BRANZ. Welcome to BRANZ



 Our Board

BRANZ Inc and BRANZ Ltd are overseen by a Board with significant building, construction, science and business experience.

BRANZ Board 2017 nominations were held at the AGM . Dr Helen Anderson was re-elected and remains as Board Chair. Newly appointed to the BRANZ Board is Pamela Bell who begins her term on 1 September 2017. Richard Merrifield's term on the Board will finish on 31 August 2017

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Dr Helen Anderson, Chair, was appointed Deputy Chair in 2011 during her first year on the Board. She is an independent director of several organisations and a former Chief Executive of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology. 

Richard Carver has a background in business management and governance and is co-owner of Jennian Homes and Construction Marketing Services. He joined the BRANZ Board in 2013.


Richard Merrifield joined the BRANZ Board in 2011. He is a former President of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ) and former Chair of the Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC). 

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Kevin Stanley has more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry and is current Managing Director of Stanley Group. He joined the BRANZ Board in 2012.


Alan Bickers comes to BRANZ with substantial experience in the management and governance of construction industry and local government organisations. He was the formative Chair of the Building Practitioners Board and has served on the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board along with being a member of the Standards Council.   


Lesley Haines is a former Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment with an extensive public sector and client focus background. Lesley is also currently a Board Member at IPANZ.

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Stephen Titter combines many years of practical financial and investment experience. Formerly a senior partner and Board member for Ernst & Young, he currently holds a number of independent Directorships including the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.  


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