Anita Brown, the first ever precinct manager for Ruakura Superhub who started in early December 2022 has a personal mission to “deliver on the intent of Ruakura.”
Her role is to make sure TGH delivers on commitments to tenants by making sure Ruakura is a great place to work, live and play, and that tenants do their part too.
“The role can be as practical as making sure all the obligations of lease agreements are met on both sides through to making sure the Superhub is looking smart and working well. But equally importantly, I need to work with many others to make sure we deliver on the economic, social and environmental objectives of the Superhub,” says Anita.
MBA qualified Anita brings a world of experience to her new role including around 25 years in in property and emergency management roles across the Bay of Plenty and East Coast of Australia.
Not that she’s planning on calling on the emergency response experience too much at Ruakura Superhub.
“Part of the role here is risk management and communication. We aim to be across any risks before they happen and make sure we are always compliant and up with and ahead of any changes in the legislation,” she says.
Anita is already enjoying the people side of the role. “We put on a BBQ for the teams who have helped build the infrastructure and network of swales (waterways). It was awesome to see the smiles on everyone’s faces and know the opportunities Ruakura has already created across the surrounding community,” she says.
Anita says it’s important that contractors and suppliers working at Ruakura align with its greater intent to bring significant economic, social and cultural benefits for Waikato-Tainui, Hamilton and the wider Waikato region, but also New Zealand.
“Together we can do something different and special that our country needs right now,” Anita says.