The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) is a new entity jointly owned by the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council.
TRC has its own Board, and a team led by Chief Executive Debra Lawson, who has more than 20 years’ experience in urban regeneration and community development.
Debra and her team will work in partnership with local residents and businesses, mana whenua, local and central government agencies, local service providers and the private sector to provide a platform for successful regeneration of Tāmaki. This will involve working with the right people and resources to plan, fund and deliver a programme of regeneration initiatives.
Created out of a community desire to build a better future, the Tāmaki regeneration area includes the Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Pt England and Panmure.
The team at TRC
TRC members of staff have strong track records, are highly skilled in their areas of
expertise, and are passionate about Tāmaki and its communities. TRC like to
be able to recruit people who are local or connected in some way to the area
Chair - Martin Udale
Martin has extensive experience in land and property development, most recently as CEO of McConnell Properties and has a leading understanding of development economics, urban planning and design.
Deputy Chair - Brian Donnelly
Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Housing Reforms, Executive Director of the New Zealand Housing Foundation and a member of the Housing Shareholders Advisory Group.
Anne Candy QSO
Appointed as Auckland Council’s sole discretionary director. President, Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Council, 2011-2012. Deputy Mayor Manukau City Council from 1998-2007, the first and only Māori woman to hold this prestigious position.
Northern Regional Commissioner for the Ministry of Social Development. He has strong links with Ngati Whatua o Orakei where he was previously its Manager of Policy and Development and is a barrister and solicitor to the High Court.
Has extensive governance and senior management experience in business including the Bank of New Zealand and Southern Cross Healthcare. Interim Chief Executive of the New Zealand Problem Gambling Foundation and Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Economic Development Strategy.
Principal of Tāmaki College and provides a strong link to the Tāmaki community in which she both lives and works. Active in a number of community initiatives.
Appointed as the Crown’s sole discretionary director. Mr Sax is the founder of the Southpark Group of Companies, which has led the redevelopment of much of the former “smoke stack industries” within Auckland. He is the founder and Chairman of the For the Sake of Our Children Trust and works with numerous community and social action initiatives.