Board & Exec team

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

Deputy Chair

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

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.

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. 

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.

John Holyoake

Chief Executive Officer

John Holyoake leads the strategic direction for the TRC team. He has worked at the leading edge of public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives. His work has spanned to include working with local communities, government, agencies and large stakeholder groups to deliver coordinated solutions.

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. 

Shelley Katae

General Manager Strategy and Performance

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.

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.

JOANNA BRAIN

General Manager Regeneration and Placemaking

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.

Jo Mackie

General Manager Communications and Marketing

Jo is a communications specialist with experience in New Zealand, England and Singapore. Her career spans consultancy, in-house and the public and not-for-profit sectors.  A large portion of her career has been in destination marketing, including leading the global PR programme for Tourism New Zealand. Jo joined TRC in May 2019.

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 Tamaki residents. A local himself having grown up and still living in the Panmure area, Afoa is deeply connected to the Tamaki community.

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 outomes, inequity, whakapapa centred design, strategy and leadership.