Eke Panuku | Board Chair

Date: 21 Mar 2024

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Provide governance leadership that will impact the future of Tāmaki Makaurau
•    Guidance on complex negotiations and large-scale projects
•    Influencing how Auckland Council manages assets/property

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Kia hiwa ra ! kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra i tēnei tuku! Kia hiwa ra i tērā tuku! Kiahiwa ra ! kia hiwa ra!


Auckland Council is pleased to have an opportunity to welcome a new chair to the Eke Panuku Development Auckland Board in 2024. 

Your mahi will support:

  • The regeneration of council’s agreed urban locations by making the most of Auckland Council-owned land
  • Improvements to the amenity, attractiveness, connectivity, and resilience of town centres as places to live, work, visit and do business, building confidence for others to invest
  • Placemaking and engaging with communities and stakeholders on the changes taking place, testing ideas and strengthening the connection between people and place
  • Selling Auckland Council’s surplus property, developing unused and underutilised property assets to unlock revenue and enable new housing and commercial development
  • Management of council’s assets/property including commercial, residential and marina infrastructure, or redevelopment incorporating a service delivery function.


You will uphold the Treaty of Waitangi and promote Māori outcomes, as well as collaborating well across the Auckland Council group. 

He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for people with deep professional governance experience, including leadership of complex organisations with prior chair experience. You will need to have proven and extensive experience as a director of large-scale, complex organisations, ideally from within political environments. 


Key role requirements include: 

  • Experience overseeing complex negotiations and large-scale projects with proven commercial acumen
  • Active understanding of Te Ao Māori, community engagement and central/local government structures, and a strong understanding of the Auckland Council context
  • Industry experience and expertise in property development and urban regeneration


You will act with personal integrity and moral leadership with wise and thorough decision-making. Board members are accountable and responsive to both Auckland Council and the people of Auckland, and they must demonstrate a commitment to a public sector ethos. 

O Mātou Kōrero: About Us 


Eke Panuku is a council-controlled organisation (CCO), and its role includes facilitating urban redevelopment that optimises and integrates good public transport outcomes, efficient and sustainable infrastructure and quality public services and amenities. 


Eke Panuku also manages council’s non-service property portfolio and provides strategic advice on council’s other property portfolios.


For more information, visit: 

  • Annual Report 2023: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-annual-reports/docsccosannualreports/eke-panuku-annual-report-2023.pdf 
  • Statement of Intent 2023-2026: https://www.ekepanuku.co.nz/media/a0wcgags/eke-panuku-statement-of-intent-2023-26-final-july.pdf 


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


The initial term of appointment is for three years. $108k remuneration annually.


For a confidential conversation, please make contact with: Jacinda Lloyd at Jacinda.lloyd@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 


Applications close: Sunday 14 April 2024

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


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