Board & Exec team

Evan Davies


Evan Davies joined Todd Property Group as Managing Director in 2008. He has held a number of senior positions during his career, including Managing Director of Sky City for 11 years. Evan is also a Trustee and Board Member of several charitable and public sector enterprises.

Dr Susan Macken

Deputy Chair

Susan has extensive governance and senior management experience in business including the Bank of New Zealand and Panuku Development Auckland. 

Kerry Hitchcock

Board Director

Kerry has a long history of experience in a variety of fields, including strategic planning, asset management and the development of commercial and residential property. 

Diana Puketapu

Board Director

Diana is a chartered accountant who is of Ngati Porou descent. She is on the boards of Ngati Porou Holding Company Ltd, a member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Public Trust and Aotearoa Credit Union. She has held a number of chief financial officer roles, both in New Zealand and overseas.

John Sax

Board Director

Appointed as the Crown’s sole discretionary director, John is the founder of the Southpark Group of Companies. He is the Founder and Chairman of the For the Sake of Our Children Trust and works with numerous community and social action initiatives.

Martin Udale

Board Director

Martin has extensive experience in land and property development, most recently as CEO of McConnell Properties. He has a leading understanding of development economics, urban planning and design.  

John Holyoake

Chief Executive Officer

John Holyoake leads the strategic direction for the TRC team. He has worked at the leading edge of public-private partnership (PPP) initiatives. His work has spanned to include working with local communities, government, agencies and large stakeholder groups to deliver coordinated solutions.

Avon Adams

General Manager Communications and Engagement

Avon has held communication roles in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She has led communications and corporate affairs in such organisations as the Department of Conservation, Air New Zealand, Vodafone and TVNZ. Avon has also consulted for many government and private sector organisations.

Sam Hansen

Chief Financial Officer

Sam leads the financial, risk and governance aspects of the business as well as development of long term financial strategy. He brings strong financial and property experience from his previous senior positions at Auckland Airport and New Zealand Steel.

Shelley Katae

General Manager Strategy and Performance

Shelley has held a number of general management and operations roles in businesses across New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. She is currently a board member of Taupo Moana Ltd (Ngāti Tuwharetoa) and Te Waipuna Puawai Mercy Oasis Limited.

Neil Porteous

General Manager Housing

Neil worked at Vodafone NZ for 10 years in a variety of roles, culminating in his appointment as Director of Human Resources. He was also the CEO of the Child Cancer Foundation for two years. A strong proponent of diversity in the workplace, Neil is a trustee of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust.