Meet our people
Our multi-cultural, multi-generational organisation is a reflection of New Zealand’s vibrant society.
Our dedicated and caring team members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. They share a passion for supporting people to live well and enjoy life and a belief that every person deserves respect, compassion and dignity regardless of age, background or belief.
Muhammad Naseem (Joe) Asghar
PSC Chief Executive Joe Asghar’s multi-layered experience spans health and government and includes roles at the Royal Society of New Zealand, Diabetes NZ, ACC and Physiotherapy NZ.
Actively involved in a range of community groups and networks, Joe does volunteer work with the homeless, is a Justice of the Peace, chair of Te Awakairangi Health Network, a member of the Pharmacy Council Professional Conduct Committee and General Practice NZ Strategic Council. He’s also heavily involved with Rotary and the Onslow Community Church in Ngaio, Wellington.
He considers the work of PSC and its amazing team as essential in today’s society where those in need are often overlooked or left alone. Joe is driven by the objects of the organisation to be there for those who need that help and support
In his spare time, Joe enjoys fishing, DIY and going to the movies with his family.
Chief Operating Officer
Nicola is the Chief Operating Office for Presbyterian Support Central. In this role she has responsibility for both Enliven and Family Works services.
Originally an Occupational Therapist, Nicola left clinical work in the late 1980’s to become Registrar of the Occupational Therapy Board. Since then her career has spanned a range of health management roles, including Quality Manager for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Service Manager at Hutt Hospital, Integrated Care Manager and then Older Persons Funding and Planning Manager at Hutt DHB. Nicola joined Presbyterian Support Central in 2006.
Nicola is also on the NZCCSS Older persons policy group and was an Eden in Oz and NZ Board member between 2009 and 2017.
General Manager Business Services and Sustainability
Jonathan joined PSC in 2021, attracted to the organisations values and is passionate about the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need and for the communities that we serve.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys watching Basketball, walks with his Japanese x German Spitz (Evie), and spending quality time with his family.
General Manager Property
Anthony joined PSC in 2017 and is part of the senior leadership team at Presbyterian Support Central responsible for the strategic direction of our property portfolio.
In his role as General Manager of Property, he is accountable for all property assets, strategic asset management, site development and maintenance.
Nigel is an orthopaedic surgeon currently working for Capital and Coast District Health Board, as well as private practice.
He has a number of roles with the New Zealand National Board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, is an associated clinical leader at Capital and Coast DHB and the chair of the Brooklyn Community Centre.
Pat Waite QSM, JP was previous interim CEO of Presbyterian Support Central and is now a member of our board.
Pat currently holds the position of General Manager St Vincent de Paul Society and has enjoyed a career within the financial services industry and laterly within the trustee industry.