Board & Exec team
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.
Chair of Fishpond Ltd and a board member of Regional Facilities Auckland, John has served as an MP, the chair of the Auckland Mayoral forum and the Mayor of the Papakura District Council. He has also chaired the Council of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission and Infrastructure Auckland.
Sam leads the financial, risk and governance aspects of the business as well as development of long term financial strategy. He brings strong financial and property experience from his previous senior positions at Auckland Airport and New Zealand Steel.
Susan has extensive governance and senior management experience in business including the Bank of New Zealand and Panuku Development Auckland.
Matthew has extensive governance experience of large organisations delivering social housing, aged care and developing large scale PPP projects. He has a background in corporate finance and M&A and previously held senior roles at leading international investment banks: UBS, Rothschild and Societe Generale.
Avon has held communication roles in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She has led communications and corporate affairs in such organisations as the Department of Conservation, Air New Zealand, Vodafone and TVNZ. Avon has also consulted for many government and private sector organisations.
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.
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.
Soana is the Principal of Tāmaki College and provides a strong link to the Tāmaki community in which she both lives and works. She is active in a number of community initiatives. She is a Director of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Phil leads the large scale procurement team which is made up of strategic, commercial and operational procurement functions. He comes with a wealth of experience in both private and public sectors. Most recently Phil led the strategic and operational procurement teams at CERA.
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.
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.