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Brenna Waghorn

General Manager Strategy & Planning

As General Manager Strategy and Planning, Brenna leads a small team focused on setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring that the plans are in place to enable the urban regeneration of town centres. This includes the consenting strategy for Eke Panuku projects, plan changes and business cases to enable programme delivery, as well as our Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) commitments and practices, operational policy and corporate strategy.

Brenna has worked in local government for many years and has a wealth of experience in urban regeneration, strategic planning, housing and intensification, sustainability and climate change, research, policy development and stakeholder engagement. At Waterfront Auckland, Brenna led development of the Sustainable Development Framework and provided significant input to the development of Wynyard Quarter. At the Auckland Regional Council, Brenna led a wide range of projects including reform of the Unit Titles Act and evaluation of the regional growth management plan. In London Brenna was involved in the spatial planning for the South East England, waste management and airport development.

Brenna believes that Eke Panuku has an opportunity to provide leadership as the council’s urban regeneration agency. Facilitating new housing choices, including affordable housing and responding to the climate crisis are ke