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Scott Gallacher

Scott Gallacher
DCE Public Housing Supply, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development 


Scott is currently responsible for delivering on the Governments new supply aspirations for public housing, as well as spearheading the Government’s activities to address and end homelessness.

Prior to joining the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (and Ministry of Social Development) within this capacity, Scott was responsible for all of the Ministry of Primary Industries’ regulatory activities and functions, spanning across the food safety, biosecurity and primary production systems (including fisheries management and animal welfare).

Scott has a broad background within Government and the private sector.  He has worked in the private (legal) sector in New Zealand and Australia, as well as with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has extensive experience in regulatory and international trade matters and has served as an arbitrator on a number of international trade disputes.