 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.
Garry works for the Community Housing Trust in Christchurch. The Trust was set up in 2014 and is committed to supplying affordable housing in Christchurch working with trustees from the private sector. Garry is a Chartered Accountant who changed careers in 1984 to begin working in community economic development. He worked for the small cooperative development unit of the Department of Internal Affairs and then transferred to the Community Employment Group. He worked with many community initiatives assisting communities through a range of self-help programmes from North Cape to Bluff. Garry was elected as a Councillor to the Christchurch City Council in 1992 and in 1998 became Mayor, a position he held until 2007. Garry started an employment programme within local government called the Mayors taskforce for jobs, and promoted a number of community-owned enterprises lead by the Christchurch City Council.
Julie has been involved with the community housing sector since the formation in 2007 of the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust. As Executive Officer of the Trust she is responsible for managing its daily operations, reporting to the Board, overseeing the administration of the Trust’s various programmes and management of its $26m property portfolio.
She has a varied set of skills having been with the Trust since its inception and a good knowledge across industry-wide issues such as charitable status ; MSD and MBIE contracting, Housing Bond start-ups and home ownership programmes.
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 was elected as the new member of the CHA council at the AGM on 26 October, 2016. 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."