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Workshop 3

Growing Auckland Successfully – Pathways to a first class city

7.30 - 9.30am, Wednesday 10 August 2016, Pullman Hotel, Auckland

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Auckland has one of the most spectacular natural settings for a city in the world. Our city is growing by 896 people a week. How do we as developers, investors, business people and advisers in Auckland harness the opportunities this growth presents? And how do we ensure we are creating an Auckland of the future in which our children will be proud to live and work?

  • How can we streamline the process for development, whilst still ensuring quality?
  • What can we learn from the lessons of other world class cities?
  • What would increase Auckland’s attractiveness to overseas talent as a great place to live and work?
  • What tips are there for working successfully with Council and AT?
  • What is the optimal balance between up v out?
  • How do we resolve the tensions between budget v best practice when it comes to our developments?
  • How are our transport needs changing and what does Auckland’s future transport network need to take into account?



Ludo Campbell-Reid

Design Champion and General Manager, Auckland Design Office

Ludo Campbell-Reid is an internationally recognised urban design and urban planning specialist with over 22 years public and private sector experience on large-scale city transformation and regeneration projects in London, Cape Town and Auckland. He has a Master of Arts/Diploma in Urban Design (Oxford Brookes University, Oxford) and a BA Hons Degree in Urban Planning (Westminster University, London).

Ludo is currently Auckland Council’s Design Champion and General Manager of the Auckland Design Office (ADO), a department of multi-disciplinary design and activation professionals charged with spearheading Auckland’s design-led renewal.

As Design Champion, Ludo is accountable for achieving design excellence in council’s plans, policies and projects; working alongside the private sector and community to deliver exemplary design outcomes and promoting the council’s design-led city agenda across the organisation, the wider Auckland community and internationally.

Ludo was recruited to Auckland in 2006 following the recommendations of the former Mayor of Auckland City Council Dick Hubbard and the Mayoral Task Force on Urban Design. He has spent the last decade leading the urban design programme at Auckland Council.

Prior to coming to Auckland, Ludo was the CEO of Urban Design London (UDL), a pan-London partnership established by The Mayor of London – Ken Livingstone, Transport of London, CABE (The Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment) and the 33 London Boroughs to lift the standard of urban design in London.


Peter Clark

Chief Strategy Officer, Auckland Transport

Pete has been involved in the transport sector for 30 years and has held roles in research, lecturing, consulting, local and regional government. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Pete is a New Zealand citizen where he has lived for 15 years. Qualifications include an honours degree in economics as well as master’s degrees in City & Regional Planning and Transport Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Pete’s present role is Chief Strategy Officer at Auckland Transport. He is currently on the Advisory Boards for the Centre of Infrastructure Research and the Department of Civil Engineering at Auckland University.

Pete is married with 3 children and lives in Auckland.


Angela Bull

Chief Executive, Tramco

Angela Bull is Chief Executive of Tramco Group Limited, a property investment company managing three property portfolios which includes substantial holdings across Auckland, the Viaduct Harbour and elsewhere in the North Island. Angela joined Tramco in February 2016. Previously Angela was the General Manager of Property Development for Foodstuffs North Island Ltd from 2008-2016 where she was responsible for site identification, acquisition and the design and construction of new supermarkets and the refurbishment of existing stores.

Angela was born in Auckland and educated at St Cuthbert’s College in Epsom. She completed her education at Auckland University with degrees in Arts and Law. Angela started her career at law firm Simpson Grierson where she specialised in Resource Management Law; after five years she joined the Crown Law Office in Wellington practising Criminal Law. In 2003 Angela joined law firm Chapman Tripp in Auckland specialising in property and land development projects including the Stonefields Development in Mount Wellington and several key Auckland Transit projects.



Kathryn Hickling

Principal, Lowndes

Kathryn is a specialist property lawyer with over 13 years' experience with other leading commercial law firms in Melbourne and Auckland.

Kathryn advises on a wide range of property related matters including acquisitions and disposals, property development, commercial, industrial and retail leasing, due diligence appraisals and franchising.

She has acted for clients such as developers, major banks, councils, educational institutions, landlords, tenants and international franchisors.