Our people


Tim Manning


Tim-ManningTim’s vision and energy is the driving force behind the success of Norwich Properties Ltd.

Tim was born in Napier, a small seaside town on the North Island’s east coast, in February 1959. He completed his education with a Bachelor of Technology at Massey University.

Tim has been involved with more than 50 projects and has been responsible for some of New Zealand’s largest residential developments over the past 20 years. His companies have been involved in excess of over 2000 homes and over 2 billion dollars of residential property in New Zealand.

Tim is particularly skilled at locating potential development sites, incorporating innovative design, coordinating project funding and then following through with a strong sales, construction and settlement process.

Tim was the first to successfully create large gated-communities in New Zealand, and in the early 1990’s Tim was also one of the first to refurbish Auckland CBD commercial buildings into apartments, helping to bring life back to the downtown Auckland area.

He creatively developed apartments in Ponsonby; a traditional suburban area close to the city, which has become the hub of Auckland’s café society. Tim also had the vision in the mid 1990’s to develop apartments in Albany, miles from the city, which has now become a large city in its own right. Tim has been an innovator in the inclusion of many on-site facilities within development complexes, such as: on-site management, gymnasium, pool facilities and tennis courts, and fully integrated security – now all standard for many developments.

Over the past two decades Tim Manning and his group of companies has reinforced its position as one of Auckland’s most experienced and innovative developers of quality property.


Brad Worthington

General Manager

Brad WorthingtonBrad brings a wealth of experience to his role as General Manager of NPL. He has 19 years financial and general management experience, operating at board level with cross sector and project development expertise. Brad is responsible for the company’s strategic planning as well as day to day operations of the NPL businesses and future developments.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Business degree and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (ICANZ).

Brad’s experience includes three years in public practice before taking up a position as Financial Controller, and later Group Financial Controller of a large transport logistics company in the Waikato.

Brad later relocated to London where he held senior management roles for several large public listed companies in Project Finance and Change-Management roles, specialising in the property Industry. Companies included Notting Hill Housing Group, M.W.B Business Exchange, Marriott Vacation Club International, Marylebone Warwick Balfour Group PLC, and Nestor PLC.

After returning to New Zealand in 2003, Brad joined Kitchener Group Ltd; an Auckland based Property Development Company, where he was involved in the acquisition, development and sale of a number of large projects and investment assets, including Prince’s Wharf, Hilton Hotel and Victoria Park Market.

Brad joined NPL as General Manager in 2007.


Lauren McCarthy

Development Manager

LaurenLauren has worked with Tim Manning for over 15 years in the property development and construction industry. Lauren was appointed Development Manager of NPL in 2005 and has responsibility for all major development projects.

Lauren has project managed successful projects such as Pueblo and Cuba in Botany Downs, the Whistler and Greenstone Lodges in Queenstown as well as Monterey and Stafford House in Wellington. Lauren has a reputation for delivering projects on time and under budget. Her focus, attention to detail, tight quality control and excellent communication with builders, suppliers and contractors is paramount to successful developments.



Chantelle Hilleard

Executive Assistant

ChantelleChantelle joined Norwich in December 2009 as the Executive Assistant to Tim Manning and the Senior Management Group.

Chantelle has a broad background within the executive, administration and human re-sources related areas and brings a wealth of experience in supporting senior level staff, office operations, including staff management, supplier management, facilities management, employment relations and business management and all tasks in between to ensure senior executives have high level support in order for them to effectively reach business targets.

She is a keen learner, has a proactive approach and is an excellent communicator.



Michelle Robson

Management Accountant


Michelle joined Norwich Properties in January 2015 and is the Management Accountant for The Norwich Group.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce, and is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.

Michelle has over 15 years’ international accounting and tax experience, gained in New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. During her career, Michelle has worked as an accountant for a range of companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG Dublin and Auckland, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Omnicom Europe – a large global advertising and media group.




Naomi Read

Administration Assistant

NaomiNaomi joined Norwich in late 2013 and assists the team on a number of tasks. Her positive can do attitude is welcomed to the Norwich team.

Naomi is currently studying accounting at Massey University, originally from Wales Naomi moved to new Zealand when she was 13 and is looking forward to building a career in New Zealand.