Meet the 2016 - 2017 CHA Council
Co-chairJulie 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 HoskinsRau- 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.
Co-chairAllan 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 LawlerMoira 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 TaylorPeter 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 SmithAs 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.
TreasurerCarrie 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.