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Our speakers provided short insights - to challenge, to inspire and call us to action.
Leonie is a leader who commands an unusal breadth of insight into the New Zealand property sector, having held top positions in both the private and public sector. In 1996, she created what is now realestate.co.nz (formerly RealENZ.co.nz). Leonie has held leadership roles at Auckland Council and Housing New Zealand and is on the board of the listed property entity, Goodman Property Trust. In October 2016 she launched thehomepage.nz; a philanthropic and independent initiative with the sole purpose of solving Auckland's housing crisis. Leonie is also a member of Global Women.
professor john tookey
Professor John Tookey is the Head of Department of Built Environment at the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematics Sciences, Auckland University of Technology. His research areas include supply chain management, construction procurement systems, corporate social responsibility in the construction industry and performance management and productivity in construction. In addition to his programme governance and development roles, Professor Tookey is the director of the Centre for Urban Built Environment in NZ (CUBE-NZ). He also regularly consults for industry and acts as a peer reviewer and referee for numerous journals and conferences.
Scott Figenshow, Chief Executive of Community Housing Aotearoa, brings over 25 years of experience in the community housing sector, across non-profit, government and private sector roles. Holding advanced degrees in planning and housing finance he is passionate about affordable and social housing as part of a holistic approach to mixed income, mixed tenure community development.