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Ian Wheeler

Chief Operating Officer

Ian Wheeler oversees the leadership, planning and delivery of our regeneration programme across each of our priority locations. He’s focused on working with the Eke Panuku team of skilled professionals, stakeholders and partners across the region to establish plans and programmes designed to achieve the vision and goals for the places and communities we work in. An important part of this role is to ensure we perform our lead agency role effectively across the council group and create the right blend of commercial strategy, public good investment (such as town squares and green spaces) and placemaking.

Prior to joining Eke Panuku, Ian held senior property management and development roles at Auckland Council and Housing New Zealand Corporation. At Auckland Council, his role as General Manager Property covered the management of a large and diverse multi-billion-dollar property portfolio including office, recreational, community and residential assets. Prior to working in New Zealand, Ian was the Chief Executive of an affordable housing company in South Africa, Durban.

Ian has been involved in various industry bodies including the Construction Clients Group and the New Zealand Green Building Council. He has more than 30 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.