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Independent Director - Panuku Development Auckland

Date: 19-Feb-2021

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

Independent Director (Property Focus) – Panuku Development Auckland


Monday, 8 March 2021 at 12pm (noon)


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


Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) requires a new Independent Director with property experience to join the board in 2021.


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 & 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.



Particular skills and competencies sought:


  • Knowledge and experience of large-scale property development in the context of urban regeneration, preferably in the Auckland marketplace.
  • Robust understanding of the various macro and micro factors influencing local property market dynamics, and the implications for Panuku.
  • Highly commercial, with proven experience of deal development, negotiation, transactions and financing.
  • Proven experience of working in partnership with other entities to achieve outcomes.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining positive relationships with relevant external stakeholders, such as property developers, iwi and Council.

Common Priorities Across the CCOs

  • Uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, readiness to promote improved outcomes for Māori and knowledge of Te Ao Māori and established Māori networks.
  • Demonstrate appropriate accountability and responsiveness to the Governing Body and the public and a commitment to public sector ethos.
  • Demonstrate financial accountability with close review of current and proposed activities to deliver value for money.
  • Commitment to integrate council’s climate action plans into the strategies and operations of the Council-controlled Organisations.
  • Driving appropriate leadership and cultural response to deliver the required outcomes (and/or deliver on targets as identified).
  • Commitment to collaborate across the Council-controlled Organisation family.
  • Demonstrate inclusive and adaptive leadership to harness the benefits of diversity.

Useful to Have

  • Experienced in transforming organisations in times of change and uncertainty.
  • Experienced in driving culture change through complex organisations.


For further details or to apply, please contact:
Olivia Crump
Email: info@kerridgepartners.com
Phone: 09 969 9900
Applications must be received by Monday, 8 March 2021 at 12pm (noon).


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:

To be advised

Application information:
Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We recognise that increasing diversity and fostering 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. 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.