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David Rankin appointed CEO of Eke Panuku

David Rankin has worked in local government in Auckland since 1984.

Thu, 04 Feb 2021

Panuku chair Paul Majurey has announced the appointment of David Rankin as chief executive of Auckland Council’s urban regeneration agency Eke Panuku Development Auckland.

David has been acting chief executive since November 2019 and his confirmation in the role follows a vigorous recruitment process.

“The board has been very appreciative of David’s time acting in the chief executive role throughout 2020 and I am delighted to now make this permanent. His wealth of knowledge in urban regeneration, property management, and a strong understanding of our complex governance landscape is unprecedented, and he is widely respected within our industry. We look forward to Eke Panuku continuing to work closely with elected members, council colleagues, and our CCO partners under David’s leadership,” Majurey said.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomed Rankin’s appointment: “David has deep institutional knowledge, strong relationships across the council, government, and private sector, and a deep understanding of what is required to help drive Auckland’s urban development and regeneration,” he said.

The salary for the chief executive role has been set at $520,000, in line with council policy that chief executive salaries across the council-controlled organisations be set significantly lower than previous incumbents.

Rankin has served Aucklanders for more than 30 years, working in local government in Auckland since 1984, including as the chief executive of Auckland City Council prior to amalgamation in 2010, and as chief executive of Auckland Council Property Ltd until 2015, ahead of Panuku Development Auckland’s establishment. Prior to acting as the chief executive, David was the organisation’s chief operating officer.

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