Executive Management

Bill McDonald, Chief Executive Officer (BBus, MAgriBus) 

Bill has held a number of senior executive roles in the New Zealand and Australian retirement sector including General Manager of ING’s retirement assets division in New Zealand and Regional Operations Manager for Stockland Limited in Victoria, Australia. 

Bill entered the industry as acting CEO for a community owned organisation in county Victoria, Australia where he successfully guided the organisation through the accreditation process. Bill subsequently joined the Buxton Group to assist in the development and operation of the acclaimed Rylands facilities in Melbourne. The development projects won multiple awards from the Urban Development Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Building. They are recognised as benchmark retirement operations in Australia and internationally. 

Bill is focused on building a retirement and aged care business that aligns with the demands of today as well as those of the future, through the principles of resident well-being and positive community interaction.

Jeremy Nicoll, Chief Financial Officer (BCom, CA)

Jeremy has substantial experience in the financial services and property sector which includes a number of senior executive positions within the ING and ANZ businesses in New Zealand over the last 14 years.  These roles have included CFO and company secretary for ING Property Trust and ING Medical Properties Trust (renamed Argosy Property Limited and Vital Healthcare Property Trust respectively), Managing Director of ING Real Estate and Managing Director of ING Insurance.

Jeremy is a past President of the Property Council New Zealand. 

Jonathan Ash, General Manager Development (BEng, MIPENZ, MPINZ)

Jonathan Ash brings more than 25 years’ experience in the property and construction industries, both in New Zealand and internationally, including previous experience in the retirement village and health sectors. He has also developed a number of multi-unit residential subdivisions. Jonathan has extensive experience in the set-up, direction and management of development projects and has proven general management, business development and commercial skills.

Mark Wells, General Manager Finance (BCom, ACMA)

Mark has over 15 years’ experience as a financial analyst, project accountant and most recently CFO of a property development company. Mark has held these positions within the property and investment sectors in New Zealand and the UK, at both privately owned companies and large financial institutions.

Teresa Seux, General Manager Human Resources (BA, PGDipBus, MHRINZ)

Teresa has over 20 years’ senior HR management experience in a range of industries including hospitality, law, accounting and engineering.  She has experience in the establishment of new human resources functions at both the operational and strategic level.

Virginia Bishop, General Manager Operations (B.CapSci Otago, Dip Teach Sec)

Virginia has proven experience in General Operations Management particularly across multi-site enterprises leading the integration of new acquisitions – creating standardisation, consistency, alignment and good governance. Holding previous leadership and managerial roles across a diverse range of industries including Airlines, Veterinary and Contract Support Services where retaining brand and customer service differentiation in highly competitive environments is paramount while building leadership capability and developing performance based cultures. 

Tristan Saunders, General Manager Marketing & Sales (BCom, PGDipBus Hons)

Tristan has 25 years' experience in senior marketing, sales and business management roles across a wide range of industries including export, tourism, seafood and for the last 10 years retirement and aged care. Prior to commencing with Arvida, Tristan led the rapid growth in sales and brand recognition for the Summerset Group.

Tristan is responsible for Arvida’s marketing, sales and communications functions across the business, he will be the key member of the executive team responsible for building a differentiated market positioning that provides the foundations for growing a unique and strong Brand. Tristan will be a strong customer advocate and a voice for residents and their families.

Adil Kapadia, IT Manager (B Com, ITIL, Prince2)

Adil has over 16 years' experience leading Information Technology and Telecommunication Operations, Projects , Business Change and Financial Business Management. He has managed operational support in-house, outsourced and hybrid models. His management experience spans across service desks, datacenters, BAU operations, business change, team transformations, transition of IT systems, support structure implementation and management. Adil is passionate about providing IT support and create efficiencies in business.

Denise Brett, General Manager, Wellness and Care (NZRCpN, BA, LLB (Hons), Dip Bus Studs)

Denise brings more than 25 years' experience in the health sector to this role. With qualifications in nursing, law and general management she has worked in a multiplicity of acute and aged care settings and advised commercial providers and the courts on matters relating to the protection of personal and property rights. Denise has also worked with the Nursing Council and the Health and Disability Commissioner advising on nursing registration and health complaints and in strategic roles with Southern Cross Healthcare, Sovereign Insurance and ASB. Denise is passionate about working with the Care teams across our Villages and Care facilities to offer a truly differentiated service that supports our residents to live younger for longer.