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The Board

Kay Hawk, Board Chair (Ed D, M Ed Admin (Hons), BA, Dip Ed). Dr Kay Hawk is a sociologist, researcher and educationalist. Kay was a research consultant in the business world for 26 years. Since then she has worked in education as a researcher, developer and adviser to schools throughout the country - 14 of these years in the Massey University Institute of Professional Development and Educational Research at the Albany Campus. She has served on and chaired a number of school boards and community associations, has been an active member of her Anglican parishes and has chaired the Board of The Selwyn Foundation for 12 years.

Dr Sue Watson (PhD, M Ed, BA, Dip Tchng). Dr Sue Watson has extensive experience in not for profit governance and executive leadership. Her expertise includes strategic planning, partnerships and capability and organisational development. She is currently the Chair of CORT Community Housing and a director of Puhinui Park General Partnership. Over the past seven years she has governed a number of large scale community housing developments. Sue is committed to using her experience to increase the number of quality affordable homes and social rentals to meet the continuing demand in Auckland. 

Kerry Hitchcock has many years’ experience in property investment, development and financial disciplines as well as in governance. His expertise includes strategic planning, asset management, investment, and commercial and residential property development. A Board Member of Tāmaki Regeneration Company and Smales Farm Business & Technology Hub, his property experience includes development of a broad range of commercial, retail and residential properties and student accommodation in central Auckland.

Stephen Titter (MInstD, BCom, CA) has a background in property, finance, accounting, business transactions & structuring, and taxation. He was a senior partner with EY (formerly Ernst & Young), practicing in New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. He advised clients’ management and Boards, helped develop EY’s senior personnel & partners, and was engaged in both management and governance roles for the firm, including risk & quality management. Stephen is now an independent director and business & strategy mentor to corporate and not-for-profit organisations currently including BRANZ Inc, Jennian Group Limited, Sargon (NZ) Limited, The Selwyn Foundation, The Woolstore Group, and The American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand.

Matthew Harker has extensive governance experience of large organisations delivering social housing, aged care and developing large-scale Public Private Partnership projects. Matthew has a background in corporate finance and M&A and has previously held senior roles at leading international investment banks, UBS, Rothschild and Societe Generale.  As a Board Member of Tāmaki Regeneration Company, Hobsonville Land Company and Plunket, he has a sound knowledge of property, coupled with a deep commitment to community development and social housing.