Meet the Team

Alan Thorp

 HFHNZ – Group C.E.O

  Joining Habitat in 2007 Alan has held positions as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy CEO, and National Director. Alan is a Chartered Accountant and has a master’s degree in Theology from Regent College in Vancouver. He is passionate about leading Habitat’s mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

National Managers

Mahinda Herath
Chief Financial Officer

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Dr. Elizabeth Fitton-Higgins

International Programmes Director

Val Hayes

National Communications Manager

Regional Leaders

Conrad LaPointe


Northern Region

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Nic Greene


Central Region

Katrina Bach

General Manager (interim)


Stephen Roach

General Manager


Ben Ross

General Manager

Dunedin & Invercargill

Malcolm Pearce

Board Chairman


Rachell Mio


Eastern Bay of Plenty

Chairman of the National Board

Glen Cornelius

Chairman of the Board

Glen is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Fellow of Engineering NZ and a Chartered Director. Glen is currently the Managing Director of Harrison Grierson, a professional engineering services firm.  

Glen was appointed as the Chairman of the Habitat for Humanity New Zealand board in 2018.  Being part of Habitat reminds me every day about the important work engineers do helping to shape a better future for people.”

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