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 Partnership and Fundraising 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.
Partnership & Fundraising Director
David brings a wealth of financial experience from his 30+ year finance career. Following two decades in various senior finance roles in Hong Kong, David became the CFO at New Zealand’s largest tax pool firm, and was responsible for a large funding portfolio, as well as planning for the firm’s financial horizon. Now as CAP NZ’s CFO, David loves the opportunity to combine his professional experience and personal passion to help New Zealanders find freedom from poverty. David and his wife live in Glendowie and have three sons.
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
An avid entrepreneur and long-time Auckland businessman, Warren joined the CAP board in its early days. He brings years of experience in business development and has a passion for seeing people helped out of poverty and living a life filled with the hope of Jesus.
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.
After working for a major New Zealand Bank, Karen now works in the Community Housing Team at VisionWest Community Trust. In her role in providing community programs and managing short term tenancy agreements, Karen helps to empower New Zealand families and their wider whānau as they transition into more permanent housing. Karen is driven by working with CAP to provide practical help to people who are most vulnerable in New Zealand, and offering people lasting hope through the love of Jesus and the local church.
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.
Michelle brings invaluable insight to the Board through her experience as a debt-free CAP client, a Debt Help Coach, and a Debt Centre Manager. She has a Bachelor of Counselling and currently works for Te Whanau o Waipareira, helping navigate whanau to reach their goals in the sustainable economies space. She is married with five tamariki, aged five to 26, and is excited to bring her love for Jesus and cultural heritage – Tangata Whenua and Pasifika – to the CAP Board.