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 Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC)

The Building Research Advisory Council plays a vital role in ensuring BRANZ's accountability and responsiveness to the New Zealand building and construction industry.

The Council is made up of representatives from the building, engineering, architecture, contracting, and property management industries; central and local government; and the wider business sector. Industry bodies nominate most members of the Council.

The Council meets twice a year. It elects the BRANZ Board, advises on issues affecting the industry, and influences development of the Industry Research Strategy.

BRANZ Structure and Governance


BRAC members also elect the BRANZ Board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the BRANZ Group of entities (namely BRANZ Inc, BRANZ Ltd and BRANZ Pty Ltd [a small Australian subsidiary of BRANZ Ltd for work done in that country]).

The present members of BRAC  and their nominating bodies are:

Simon Barber Registered Master Builders Association
David Brown  Certified Builders Association of New Zealand 
Derek BaxterMinistry of Business, Innovation and Employment
John Coop
Property Council of New Zealand
Michael Davis
New Zealand Institute of Architects
Renelle Gronert Housing New Zealand Corporation
Marshall Hudson  Business New Zealand
John Macdonald  Registered Master Builders Association
Ian McCormickLocal Government New Zealand
John Melhuish  New Zealand Institute of Architects 
Grant Price  New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation Incorporated 
Bill Whitley Consumer
Debbie Scott  Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand 
Richard Sharpe  Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand 
Victoria Troake (Chair)  New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation Incorporated 
Stephen Walker Building Industry Federation

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