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Housing Foundation announces changes to Board of Trustees

Housing Foundation Announces Changes to Board of Trustees

November 2017

Housing Foundation farewells two long-serving Trustees and welcomes three new Trustees to its Board.

Major Campbell Roberts and John Delugar have served on the Housing Foundation Board of Trustees since the organisation was very first established. Both have made significant contributions in their capacity as Board members to the direction, growth and consistent delivery of affordable housing to low income families across New Zealand. We wish to formally acknowledge Campbell and John’s service and especially thank them for their valuable contributions over many years.

Following an extensive recruitment search and selection process, new Trustees have been appointed and take up the roles formally in November 2017. Housing Foundation is delighted to welcome to the Board Kate Armstrong, Sarah Sinclair, and Sandy Foster.

Kate Armstrong has local and international experience both as a lawyer and banker, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Division at Westpac NZ Limited.  Kate has demonstrated strong legal and financial expertise with the commercial acumen required to run large divisions and has a strong reputation for "getting things done", aligning communication, people, culture and resources to ensure delivery on time and on budget.

Sarah Sinclair is a Partner in the law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts. Sarah is a highly-regarded construction and infrastructure specialist and brings extensive experience acting for both Government and private sector clients in large-scale, complex infrastructure projects.   Sarah is known for providing commercially pragmatic, strategic advice on infrastructure funding models, procurement strategies and contracting structures. Sarah also specialises in Public Private Partnerships.

Sandy Foster has a civil engineering background. Sandy has a strong proven record of business planning, financial modelling, market research and project planning in the area of property development. His specific focus has been affordable and social housing, retirement villages and aged care accommodation. Sandy is well respected in the community housing sector having been directly involved in the delivery of new supply over a number of years.

This also serves to formally advise Brian Donnelly who has been with the Housing Foundation in the Executive Director role for many years has also recently been appointed as a Trustee.

It is with great pleasure that Housing Foundation welcomes the new Trustees to the Board. It is with sincere thanks and gratitude that Housing Foundation recognises the outstanding service of Major Campbell Roberts and John Delugar. 

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