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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 majority of the BRANZ Board, advises on issues affecting the industry, and influences development of the Industry Research Strategy.

BRANZ Structure and Governance 

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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:

John Melhuish - ChairNew Zealand Institute of Architects
John BeveridgeBuilding Industry Federation
Anna ButlerMinistry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Mike CraigCertified Builders Association of New Zealand
Michael Davis
New Zealand Institute of Architects
Simon BarberRegistered Master Builders Association
Marshall Hudson  Business New Zealand
John Macdonald  Registered Master Builders Association
Grant Price  New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation Incorporated 
Bill Whitley Consumer NZ
Richard Sharpe  Engineering New Zealand 
Don TilbrookCivil Contractors New Zealand
Jacqui Bensemann New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation
Ian McCormick Local Government New Zealand
Alastair MilesBusiness New Zealand
John WilliamsProperty Council New Zealand