Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

BIA Chairman Has Retired

MEDIACOM-BUILDING-INDUSTRY-AUTHORITY

Sir George Chapman retired from the Building Industry Authority on 31 March 2000 after completing his third term as Chairman.

"As Foundation Chairman of the Authority Sir George made a tremendous contribution not only to the building industry but to all New Zealanders for the smooth introduction of legislation that reformed building control. Under his leadership the Authority stayed strongly focused on the Act's intent in providing safe and healthy buildings for everyone", said Dr Bill Porteous, Chief Executive of the Authority.

"Sir George firmly established the reputation of the Building Industry Authority as one of the most advanced agencies of its type in the world", Dr Porteous continued. "During his 8 years as Chairman, the Authority has gained a reputation as a provider of consistent and considered advice and service to the Government and people of New Zealand."

Sir George was appointed Chairman of the Authority by Hon. Graeme Lee, Minister of Internal Affairs, on 15 February 1992 following the passing of the Building Act 1991. He and seven members of the Authority were charged with the responsibility of implementing a totally new building control system.

He was reappointed in May 1994 and April 1997 by Internal Affairs Ministers Hon. Warren Cooper and Hon. Jack Elder respectively.

Authority member Frank Allen of Wellington is Acting Chairman until such time as the Minister of Internal Affairs makes a formal appointment.

The Building Industry Authority is an independent Crown entity established in 1992 to manage New Zealand's building legislation.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Super Fund/Canada Bid v NZTA: Tow Preferred Bidders For Auckland Light Rail

The two preferred delivery partners for Auckland light rail have been chosen and a final decision on who will build this transformational infrastructure will be made early next year, Minister of Transport Phil Twyford announced. More>>

ALSO:

9.3 Percent: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged Since 2017

“While it has remained flat since 2017, the gender pay gap has been trending down since the series began in 1998, when it was 16.2 percent,” labour market statistics manager Scott Ussher said. More>>

ALSO:

Ex-KPEX: Stuff Pulls Pin On Media Companies' Joint Ad-Buying Business

A four-way automated advertising collaboration between the country's largest media companies is being wound up after one of the four - Australian-owned Stuff - pulled the pin on its involvement as part of a strategic review of its operations ... More>>

Bus-iness: Transdev To Acquire More Auckland And Wellington Operations

Transdev Australasia today announced that it has agreed terms to acquire two bus operations in Auckland and Wellington, reaching agreement with Souter Investments to purchase Howick and Eastern Buses and Mana Coach Services. More>>

ALSO: