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 majority of 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:
|Ian McCormick - Chair||Local Government New Zealand|
|John MacDonald - Deputy Chair||Registered Master Builders Association|
|John Beveridge||Building Industry Federation|
|Anna Butler||Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Mike Craig||Certified Builders Association of New Zealand|
|Michael Davis||New Zealand Institue of Architects|
|Simon Barber||Registered Master Builders Association|
|Marshall Hudson||Business New Zealand|
|Grant Price||New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation Incorporated|
|Bill Whitley||Consumer NZ|
|Richard Sharpe||Engineering New Zealand|
|Don Tilbrook||Civil Contractors New Zealand|
|Jacqui Bensemann||New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation|
|Alastair Miles||Business New Zealand|
|Jon Williams||Property Council New Zealand|
|Richard Arkinstall||New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation|
|Graham Burke||New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation|
|Carol Caldwell||Engineering New Zealand|
|Monique Fouwler||Housing New Zealand Corporation|
|Sharon Jansen||New Zealand Institute of Architects|
|Bruce Kohn||Building Industry Federation|