Our Team


taritahutchinson Tarita Hutchinson, B.Bus., MBA, PG Dip. Int. Aff.
Managing Director
Tarita returned in 2012 having previously worked at Southpac Trust during the 1990’s. With a career in a big 4 accounting firm, roles in large infrastructure providers and as an International Financial Management Consultant, Tarita uses her experience and skills to ensure Southpac Trust can deliver on its global business networks to its clients around the world.
davidsteens David Steens, B.Com, CPA

David Steens is a Director of Southpac Trust and has over 25 years experience in the financial services sector. David brings to the role the knowledge and experience required to effectively deal with the most complex asset protection strategies. His significant experience in receivership’s and liquidations, management and general commercial roles serve him well as he leads the strategic direction of Southpac Trust.
VV 3 Vibha Vallabh, LLM (Merit) Banking & Finance, LLB, BA,
Barrister and Solicitor, New Zealand, England & Wales
General Counsel
Vibha has worked in New Zealand, England and Switzerland, where her legal experience is spanned over a number of areas and diverse jurisdictions. She has held positions both in private practice and in house having worked with private bankers, clients and attorneys in designing and implementing cross boarder wealth planning solutions for high net worth individuals and families.
N Caird#1 Ngaire Caird, B.Bus, CPA
Operations Manager

Ngaire joined Southpac Trust in January 2016 as the Management Accountant and now oversees Operations, Finance and IT.  Prior experience includes leading finance teams in central and local government and corporate roles in the oil and gas industry and public practice.  Ngaire  is a member C.P.A Australia and Associate member Chartered Accountants ANZ.


Each Client Services Manager leads a team of professional staff looking after a specific group of clients. Clients receive continuity of staff administering their affairs knowing with confidence that a senior staff member oversees the work. Southpac Trust clients can take comfort that there will always be someone who is familiar with their file and support and back up of people who work closely together.

Charles Petero 3 Charles Petero, LLB
General Manager Cook Islands (Attorney at Law)
Charles came to Southpac Trust following a career in private practice as a highly respected lawyer of the Cook Islands High Court with focus on commercial law, civil and criminal litigation. Charles is our specialist in International Business Companies and works with global business/es to develop workable solutions for international structures.
Elridge #1 Elridge Glasford, B.Mngt
General Manager Nevis
Elridge Glasford, the General Manager of our Nevis office has worked for Southpac Trust in Nevis providing superior client service since 2000. Prior to this Elridge worked as a management consultant advising clients on the offshore industry with a focus on Nevis. Elridge’s depth of experience translates to tried and tested means of protecting client wealth.


Southpac Trust’s Client Services Officers are experts in administering client’s affairs. Each Officer works within a professional team handling the day to day matters of their select group of clients. Our Officers provide the renowned Southpac Trust service and know their clients just as their clients get to know them.

 Nora Raita2 Nora Raita
Client Services Officer
Nora joined Southpac Trust in 2001 in a finance role and has recently moved to her current role servicing client’s needs. Nora has a sound grasp of administrative practices having spent much time training others in Southpac Trust systems thus providing Southpac Trust clients the comfort of knowing their affairs are being carefully looked after.
Rachael Terei Rachael Terei
Client Services Officer
Rachael worked in a number of administrative roles prior to joining Southpac Trust in 2001. Those who know Rachael can attest to her ability to deliver high quality service efficiently and professionally  as she uses her vast experience and skills to assist clients with trust and company administrative matters as they arise.
 Tokoa Ahiao Tokoa Ahiao
Client Services Supervisor
Tokoa joined Southpac Trust in 2000 and has worked in a variety of roles prior to taking on this client focused role. She is ideally placed to smoothly and professionally take care of client trust and company administrative matters.