About us

Meet the team

Meet the team

Our team is based around Aotearoa, with a head office in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Below, you can get to know the folks heading up the various parts of our work.

Fiona Ironside


I’m privileged to have experienced both out-of-home care and being a foster carer. I’m a proud mum, foster mum and grandma in our extended and blended whānau. I love travelling and going to various cooking schools. My favourite was in Vejer de la Frontera in Spain where I also spent eight days walking the Camino Trail.

Matt Hodgson

Operations and Practice Manager Northern


I joined Key Assets in 2016 to support carers in the Waikato region. Since that time, I’ve developed the supports we provide to carers and mokopuna so that we are now able to extend support to whānau carers.

Monika Welzenbach

Quality, Practice and Engagement Manager


I'm married and have a Rhodesian Ridgeback that occasionally accompanies me to work. Immigrating to Aotearoa from Germany in 2016, I've developed a deep appreciation for Aotearoa's beautiful culture and people. I feel fortunate to live in this stunning country and to have the chance to learn and gain confidence in working with Māori as part of Key Assets' bicultural journey. Working in such a crucial sector, I consider it a privilege to make a positive impact on the life journey of our precious mokopuna and their whānau.

Ayesha Singh

Business Support Manager


I became Business Support Manager in March 2022. I enjoy working with numbers and enabling companies to run smoothly when it comes to Accounts. Outside work, I love hiking, boating, and painting.


Our education team works alongside foster carers and education providers across the country to ensure that all mokopuna receive the educational opportunities they are entitled to.

Therapeutic support

Our therapeutic support team guides our social workers in the development of their therapeutic practice; and ensures foster carers, whānau, and professionals are working together to achieve best outcomes for mokopuna.


Our quality team holds responsibility for quality assurance and continuous service improvement at Key Assets – including the implementation of the National Care Standards.

Whānau support service

Our whānau support service team helps parents, family members, carers, and other people involved in a child’s life make important changes so the foster child can come home, stay at home, or find a forever home.

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