Metlifecare is a leading developer and operator of retirement villages and care homes, which provide fulfilling lifestyles to thousands of New Zealanders. Our ambitious five-year strategy is now underway, underpinning an exciting journey of growth and transformation.
Annual Report 2023
Our Annual Report 2023 is now available to view online or download
Meet our Executive team
Metlifecare has an experienced team of executives who are responsible for the leadership, direction and daily operation of Metlifecare. Our team lead and model our company values and put the interests of our people at heart.
1/6Earl Gasparich, Chief Executive Officer
Earl has a long history of executive leadership in the retirement village and aged care sector, including seven years as CEO of Oceania Healthcare. Earl volunteers on the Boards of a number of charities and public sector entities.
2/6Jonathan Wilde, Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan brings strong strategic, commercial and financial expertise from more than 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and investment banking, including at PwC, Macquarie and, most recently, Craigs Investment Partners.
3/6Anna Lissaman, General Manager People
Anna offers significant people and culture leadership expertise, having led organisational cultural transformation and growth across a range of industries. Prior to joining Metlifecare, Anna worked in executive roles at House of Travel and TVNZ.
4/6David Martin, General Manager Sales and Marketing
David brings strong brand, marketing and sales leadership expertise from more than 20 years in the property and retirement sectors, including roles at Harcourts International and Todd Property Group.
5/6Hannah Walton, General Manager Operations
Hannah joined Metlifecare in 2019 and quickly moved into the role of GM Business Transformation in 2020. Hannah previously held a number of executive level roles at Spark across product, transformation and investment.
6/6Mark Stockton, General Manager Property
Mark was appointed as General Manager Property in October 2021. He brings close to 40 years of construction, project and development management experience, and has been involved in the aged care sector since 2005.
Meet our Board of Directors
Metlifecare has an experienced Board of Directors responsible for promoting the success of the organisation and its subsidiaries in its role as one of New Zealand’s leading retirement village developers and operators.
1/6Paul McClintock AO, Chair
Paul McClintock AO is currently the Chair of St Vincent’s Health, Australia’s largest not-for-profit hospital and aged care operator and Icon Group. Mr McClintock has chaired a number of healthcare related companies including I-MED Radiology, Medibank, Symbion Health, Affinity Health, Sydney Health Partners, Woolcock Institute for Respiratory Medicine and has been a director of Central Sydney Area Health.
2/6Dr Jonathan Coleman, Director
Dr Jonathan Coleman is a qualified medical practitioner and company director. He was a Member of the New Zealand Parliament for 12 years, serving as a cabinet minister in the John Key/Bill English Government for nine of those years. He held a number of senior portfolios in Government including Health. He has worked as CEO of a large private healthcare provider and has been a director on the boards of Evolution Healthcare (formerly Acurity Health Group), and North Harbour Rugby. He is currently a Director of the NZ Olympic Committee Board.
3/6Ken Lotu-Iiga, Director
Ken Lotu-Iiga is currently General Manager Property at Todd Property. He has significant experience in the New Zealand building, construction and development sectors, including Programme Director at the Government’s housing agency Kāinga Ora and 25 years at Fletcher Building and its predecessor companies, culminating as GM of Fletcher Residential, New Zealand’s largest developer of residential housing. Ken is also on the Board of Trustees for the Auckland Northland Cancer Society.
4/6Maggie Owens, Director
Maggie Owens is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and was most recently an Operational Director for Bupa New Zealand, one of the country’s largest operators of retirement living and aged care services. Maggie held a variety of roles during her 11-year tenure at Bupa, including director of Independent Living and Acting Chief Operating Officer for 14 months. Maggie is past President of the Retirement Villages Association and began her career as a Registered Nurse.
5/6Murray Jordan, Director
Murray Jordan is currently a director of Chorus, Metcash, Levande, Southern Cross Medical Care Society, Southern Cross Healthcare and the Stevenson Group. Previously he was the Managing Director of Foodstuffs North Island. Prior to his role as Managing Director of Foodstuffs North Island, Murray was GM of Sales and Performance and GM of Property Strategy for Foodstuffs, and formerly was GM of AMP’s New Zealand unlisted property portfolio.
6/6Sam Franklin, Director
Sam Franklin is a Director at EQT Group. Sam has extensive experience in private equity and infrastructure investing across Australia, New Zealand and European markets. He has a BCom from the University of Auckland.