Denise Lee

Entrust Trustee

BA, MA, MInstD

Bringing a fresh perspective and strong political nous, Denise is the Head of Advocacy for Property Council NZ, championing the interests of over 600 member companies who have a collective $50 billion investment in NZ property. Prior to this, Denise served as the Member of Parliament for Maungakiekie from 2017 – 2020, sitting on the Education and Workforce Select Committee and holding the National Party portfolio for Local Government (Auckland). From 2013 – 2017, she served as Auckland Councillor and was deputy chair of the Planning Committee. In 2011, Denise was awarded New Zealander of the Year (Local Hero), has held a former role with Morgan Stanley Asset Management, and is a current trustee of the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre.