Team

The Construction Strategy Group comprises high level executives actively engaged in the construction industry. The establishment of this group represents a significant step forward in an industry which contains more than 70 separate trade organisations and professional bodies. These range through builders, architects, designers, engineers, sub-contractors, developers, material suppliers and the merchant chain.

Construction Strategy Group Chairman
Sector: Developers
Gary Walker
Chair CSG
Gary Walker

Gary's experience is in a wide range of senior construction and design-related roles throughout the world. Including significant experience in the leadership of large site based construction teams, internal departments, regional business units, multidisciplinary design teams and multiple stakeholder environments.

Gary is passionate about sustainability. His focus is on the human factors of the built environment and promoting Health and Safety management and well being on our projects nationwide whilst driving improvements in project delivery.

Gary is a member of several industry bodies including being a Board Director of both the New Zealand Green Building Council and Site Safe.

Both of these directorships allow him to pursue his goal of sustainability of people and places.


Sector: Distribution
Andy Anderson
Deputy Chair CSG
Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson is a venerated leader in the architectural profession, with over 30 years of broad design and building experience not only locally but also internationally.

He currently leads a large Aviation and Commercial studio within the Jasmax Auckland office. He provides clients with direct, down-to-earth advice, and motivates his teams through listening, collaboration and rapport. Andy’s readiness to consider all issues enables him to create strong and lasting relationships with clients, an attitude he credits to his experience of working in the Pacific and USA.

 

Construction Strategy Group Members
Sector: Engineering
Brendon Dwyer
General Manager - Building Services
Beca Group
Brendon Dwyer

Brendon Dwyer is the General Manager - Building Services at Beca, Brendon joined Beca as a graduate and was lured back after six and a half years in the UK.


Warwick Quinn
CEO of BCITO
Warwick Quinn

Warwick joined BCITO in 2016. He is a former chief executive of Motor Trade Association and Registered Master Builders Association.

He has also held the positions of General Manager Regulatory in Land Information New Zealand and the statutory positions of Valuer-General and Chief Crown Property Officer.

Warwick has worked in local authorities, multi-national property companies and banks. A registered valuer by profession, he is a past Chair of the Valuers Registration Board and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and the Property Institute of NZ. Warwick also holds an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK.


Peter Jackson
Chairman of Plumbers
and Gasfitters
Peter Jackson

Peter has 38 years experience in the industry and is a certifying master plumber, gasfitter, and drainlayer. All the Peter Jackson plumbing team are certified in their areas of expertise.

Peter Jackson Plumbing is a small business on the Kapiti Coast which has slowly grown over the years, the goal for the future is to continue the success of the business within the Kapiti Coast,

Peter Jackson Plumbing was founded in 1998 by owner/operator Peter & Sonya. In the past 20 years the business has grown considerably, and there are now eight vans on the road and three office staff.

Peter has 40 years experience in the industry and is a certifying master plumber, gasfitter, and drainlayer. All the Peter Jackson plumbing team are certified in their areas of expertise.


Sector: Developers
Evan Davies
Managing Director
Todd Property Group Limited
Evan Davies

Evan Davies is Managing Director of Todd Property Group Limited, a subsidiary of Todd Corporation. Todd Property Group is a large scale, broad based property company with major developments in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

From 1996 until 2007 Evan was the founding Managing Director of gaming and entertainment company, SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited. While at SKYCITY Evan oversaw the purchase, design and development of several casinos in New Zealand and Australia including Auckland’s Sky Tower and associated SKYCITY Casino complex.

A qualified planner, Evan has wide spread interests in property development, city planning and urban issues as well as other business interests in farming and viticulture. Evan sits on the Board of two substantial charitable trusts.


Raveen Jaduram
Chief Executive Officer
Watercare
Anthony Leighs

Raveen Jaduram was appointed as the chief executive of Watercare after performing the role in an acting capacity since February 2014. He rejoined Watercare in 2013 as General Manager of the Maintenance Services business unit that provides operations and maintenance support within Watercare. Prior to that, he was the managing director and chief executive of an Australian private water company, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited. He was chief operating officer at Watercare during the 2010 amalgamation of the local councils. He is currently on the board of the Committee for Auckland.


Sector: Research, knowledge and training
Chelydra Percy
Chief Executive
BRANZ Ltd
Chelydra Percy

Chelydra was appointed Chief Executive of BRANZ in November 2013. Chelydra has held a variety of executive roles in science and engineering organisations including Callaghan Innovation, Industrial Research Limited, and Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute). She is the former Chief Executive of ESITO, and has had roles in national and international telecommunications companies. Chelydra is a Companion of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.


Mark Malpass
CEO Steel & Tube
Mark Malpass

Mark first joined Steel & Tube as an Independent Director in March 2017, but has stood down from the Board after being appointed interim Chief Executive on 25 September 2017. Mark was permanently appointed as Chief Executive on 22 February 2018. Mark has had significant executive experience both in NZ and overseas. He worked with ExxonMobil Corporation for over 19 years and was Chief Executive of Fletcher Buildings largest division, Infrastructure Products, which included transforming their steel distribution businesses.


Sector: Medium and small builders
Richard Merrifield
R J Merrifield
Richard Merrifield

Richard (LPB / ATC) is the owner of R J Merrifield Ltd, a building company undertaking architectural houses and alterations in and around the Nelson region. Richard is the former chairman of the BRANZ advisory committee (BRAC) and the past chairman of CBANZ, was a member of the Minister of Building and Housing task force on productivity and is now a member of the Building Act Review advisory group. Richard has also been on the committee reviewing NZS 3604.


David Kelly
Chair of the Construction Safety Council &
Chief Executive Registered Master Builders Association
David Kelly

David Kelly is the Chair of the Construction Safety Council, as well as being Chief Executive of the Registered Master Builders Association. Registered Master Builders is the oldest representative body for builders in New Zealand, both residential and commercial, ranging from New Zealand’s largest contractors down to small residential firms.

Prior to talking up his current role, David was a Deputy Chief Executive for the Department of Building and Housing and subsequently Director of the Canterbury Recovery Programme for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. In those roles, David was extensively involved in the Government’s response to the Canterbury earthquakes from day one, including establishing the technical investigation into major building collapses, which provided key technical information to the Royal Commission. He also led the Building Act changes that were part of a package of reforms in the construction sector.

Going back further, David held a number of senior roles in local government including that of Chief Executive of South Waikato District Council.


Carl Muskowits
Fletcher Building
Carl Muskowits

Carl has worked in various financial management roles across the Fletcher group for more than 30 years, including investments and divestments, and was instrumental in driving Fletcher’s entry into the PPP market in New Zealand, including as an equity partner in a consortium bidding the Puhoi to Warkworth PPP.

Played a vital role In 2011, in bringing together the successful consortium for New Zealand’s first major public-private partnership - the Auckland South Corrections Facility at Wiri. Worked with the consortium to win the bid, cement a collaborative relationship approach and successfully deliver ahead of time on the critical D&C phase. Leads a small team that is also active in exploring opportunities for investments in property development across residential and commercial markets.

A member of NZICA, and a degree in Business Studies and completed a number of Fletcher Challenge / Fletcher Building executive management programmes.


Albert Smith
Group Managing Director Universal Cranes
Albert Smith

Albert has over 30 years of experience in the crane and construction industry. As a passionate engineer, entrepreneur and crane enthusiast, Albert led the rapid expansion of Universal Cranes from a small pick and carry hire business to a leading national crane company. Albert’s vision has always been to combine the power of a national crane hire company with the passion and service levels of a family business. He has worked closely with the local shareholders of the Universal Cranes branches in the establishment of their businesses, and continues to provide ongoing mentoring and support. Albert is a dynamic leader and talented engineer who leads his national Universal Cranes team to provide innovative lift engineering and crane hire solutions.


Raine Selles
Founder CMC Asia Pacific
Raine Selles

Raine has worked in the construction industry since the age of 17. She relishes the challenges it presents and has built an extremely successful career around the management and resolution of complex construction issues.

Raine spent her formative years working for private quantity surveying practices in the UK and following her gaining membership of the RICS, studied for a law degree and latterly a masters degree in Construction Law and Arbitration whilst in full time employment, and following that, membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1998.

For over 20 years, Raine has advised Clients and Contractors on best practice procurement, commercial management procedures and dispute resolution in addition to lecturing internationally on many related subjects, such as Construction legislation, Arbitration, FIDIC, NEC, NZS and other forms of contract along with commercial management, administration and dispute avoidance.

In doing so, Raine has built up a global reputation for successfully trouble shooting projects and resolving disputes without the need for formal litigation, working on many high profile, international contracts.

Raine founded CMC Asia Pacific in 2013 and, in a short time, has developed it into a professional and well-respected organisation within the region.