Head of KiwiBuild appointed

Stephen Barclay.

This is a supplied media release.

Stephen Barclay has been appointed as the head of KiwiBuild, MBIE chief executive Carolyn Tremain announced today.

Mr Barclay is currently chief people and transformation officer at the Ministry of Health, and prior to that he was chief executive of the San Francisco America's Cup Events Authority. His career spans construction, consulting, event management and government. His roles have generally involved implementing change in large listed or high-profile organisations in New Zealand and overseas.

“I’m delighted to welcome Stephen. He is highly experienced, having led large teams and delivered on high profile projects across a range of different sectors.

“The head of KiwiBuild is a significant appointment, with responsibility for leading the government’s ambitious programme of work to deliver 100,000 high quality, affordable homes over the next decade. I have full confidence that Stephen will be a highly capable and effective leader for the KiwiBuild unit and its stakeholders,” says Ms Tremain.

Mr Barclay will start in the role on May 28.


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great to see broad leadership of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

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...nonsense - this role needs to be a private sector person with a vast amount for construction knowledge not a HR guy from the Health Ministry ...

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This guy is gonna get whipped.

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