Exclusive: Kiwibuild loses another CE

Kiwibuild isn’t only failing to build houses, it is also failing to keep key staff.

The first effective head, Stephen Barclay, only lasted six months in the job – from May to November 2018.

In February 2019 the Government announced Helen O’Sullivan as the new head of Kiwibuild Commercial. My spies report she has resigned and leaves on 31 August, so also lasting just six months.

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde “To lose one CE may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessnedd”

So after two years in office, Labour’s managed 239 homes out of the 100,000 they promised. They’ve gone through two CEs for Kiwibuild and they’re six months overdue with their reset.

Twyford promised in January a “reset” within a few weeks. Seven months later and still nothing.