In 2009 in the midst of the GFC Ben Preston and Mark Todd jointly founded Ockham Residential and the Ockham Foundation, an education based registered charity, with the firm belief that a new reality was possible. Six years later, Ockham Residential has completed in excess of $100MM of market leading residential developments on the Auckland Isthmus and has a further $88MM of development in planning and under construction. Hypatia forms part of that new reality and, uniquely, is being jointly developed by Ockham Residential and The Ockham Foundation.
Ockham Foundation Mission Statement:
We will support educational initiatives that encourage critical thought, independent thinking and the fostering of a sense of social justice amongst students of all ages.
To date the Ockham Foundation has:
- Gifted US$200,000 to the University of Auckland to fund First Foundation Scholars studying in the Science Faculty.
- Gifted $100,000 to the Grey Lynn Primary School to fund an outdoor classroom and Nature trail.
- Recently funded two post graduate scholarships in Statistics to the value of $25,000 each at the University of Auckland.