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.

Dr Susan Macken
Dr Susan Macken
Deputy Chair
Dr Susan Macken

Deputy Chair

Susan has extensive governance and senior management experience in business including the Bank of New Zealand and Panuku Development Auckland.

Diana Puketapu
Diana Puketapu
Board Director
Diana Puketapu

Board Director

Diana is a chartered accountant who is of Ngati Porou descent. She is on the boards of Ngati Porou Holding Company Ltd, a member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Public Trust and Aotearoa Credit Union. She has held a number of chief financial officer roles, both in New Zealand and overseas.

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 has held a number of general management and operations roles in businesses across New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. She is currently a board member of Taupo Moana Ltd (Ngāti Tuwharetoa) and Te Waipuna Puawai Mercy Oasis Limited.

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.

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.

Mihi Tibble
Mihi Tibble
General Manager Insights and Evaluation
Mihi Tibble

General Manager Insights and Evaluation

Mihi (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Te Arawa) has an extensive background in the health and social services sector including Counties Manukau Health, Lakes DHB, PHOs and Iwi based hauora holding a number of executive and governance roles. She joined TRC five years ago and is passionate about community driven outcomes, inequity, whakapapa centered design, strategy and leadership.

Jada MacFie
Jada MacFie
General Manager Connections and People Experience
Jada MacFie

General Manager Connections and People Experience

This role includes responsibility for communications, marketing, engagement and human resources.

Jada has held the role of Engagement Manager here at TRC for the past 1.5 years. She has a background in business innovation, co-founding design & innovation agency Indigo; and Manaaki, the digital community and advisory platform. In the past, she has worked in HR/people and change management in the tertiary and infrastructure sectors.

Being of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Kauwhata, Waikato (Ngaati Maahanga Hourua) and pākehā descent, Jada’s appointment has special significance - bringing Mana Whenua representation to the leadership table for the first time.

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.