The Board members of BRANZ Inc have extensive building and construction, science, business and public sector expertise. They also form the Board for BRANZ Ltd. Board meetings for each entity are held separately, and the responsibilities of each are clearly defined.
We are proud to present BRANZ Board of Directors:
Nigel Smith - Chair
Nigel has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and manages a franchise building company. He holds positions on various boards, including as director of several building companies and the Registered Master Builders Association.
Alan has had a lengthy career in civil engineering, management, consulting and governance. He has substantial experience with building regulatory functions, including building consents and compliance.
John has 20 years’ experience as CEO and COO of large infrastructure organisations. He is an independent director with Resolve Group Ltd, a board member of NZIST and Chair of the Waiari and Te Maunga Boards.
Lesley has an extensive public sector background, including senior roles in the Treasury, MBIE and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She is also a trustee of Motu, New Zealand’s premier economic research organisation.
Dr Lisbeth Jacobs
Lisbeth has 20 years of corporate leadership and strategy experience, and a deep knowledge of materials engineering and product research. Formerly GM Innovation and Sustainability at Fletcher Building she is Global General Manager at Gallagher.
Mike has 20 years’ experience working with, and on, boards as a non-executive Director, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer across multiple sectors sectors, including seven years as Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corp.
Stephen has many years of practical financial and investment experience. He is now a director/ trustee on several boards, including the American Chamber of Commerce in NZ Inc., Haumaru Housing, Sargon (NZ) Ltd and the Selwyn Foundation.