Ian Wheeler, Auckland Council


In 2012, Auckland Council embarked on a journey to create a Workplace Strategy for their future workplaces which coincided with the decision to consolidate their CBD offices into owned space and to purchase the former ASB Centre in Albert Street. Hear about the people and property drivers for this project, how they engaged their employees in a ground up approach to the formation of the Workplace Strategy, and the ways in which workplace change has been supported and encouraged across council.

Ian Wheeler
Manager Property Auckland Council.

Ian leads the property function at Auckland Council. His team is responsible for managing and delivering a wide range of property and fleet services across Council; and for certain Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs). This covers a large and diverse property portfolio including office, recreational, community and residential assets.

Prior to this, Ian held senior property management and development roles at Auckland City Council and Housing New Zealand Corporation. At Housing New Zealand, where Ian was the National Acquisition and Development Manager, his team worked on the development and redevelopment of the Corporation’s large social housing portfolio. Prior to working in New Zealand, Ian was the Chief Executive of a social housing company in South Africa...

Ian also currently serves as a board member of the New Zealand Green Building Council. He has 23 years’ experience in the property industry covering management and governance roles within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand and abroad.