Nuku Ora has a dedicated team working across health, education, active recreation and play. The staff are under the management of the Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Leslie and General Managers; Business, Michelle Hargen, Delivery, Marcus Sherwood, Partnerships Michelle Hayward, and Māori Partnerships, Pembroke Chambers.

View our organisational structure

(The list below is in alphabetical order by first name, alternatively, you can search by team).

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Andrew Leslie

Chief Executive Officer
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Andrea Jackson

Partnership Manager - Wairarapa

04 380 2070 / 022 378 4053

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Anthony Butler

Marketing and Communications Manager
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Antonia Thompson

Neighbourhood Manager
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Amanda Rasch

Healthy Active Learning Community Connector

Bridget Pritchard-Thorsen

Insights & Evaluation Advisor

Chloe Monnier

Senior Event Advisor
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Carolyn Patchell


Claire Tu'ipulotu

Executive Assistant / Administration Manager
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Darren Houston

Healthy Active Learning Advisor
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Fiona Williams

Regional Programmer Advisor – Hutt Valley and Wairarapa
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Fuamai Moeka'a

Regional Programme Manager
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George McDougall

Insights and Evaluation Manager
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Graham Witts

Community Development Lead - Participation & Coaching
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Hanna Baird-Herron

Partnership Advisor- Funding
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Jazz Scott

Community Development Lead - Active Recreation & Youth Development
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Kirsten Kilmister

Community Development Manager
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Partnership Advisor - Spaces and Places
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Lily-Mae Watt

Healthy Active Learning Community Connector
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Lucy O'Neill

Commercial Manager
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Madison Smethurst

Regional Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti
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Mandy Garrett

Finance Administrator

04 380 2070 / 027 620 4010 (Available Mon, Wed, Thurs)

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Marcus Sherwood

General Manager - Delivery
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Marie Kinloch

Community Development Lead - Play & Parent Education
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Matthew Ruscoe

Community Development Lead - Workforce & Business Support Services
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Matthew Jenkins

Partnership Manager
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Michelle Hargen

General Manager - Business

04 380 2070 or 027 271 7800

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Michelle Hayward

General Manager Partnerships

04 380 2070 ext 259 or 021 865 501

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Nicky Sherriff

Regional Planning & Development Manager

04 380 2070 ext 251 or 022 657 2201

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Noor Hatem

Regional Programme Coordinator
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Paul Abbott

Finance Manager
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Pembroke Chambers

General Manager - Māori Partnerships
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Sam Wallis

Regional Programme Advisor – Hutt Valley and Wairarapa

022 544 0826

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Samantha Rodley

Regional Programme Advisor - Hutt Valley and Wairarapa
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Sega Elise-Anderson

Regional Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti
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Sophie Cameron

Regional Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti
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Seamus Durkin

Marketing & Communications Advisor
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Susana Sotutu

Regional Programme Advisor – Hutt Valley and Wairarapa
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Tania Bartley

Healthy Active Learning Advisor
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Wei-Ming Lim

Regional Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti
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Zak Brown

Healthy Active Learning Manager

020 4025 7274