Fox included in DBH-appointed advisory panel

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Former Registered Master Builders Federation president Mike Fox has been appointed to a Building Advisory Panel selected by Department of Building and Housing chief executive Katrina Bach recently.

Ms Bach says the panel’s function is to provide independent, specialist advice to her on trends in building design, quality and performance, building technology, sustainability, urban planning and consumer issues.

It will be chaired by Don Hunn.

The other members of the panel are Fletcher Construction Ltd general manager New Zealand building Peter Neven; Gordon Moller of Moller architects; Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd consulting engineers director Adam Thornton; New Zealand BusinessIt will be chaired by Don Hunn. The other members of the panel are Fletcher Construction Ltd general manager New Zealand building Peter Neven; Gordon Moller of Moller architects; Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd consulting engineers director Adam Thornton; New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development chief executive Peter Neilson; former Registered Master Builders Federation president and Prime Site Homes’ Mike Fox; University of Canterbury Department of Civil Engineering professor Andy Buchanan; Consumers Institute chief executive David Russell; New Zealand Construction Industry Council chairman Richard Michael; Wellington City Council building consents and licensing services director George Skimming; Auckland Regional Council urban planning expert Ann Magee; and Logan Homes Ltd director John Jarvis.

In making the appointments, Ms Bach says she took into account the breadth of experience, expertise and knowledge in matters affecting the building sector that members had.

“I’m delighted to have such a high calibre panel with such a broad range of expertise with which to discuss critical issues facing the sector and to draw advice from.”

The panel will also provide advice on whether the Building Act 2004 and Regulations are achieving their purpose.