Structure and staff

The team at the RVA office is:

John Collyns - Executive Director

DDI: 04 499 0449 or 021 952 945


Ed Thomas - Association Manager

DDI: 04 499 0448 or 021 901 617


Beth McEwan - Administrator, Member Engagement & Administration

DDI: 04 499 7090 or 021 782771


Karen Ramsbottom - Accounts Administration

DDI: 021 1234264


General inquiries


Invoice or Account inquiries


The Executive Committee for 2021-2022 is:

The RVA is a voluntary membership organisation. Its governing body is the Executive Committee, made up of members elected by all accredited village members via a postal ballot before the Annual General Meeting, usually in June.

President: Graham Wilkinson,(Managing Director, Generus Living Group Ltd)

Vice president: Michelle Burke (Partner, Anthony Harper Lawyers)

Immediate Past President: Maggie Owens (MO Consulting)


  • Bruce Cullington (Manager, Acacia Cove Village)
  • David Bennett (CFO, Ryman Healthcare)
  • Bill McDonald (CEO, Arvida Group)
  • Simon O'Dowd (CEO, Alpine Retirement Group)
  • Earl Gasparich (CEO, Metlifecare)
  • Jason More (CFO, Selwyn Foundation)
  • Scott Scoullar (CEO, Summerset Management)
  • Brent Pattison (CEO, Oceania Healthcare Ltd)
  • Carolyn Cooper (Managing Director, Bupa Villages & Aged Care NZ)

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