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.
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.