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Tim Dearsley

Village Manager

Tim Dearsley

Tim has resided for most of his life within a few kilometres of the Russley. He studied at Canterbury University and married a local girl, Jo.

A career in hospitality and tourism brought him back to Christchurch after a 3 year stint in Europe and the UK.  After owning a successful business in tourism, Tim decided to direct his career to hospitality and hotels and spent 13 years in General Manager roles for Accor Hotels in Christchurch. As part of his tenure in Christchurch he was seconded to CERA for nearly 2 years as the Hospitality Industry Liaison Manager following the February 2010 Earthquake and closure of Christchurch’s CBD.

He has most recently been running a resort in Fiji for 4 years. Tim is an experienced business manager with demonstrated skills in relationships, hospitality, housekeeping, grounds and asset maintenance.

Jeanette McEachen

Sales Manager / Resident Liaison

Jeanette McEachen

Jeanette has been part of The Russley Village team for over 9 years. She is a tremendous ambassador of The Russley, and has had involvement in the Sales process in conjunction with our former Sales Manager, Nola Lamb.  Jeanette has a wonderful rapport with residents and has a great understanding of the retirement village market in Christchurch.

Peter Palparan

Clinical Services Manager

Peter Palparan

Peter is a self-motivated Registered Nurse with vast work experience in Emergency, Medical and Research Nursing in the Philippines. In 2014, Peter moved to New Zealand and has worked predominantly in the Aged Care sector. He is passionate about providing excellent care for residents and their families.

Peter finds making a difference to residents' lives a priority in his role as Clinical Services Manager.

Graham Wilkinson

Director of Generus Living Group

Graham Wilkinson

Originally a Police Constable, Graham completed a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration at Otago University. After developing and acquiring hotels and apartments throughout New Zealand, in 1994 Graham became involved at the Peninsula Club retirement village at Whangaparoa and was later part of a consortium that purchased and operated three other Auckland villages and one in the Bay of Plenty. When these villages were sold to an Australian entity, Graham decided to develop villages with character and individuality that he felt was lacking in most New Zealand villages.

Graham is currently President and the longest serving member of the Retirement Villages Association New Zealand.

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