Our Team

Abann YorAbann has been an integral part of ARCC since its inception and is currently its General Manager. A professional community developer, a visionary leader with clear objectives and well developed strategic thinking he has strong advocacy, leadership, and management capabilities and takes a human rights approach. He has established, and maintained, networks with the extremely diverse resettled communities in looking to find community-driven solutions for resettlement issues.



Nando is anunnamed experienced photographer, filmmaker and all things digital who has joined our team midway through 2015 when he undertaken the “New Zealanders Now” photography project. His professional background in the advertising & film industry and his socially oriented internal compass makes him the perfect addition volunteer to the ARCC as communication coordinator. He is currently carried on with photography work with ARCC and other relevant communication projects.






Stewart Devitt: An experienced and very successful Skills Developer, with well developed interpersonal skills, specialising in communication and personal development.  Skilled in the analysis of tr
aining needs the design, delivery and evaluation of training and development workshops. Comfortable and successful in working with a wide range of people, and organisations, to develop their skills and increase their potential, using both a capability and competence approach.


Helen Te HHelen Te Hira (1)ira
Ko Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri me Ngāti Whatua ōku iwi

I have a background as an educator and facilitator in support of advancing understanding and relationships between migrants and tangata whenua.. Currently I am responsible for design, delivery and management of organisational development activities, including learning and development programmes that allow Auckland Council to effectively respond to its commitments to Maori.