Meet the Team Meet the Team

Meet the Team

OUR BOARD

Evan Davies
Evan Davies
Chair
Evan Davies

Chair

Evan Davies joined Todd Property Group as Managing Director in 2008. He has held a number of senior positions during his career, including Managing Director of Sky City for 11 years. Evan is also a Trustee and Board Member of several charitable and public sector enterprises.

Leopino Foliaki
Leopino Foliaki
Board Director
Leopino Foliaki

Board Director

Leopino (Leo) Foliaki is of Tongan descent and has more than 30 years of commercial experience at one of the top four corporate consulting companies in Aotearoa. An ex-partner at PwC, Leo brings extensive experience in national and international governance roles to the board.

Patrick Snedden
Patrick Snedden
Board Director
Patrick Snedden

Board Director

Patrick (Pat) Snedden has a long association with Tāmaki. He is the inaugural Chair of the Manaiakalani Education Trust, which supports digital teaching methods to accelerate learning for Māori and Pasifika students. Pat also served as Establishment Board Chair of the Tāmaki Transformation Programme from 2010-2011 and is ex-chief Crown negotiator in the Office of Treaty Settlements.

Madhavan Raman
Madhavan Raman
Board Director
Madhavan Raman

Board Director

Madhavan Raman has extensive experience in public service including public housing and community development. He is currently involved with a number of charitable and community organisations including serving as a Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee of West Auckland Living Skills Home Trust (WALSH Trust), which provides a range of mental health related services.

Kerry Hitchcock
Kerry Hitchcock
Board Director
Kerry Hitchcock

Board Director

Kerry has a long history of experience in a variety of fields, including strategic planning, asset management and the development of commercial and residential property.

OUR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Shelley Katae
Shelley Katae
Chief Executive Officer
Shelley Katae

Chief Executive Officer

Shelley Katate is of Te Rarawa and Ngāti Porou descent and has worked in senior leadership roles in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. She is a board member on the National Hauora Coalition, Major Capital Works Advisory Committee for Counties Manukau District Health Board, Taupo Moana Ltd (Ngāti Tuwharetoa) and AKTIVE.

Paul Mcelwee
Paul Mcelwee
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Mcelwee

Chief Financial Officer

Paul joined us in January 2019 as CFO. Paul’s experience spans both public and private sectors. He has been in senior leadership roles for over 15 years, following many years driving business performance in corporates such as New Zealand Dairy Foods, Fonterra, Pact Group and Northpower.

Neil Porteous
Neil Porteous
General Manager Housing
Neil Porteous

General Manager Housing

Neil worked at Vodafone NZ for 10 years in a variety of roles, culminating in his appointment as Director of Human Resources. He was also the CEO of the Child Cancer Foundation for two years. A strong proponent of diversity in the workplace, Neil is a trustee of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust.

Tara Moala
Tara Moala
General Manager Community Outcomes
Tara Moala

General Manager Community Outcomes

Tara has whakapapa to Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Māhanga Hourua, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Paoa, Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa, Ngā Rauru and lives in Glen Innes. She is the founder of Rākau Tautoko and was recently made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her community work. Tara will lead a team that works in partnership with mana whenua, communities, and crown agencies to deliver community-led solutions.

Deborah Misiuepa
Deborah Misiuepa
General Manager Engagement and Communications
Deborah Misiuepa

General Manager Engagement and Communications

Deb is of Waikato-Tainui and Niue descent and was born and raised in Panmure and spent her schooling years at all the Tāmaki schools. She sits on the board of Ruapōtaka Marae and the Vaka Manu’kau Niue Community Trust Board. Deb comes from an extensive background in community engagement, joining TRC in 2022 as Engagement Manager.

Afoa Tevita Malolo
Afoa Tevita Malolo
General Manager Social Transformation and Partnerships
Afoa Tevita Malolo

General Manager Social Transformation and Partnerships

Afoa has been with TRC for over 5 years in a number of roles spanning community development, strategy and now delivering social transformation programmes. A lawyer by profession, Afoa combines his legal expertise with his passion for community wellbeing outcomes to lead affordable housing and employment pathways for Tāmaki residents. A local himself having grown up and still living in the Panmure area, Afoa is deeply connected to the Tāmaki community.

Joanna Brain
Joanna Brain
General Manager Strategy and Masterplanning
Joanna Brain

General Manager Strategy and Masterplanning

Joanna joined TRC in 2013 as a strategic planner leading the development of the overarching Strategic Framework for Tāmaki. She has since taken on the role of GM Regeneration and Placemaking to ensure the regeneration outcomes are delivered through quality neighbourhood design and placemaking initiatives.

Daniel Henderson
Daniel Henderson
General Manager Development & Commercial
Daniel Henderson

General Manager Development & Commercial

Daniel Henderson started at Tāmaki Regeneration in March 2022. Daniel works closely with our partners at Kāinga Ora to deliver new warm, dry homes for whānau within Tāmaki Regeneration’s boundaries - Panmure, Point England and Glen Innes.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in the property industry, including senior roles at Smales Farm, Auckland Airport and Bayleys.