Vicki McLaren has been appointed to the position of General Manager Tauranga for Accessible Properties. Vicki will start with Accessible Properties in November and take over from Andrew Wilson when he retires in late December.
Vicki is currently the Manager Organisational Development for Wellington City Council, where she has been responsible for driving a number of initiatives including development of the organisation’s People and Capability strategy. While in this role Vicki has maintained a strong active interest and links to social housing including promoting sector capability development and being on the Board of the Australasian Housing Institute.
Vicki has significant social housing experience previously being the Council’s Manager City Housing, where she was responsible for the management of their 2,200 unit social housing portfolio and leadership of the City Housing Business Unit.
Having developed and led a team of highly successful social housing professionals through periods of significant change, including the integration and successfully delivery of what to date is one of New Zealand’s largest social housing regeneration programme, Vicki brings strong leadership, customer-focus and significant operational housing management skills to her new role that will benefit Accessible Properties as we continue to build our organisation and deliver our strategy.
Vicki will be a member of the Accessible Properties Senior Leadership Team and lead the Tauranga operation’s transition from the set-up phase, into the ongoing delivery of an effective, innovative, and efficient customer-focussed social housing service.