Frith Walker

Place Manager Panuku Development, Auckland

Originally hailing from theatre and events, Frith joined the Waterfront Auckland team in 2011, as Placemaker for the Wynyard Quarter, with a specific focus on the programming and place management of the new public spaces on the CBD Waterfront.

Her appointment and the creation of a place making team came from an understanding that if we focussed solely on the aesthetics of the physical setting we would miss a fundamental factor in planning a new, positive addition to the city – the people. You don’t make a show without thinking about the audience, after all.

As Manager Place Making for Panuku her role now sees her working within the Place Shaping directorate on the creation of successful public space networks, supporting the programming and activation of our public spaces, and championing the difference a healthy public realm can make in terms of creating liveable cities.