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buildsummit2017 speaker nick gillies  

Nick Gillies
Hesketh Henry lblue dividerNick Gillies is a litigation partner at Hesketh Henry. He has 15 years experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom... Read more.



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buildsummit2017 speaker mat colmer  

Mat Colmer
Built Environment Specialist
lblue dividerMat is a specialist in built and urban environments and their interaction with people, places and things. Having over 15 year’s experience of leading... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker robert sobra  

Robert Sobra
Director – Evidence and Data
Construction Skills Queensland lblue dividerConstruction Skills Queensland’s Farsight Project is predicting the future of construction work. Built on a research partnership with CSIRO... Read more.



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buildsummit2017 speaker paul hobbs  

Paul Hobbs
Registrar of Building
MBIE lblue dividerPaul Hobbs is the Registrar of Building Practitioner Licensing at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Paul has over 20 years... Read more.



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buildsummit2017 speaker david kennedy  

David Kennedy
Chief Executive
Ngai Tahu lblue dividerDavid’s tenure as Chief Executive began in January 2016 and with significant experience in the property sector, he will oversee the potential growth... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker john love  

John Love
Chief Financial Officer
Tawera Group lblue divider 



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buildsummit2017 speaker shane taane  

Shane Taane
Manager Business Development and Improvement
Wellington City Council lblue dividerShane has over 33 years experience in the building and construction industry, starting out as a plumbing and drainage apprentice in 1984 and... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker ian mccormick  

Ian McCormick
General Manager Building Control
Auckland Council lblue dividerIan McCormick is currently Auckland Council’s General Manager Building Control. This is a position he has held since the amalgamation... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker robert wright  

Robert Wright
Head of Building Consenting – Consents and Compliance Group
Christchurch City Council lblue dividerRobert (or Buster) Wright is a career building official.
His introduction to building control came after a brief... Read more.



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buildsummit2017 speaker grant mckenzie  

Grant Mackenzie
Ultimate Global Homes lblue dividerGrant McKenzie is a Sales and Management professional who comes from a RAAF Technical Trade background as an Avionic Technician... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker alec couchman  

Alec Couchman
Brewer Davidson Architects lblue dividerAlec is a registered architect in New Zealand and the United Kingdom with 30 years’ experience working in Canada, USA, Germany... Read more.



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buildsummit2017 speaker olivia welsh  

Olivia Welsh
Kensington Swan lblue dividerI am currently an associate in Kensington Swan's commercial litigation team with a particular focus on health and safety. I undertake... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker dave barr  

Dave Barr
Senior Associate
Simpson Grierson lblue dividerDave is a senior associate in the commercial litigation group. He specialises in dispute resolution with a particular focus on... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker brian clayton  

Brian Clayton
Chapman Tripp lblue dividerBrian has specialised in projects for over 18 years and was formerly a partner at leading and prestigious US law firm, Shearman... Read more.



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buildsummit2017 speaker cath spencer  

Catherine Spencer
Head of Construction Analytics
Pacifecon lblue divider"Catherine is particularly interested in the forward pipeline of construction data – and what it can tell us about future trends in.... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker paul ryan  

Paul Ryan
National Sales Manager
Pacifecon lblue divider"Partnering with customers to maximise lead generation, internal sales process and product specification opportunities". Previously... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker adam jaffe  

Adam Jaffe
Director and Senior Fellow
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research lblue dividerAdam B. Jaffe joined Motu as Director in May 2013.  He came to Motu from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker christina von bohemen  

Christina van Bohemen
Principal / President
Sills van Bohemen Architects / New Zealand Institute of Architects lblue dividerChristina is a Registered Architect and established Sills van Bohemen Architects with Aaron Sills in 2001. The practice specialises... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker jenny parker  

Jenny Parker
Recruitment Manager / Auckland Chairperson
Building Recruitment / National Association of Women in Construction lblue dividerRoles Jenny specialises in: Sales and Marketing, New Home Consultants, Admin and Customer Services, Architectural... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker andrew eagles  

Andrew Eagles
Chief Executive
New Zealand Green Building Council lblue dividerAndrew is a qualified economist with more than fourteen years’ experience in the built environment. Working for consultancies... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker nick marston  

Nick Marston
Materials Team Leader
BRANZ lblue dividerNick Marston is Materials Team Leader at BRANZ. His work combines managing a team of scientists and technicians working... Read more.

buildsummit2017 speaker mark finlayson  

Mark Finlayson
Envivo lblue dividerEnvivo runs one of the largest surveying divisions in New Zealand and Mark Finlayson is survey director, his speciality... Read more.



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