Meet the Team
Sam leads our CAP team, unswerving in his commitment to provide the very best for those who have the least. Sam joined CAP in 2014, after working in the recruitment industry. In his former capacity as CAP NZ General Manager, Sam built a strong understanding of the complexities of poverty in Aotearoa. Combined with his love for Jesus, his empathetic leadership is enabling the Church to play its role in healing New Zealand families and whānau. He and his wife Ari live in Auckland, with two children. They escape for adventures in the water, beach or bush whenever they can!
Abbey joined CAP in 2016 after a number of years working with museum and art galleries throughout New Zealand. Now CAP’s Services Director, Abbey leads the team delivering CAP’s core services to key stakeholders including clients, coaches, churches, creditors and sector organisations. Energetic, strategic and strongly relational, she naturally outworks her mandate to create opportunities for engagement and ensure all groups receive the best possible service. Abbey lives in South Auckland with her husband Mike and two cats.
After a career in agribusiness marketing, Bruce has spent two decades in the non-profit sector gaining extensive experience leading marketing and fundraising teams. As CAP’s Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Director, Bruce is passionate about inviting more people to help empower families from across Aotearoa to break free from debt and thrive in life. Bruce loves spending time with his family – his wife Sarah, and their three children – and, as often as he can, attempting to play golf.
Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Director
John joined CAP in 2022 after thirty years holding senior finance positions in the telecommunications, merchant banking and produce industries. As CAP’s Finance Director, John is passionate about using his skills and experience to further the Kingdom of God and help bring freedom from debt to families across Aotearoa, enabling them to thrive. John and his wife Carolyn live in Auckland with their three young adult children, but love escaping for travel adventures.
Solary joins us after several years in consumer goods, viticulture, maritime, freight and engineering industries. She has worked for local and global organisations supporting operational and commercial portfolios across Asia, Europe and the Pacific. Her passion for people and seeing families flourish has now led her into the role of CAP’s Human Resources Director. She loves to coach and walk alongside people – empowering them to step into their full purpose and share their own powerful stories. Solary, her husband, two kids, plus naughty Labrador, live in South Auckland.
People & Culture Director
Board of Trustees
Nick has over 25 years’ experience in church leadership. He is board chair of the Living Stones Network and has served as a chaplain for the Wellington Police.In 2021, Nick and his wife Sarah stepped down as Senior Pastors of The Street Church, Wellington, to establish a network of missional churches throughout Aotearoa called The Way.
Chairman of the Board
In 2007, Bruce was part of the team who invited CAP to New Zealand. With 33 years in the finance industry, he realised the need for holistic services provided through the church – services that helped people out of poverty, instead of keeping them trapped.
Peter is a senior tax partner in Price Waterhouse Cooper NZ, and brings a wealth of experience in advising and assisting executive management teams, boards and shareholders to navigate complex issues for their organisations and help them achieve their full potential. He is on the Board of several other charities, including being the co-chair of PwC NZ’s Charitable Foundation. He and his wife Susan are long-time supporters of CAP (Susan worked at CAP for five years) and are passionate about supporting CAP to reach and help even more people throughout Aotearoa.
Ralph has over 35 years’ experience as a barrister and solicitor – previously serving as a former litigation partner for Bell Gully, and then as a consultant for the United Nations helping to combat human trafficking in Asia and Africa. Ralph now works as the General Counsel for Fletcher Building. He is married with two children, and has an avid interest in cycling, photography and hiking.
‘Alapasita is a Researcher at Maxim Institute and holds a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Otago. Her work includes leading research on factors that shape the academic success of Pacific students, as well as community research on Pacific youth, debt, and family violence prevention. Her current research includes predatory lending, buy-now-pay-later and the impacts of COVID-19 on compulsory education. ‘Alapasita and her husband Joe live in Auckland and in her spare time she enjoys walking in nature and checking out local antique stores.