The Registered Master Builders Association is pleased to announce two new roles at the Association. They are:
Brian Rosenberg — Head of Business Services and Membership
Mr Rosenberg was formerly the chief executive of Visique, a co-operative of independent optometry practices, where he was instrumental in developing a range of business services that resulted in membership growth.
The purpose of his new RMBA role is to develop strong branch and regional relationships, as well as retaining existing members and to acquire new members. A key element of the role is to develop a range of high value services that have significant value to members.
“I look forward to meeting with members and contributing towards building the incredible brand members already have in the RMBA,” he says.
Mr Rosenberg has a strong background in business consulting for the SME market, with specialist skills in ascertaining a client’s requirements and determining what they value.
This experience will be critical to building a suite of benefits and services that will tangibly enhance RMBA members’ businesses.
He holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand, he is an Associated Chartered Accountant with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors and a registered mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand.
An immigrant of 23 years’ standing, he is a keen supporter of the Blues, and looks forward to the return of their glory days.
Matthew Aileone — Policy and Advocacy Manager
Mr Aileone brings 15 years’ experience as a New Zealand diplomat, and policy and legal advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
This includes diplomatic postings to Europe and temporary assignments to the Pacific. His most recent posting was at the NZ High Commission in Canberra where he was responsible for engaging the Australian Government on regulatory issues relating to the Closer Economic Relations (CER) agreement.
This role will provide a high level of qualitative analysis, insights into trends affecting the building industry, and compiling reports and submissions, as well as building networks to help facilitate the Association’s objectives. The role will be an essential part of delivering the influencing and advocacy outcomes for the RMBA.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining the Registered Master Builders Association — a brand that is synonymous with integrity. I’m looking forward to working with members to promote their interests with the Government, and contributing to a prosperous vibrant sector,” Mr Aileone says.
He holds an LLB and BA from Canterbury University. He was admitted to the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand in 2004. He has also completed executive management training at the Mt Eliza Melbourne Business School.
Born and bred in Christchurch, Mr Aileone makes no bones about his fondness for the Crusaders, although the lack of titles in recent years has been a worry. Other interests include trying not to look completely lost on a surf board.