Infrastructure New Zealand Chair Andrew Stevens has announced Owen Gill as the new Chief Executive of Infrastructure NZ, effective 9 February 2021.
Owen joins the organisation with extensive experience in public policy and regulation, both here and in Australia and served as acting CEO at Financial Services Council in 2016. Recently he has worked as a consultant with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, New Zealand Law Society, and the Commerce Commission. In 2019 he wrote the book Turning Point Auckland on the long-term future of the city.
“Owen joins us at a crucial point for our sector and the board anticipates Owen will assist us - the board, the team, and our members - to accelerate Infrastructure NZ into the rapidly-developing era of infrastructure, and infrastructure policy, in New Zealand.” Stevens says.
“Government policy and decisions have re-made the infrastructure sector at a rapid pace, over the last 2-3 years. Further, the policy agenda and decisions that are in-front of New Zealand, over the coming 3-5 years, are substantial and will determine the wealth and prosperity of New Zealand into the mid-21st century.
Infrastructure NZ - as an industry body and think tank - has a substantive role to play in those decisions, and to accommodate the acceleration in the infrastructure sector, to the benefit of New Zealand and Infrastructure NZ's members.” Gill says.
For further information and comment contact Andrew Stevens on 027 245 7730