BRANZ. Welcome to BRANZ



  Our Board

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


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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. John Brockies joined the BRANZ Board in August 2019, with over 20 years' experience as CEO and COO of large infrastructure organisations across the private and public sectors. He is an independent director of several companies.  Pamela Bell joined the BRANZ Board in October 2017. She is a consultant for innovation in the build environment and the former Chief Executive of PrefabNZ Incorporated. 
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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.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.
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Nigel Smith has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry in New Zealand. He manages a New Zealand franchise building company, has served on the local executive of the Ashburton RMBA, and is currently a Director/Trustee of Construction Health and Safety in New Zealand, as well as a Director of the Registered Master Builders Association.