Our Team

H Morris has carefully chosen a team of people who understand what really matters when somebody dies. They understand the value of a meaningful funeral, whatever that may look like to your family. Each staff member brings a unique background, different skills and attributes to the team, our mix of staff and personalities means we have just the right person to care for your family when you need a funeral director.

The team at H Morris are skilled professionals and are supported by ongoing training and continuing education programmes. We are members of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, meaning we adhere to a strict code of conduct and code of ethics, ensuring families can have peace of mind that their loved one, and they themselves, will be treated with the highest standard of care.

To find out more about the professional care our team offers, please click here or phone H Morris Funeral Services.

Danielle Halliday

Location Manager

Danielle has extensive experience with a number of customer service focussed organisations and is a proven leader, skilled motivator and problem solver. Danielle started her leadership journey in the British Military as an Intelligence Analyst for the Royal Air Force. A move to New Zealand in 2007 saw her move into the not-for-profit sector in roles as a Project and Marketing Manager and, more recently, as the National Community Sport Manager for Gymnastics New Zealand. Danielle has a strong sense of service and feels privileged to be able to support the families that come to H Morris in such difficult circumstances.

Dean Maxted

Assistant Manager & Funeral Director

Dean is a registered Funeral Director with FDANZ, and brings an interesting career mix to the job; previously qualified as a mechanic, he gained a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology and then spent 20 years as a Grip in the film and television industry.After doing this job for just on 7 years now, is naïve enough and just hopeful enough to believe that we matter; that in our sometimes short, sometimes long lives, we mean something to someone. A family man himself with two young boys, Dean is intuitive in looking after the families providing a service that enables them to mourn and celebrate appropriately. Dean does his job for the self-evident reason that we die, and that we matter, and that we care.

Jan Cairncross

Funeral Director

Jan brings a wide range of life skills and experience to the team, including qualifications in massage therapy and experience working for the University of Auckland School of Medicine. Jan has a busy and energetic home life on the North Shore with her husband and school age children.  Her calm and capable manner is appreciated by the families she cares for. Funeral directing is something that Jan thought about for quite some time before deciding to take the opportunity to work in the industry.  This careful consideration is an example of her planning skills and attention to detail.

Adie Lecky

Funeral Director

Adie is a caring and approachable person, with many layers to her personality. Predominantly working in health care, a move into a funeral directing role was an easy transition for her.  Job satisfaction is high on her list and as a funeral director Adie understands the need to create a seamless experience and an appropriate funeral that will encompass the dignity of the people we love and also assist with closure for her families. Outside of her working life Adie is a keen musician, playing a number of instruments and currently in a very sought-after band. You could also find Adie at the 19th hole of the golf course. With good intentions to get out and have a game - a busy life often prevents that. Often it is a toss up between golf and fishing….fishing tends to be the winner.

Lee Morgan

Funeral Director

Lee has an extensive background in various customer service and event management roles.
With a calm, intuitive and empathetic nature, Lee has taken on the opportunity to join the team at H Morris, with the intention of providing a bespoke service that is both meaningful and memorable.

Rebecca Fort


Rebecca joined H Morris the beginning of 2017 and has always been interested in working for the funeral industry. She has a bachelor in Health Science and previously worked as a registered nurse with a focus on helping families and young people. Nursing and a background in makeup artistry allows Rebecca to provide a subtle but skilled presentation of the deceased. Rebecca is married and lives in Whangaparaoa Peninsula with her husband and cat.

Sue McLaren


Sue finds it a privilege and extremely rewarding to care for those who come to us at H Morris. She joined the funeral industry as an embalmer in 2013 and holds the National Diploma in Embalming and a Bachelor of Science.

Outside of work, Sue loves pottering around at home and embarking on epic outdoor adventures with her husband Tim and their three teenage daughters.

Rhiannon Hayman


Rhiannon joined H Morris after having some time off work to stay home and raise her two small children. She wanted to get back into the workforce with a job where she could make a difference and this job provides exactly that. She is an ex-Primary School teacher so has great organisation skills, attention to detail and time management which she has applied to her new role here at H Morris. She has a very busy life with her children and is very sporty and active. You will never see her sitting down for too long!

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