Fresh face at Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

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Posted 30 April, 2024

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has a new Trustee with the appointment of local finance professional Kate Skeggs.

Skeggs replaces long-serving Trustee, Joanne Conroy, who has recently retired after nine years serving on the board.

Skeggs grew up in Queenstown and has been part of the local business community for many years.

She is currently a wealth management adviser with Jarden, providing investment advisory and management services and before Jarden she had an extensive career with the Bank of New Zealand.

She recently served seven years on the Board of Invest South, Community Trust South’s private equity fund.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team,” Skeggs says.

“Having lived in the Queenstown Lakes for most of my life, I have seen significant changes in the housing market, and am passionate about enabling residents to have access to decent, affordable housing with security of tenure.

The Trust is developing in complexity and scale, and I look forward to contributing to its continued growth.”

QLCHT chair Richard Thomas welcomes Skeggs’ appointment and acknowledges Conroy’s contribution to the board.

“We owe our appreciation to the valuable contribution from Jo, who was a Trustee since 2015.

As an experienced director and property professional, Jo also served as Chair of QLCHT’s finance and audit committee and was a valuable member of the board.

Whilst we’re sad to see Jo leave, we look forward to utilising Kate’s strong background and capability in finance and her commercial acumen,” Thomas says.


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