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Postal address
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
PO Box 140, Nelson 7040
Office address
Trafalgar House, 329 Trafalgar Square East, Nelson
Office - 03 546 9568 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)
After hours - 0800 266 325

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Board of Trustees

Keith Preston - NTHT Chair
Keith is a housing consultant and managing director of Sustainability Ltd. Keith has over 30 years experience in social housing in the UK. Since relocating to NZ in 2000, Keith has been instrumental in helping develop several community housing trusts, and has consulted on housing policy with many local authorities as well as central government.
Doug McLearie - Deputy Chair
Doug is a civil engineer with deep experience in project management. He has particular expertise in the management of water and waste water.
Chris Armstrong  - NTHT Treasurer
Chris served as Chief Executive of Abbeyfield New Zealand for 12 years, thus has a strong knowledge of community housing in NZ, particularly for older people. He also has a background in accountancy and small business.
Elton Merrin - Secretary
Elton is an Agri Banker with over 19 years experience with ANZ. He brings a wealth of expertise in financial planning.


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.
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.
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.
Carrie Mozena - NTHT Director
Carrie is one of our Founding Trustees. She has a strong background in leadership, community development and not-for-profit management. Carrie also serves on the Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) National Council as Treasurer.

Contact Us


329 Trafalgar Square East

Nelson 7010


Postal address:

PO Box 140

Nelson 7040



03 546 9568

0800 266 325