NZIOB National Board is comprised of up to nine members who meet every two months.

There are six Board Members who are appointed via a biennial election process.

The nominated/elected members are: Chair, up to 3 x Regional Representatives, and up to 3 x Membership Representatives.

In addition, the National Board can co-opt two Board Members to fill any gaps that may be identified in the Board make-up. The co-opted Board Members can be drawn from both the NZIOB membership, and (if required) from the wider building industry.

The National Board term is for two-years, with the current Board term expiring in July 2023.


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John Hemi

Board Chair


Special Advisor, NZ Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga

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Sonia Muir

Deputy Chair and Membership Representative


Group Design Manager, Naylor Love

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Graeme Birkhead

Board Member (Northern Region Representative) & Northern Region Committee Member


Director, Graeme Birkhead Consulting

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Nigel Dong

Board Member (Central Region Representative) & Central Region Committee Member


Managing Director, Designgroup Stapleton Elliott

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Graeme Earl

Board Member (Southern Region Representative) & Southern Region Committee Member


Director, Naylor Love Canterbury

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Martin Fahey

Board Member (Membership Representative)


New Business & Project Director, Lanskey Constructions


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Craig Hopkins

Board Member (Membership Representative) & Northern Region Committee Chair


Regional Manager Auckland, Cook Brothers Construction


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Kirsten Magnusson

Co-opted Board Member

Founder and Managing Partner, Magnusson & Co


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Adam Baxter

Young Professional Advisor (YPA Committee Chair) & Southern Region Committee Member

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Project Manager, PlaceMakers

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