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.

Cheri Ratapu-Foster

Cheri Ratapu-Foster

Board Member

New Zealand

Cheri is a champion for Māori health and currently working as the Director Commissioning and Service Development, Kahu Taurima – Early years and Maternity, Te Aka Whai Ora, Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She joins the Board with a strong understanding of our organisation by previously holding the position of Business Development Manager for Family Works and holds Governance roles across two other NGO’s. Cheri is passionate about building positive working relationships and networks across government, non-government organisations, and Māori and Pacific communities and brings a wealth of experience in strategic leadership and change management.

Muhammad Naseem (Joe) Asghar

Muhammad Naseem (Joe) Asghar

Chief Executive

Central Office

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.

Nicola Turner

Nicola Turner

Chief Operating Officer

Central Office

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.

Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart

Chief Financial Officer

Central Office

Andrea joined Presbyterian Support Central in late 2022 and is the Chief Financial Officer.

Jonathan Gan

Jonathan Gan

General Manager Business Services and Sustainability

Central Office

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.

Anthony Taylor

Anthony Taylor

General Manager Property

Central Office

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.

Peter Sherwin

Peter Sherwin

Chair

New Zealand

Peter is a Partner in Grant Thornton New Zealand, chartered accountants. He specialises in business development, governance and succession planning.

Peter holds a number of governance and advisory roles with business and public benefit entities.

So’o Leatigaga

So’o Leatigaga

Board Member

New Zealand

So’o is currently Head of Finance Business Partnering at Oranga Tamariki – Ministry of Children. He has extensive experience in corporate strategy services, network economics, financial business case modelling and negotiations in mergers and acquisitions.

Nigel Willis

Nigel Willis

Board Member

New Zealand

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.