Meet the Team

Homes for People has a skilled and passionate team with a wide range of valuable skills

Founders & Board

Daniel Murphy
Daniel MurphyChairperson
Daniel initially built a foundation in tax consultancy and now provides full business coaching and executive accounting services to clients. As regional partner for Rightway, Daniel’s comprehensive services include budgets, forecasts, strategic plans, human resources, executive management and risk analysis to over 150 clients. These clients range from fast growing start-ups through to mature small and medium-sized enterprise’s with annual turnover of $2-5m and asset portfolios up to $20m.
Rob Baan
Rob BaanBoard Member
Rob is an experienced commercial manager who never runs out of creative ideas. He holds directorships in a diverse range of companies in the primary, waste processing, software development, engineering and property sectors. He has a passion for affordable housing and growing up in the Netherlands has given him valuable insight on how quality social housing can be seamlessly integrated into any housing development. Rob has been a board member of HfP since 2018.
Darren Birch
Darren BirchCEO & Founder
Darren has 25 years experience working and living with people who cannot access the resources required to be a home owner. His Bachelor of Commerce degree, experience in not-for-profit and small business management and ownership, including time with Habitat for Humanity, developed the strategy, financial and project management skills to found Homes for People and to guide its progress into the organisation it is today.
Cheri Birch
Cheri BirchTeam Leader & Founder
Cheri’s 25 years of experience working and living with people who are struggling to access stable housing has given her the heart, passion and motivation to found Homes for People. Her Masters of Applied Social Work degree combined with her long-term community work, including in local NGOs, developed the extensive people and social skills that she brings to Homes for People. Cheri oversees the selection and placement of residents in our new Affordable Homes and is the Co-Team Leader in Homes for People’s Transitional Housing.

Staff

Ansie
Ansie
Jonathan
Jonathan
Kalwyn and Katrina
Kalwyn and Katrina
MargaretAnne
MargaretAnne
Phil
Phil
Maria
Maria
Christina
Christina
Vaughan and Raphaella
Vaughan and Raphaella
Destiny
Destiny
Deidre
Deidre
Ranea
Ranea

About Us

Homes for People is a charitable trust, established in July 2016, in response to the growing housing need in provincial New Zealand.

We work together with social impact investors to build and deliver new affordable housing to lower income people and households in our community.

Homes for People homes are designed using principles of urban design with low-maintenance, cost-effective living being the desired outcome.

Contact Us

Phone:
+64 (0)6 352 0098

Email:
welcome@homesforpeople.co.nz