About our company

Rau Paenga is a Crown-owned company with an independent Board. Formerly known as Ōtākaro Limited, the company was established in April 2016 to deliver anchor projects in Christchurch. The goal was to operate like a commercially focused project management company.

The company has demonstrated expertise in delivering almost $1bn of vertical and horizontal infrastructure projects in central Christchurch.

In late 2022, the Government decided to capitalise on the experience and capability Ōtākaro developed building major assets during a challenging period for the construction sector by repurposing the company to meet a new mandate.

The company was tasked with supporting and delivering infrastructure around Aotearoa for other Government agencies, particularly those that don’t routinely build things.

Many of these agencies have looming infrastructure needs so Rau Paenga is working with them to support or deliver their projects.

With a nationwide focus, the company name was changed from Ōtākaro (the Māori name for Christchurch’s Avon River) to Rau Paenga (which means ‘many places’) in March 2023.

Senior Management

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John O’Hagan

Chief Executive

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Sue Squire

General Manager People

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Sam Jack

General Counsel and Company Secretary

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Kirstie McNulty

General Manager Te Pae

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Ken Forrest

Director Corporate Services