At the 2019 AGM, the 2018–2019 Council came to the end of its term. Four of the outgoing Councillors will carry through to the new National Board: 

  • Graeme Birkhead, Chair (previously President)
  • Hayley Groves, Membership Representative (previously Southern Chapter Councillor)
  • Graeme Earl, Southern Region Representative (previously Southern Chapter President)
  • Matt McGuinness, Membership Representative (previously Northern Chapter President)

They will be joined on the new National Board by:

  • Sonia Barker, Membership Representative
  • Nigel Dong, Central Region Representative

Profiles of our two new Board members feature in this Dispatch.

For three members of the outgoing Council, their time on the NZIOB’s national governance body has come to an end:

  • Nick Clayton, Central Chapter President
  • James Gardner-Hopkins, Central Chapter Councillor
  • Bruce Rogers, Northern Chapter Councillor

The NZIOB would like to recognise all three outgoing Councillors for their contribution across the last year. James and Bruce had been pivotal figures in the development of the new NZIOB Constitution, the framework for the new National Board/Regional Committees structure going forward. Bruce’s contribution to the Institute over his six-year tenure as a National Councillor was recognised by the outgoing Council, who awarded him the 2019 NZIOB Medal, the Institute’s highest honour. This award was presented to Bruce by National President, Graeme Birkhead, at the New Zealand Building Industry Awards on the 23rd of August. The citation read:

“He has been a persistent advocate of best practice governance, urging the Council to become more strategic in its thinking and to adopt more robust governance processes, leading to his Chairmanship of the Council’s Governance Working Group that undertook a rigorous governance audit in 2017, delivering a new governance structure that notably received the endorsement of the NZ Institute of Directors, was duly incorporated in the Institute’s new Constitution, and was ratified by the membership in April 2019.”
The 60-day goals as set by the outgoing NZIOB Council can be viewed here.

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