Member Spotlight: Jeremy Earle


Jeremy Earle won the Projects over $50 Million category at the 2023 NZ Building People Awards. Jeremy is a Construction Manager at Southbase Construction, he was awarded for his work on the build at Wakatipu High School, Tahuna | Queenstown. 

The judges said of Jeremy, “What impressed us most about Jeremy was his empathy for people, especially his team, his encouragement for diversity and making sure he selected a team that worked well with the client, and then appreciating that being a younger team he need to look after their wellness and ensure they did not feel isolated.”

We asked Jeremy a few questions to get to know him better.


What did your NZ Building People Awards Win mean to you?

It was really meaningful to get industry recognition for my work over the last couple of years on this project. I put a lot of heart and soul into that project and team to make team as successful as I could and am extremely proud of what we were able to achieve.


What is one thing you love about your job?

That no two days are the same. Different teams, projects and challenges means you never know what to expect. Being agile and up for anything is a key trait I think you need to do this role.


What is one change you would love to see made in the building industry in NZ?

I would like to see more collaboration and a ‘best for project’ approach. Too often different parties seem to want to protect their corner rather than advancing the project. Mistakes happen, it’s the putting it right that counts.


Who inspires you in the Building Industry and why?

I have been lucky enough to work with some great people over the years both within Southbase and in different businesses so it’s hard to pin down, but I would say Quin Henderson, the Southbase CEO, is one of my biggest influences. Obviously very successful in his own right but he always has time for his team and supports us 100% and I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without the opportunities he has trusted me with.


What are you reading/watching/listening to at the moment?

Trinity Roots is my go-to when I need focusing at work. The song Little Things is a favourite.










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