A changing of the guard at Accessible Properties

Andrew Wilson, GM of Accessible Properties, has been involved in community housing since the 1990’s. At the end of this year he leaves his role and takes a well-earned semi-retirement. He talked to Community Housing Aotearoa’s Angie Cairncross, about his involvement in the sector and the key influences he’s seen over this period.

Andrew Wilson’s involvement in community housing has been through the IHC, initially through his son’s connection with the charity. As a trained civil engineer with a background in management and building sector standards, he became a member of their Property Board then their General Manager, Properties in 2001 and later set up Accessible Properties, IHC’s property arm, in 2010.

His long history in community housing includes time on the Community Housing Aotearoa Council when it was first set up in 2005, as Chairperson in 2006-2009 and Treasurer for the remainder of his six years of service on the Council. He’s seen a lot of the changes the sector have been through over that time.

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