Our People | WISE Charitable Trust

WISE employs between 25 to 30 people at any given time. Our employees gain useful skills and knowledge so that they may provide longterm sustainable opportunites to their whanau. Meet our managers below.

Paul Scouller

General Manager | Email

As the General Manager Paul is responsible for the overall leadership and strategy of the Trust. He represents the Trusts interests through building relationships with all stakeholders and converting our boards strategic vision into actionable milestones.

Petunia Twala

Sales & Marketing Manager | Email

Petunia manages our sales + marketing team that includes outsourced telemarketing. Contact her if you would like a professional call centre to telemarket your business, take your inbound calls or any other call centre services.

Denzil Williams

Operations Administration Supervisor | Email

Denzil manages our Administration team. If you would like an assessment on our landcare or cleaning services please contact Denzil the email address above, however please use our enquiries@wise.org.nz email if you’d like to book an insulation assessment. Denzil can also assist if you’d like our services explained further.


Douglas Hopkins

Resource Recovery Supervisor | Email

Doug oversees the shop and drop off zone at the Junction. Please contact him if you would like to enquire about the shop or if you have any items you would like to drop off.

Nicole Arendse

Funding Co-ordinator | Email

Nicole co-ordinates funding for WISE. Please email Nicole If you would like to know more about our initiatives and how you can support the Trust. 


A past client of WISE Better Homes referred me to WISE. As a result of the service, I will also certainly refer anyone I know looking for Insulation to WISE.

WISE Better Homes are an absolute pleasure to deal with. The administrative staff were very friendly responsive and helpful. Sika was extremely knowledgeable and helpful when assessing our home. Sika helped us come up with a cost effective and quality solution for insulating both ceiling and underfloor. Michael, Thomas, and Myer did a fantastic job of installing the insulation with no fuss and in especially difficult conditions (various areas of our house had difficult access and it was a hot day of the install). Michael was very informative and his communication was excellent, keeping us in the loop at every step. TK audited the job and was wonderful to deal with.

We now have polyester ceiling and underfloor insulation. Our 1940’s house has been entirely transformed from a cold house into a cosy home. I can not believe the difference the insulation has made. Thank you very much WISE Better Homes.

Rajesh Dhanjee

Excellent service and efficient staff with friendly attitudes. This service is a credit to Taranaki and I would not hesitate to refer anyone else to Better Homes. Thank you so much for your service, we love our warm home now.

S Baldock (Taranaki)

Michael and the boys were awesome, amazing attitudes and have done a fabulous job in my eyes. My family and i are so thankful, words can not describe how much :-) thanks a lot, not so much afraid of Winter approaching now! YOU ROCK BETTER HOMES.

J O'Brien (New Plymouth)

Thank you very much, I am very impressed with the service you provided in all areas. The difference it's made to my home is incredible.

K Dixon (Bell Block)

Thank you so much, excellent workers who were very timely. You have given us peace of mind especially for next Winter as our home.

B Hart

These lads were a very pleasant to have in my home and did a good tidy job.

M Serivenger

Thank you. Our house feels warmer, is easier to heat and hold the heat; it has made a difference. Everyone who has visited has been great, very respectful of our home.

J Hikaka (New Plymouth)

This process has been smooth and unobstructive. We have been treated with courtesy and respect, and found all aspects well presented and carried out.

G Neighbour (New PLymouth)

An excellent job; arrived early and worked consistently all day. There was little disruption with my life while they did their job and it was extremely hot weather for them :-(. I saw what they were installing and was impressed.

L Nicholas (Waitara)

Absolutely Stoked with the new insulation, its warmer and drier already. Everyone was polite & Helpful. What a fantastic business to run helping so many people out :-) 100%.

J Palmer (Manaia)

Thank you for keeping our house warm. It has made a huge difference and helps with my son's lungs a lot; this means less hospital time :-)

H Drew (New Plymouth)