Our Team

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, Phil Gibbons and General Managers; Business, Michelle Hargen, Delivery, Ashleigh Baker, and Partnerships Michelle Hayward.

View our organisational structure

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

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Alex Johnson

Executive Assistant to CEO
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Amanda Rasch

Healthy Active Learning Community Connector

Annie Ward

Communications and Marketing Manager
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Ashleigh Baker

General Manager - Delivery

04 380 2070 ext 217 or 022 098 2134


Bridget Pritchard-Thorsen

Insights & Evaluation Advisor
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Chloe Frederiksen

Partnership Manager - Wairarapa & Iwi

Chloe Monnier

Senior Event Advisor
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Darren Houston

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Emilia Sa'u

Programme Advisor – Hutt Valley & Wairarapa
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Fuamai Moeka'a

Regional Programme Manager – Hutt Valley & Wairarapa
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George McDougall

Insights and Evaluation Lead
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Georgia Irving

Programme Advisor – Hutt Valley and Wairarapa
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Graham Witts

Community Development Lead - Participation & Coaching
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Gracy Veerasamy

Marketing and Communications Advisor
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Hanna Baird-Herron

Partnership Advisor- Funding
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Helen Anderton

Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti
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Jamie Milne

Partnership Manager
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Janice Murrell

Community Development Lead – Older People
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Jazz Scott

Community Development Lead - Active Recreation & Youth Development
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Jess Whattam

Healthy Active Learning Community Connector
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Kate McCartney

Regional Programme Manager – Hutt Valley and Wairarapa (on Maternity Leave)

04 380 2070 ext 225 or 021 650 107

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Kerewai Tatana

Programme Advisor – Wairarapa
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Kimberley Paisley

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Kirsten Kilmister

Community Development Manager

Lita Amato

Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua, and Kāpiti
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Mandy Garrett

Finance Administrator
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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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Michelle Hargen

General Manager - Business
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Michelle Hayward

Chief Executive Officer

04 380 2070 ext 259 or 021 865 501

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Nicole Willis

Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua, and Kāpiti
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Nicky Sherriff

Regional Planning & Development Manager

04 380 2070 ext 251 or 022 657 2201

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Paddy Pierce

Event Manager
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Paul Abbott

Finance Manager
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Pembroke Chambers

General Manager - Maori Partnerships
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Sega Elise-Anderson

Programme Advisor – Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti
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Sean McKinley

General Manager - Partnerships
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Shona Bunny

Programme Coordinator
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Sumayyah Gordon

Marketing & Communications Advisor
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Tara Fevre

Partnership Lead - Spaces and Places
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Tania Bartley

Healthy Active Learning Advisor
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Toshy Rapana

Regional Programme Manager – Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti
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Tyrone Brown

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Zak Brown

Healthy Active Learning Manager

020 4025 7274

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Jasmin Zame

Administration Advisor