Adrienne Young-Cooper is the immediate past chair of HLC, and current chair of Housing New Zealand Corporation and related companies. She has a 40 year long career in town planning and property development. She was the deputy chair of Waterfront Auckland, the urban development agency for Auckland’s waterfront replaced by Panuku Auckland, deputy chair of Auckland Regional Transport Authority which became Auckland Transport, and currently sits on the board of the New Zealand Transport Agency. She also sits on the board of directors of Sealink a ferry company, Queenstown Airport, an airport company, and Bridgeman Concrete a concrete manufacturer. Adrienne’s driving passion as a professional director is to support the creation of enduring, sustainable, beautiful, integrated and diverse communities throughout New Zealand, well connected by transport links. In her governance roles she has led out the New Zealand government’s most significant home building campaign in over 40 years with a focus on state housing and affordable housing.