Get In Touch

Postal address
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
PO Box 140, Nelson 7040
Office address
329 Trafalgar Square, Nelson
Office - 03 546 9568 (9am-4pm, Mon-Weds)
After hours - 0800 266 325

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Board of Trustees

Keith Preston - Chair
Keith is a housing consultant and managing director of Sustainability Ltd
David Johnston
David is Ngati Porou and whanau is his foundation.
He has extensive experience in leadership and management and has a strong background in banking and operations management.
A member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand David is also the General Manager for a local Iwi and he is passionate about the work of the Trust.
Elton Merrin - Secretary
Elton is an Agri Banker with ANZ. He has had a banking career which extends over a period of 19 years with them.

He brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the Trust in the Financial planning and accountancy fields.


Doug McLearie - Deputy Chair
Doug is a civil engineer with experience in project management. He has particular expertise in the management of water and waste water.
Carrie Mozena - Director
Carrie is coordinator of the Women's Centre in Nelson and a Founding Trustee Member
Chris Armstrong  - Treasurer
Chris has been the chief executive of Abbeyfield New Zealand for the past 12 years. 
Paul Russell
Paul is a civil engineer experienced in managing and administering construction contracts. He spent several years training project managers and has managed a large consulting office and mentored staff for over ten years. Paul formerly chaired the Nelson Central School Board of Trustees for five years.
Katrina Kidson
Katrina is a civil engineer and has spent the last 20 years in the design, build and maintenance of infrastructure and property. She has worked as Company Director, CEO, and Senior Executive in small and large global organisations.

Contact Us

Our office is at:

329 Trafalgar Square

Nelson 7010


Our postal address is:

PO BOX 140



Our phone number is:

03 546 9568


Our Email Address is: