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Claire Woolley

Senior Development Manager

Claire has considerable experience in the establishment and delivery of complex, transformative projects and initiatives across both the public and private sectors.

Her areas of expertise includes identifying and evaluating potential project opportunities, early-stage project establishment and leading multidisciplinary teams of consultants and contractors to deliver development projects. She is also highly experienced at partnering, stakeholder engagement, and community consultation in a variety of contexts.

Claire joined Egmont Dixon from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade where she made early-stage advancements on a major capital works programme in the Pacific region. Prior to that she gained significant development management and property experience working as a consultant for SkyCity Entertainment Group, McConnell Property Limited, Auckland City Council, Fletcher Living and Community Housing Aotearoa. Claire also spent many years in the United States where among various roles, she was Director of Project Development at the City of Chicago.

At the outset of her career, Claire was a resource management and property lawyer in leading law firms in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Claire has a special interest in climate resilience (and is a LEED-accredited professional with the U.S Green Building Council) and as well, in affordable housing. In 2018 she was a Winston Churchill Fellow in the United States and Canada researching effective partnering in residential developments to improve outcomes for indigenous communities.

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