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Director Panuku

Date: 27-Apr-2019

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

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He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) requires a new director to join the board in 2019.

Panuku is an urban regeneration and property development agent that was established in September 2015. With its four core activities of development; placemaking; property management; and acquisitions and disposals, Panuku is actively involved throughout the property lifecycle and acts on behalf of the Council and its CCOs.

The core strategic activities of the organisation are:

  • To lead and catalyse urban redevelopment in priority locations
  • To holistically create value from Council assets assigned to Panuku.
  • To demonstrate business leadership opportunities to build its brand and deliver superior strategic outcomes.

These are achieved through a mix of projects and programmes that transform communities through long-term regeneration; and which create partnerships across agencies, with iwi and the private sector, to deliver quality housing, urban centres and public spaces.

He kōrero mōu: About you

Particular skills and competencies sought:


  • an urban ‘subject matter expert’ with drive and passion for Auckland, including property sector knowledge.
  • Urban regeneration and development understanding and experience of project delivery.
  • Contacts, connections and networks within the property and development sectors.
  • The ability to drive the story on sustainability for the organisation and the City.
  • A youthful and contemporary outlook and approach.
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate across the Auckland CCO family.
  • Demonstrate financial accountability with close review of current and proposed activities to deliver value for money.
  • Responsiveness to Auckland Council as a stakeholder and decision-maker.
  • Understanding as to the context of central government agencies.
  • Independence of thinking.
  • Uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and promote Māori outcomes.

Note that governance experience is desired, but not essential for this position.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Commitment requirement:

The term of appointment is three years, with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum of three terms, subject to evidence of effective performance.

Geographic considerations:

Auckland based preferred


To be advised

For further details or to apply, please contact:

Tim Scanlan – Consultant


Phone: 09 969 9903

Applications close 19 May 2019

Auckland Council recognises that increasing diversity and fostering an inclusive Board culture is an essential element in supporting high performing Boards, driving long‑term success and delivering better outcomes for the communities of Auckland. We welcome and encourage diverse, talented applicants for our CCO Board roles