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Summit Speakers

KiwiBuild Summit Master of Ceremonies 

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Duncan Garner


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Duncan Garner started his career as a reporter for Television New Zealand in 1995. Read more


Opening Speaker

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Sir Brian Roche

Interim Chair Kāinga Ora
Homes and Communitieslblue dividerBrian was a senior partner at PwC prior to his retirement in 2009 specialising in the operation and governance of a range of public sector entities. Read more



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Jenny Salesa

Minister for Building and Construction and Ethnic Communities and Associate Minister of Education, Health, and Housing and Urban Developmentlblue dividerJenny Latu Salesa was sworn in as the new Member of Parliament for the Manukau East electorate in New Zealand’s 51st Parliament on 20 October 2014. Read more



Panel Speakers

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  Warwick Quinn 
BCITO lblue dividerWarwick Quinn is the chief executive of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation. Read more


 ashley church bunz18 kbs   Ashley Church  
One Roof Property (NZME)lblue dividerAshley has an extensive background in the property industry, going back more than 30 years. Read more



 andrew la grouw kb19   Andrew La Grouw
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Andrew La Grouw is the Managing Director of Lockwood Group. Andrew’s first job was working in the Lockwood factory in the school holidays. Read more
 david kelly bunz18 kbs   David Kelly 
Registered Master Builders Association
David Kelly is the Chair of the Construction Industry Council, as well as being Chief Executive of the Registered Master Builders Association. Read more

Chris Darby   Chris Darby 
Chair of Planning Committee
Auckland Council
lblue dividerCouncillor Chris Darby is chair of Auckland Council’s Planning Committee, one of the three major Committees. Read More

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  Steve Evans
Chief Executive - Residential and Development
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Steve Evans is the Chief Executive of the Residential and Land Development Division. He joined Fletcher Building in December 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer for housing in the Construction Division. Read more
 susan freeman greene kb19   Susan Freeman-Greene
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Susan has been Chief Executive of Engineering New Zealand since February 2015. She is transforming the engineering professional body into an outward-facing organisation dedicated to engineering better lives for New Zealanders. Read more


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  Pamela Bell 
Outgoing PrefabNZ CEO
PrefabNZlblue dividerPamela brings experience in architecture (MArch), Olympic-level sport (snowboarding), small business development (Fruition Apparel Ltd and NZ Snowboard Academy Ltd), governance (Snow Sports NZ) and management. Read more
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  Tim Melville 
NZIA lblue dividerTim has more than 27 years of experience working on a wide range of projects including education, commercial, industrial, community and public, heritage, multi-unit residential and mixed use. Read more

Daniel Williams


Daniel Williams
Managing Director
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Daniel has been a Director of Woods over 20 years and Managing Director for the last ten. Read More


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Chief Executive
Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ)
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Nick Hill is the Chief Executive of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ), New Zealand’s peak body representing the Building Surveying sector. Read more


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NZ Building Green Council lblue dividerAndrew is a qualified economist with more than fourteen years’ experience in the built environment. Working for consultancies, associations, government and built environment charities. Read more

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Leonie Freeman
Property Council NZ

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peter laurenson   Peter Laurenson
Manager – Project Assessment Southern
Auckland Council
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Pete has worked in the regulatory environment for local and central government for the last 16 years and is currently  the Manager – Project Assessment Southern for Auckland Council. Read more

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Mark Fraser
Project Director Auckland Housing Programme
Homes. Land. Community.
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HLC is leading the largest urban regeneration ever undertaken in New Zealand, a multi-billion dollar programme that will transform suburbs and communities across the country. Read more

jenny parker bunz18 kbs   Jenny Parker
lblue dividerJenny is passionate about promoting the benefits of New Zealand’s construction sector and NAWIC to young women. Read more


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Head of Corporate Responsibility
Panuku Development
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Miranda James is Head of Corporate Responsibility at Auckland Council’s urban regeneration agency, Panuku Development Auckland. Read more
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  Helen O'Sullivan
Head of KiwiBuild Delivery
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)lblue dividerBorn and raised in Auckland, Helen O’Sullivan is a chartered accountant by training, with a background in change management and property. Read more
David Kennedy   David Kennedy
Chief Executive
Ngāi Tahu Property
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David is Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Property, the property company of South Island’s Ngāi Tahu Group. Read more
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  Grant Florence
NZ Certified Builders Associationlblue divider
Grant took up his role as Chief Executive of New Zealand Certified Builders Association in early 2012 after holding the role of Chief Executive of a not for profit organisation in the rescue/service sector. Read more
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  Alistair Ray
Senior Urban Designer

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Alistair joined Jasmax in 2008 in order to head up a new Urban Design and Masterplanning team. Read more