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Hawkins appoints EGM

Hawkins appoints EGM

Hawkins Construction, New Zealand’s largest privately-owned construction business, has appointed internal candidate Gary Walker as executive general manager. His appointment follows an extensive search, in New Zealand and overseas, by a leading recruitment specialist. Mr Walker joined Hawkins in 2009 and became Auckland regional manager two years ago. With 30 years’ industry experience, he has worked in a wide range of senior construction and design-related management roles in East...
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New CEO at BRANZ

New CEO at BRANZ

Chelydra Percy has been appointed as chief executive officer of the BRANZ Group. Ms Percy was previously with Callaghan Innovation where she was future products and innovation general manager. BRANZ chairperson Dr Helen Anderson says BRANZ is fortunate to have secured someone as experienced as Ms Percy. “The BRANZ Board is excited to be working with Chelydra to continue the growth of the organisation,” Dr Anderson says. “With a strong background in science management and str...
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New chief for Construction Industry Council

New chief for Construction Industry Council

New Zealand Green Building Council chief executive Alex Cutler has been elected Chair of the 36-member Construction Industry Council, a pan-industry grouping that represents most of the country’s building trade organisations. She succeeds Pieter Burghout, a foundation member of the organisation, who is resigning as BRANZ Ltd chief executive to take up the position of Canterbury operations general manager with Fletcher Building. Ms Cutler says the industry is currently faced with a number...
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Architect becomes director

Architect becomes director

Blair Johnston has been appointed director of Warren and Mahoney’s Auckland studio. After spending time working for respected architectural practices in Sydney and Rotterdam, Mr Johnston joined the practice in 2006 and was appointed a principal 2010. Initially based in Queenstown, he moved to Auckland where he has worked collaboratively and as lead design architect on several significant projects such as the Otago University Plaza, Manukau Tertiary Campus, Westgate Library and Town ...
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New commercial manager for Hirepool

New commercial manager for Hirepool

National hire equipment company Hirepool has promoted Neil Radley to the position of New Zealand commercial manager, based in Auckland. Hirepool is the cornerstone business in the New Zealand Rental Group, a leading industrial services and distribution operator. Mr Radley has a wealth of experience, having spent 15 years in the hire industry, the last 10 with Hirepool. He was previously Wellington divisional manager where he played a central role in growing business in the region and, most r...
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New man appointed at Tasman

Tasman Insulation has recently appointed Julius Sargent to the role of sales and marketing manager. “We are very excited to have Julius join us. He will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Pink Batts brand,” Tasman Insulation brand manager Alison Roberts says. Prior to joining Tasman, Mr Sargent held a variety of senior management roles, including sales and marketing manager for Fluid Connectors at Parker Hannifin, where he worked for eight years. “I’...
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Technical writer appointed at Rinnai

Technical writer appointed at Rinnai

Rinnai NZ Ltd has appointed Carla Wentink in the newly-created role of technical writer. Ms Wentink previously held the position of commercial market manager, and will now take ownership for development of technical and training documentation for all external audiences including trade, specifiers and customers. She will also take responsibility for the strategic development of the Rinnai web site. Rinnai sales services and marketing manager David Waters says the company made the change be...
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Mainzeal appointments

Mainzeal recently appointed Peter Gomm to the new position of chief operating officer. “We are delighted to have a person of Peter’s talents join Mainzeal, bringing as he does a wealth of experience in the construction and development industry, both in New Zealand and offshore, and most recently in a senior role at Westfield New Zealand,” Mainzeal chair Jenny Shipley said. Mrs Shipley also announced the appointment of a new Auckland area manager, Martin Fahey, who will ta...
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WHRS chief adjudicator appointed

Patricia McConnell as been appointed chief adjudicator of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) for a three-year term starting this month.   Ms McConnell is a barrister based in Rotorua. She has an established reputation as an adjudicator and manager of adjudication services through her role as principal tenancy adjudicator with the Tenancy Tribunal.   She also has extensive experience in tribunal, District Court and High Court civil and criminal litigation.   ...
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