John Cook

John has been a key member of the Emerge Aotearoa Group’s leadership team since 2015. In his previous role as Chief Financial Officer, he led the Group’s finance, information technology, procurement and administrative functions. He also contributed to the Group’s strategy and organisational transformation, as well as the ongoing development of each of the individual subsidiaries that operate within the Group. He was appointed Group Chief Executive in 2023.

John is a Chartered Management Accountant, and in 2022 the Emerge Aotearoa Trust Board was pleased to support his professional development by sponsoring his attendance at the prestigious Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme. John also has a particular interest in social housing and property related matters.

Before working for Emerge Aotearoa, John spent 12 years in the UK, including six years as a Director at Colliers International.