About us


CHT Healthcare Trust is a values-driven organisation with an established ethos of taking great care of older people, and an enduring commitment to providing quality, affordable aged care.

We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Founded in 1962, our values of care, comfort and compassion remain constant. Our rest home, hospital and dementia care homes are part of the community, while benefitting from the structure and stability that a larger organisation brings.

We are devoted to providing care that meets an individuals health and wellbeing needs – physical, emotional, mental, cultural and social – in comfortable environments that reflect a sense of home.

Our not-for-profit status gives us the freedom to reinvest in our facilities, services, residents, staff and the wider sector through our Aged Care Fund.


We are committed to ensuring our residents enjoy their day-to-day life as well as creating an atmosphere where friends and family are warmly welcomed.

  • Delicious and nutritious meals freshly prepared on-site with special care given to cultural or ethnic foods and dietary requirements
  • A wide range of social and recreational activities and programmes, from concerts or quiet pursuits and family/whanau gatherings
  • Carefully-tended outdoor areas and gardens to encourage movement around the grounds
  • Welcoming shared spaces – lounges and dining areas – with a friendly, social atmosphere as well as secluded spaces for quiet individual time
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants and expert therapists work alongside visiting doctors
  • Ongoing commitment to fully understand and continually improve the needs of our residents to provide friendly, safe and compassionate care.
  • Continual improvements in facilities to ensure top quality

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As one of the largest residential aged care providers in New Zealand, CHT Healthcare Trust is always looking for people with a compassionate and positive attitude to join our team. We have a strong commitment to building the skills and abilities of our staff, with excellent training programmes and a pay structure that recognises training and performance.
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Meet Our Managers

L-R: Julie-Ann Eggermont, Carol Ropati, Wynnona Faustino, Carriann Hall, Sharmila Devaraj, Stuart Tabuteau

Carol Ropati

Area Manager

Carol has worked for CHT since 2008 when she joined the Trust as Quality Manager. She was appointed to the Operation Support Manager position in February 2011 and Area Manager in 2012.

Carol is responsible for CHT Glynavon, CHT Bernadette, CHT Acacia Park and CHT Te Awamutu. Carol is also the Trust’s Quality Manager and Privacy Officer.

Carol is a registered nurse with extensive experience in nurse management and clinical roles. Before joining CHT Carol was Nurse Manager at Pacificare Trust Centre and Hospital. Previous roles included working as a Public Health Nurse and Case mix Educator with Counties Manuaku District Health Board and Clinical lecturer for Manukau Institute of Technology.

Sharmila Devaraj RN BSc Nursing

Area Manager

Sharmila joined CHT Healthcare Trust in December 2010, firstly as a Registered Nurse at CHT St Johns Hospital then moved on to CHT Royal Oak Home as a Clinical Coordinator before becoming Unit Manager. Initially trained as a Registered Nurse in India, Sharmila worked in the area of oncology, particularly bone marrow transplantation, and cardiac intensive care. Sharmila is currently doing post graduate studies, Masters in Nursing Practice (Advance Nursing) at The University of Auckland.

As a newly-appointed Area Manager, Sharmila has been given the role of Quality Manager and Privacy Officer. Sharmila is responsible for CHT St Christophers, CHT Royal Oak, CHT Waiuku and CHT Lansdowne.

Carriann Hall, Chief Executive

Carriann has extensive health sector experience at senior management levels, both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, complemented with senior management and financial services experience in the private sector.

She joined CHT as Chief Executive in July 2021, coming from the Hawkes Bay DHB where she held the position of Executive Director Financial Services, with experience across a broad portfolio including Finance, Facilities, Procurement & Supply Chain, Organisational Risk and Compliance, Health, Safety and Wellbeing plus HR.

Carriann’s confident, “people focused” leadership style will lead CHT into the future.

Julie-Ann Eggermont

People & Culture Lead

Julie-Ann is a degree-qualified Human Resources and Psychology expert with more than 25 years of international experience working across a variety of private and Government sectors, where she designed, developed and led business functions, teams and change management projects for Human Resources, Learning and Development and Employment Relations.

Her ambitions for her role at CHT is to design and deliver Employee Experience and Engagement, HR, Coaching and Talent Management strategies and develop collaborative relationships with the industry association and union partners.

As a qualified Coach, she proudly enables and empowers leaders, teams and functions.

Stuart Tabuteau

Chief Financial Officer

Stuart Tabuteau joined CHT as Chief Financial Officer in March 2020. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of Kiwi Property, NZ’s largest NZX listed property company. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the property, venture capital, funds management and services industries in both the UK and New Zealand, with a focus on delivering positive change by leveraging technology to improve systems and processes and enhance business performance.

Wynnona Faustino

Area Manager

Wynnona has worked for CHT Healthcare Trust since it acquired Peacehaven in 2013. Wynnona worked at Peacehaven since 2008 in various clinical and management roles, including as a Clinical Co-ordinator and Unit Manager since 2016, before being appointed as Area Manager in January 2021.

As Area Manager, Wynnona is responsible for CHT St Johns, CHT Peacehaven, CHT Carnarvon, CHT St Margarets and CHT Amberlea.

An experience Registered Nurse who has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Master in Nursing degree ( Major in Nursing Administration Service) in the Philippines, Wynnona has also worked in the Coronary Care Unit Department. She also became the College of Nursing Clinical Instructor and Intensive Care is her other field of expertise.

Meet the CHT Board of Trustees

L-R: Stuart Williams, Robyn Beguely, Alex Price, Raewyn Lovett, Terry Moore, Dr Lynne Lane, Bruce Waldin.

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams is a Chartered Accountant by training and is currently the Head of Equities for Nikko Asset Management New Zealand Limited. He has worked across all disciplines of investment management for 19 years and for the last nine years he has worked in the equities area performing analysis on companies listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges.

In addition to his general stock research responsibilities, he has been the primary analyst for the healthcare sector in Australasia, the primary analyst for the aged care sector in Australasia and a portfolio manager for various investments funds. He has previously held board positions for both Cycling NZ and Bike NZ.

Robyn Beguely

Robyn has over 25 years senior Human Resource Management experience working for Fisher and Paykel Ltd, Auckland District Health Board and NZ Dairy Foods Ltd. Originally she qualified as a Registered Nurse with experience in both the UK and New Zealand.

Businesspeople Ltd, a Human Resource consultancy business, was founded by Robyn in 2007, where she works closely with small to medium sized companies in the “for profit” and “not for profit” sectors.

Alex Price

Alex has worked in the healthcare sector across a number of countries around the world. Alex’s early career was spent in the NZ dairy industry as a chemical engineer. Subsequently he completed an MBA in Europe and then a Graduate Certificate in Reproductive Medicine when he joined Fertility Associates as Chief Executive in 2007.

Providing affordable healthcare is a continuing challenge for many societies and with a growing elderly population in Aotearoa New Zealand, Alex is passionate about bringing his skills to the Board  to help tackle this issue in aged care.

Alongside his role on the CHT Board, he is also Chair of Shorecare an urgent care clinic group on Auckland’s North Shore. Previously he has held Board roles with the National Health Committee and Peak Primary, a primary care group.

Raewyn Lovett ONZM


Raewyn Lovett is a partner of national law firm Duncan Cotterill, specialising in corporate, commercial and employment law.

Raewyn is also an experienced director and is the Chair of Aktive Auckland Sport and Recreation, Chair of Quotable Value Limited, Chair of Dunedin Venues Management Limited and a trustee of Medicine Mondiale.

Terry Moore

Terry brings extensive experience as an executive and director in both private and public healthcare to his role on the Board, having recently retired as CEO Southern Cross Healthcare after 20+ years in senior leadership roles.

Alongside his strong financial and commercial skills, Terry is also a Chartered Accountant, healthcare consultant and sits on a number of Boards.

Terry notes that the ‘not for profit’ values and culture of CHT align well with his personal beliefs.

Dr Lynne Lane

Former Mental Health Commissioner at the Health and Disability Commission, Dr Lynne Lane has held a number of senior positions within the Public Sector, including Chair Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission, Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health and Acting Chief Executive of the Central RHA.

In the private sector Dr Lane owned and developed an innovative and financially successful general practice before specialising in Public Health Medicine. Since specialising, she established and managed a multi-million dollar company which achieved the goal of significantly reducing the costs of medicines in New Zealand.

She has also undertaken a wide range of consulting assignments for Government funded organisations, the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, NGOs, and private companies.

Dr Lane is currently a Management Consultant to ACC, and holds several directorships, including Board Member of Healthcare Holdings Limited, Managing Director of Affordable Healthcare and Zygal International Limited, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Turanga for Research into Tobacco Control, University of Auckland.

Bruce Waldin

Bruce is an experienced marketing professional with a focus on strategic marketing and communications development for non-profit organisations. Prior to setting up his own marketing consultancy in 2011, Bruce headed the marketing and communications functions for World Vision New Zealand and Heart Foundation, and served on the Boards of a number of charitable organisations. Before his move to the non-profit sector, Bruce spent 12 years in senior marketing and management roles in the agribusiness sector