Meet Our Team


Chris Newman

Chris Newman

Auckland Body Corporate General Manager

As General Manager Chris Newman heads up the team at Auckland Body Corporate. Chris has significant practical experience in Body Corporate management managing a diverse strata title portfolio comprising both residential and commercial Body Corporate.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Property from The University of Auckland which has equipped him with the theoretical knowledge of the property industry in New Zealand and is continuing to work towards completing a postgraduate diploma in Dispute Resolution. This qualification has provided Chris with valuable experience in conflict management which is now one of his strengths and an important part of his role.

One of Chris’ strongest qualities is his ability to build strong relationships with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds. Chris’ calm, rational, proactive approach is a great asset to all Body Corporate and these core skills in conjunction with his own professional values are a great asset to ABC.

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Roger Shephard

Roger Shephard

Business Development Manager

Roger has been in the Body Corporate industry as as senior Body Corporate Manager for over 20 years, he is well regarded in the industry for his ability to build long term strong relationships, based on trust, with his clients. He is a business partner at Auckland Body Corporate Ltd.

Trust is everything: it is not only diligent management, but it’s about people as well. Because of this Roger brings with him key relationships with prominent Auckland developers and property companies and is experienced with large multi-unit developments from the ground up.

Roger has been married even longer than he has worked in the body corporate industry; Roger and his wife have two sons who share his sense of humour and adventure in life. He and his wife started from scratch and over the years have built up a portfolio of investment properties in Auckland. That hard work has made him acutely conscious of his job and few conversations are had with Roger that don’t include property. It’s this experience and insight that make Roger a great asset to the body corporate owners. He is a team player, works with clients to solve issues, believes in consistently delivering solutions that add value to his clients.

Roger’s keen insight, broad range of experience and sense of humour make him an asset to the Body Corporate team.



Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker

Senior Body Corporate Manager

Wendy joined the Auckland Body Corporate team in early 2021 as a senior body corporate manager with a wealth of body corporate and strata title management experience having worked in the industry for nine years. She has lead and trained body corporate management teams and specialises in complexes experiencing weathertightness, seismic, large maintenance and legal issues along with having managed the largest bodies corporate in New Zealand. Wendy enjoys the challenge of administering large remediation projects and has an extensive list of contractors with whom she regularly works.

Wendy has an extensive background in business ownership and management and brings that passion for customer service and attention to detail to her body corporate management role. Wendy has served on the Executive Board of Strata Community Association NZ (SCANZ), is a past member of the Professional Standards Management Board Advisory Group for Australasia and currently sits on the National Executive for the Body Corporate Chairs Group.


Agnita Bhambra

Agnita Bhambra

Body Corporate Manager

Agnita has a career that spans countries, challenges, experiences & a consistent will to shine, a working mother, with a lengthy assortment of roles in India, the Middle East & New Zealand. She has worked across the Airline, Hotel & Property industries for over a decade, and most recently as a Building Manager in a mixed-use building in Central Auckland. She joined the team here at Auckland Body Corporate in 2022.

Agnita (known as Tina among her inner circle) was raised in India & having completed her formal education in Administration pursued a career in the Services industry. While raising a family, she worked multiple jobs, gaining new experience & growth that helped shape her as a well-rounded professional. She is a strong-willed, objective oriented, humble personality, who will always greet you with a warm smile. Having worked with multiple cultures, she has the ability to connect with residents, owners & tenants alike, irrespective of where they are from.

Her first exposure to managing properties started in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Under able leadership, she quickly picked up the nuances of the trade. Agnita pursued further education in Hotel Management at the Otago Polytechnic & landed a job with the Property Industry in Auckland. She loves problem solving and working out ways to benefit the owners of the complexes she manages and approaches all challenges with a solution-based methodology. The Auckland air, spirit & people have helped her blossom into a truly vibrant manager, whose passion for the job abounds.


Conrad Hempel

Conrad Hempel

Body Corporate Manager

Conrad Hempel joined the Auckland Body Corporate team in 2020, having joined us upon his return home from 4 years living abroad in London, United Kingdom.

Born and raised in West Auckland, he counts himself as a typical Kiwi who enjoys quality time with friends and family, staying active and getting outdoors.

Conrad has significant experience managing developments of all shapes and sizes. In most recent years he has focused on high-end new build projects, working with developers to ensure future management occupation is considered during the design and build stages.

With this technical experience being paired with a considerable work ethic and always positive attitude we are happy and excited to have Conrad onboard.



Vincent Duys

Vincent Duys

Body Corporate Manager

Vincent joined the ABC team in 2023 with a wealth of experience in property law, legal collections, property/body corporate finance and property management.

He was duly admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2017 and having worked in diverse teams from different backgrounds, enjoys learning from others.

In 2020, he managed South Africa’s largest Body Corporate Levy Finance portfolio as part of a niche financial offering at his then employer.

A natural leader with a proven track record, Vincent is a big exponent of treating people with respect no matter their title.

Vincent relocated to New Zealand in 2022 with his wife and lives in the heart of Auckland City.

If you’re looking for him afterhours, you’re likely to find him exploring the roads of Auckland on his bicycle.

An avid cyclist and football fanatic , Vincent also has interests in fashion and looks forward to further exploring the beautiful land of the long white cloud.


Arni Manoj

Arni Manoj

Senior Building Manager

Arni joined the building management team in 2022 and has extensive industry and operational experience, having worked in property management over the past six years.

Arni is committed to working with his clients by providing exceptional and professional communication, transparency and accountability. He has a passion for the property industry and has an solid history of maintaining long term relationships with clients.

Arni is a big fan of cricket and enjoys this passion with his family


Hayden Spierings

Hayden Spierings

Building Manager

Hayden comes from the property management industry, working previously with the Auckland Council building maintenance team and has solid experience in problem solving and thinking outside the box. Hayden has a can do attitude to life and is unflappable under pressure, you will find him easy to deal with and proactive in his approach to building management.

Hayden has a young family and enjoys his kids sports and travel. A avid supporter of the Hurricanes will mean you will often find him at rugby games.



Melanie Moore

Melanie Moore

Building Management Queenstown Lakes/Central Otago


Matthew Gleeson

Matthew Gleeson

Body Corporate Manager

Matt joined the Auckland Body Corporate team in 2023 as a Body Corporate Manager following previous careers in consulting and commercial insurance.

Having spent 16 years in the Insurance industry, he has had an extensive career specialising in Body Corporate and property Insurance.

He has a passion for continually learning about the challenges that Body Corporates and their owners face, understanding their risks, and ensuring that these are managed in a way that sets them up for ongoing success.

Choosing to listen, ask questions and work with our client’s objectives in mind to deliver tailored solutions that ensure that a win-win outcome is achieved.

When he’s not working, he will typically be found with his young family and menagerie of pets, or avidly watching F1.


Sachin Malik

Sachin Malik

Building Manager

Coming soon…


Harshana Premathilaka

Harshana Premathilaka

Accounts Administration

Harshana joined the team in 2022 to lead the accounts team.


Jashan Sharma

Kristine Pablico

Administrative Assistant

Kristine joined the team in 2023 and is an administration assistant for the Auckland Body Corporate disclosures, and financial accounts team. This involves communicating with clients, assisting the accounting team and preparing documents for the Body Corporate Managers. Kristine believes in efficiency, accuracy and reliability and loves the multi-faceted nature of her role.



Tina Roberts

Tina Roberts

Administration & Team Lead


Christine Tovia

Christine Tovia

Financial Accounts