Bob was born and bred in the English County of Yorkshire. In 1993, Bob and his wife arrived in New Zealand. Since then he has gained over 30 years of experience in various management roles. Specifically, Bob has worked in the aged care sector since 2005.
When he became the Matua Village General Manager in November 2012, he bought with him all the skills and experience necessary to operate Matua Village as a successful retirement home complex. Bob has overseen Matua Village’s growth from 43 independent living units to the current size of 61 units. His managerial experience and vision for a top quality aged care facility has helped to make Matua Village the wonderful peaceful and vibrant place it is today.
With his trademark “hands on” approach to running the village, Bob has a policy of always ensuring residents feel welcome anytime to call in to his office to catch up for a chat or to discuss any ideas they may have for the village and its residents.
He manages his team of highly professional staff well and they are always on hand to deal with any issues that arise during the day.
Bob prides himself on the fact that his staff at Matua Village are noted for providing consistently exceptional customer service.
My name is Sue Denham and I am the Sales Manager at Matua Village. I love my job and being able to offer such a top-quality retirement facility as Matua Village to the elderly in our community gives me great personal and professional satisfaction. Life has been very interesting and varied on my way to being here at Matua, with a couple of great careers and lots of stories!
I was a professional model for 20 years, a very exciting and demanding lifestyle in the world of fashion and catwalks. Following my fashion industry experience I gained a position as a buyer for 19 retail fashion stores. As a buyer, I was responsible for sourcing the latest fashions from around the world so I travelled extensively to Europe, China and other parts of Asia.
As a night nurse at Howick Baptist Hospital I gained valuable experience caring for people’s health and wellbeing. I also experienced how a large health orientated organisation was run.
Finally selling residential lifestyle and commercial real estate became my passion for 15 years. I focused on understanding peoples living needs and delivered excellent client service during that time.
My hobbies include interior decorating and I have turned my creative hand to many decorating projects. Including organising all the Matua Village refurbishments and decorations. Floral art is another of my passions. I take every opportunity to design and organise all the floral arrangements and flowers throughout the village.
My love of all sport extends to pretty much anything competitive and best of all I love a good laugh!
Over my life, I have enjoyed so many things but some outstanding achievements were bungee jumping, paragliding. I have also base walked off the Nova Hotel!