Nigel is the Managing Director and an Executive Principal of Designgroup Stapleton Elliott (DGSE). He is also a Director of Designgroup New Zealand (DGNZ) and has been a Registered Architect for over 26 years. Nigel has an extensive portfolio across the commercial, education and hospitality sectors, including new build and interior refurbishment work.

In his role as Managing Director of Designgroup Stapleton Elliott, Nigel assumes the key role of Strategic Planning & Marketing for the practice. In this capacity, Nigel has led a successful growth strategy leading to appointments for significant and public projects, many of which have been the recipient of both architectural awards and other accolades from within the construction sector. Nigel has played a pivotal role in the planning and implementation of consultant deliverables whilst working directly with senior client management groups and other lead consultant representatives.
 
Nigel has been an NZIOB member since 2017, though can point to an NZIOB connection early in his career, having won the best degree student at an early edition of the annual NZIOB Central Chapter Student Awards. Since joining the Institute two-years ago, Nigel has sat on the NZIOB Central Chapter Board as a Board Member and represented the Central Chapter at the 2018 NZIOB Strategy Day.
 
In his new role as Central Region Representative on the National Board, Nigel is looking to lift the NZIOB’s profile and to encourage a greater diversity of membership, which includes other industry partners in the property and consultancy sectors within the building industry.

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