Key Personnel

The Clarke Group team are dedicated to the development and growth of the residential centre business model. Their skills tackle the requirements of modern property development where the developer is the centre point of a vast team of experts all pushing forward to achieve the project at hand. Clarke Group also operates a subsidiary property management company that employs three staff to manage the investment portfolio trading as StudioHomes located in South Auckland. More on StudioHomes:


Austen Clarke - Managing Director

MBA (Distinction)

Austen Clarke, the founder, originally started his property development career in Hamilton, New Zealand in 2001. He officially formed the Clarke Group in 2013, in order to leverage his time effectively by bringing skilled and trusted team members into the business to work alongside him, so that the business could grow appropriately.


Chris Sutherland - General Manager

BSc(Tech) (Hons)

Chris Sutherland joined the Clarke Group in early 2014, having previously managed complex, highly technical refits of super yachts to exacting standards in the shipyards of France and Italy. He now brings his project management experience to Clarke Group, where he oversees project developments and property management.


Sam Martin - Accountant

Sam is a seasoned accountant. He is experienced in preparing and analysing all financial information in various industry sectors. Sam provides all internal accounting functions for the Clarke Group and subsidiaries and is a full time Clarke Group Employee.  He has  a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Auckland. Sam is also Xero Certified.  


Natalia Rozova - Project Coordinator

Natalia  joined  the Clarke Group in the mid 2016. She oversees the software development of a Clarke Group start-up, as well as advises on marketing initiatives. Natalia has a strong background in marketing and product development. She has a masters degree in Marketing and is currently studying Economics.



                      Baptist Lobo–Assistant Account

Baptist joined Clarke Group in June 2017.  He is a Chartered Accountant and a CPA (Australia).  Baptist has worked for various multinational companies both in New Zealand and Overseas. He has more than 20 years of Finance and Accounting experience.  Baptist is brought in to strengthen the accounting function and provide guidance in reporting and analyzing data for better outcomes for the Clarke Group


 Sammy Carleton - Senior Property Manager


                  Jerry Faifua - Property Manager


Josh Stevenson – Project Manager

Josh joins Clarke Group with a wealth of knowledge and experience over 20 years in the construction, development and planning industry. Josh's work life started on the tools and progressed through a number of construction sector roles to significant program management roles for the government, commercial, residential and private sectors. His experience in development, planning and construction ranges from single houses, apartments, brown field developments through to large scale subdivision.


            Chris Scott – Business Development Manager

Chris has recently joined Clarke Group after spending 8 years in Sydney, where he held managerial roles within the property investment and development advisory sector. Chris brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the Business Development Manager role, and is primarily responsible for site acquisition and expanding new and existing investor relations.


Anna Batiuta– PA to the Director

Anna Batiuta joined Clarke Group in 2017 to take support management in organising and coordinating their daily meetings and office. Anna comes from Ukraine and has a management and personal assistant background. She has a specialist degree in Linguistics and a bachelor degree in Law and is currently residing in New Zealand and building a life here.


Zhongdao Hu  - Property Manager


           Kishan Lal - Business Development Manager


Clarke Group also maintains a property management arm located in South Auckland named StudioHomes. StudioHomes employs three full time property managers who manage 184 tenancies. more on StudioHomes at