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Our People

Jason Donnelly


Jason has a proven track record and prides himself in the delivery of every project. With over $100 million dollars of real estate projects in the last five years alone, this has resulted in an amazing name and reputation of reliability. Jason believes in creating an honest and open environment with transparency with all parties involved, from our build partners right the way through to clients. Within CETA, Jason’s focus is across all aspects of the development process, from land acquisition to handing the keys over to new homeowners and investors.

Nic Paterson


Nic brings a wealth of business expertise and experience from his 28 years of owning his own retail business. Nic started his career and business from the ground up. He is a believer in establishing good business values and principles as well as maintaining long-lasting relationships and partnerships. He is passionate about New Zealand and seeing young couples, families and investors succeed. His focus and role with CETA will be to implement the values and principles which has seen his other businesses be so successful, as well as bringing strategic thinking to the business.

Russell Hilton Jones


Russell brings more than 35 years of residential build expertise to CETA. He has extensive knowledge of all forms of residential construction and a proven record of delivering projects to a high standard. Russell is responsible for CETA’s build delivery and provides leadership, mentoring and support to all areas of the business. Russell is passionate about seeing people potentiate themselves and gets real satisfaction from seeing people achieve their goals.

Peter Hardy

Chief Financial Officer

Peter brings 20+ years of CFO experience across financial services, retail and property development. He is excited about this next chapter for CETA and is keen to use his experience to assist first home buyers and investors into the market. Peter will oversee and manage the funding and financial processes for CETA, ensuring that we always deliver on our commercial responsibilities.

Our Culture & Values

Integrity and Transparency

Integrity is a fundamental quality that shapes our character and guides our actions. It means we operate in accordance with our deepest values and are honest with everyone, and always keep to our word. Being transparent is making it clear what we do - demonstrating accountability and building trust, especially to those affected by our actions.​

People's Priorities Are Ours

Our decisions are always paramount to ensuring that our clients, homeowners, customers, consultants and business partners succeed in their aspirations.

Quality Mindset

We strive to deliver and execute to the best of our ability our homes are of a high quality we're proud to call our own.

Innovation and Teamwork

We strive to promote innovation, growth and creativity. Creating more effective processes, products and ideas within our environment and generating as much value to our clients and customers as possible.

Collaboration is the key to success

Our Partners

We partner and work with like-minded providers and sub-contractors to design and build to the highest quality, for the best possible price. We're a local company supporting local.


With over 150 years in the business, Carters are committed to being our building partner and provide CETA Homes with competitive pricing to enable us to deliver on our promise of Cost Effective and Affordable houses.

General Structures

A team of highly skilled and experienced engineers who specialise in providing innovative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for structural engineering, civil engineering design, and fire consulting.

TT Architects

TT Architects pride themselves on their long-standing relationships and have enjoyed five years working alongside CETA Homes. They have a core belief that great Architectural design and clever, strategic Urban planning are key to creating vibrant communities and homes that are a joy to live in.

Fisher & Paykel

Providing homeowners with high quality and innovative appliances they can trust.

Opes Partners

Opes Partners is a trusted property investment company that helps Kiwis create a plan, invest in property and live a comfortable retirement.

SM Property

Agents who specialise in new build real estate, they show buyers on & off market options to help them through the process of finding the right property.