Lower Hutt (04) 566 3103 Upper Hutt (04) 528 2331 Porirua (04) 237 5332

Our Team

At Gee & Hickton we are very proud of our dedicated team of funeral directors. Their experience, range of life experiences, involvement in the community, and the dedication and passion they apply to their work ensures our clients receive an outstanding professional and caring service.

To find out more about the professional care our team offers and get answers to any questions you have about funerals and grief, please click here or phone Gee & Hickton.



General Manager

The General Manager at Gee & Hickton since 2000, Gavin says he aims to exceed people’s expectations of service and professionalism, and to know that he has made a difference by facilitating a meaningful and personal farewell. He also says it is a privilege to be able to lead a team of such dedicated professionals. Gavin is a qualified funeral director and embalmer, and a national examiner in embalming. He lives in Petone with his wife Vanessa, a teacher, and his two grown up daughters Freyja and Cassie. His passion is enjoying food and playing squash – one helps cancel out the other, he says – and he works out at the local gym on weights to keep fit when he has the time, while also fitting in “the occasional and very poor game of golf.” He also enjoys giving back to the community in his role as a Rotarian and JP.



Operations Manager

Following in her father’s footsteps, Cassie has always been passionate about the funeral industry and giving back to the community. She first trained as an Embalmer and upon completing her qualifications, fulfilled her dream of becoming a Funeral Director. Cassie’s passion for helping others and going the extra mile for every family she meets, is at the core of everything she does, something she takes great pride in. When not devoting time to her role in the community, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing netball and renovating her home.



Porirua Branch Manager

Jenna was born and bred in sunny Marlborough, still spending as much time as possible back home with her family and enjoying the weather. Being qualified as an Embalmer and a Funeral Director brings a variety to her role that she really enjoys. Jenna has been based at our Porirua location since 2011 and has really loved getting involved with the community and learning about all the different cultures. Outside of work Jenna enjoys craft beer, anything involving water or being near water, karate, walking, friends/family and her beloved dog Jet.

GH Staff Andrew


Funeral Director

Born and educated in Lower Hutt, Andrew has been a funeral director for many years. Starting his career as an embalmer, he completed his qualification in 1990 and became a qualified funeral director in 1994. Andrew considers it a privilege to work with families during the difficult period of time when someone they love has died. He is a keen sportsman who enjoys watching and participating in a wide variety of sports and in his spare time, enjoy’s spending time with his young family and their many activities.

GH Staff Suzanne


Funeral Director

Sue joined Gee & Hickton in 2011 as a funeral director. Sue’s working background has included involvement with many professions and has driven her passion for being able to provide guidance and support for families. Sue has lived in Upper Hutt for the last 30 years and has three adult children, she is also the proud nana of two wonderful grandchildren. Sue enjoys playing squash, bush walking, music concerts and travel adventures.

GH Staff Edward


Funeral Director

Edward has worked with Gee & Hickton since 2006, initially as an Embalmer. After gaining his embalming qualifications Edward moved into the Funeral Directing role. Before this Edward worked in the music industry, starting in music retail then heading into sales and distribution for New Zealand, the music industry would complement Edward’s love of music, and help with his extensive compact disc collection. Edward has studied music and recorded and released music here in New Zealand. Edward's other interest is his involvement with Major League Gaming. Edward lives in Upper Hutt with his wife Kelly who works as an Registered Nurse at Lower Hutt Hospital’s burns and plastics ward and has two incredible children Wednesday and Phoenix, who get all of Edward’s spare time.

GH Staff Megan


Funeral Director

Megan has lived in the Hutt Valley for 28 years and has been part of the Gee & Hickton team since June 2017. Megan’s experience with the loss of a close family member, along with her genuine and caring nature, allows her to connect with families when they most need it. Prior to joining Gee & Hickton, she worked in the disability sector as a support worker and coordinator. Megan and her husband Kris have four children and a precious granddaughter who was born in 2017.   Family is very important to Megan and most of her spare time is dedicated to them. She also enjoys cooking and socialising.

Lauren Chaplow

Lauren Chaplow

Funeral Director

Growing up in Auckland, Lauren and her husband Jonathan relocated to Wellington in 2017 after falling in love with the region.

Lauren has a background in event management and customer service. This along with her passion for helping people and giving back to the community motivated her to join the funeral industry. Lauren believes that working with those experiencing loss is a privilege at such a sensitive time.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys exploring the region, bushwalks, renovating her home, volunteering for her church and spending time with family and friends.


Angelina Maltby Dip Embalming

Funeral Director

Angelina Maltby was raised on the Kapiti Coast and made the move to Porirua when she started at Gee & Hickton in 2014.

Being an experienced Funeral Director and qualified Embalmer, Angelina is an asset to the Gee & Hickton team.

Outside of work Angelina loves spending time with family, friends and her energetic dog.



Funeral Director

Elizabeth has joined us from a long career of team management and customer service. She is particularly enjoying  getting to the heart of the Porirua Community and learning about the various different cultures and religions. Outside of work Elizabeth and her husband are vegan, have an interest in natural therapy and enjoy spending time with their cats, Charlie and Lucy.



Funeral Director

Born and raised in Upper Hutt, Belinda returned to Upper Hutt after 3 years of travel. Joining the Gee and Hickton team with a diverse background in event management, cookery and the dental industry, Belinda is enjoying helping families say farewell to loved ones in their own unique way.
Belinda and her husband Nick live on a lifestyle block in Kaitoke where they spend their spare time looking after their animals, enjoying the rural life and working to create a self-sustaining lifestyle.



Funeral Director

Liz was raised in Wainui, and after spending 13 years in the UK she returned home back to her roots. She enjoys serving others and sees it as an honour to help those as they farewell their loved ones.

Liz and her wife love spending time with their two children, and all the activities they are involved in. Family is everything to Liz. In her spare time, she enjoys bush walks, jigsaw puzzles and relaxing with a good book.



Funeral Director

Kendell grew up in Wellington and has a background in Support Work, working alongside people with intellectual disabilities as well as Counselling. Kendell is passionate about working with people, and has worked alongside many different clientele in the Mental Health sector before eventually pursuing her goal of becoming a Funeral Director.

In her spare time Kendell enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog Jax. She also enjoys painting, reading, and doing anything creative.

Call Us Today

Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Lower Hutt (04) 566 3103, Upper Hutt (04) 528 2331 Porirua (04) 237 5332