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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appointed as the Crown’s sole discretionary director, John is the founder of the Southpark Group of Companies. He is the Founder and Chairman of the For the Sake of Our Children Trust and works with numerous community and social action initiatives.
Tracey is a property and finance professional with over 25 years' experience in valuation, corporate real estate, strategic property advisory, property development and infrastructure financing. Tracey has held senior positions within the Royal Bank of Scotland, CRI and Urban Growth.