Who We Are


Rob Hall – Chief Executive Officer

Rob was born in Christchurch in 1970 and attended Papanui High School. He is a chartered surveyor and chartered water and environment manager with a post-graduate diploma in surveying.  He is a fellow of both RICS and CIWEM.

He returned to Christchurch in 2012 with his wife and two children after living in the UK for a number of years. While in the UK he directed a number of global capital projects from concept to completion. In 2011 Rob led his department to win the UK Construction Awards for outstanding client organisation.

Prior to working in the development sector, Rob served in the Royal New Zealand Navy where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 2001, including serving as commanding officer of HMNZS TAKAPU. He participated in peace support operations in Bougainville in 1990 and helped in Western Samoa recovery efforts in late 1991 after Cyclone Val. He was also part of a multinational team surveying in Antarctica to improve knowledge of the region and the effects of climate change. Rob spent three years serving as a trustee on the Board of the Art’s Centre of Christchurch after the earthquakes and on the board of SPCA Canterbury. He is currently the vice chairman at St. Andrew’s College.

He most recently served in senior management roles with both Heritage New Zealand and the Christchurch City Council before being appointed into his current role as Chief Executive of Development Christchurch Limited.



Bill Dwyer – Chairman

Bill is a commercial lawyer who is currently practising as a sole practitioner but for many years was the managing partner of Lane Neave. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a director and is the founding Chair.

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Dr. Jane Gregg

Jane is currently the Executive Director of Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) which exists to activate vacant sites and buildings around Christchurch.

She is a trustee of the Christchurch Arts Festival and has strong community linkages and is experienced in community engagement and building stakeholder links.

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Peter Houghton

Peter has a background in investment banking at an international level.

He is currently a consultant and member of the Financial Advisors Disciplinary Committee of the Financial Markets Authority.


Fiona Mules

Fiona is a self-employed independent consultant with a specialty in government related projects.

Fiona was previously the head of the Public Private Partnership programme in the National Infrastructure Unit of Treasury and is recognised for her knowledge and expertise in this area. Fiona is currently on the National Infrastructure Advisory Board.

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Darren Wright

Darren has broad governance experience in a variety of community oriented initiatives has been a member and chair of various Ministerial earthquake recovery forums. Most recently he was a member of the Jenny Shipley led Advisory Board for Transition to Long Term Recovery.

Darren has property development and investment experience on developments in the suburbs and understands the challenges of commercial redevelopment.

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Matt Russell (Intern Director)

Matt has built a successful career in infrastructure and project management. Currently Senior Project Manager at Savills, Matt has also worked as a Director at Harbour Wind Ltd and in various positions at Fulton Hogan and Christchurch City Council.

Matt was selected as an Intern Director through the CCHL Director Internship Programme.