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CHARLES MA
CEO


As the Founder and CEO of Ma Development Enterprises - MADE, my vision is an intensely personal one, emanating from my desire to add to human worth by creating places that foster and share social equity.
I bring a fresh perspective and have a level of freedom to be creative and flexible in my approach to business. It is my privilege to lead a team of successful professional partners and have a number of highly experienced extremely capable advisors to support me. 

CREDENTIALS

  • Over $1.07bn of development completed.

  • Land development in progress (2018) $1.4bn.

  • Former Joint Managing Director of Sugartree, approx. 700 units, New Zealand’s largest apartment project in Auckland’s CBD

  • Co-joint undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering and Commerce achieving Honours. 

  • An active alumnus of University of Auckland Dean’s Leadership Programme for Engineering - mentoring, holding workshops and guest speaking.

  • Guest speaker at the Mayoral Taskforce Forum, the New Zealand Affordable Housing Development Summit (Aventedge) and the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017.

  • Qualifications from University of Auckland, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, London Business School and Harvard Business School.

  • University of Auckland’s 2018 ‘40 Under 40’, an initiative designed to honour 40 amazing alumni who have been making a longstanding impact in their professional and personal lives since graduation.


EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

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GARY NOLAND
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

Gary is a property professional
with more than 30 years public and private sector experience covering sales and leasing, property management and both residential
& commercial development. 

He has held senior executive roles in large organisations and been responsible for development values in excess of $1.7bn, many of which were award winning.  

KITTY ROTHSCHILD
STRATEGIC MARKETING

Kitty’s career has been built from a solid foundation of leadership and influence in sales, brand & project marketing, management & independent consultancy spanning over 23 years. Kitty has established and led successful Project Marketing divisions in both Australia and New Zealand alongside significant successes in the international markets of Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and Australia. 

GILLIAN TAYLOR
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Gillian is a strategist and leading specialist in facilitating strategic partnering relationships, ensuring
that relationships deliver the expectations of the partners. 

She has worked as a Corporate Executive and Consultant on over fifty partnerships, many with
New Zealand’s large infrastructure firms service relationships and construction projects.


STRATEGIC PLANNERS

 
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STEVE THORNE
MASTER PLANNER

Steve Thorne is Managing Director of Design Urban Pty Ltd.  Previously he was Director of Urban Design (Victorian State Government) and Principal Urban Designer (City of Melbourne). He focusses on sustainable urbanism, urban structure, community safety, and transit-oriented development. His work has been awarded many urban design awards. Steve’s design review experience includes the Abu Dhabi Urban Design Panel, the Victorian Design Review Panel, and he chaired the Northern Territory’s Urban Design Advisory Panel. 

MICHEAL CULLEN
TOWN CENTRE PLANNER

Mike is one of Australasia’s experts in town centre design and planning. With over 25 years’ experience, Mike regularly sits on Urban Design Panels for state and local government agencies. He has worked on town centre strategies in the Auckland region as well as the Tamaki Transformation project and the Christchurch Urban Development Strategy.

 

 

IAN MUNRO
URBAN PLANNER

Ian has extensive resource management experience and professional and academic qualifications. He is one of the
Chairs of the ‘Auckland Council Urban Design Panel’ responsible for guiding the design of Auckland.
As a self-employed Urban Planner and Designer, Ian has worked in all
of New Zealand’s major cities.

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TIM STONOR
ARCHITECT & URBAN PLANNER

Tim is an architect and urban planner who has devoted his career to the analysis and design of human behaviour patterns – the ways in which people move, interact and transact in buildings and urban places. He is an internationally recognised expert in the design of spatial layouts and, in particular, the role of space in the generation of social, economic and environmental value.

 

Strategic Advisory Board

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LEN BROWN
ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR

Len was Mayor of Auckland from 2010–2016 and Mayor of Manukau City from 2007–2010. He oversaw the successful introduction and running of the amalgamated super city, bringing together seven cities and district Councils.His early career in law, along with his political experience have given him a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Len has a broad understanding of leadership and business, as well as the complex stakeholder relationships that ensure success.

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MARTIN UDALE
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Martin specialises in strategic business advisory services and has more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian, New Zealand, and UK property markets.He has served on many property and urban design related groups, including the Auckland Mayoral Taskforce on urban design, Tamaki Transformation programme, Property Council Urban Issues and Infrastructure Committee, Auckland City Urban Design Panel, NZ Government Taskforce on urban intensification and the NZ Government sustainable urban development unit working group.

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DAVID WARBURTON
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

David has extensive senior management experience as former Chief Executive of Auckland Transport (2010-2017) and Chief Executive of Downer’s professional service group in Australasia. His background includes significant infrastructure leadership and experience working collaboratively with local government and other stakeholders. David has a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, starting his career lecturing at universities in NZ and the USA.