Shelter’s co-founders are designer and builder Jamie Andrews, based in Waipu, Northland and social entrepreneur Thomas Nash based in Mt Victoria, Wellington.

Creative and Technical Director Jamie Andrews has a background in industrial design with Fisher and Paykel and Phil and Ted’s. He has been working as a builder in Northland for 4 years and has designed the first Shelter home being built in Whangarei. Jamie designed and built his own house in Waipu, which is available to visit upon request.

Business Director Thomas Nash is Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Massey University and has a background in setting up and running organisations in the campaigning and humanitarian sectors overseas. Thomas is an experienced organiser and communicator having set up, led and advised award-winning international campaigns.