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Source: Auckland Council

Auckland Council has announced the appointment of Paul Majurey as the new chair of its council-controlled organisation, Panuku Development Auckland.

The council’s Appointments and Performance Review (APR) Committee approved the appointment at its 1 December 2020 meeting. The appointment is for a three-year term from 2 December 2020 until 31 October 2023.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, who chairs the APR Committee, has welcomed the appointment.

“Panuku plays an important role in creating a world-class Auckland and requires a strong and effective board to ensure good governance and delivery of key performance targets,” he said.

“Paul Majurey has extensive knowledge of Panuku, having been a board member since the organisation’s establishment in 2015, and has a strong background in governance and law that will serve him well as new board chair”.

Paul Majurey is a senior partner at environmental and public law firm Atkins Holm Majurey, having practised law for over 35 years. He chairs several statutory entities and companies and is a director on many company boards, including chair of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and chair of Te Pūia Tāpapa (the Māori Investment fund).

He also has extensive experience chairing large iwi collectives in the Hauraki and Auckland regions. Paul is currently the deputy chair of Panuku.

The council’s APR Committee is responsible for all appointments to the boards of council-controlled organisations, in accordance with the council’s Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Board Members and the Local Government Act.