Chief Executive, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Andrew has been Chief Executive of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since December 2018.
Established in October 2018, HUD is the Government’s lead advisor on housing and urban development. It works to provide everyone in New Zealand with healthy, secure and affordable homes that meet their needs, within thriving communities that provide access to jobs, education, amenities and services. Prior to HUD’s establishment, no one government agency had responsibility for the leadership and performance of the housing and urban development system. HUD was created to take on this role.
Andrew joined HUD as Acting Chief Executive in October 2018, on secondment from his substantive role as Chief Executive at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). At LINZ he was responsible for overseeing a diverse range of functions, with the aim of ensuring New Zealand has accurate information about where people and places are, people have confidence in their property rights and Crown property is well managed for future generations.
Prior to LINZ, Andrew has helda number of leadership roles across the public sector, including at The Treasury, the Department of Labour, the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Andrew was part of the leadership team that established MBIE in 2012 and held the role of Deputy Chief Executive, Building, Resources and Markets.
Andrew began his career in the private sector at accounting and consultancy firm Coopers and Lybrand. He has a broad range of experience across a number of policy and regulatory domains, in operations and in strategy and corporate functions.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University of Wellington, and is a Chartered Accountant.