Executive and senior management
All our people share a commitment to creating an environment in which New Zealand culture thrives and our heritage is valued and preserved. Find out about the people holding senior leadership roles.
Chief Executive: Andrew Coleman
Deputy Chief Executive Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services: Claire Craig
Deputy Chief Executive Operations: Nicola Jackson
Deputy Chief Executive (Kaihautū) Māori Heritage: Dean Whiting (Te Whānau a Apanui)
POLICY, STRATEGY & CORPORATE SERVICES
Director Policy: Peter Richardson
Director Organisational Development: Roxane Gajadhar
Director Corporate Services: Karen Astwood
Director Northern Region: Sherry Reynolds
Director Central Region: Jamie Jacobs
Director Southern Region: Sheila Watson
Director Regional Services: Pam Bain
Senior Legal Services Advisor: Geraldine Baumann
Manager Archaeology: Vanessa Tanner
Director Kaiwhakahaere Tautiaki Taonga and Kaupapa Māori: Ellen Andersen
Director Kaiwhakahaere Tautiaki Wāhi Taonga: Makere Rika-Heke
Heritage New Zealand's services are delivered through a decentralised organisational structure:
- The National Office in Wellington provides national service and support functions.
- The Māori Heritage Team (Tira) is established throughout the management and organisational structure.
- A national Operations Group manages 45 properties, of which 18 are staffed.
- There are Regional Offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch; and Area Offices in Kerikeri, Tauranga and Dunedin.
You can obtain contact details for offices through the Contact Us page.