Auckland council appoint new Panuku director

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Auckland Council has appointed leading property executive and company director David Kennedy to the board of its urban regeneration agency, Panuku Development Auckland.

The council’s Appointments and Performance Review Committee approved David’s appointment at its October 27 meeting following a robust selection process.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, who chairs the APR Committee says David brings a wealth of skills and experience to the role.

“Mr Kennedy brings strong governance, strategic and operational experience to the board of Panuku.

“As well as having significant commercial experience in the property and entertainment industries, David’s political and community engagement work with Ngai Tahu Property and Eden Park Trust will be beneficial to Panuku as it shapes how our communities and our city grows.

“Panuku plays a vital role in Auckland, rejuvenating town centres and shared spaces for communities across the region and delivering commercial outcomes for the council.

“I welcome David to the board and look forward to working with him as we create a world class Auckland.

“I also want to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Anne Blackburn and Evan Davies who are retiring as Panuku directors,” says Phil.

He leaves his role as chief executive of Ngāi Tahu Property, the property development and investment arm of Ngāi Tahu Group to take on the position in Auckland.

David is appointed for a three-year term until 31 October 2020.

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