23 Dec 2021

Kiwi with the World Bank, tackling our housing crisis

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 23 December 2021

Jane Henley left a senior job at the World Bank in Washington DC to return home to Aotearoa, where she's turned her energies to our housing crisis and the part off-site construction can play.

She was the founding Chief Executive of the Green Building Council, going on to lead the global Green Building Council, before joining the World Bank as Global Operations Manager of Green Building for the Bank's private sector arm.

She also gained a Masters in Business from MIT.  But like many kiwis abroad, the Covid pandemic awakened the urge to come home, which she did with her young daughter last year.

Jane Henley now consults to Kainga Ora, the government housing agency, on its strategy, particularly in the area of off-site construction or pre-fab housing. She says it is undoubtedly the way forward for New Zealand to solve its housing crisis - in a sustainable, innovative way.

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