Get In Touch

Postal address
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
PO Box 140, Nelson 7040
Office address
319 Hardy Street, 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. 
Mark Mitchell
Mark is a Barrister and Solicitor working for Hamish Fletcher Lawyers. He is experienced in property, commercial and private client law.
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.

Contact Us

Our office is at:

319 Hardy Street

Nelson 7010


Our postal address is:

PO BOX 140



Our phone number is:

03 546 9568


Our Email Address is: