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Helen O’Sullivan

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Helen O’Sullivan
Head of Kiwibuild Delivery
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
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Born and raised in Auckland, Helen O’Sullivan is a chartered accountant by training, with a background in change management and property. Helen’s extensive commercial leadership experience encompasses several years with respected business change consultancy Korda Mentha, Chief Executive Office roles with the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and most recently, with Ockham Residential.

Helen joined Kiwibuild in February 2019, and leads KiwiBuild’s delivery unit. Working closely with builders, developers, other external stakeholders, and the Crown’s other development arms in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) and Housing, Land and Community, (HLC), the KiwiBuild Delivery Unit is charged with delivery of the Crown’s KiwiBuild programme.

KiwiBuild is an ambitious programme aimed at tackling increasing housing unaffordability through significantly expanding the supply of modest affordable homes, and leading industry transformation.

Helen is passionate about the importance of affordable housing to New Zealand’s social and urban success.