Adrienne Young-Cooper

Adrienne Young-Cooper

HLC Limited, Chairman

Adrienne is a professional director with substantial experience on Crown, business and not for profit boards. She previously was a foundation director of specialist resource management consultancy Hill Young Cooper Limited based in Wellington and Auckland.

Adrienne is a Director for Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited, Sealink Limited a Member of the New Zealand Transport Agency Board and a Trustee of Cornwall Park.  She is a former Deputy Chair of Auckland Waterfront Development Agency Limited and Auckland Regional Transport Authority. Adrienne also serves on the Board of HLC, a subsidiary of Housing New Zealand.

Adrienne was appointed to the Housing New Zealand Board in 2010, and has served as the Chairperson since 2016.

Housing New Zealand is driving the development of new public housing homes, and transforming communities through programmes such as the Auckland Housing Programme (AHP). Over 10 years the AHP will deliver almost 11,000 new public houses and 12,600 affordable and market homes. Another programme, the Regional Housing Programme, will deliver an additional 155 homes to meet increasing demand outside the main centres.

Housing New Zealand is transforming communities through large-scale regeneration projects which are underway in Auckland and Wellington. HLC, a wholly owned-subsidy of Housing New Zealand is playing a significant role in building communities. One of these projects, Hobsonville Point, is an exemplar of integrated residential development in New Zealand.

Housing New Zealand has also begun building homes under the Government’s KiwiBuild programme, and has started construction of the first homes at McLennan, which will create a new community of around 600 homes.

Adrienne holds a MSc from the University of Canterbury, is a qualified Planner and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Great Places Showcase


There’s some great places pushing the envelope here and abroad. In this session, you’ll get a closer look at New Zealand project Hobsonville Point, which has been deliberately designed as a medium density suburb. HLC’s Chairman Adrienne Young-Cooper will give us an inside look at this old defence base 20 minutes north-west of Auckland’s CBD […]