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The CHA Team

Scott Figenshow - CEO

Scott Figenshow

CEO
Scott has 25 years’ experience in the community housing sector across non-profit, government and private sector roles. He has advanced degrees in planning and housing finance and is passionate about affordable and social housing as part of a holistic approach to mixed income and mixed tenure community development. Scott is experienced in policy development and its implementation, including inclusionary zoning and shared ownership, as well as combining non-profit and market housing development and working on affordable housing issues with private developers. Phone 021 061 9664
Chris Glaudel - Deputy Director

Chris Glaudel

Deputy Director
Chris brings over 20 years of experience in community development with core skills in housing finance, housing development, asset management and policy. He has overseen the development of more than 1,500 affordable ownership and rental homes in central California. He was also responsible for the asset management of 115 properties throughout California with over 5,000 units, all serving low-income households. A particular emphasis of his housing work has been with social service organisations to provide housing opportunities for persons experiencing homelessness and/or serious mental illness. Chris relocated to Wellington with his family in January 2012 and joined CHA in November 2013. Phone 027 462 0605
David Zussman - Senior programme manager

David Zussman

Senior programme manager
David has experience of social housing in both the UK and in New Zealand. His previous roles in New Zealand include tenancy manager with HNZC, community development manager for the Talbot Park Community Renewal project and, for the last 10 years, he has been the trust executive for emergency and community housing provider, Monte Cecilia Housing Trust. Phone 027 349 0461
Marc Slade - Senior Programme Manager

Marc Slade

Senior Programme Manager
Marc has 25 years management experience in local and central Government and in the not-for-profit sectors in the UK and New Zealand. He has experience in consultancy, social housing and central government policy. Marc has worked in housing consultancy, tenancy management, homelessness, stock transfer, policy and governance roles. He has also worked with the Community Housing Regulatory Authority in New Zealand and is a certified lead auditor for Global-Mark for the current CHA Community Housing Accreditation Scheme. Marc has a degree in Housing Studies and post graduate Diploma in Management. Phone 027 202 5899
Ruth Avery - Executive Administrator & Communications Coordinator

Ruth Avery

Executive Administrator & Communications Coordinator
Ruth joined the CHA team in October 2017. Ruth previously worked at Callaghan Innovation in varying roles. Prior to that she worked in the Ministry of Health's communications team. She has extensive organisational experience in a variety of agencies and works voluntarily for Helping You Help Animals (HUHA).