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Director - Panuku Development

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Panuku Development Auckland (Panuku) requires a new Independent Director 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 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.

Particular skills and competencies sought:

  • A high degree of financial acumen and risk management expertise with the ability to Chair the Audit & Risk Committee.
  • A commercial mindset and strong analytical skills applied in order to raise the quality of business casing and investment decision making in the organisation as well as to drive greater accountability for financial outcomes.
  • The ability to provide leadership to the Board in building relationships with external stakeholders, including the Council, Local Boards and the private sector.


  • Knowledge of the property business as it relates to the key functions that Panuku performs, including asset management and transactions.
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) status.

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.

Auckland Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities. We recognise that increasing diversity, gender balance and fostering inclusive Board culture are essential elements in supporting high performing Boards, driving long-term success and delivering better outcomes for the communities of Auckland.

For further details or to apply, please contact:
Tim Scanlan - Consultant
Email: tim.scanlan@kerridgepartners.com
Applications must be received by 30 November 2020 at 12pm.

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 is strongly preferred.

To be advised.

Further 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. 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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