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Meet some of the Douglas team

Meet some of the key members of our team
Howard Nossiter

Howard Nossiter

Managing director

Howard is married to Robyn and has four sons. He enjoys playing tennis and walking his dog, Louie, as well as watching his boys play sport and following their progression through life. His background in supermarket retail has given him many skills he has brought to Douglas Furniture, and he is excited about the prospects for local manufacturing in New Zealand.


Joinery manager

Bevan joined Douglas Furniture as an apprentice in 1994, and has moved through the business to become Joinery Manager. Married to Chanelle, who works in sales support at Douglas, with three boys, Bevan is an avid Warriors supporter, and enjoys supporting his boys in league, basketball, surf life-saving and motorsport.

Cath Gittins


Domestic & domestic design consultant

Cath has a BA (Hons) in Interior Design, and has specialised in all domestic joinery including kitchen, bedroom and bathroom design for over 10 years, to both the building trade and homeowners.</p> <p>Originally from the UK, she has lived in Christchurch for five years. Her passions are art, Latin and ballroom dancing.


Company director & administration

Robyn is a key part of the support team at Douglas Furniture, leading administrative operations and health and safety. Married to Howard and a primary school teacher in the past, Robyn is renowned for her cake-making and cooking skills, and enjoys walking and spending time with friends and family.


Programming, pricing and tenders

Barry joined Douglas Furniture in 2017 as a floor supervisor and has since advanced to managing all of the project pricing, programming and detailing. Barry is married to Kim and has two teenage sons. He is an avid sports fan, supporting his boys and loves to watch a good game of rugby or cricket.