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NZ Green Building Council Announces New Board of Directors


3 December 2013

New Zealand Green Building Council Announces New Board of Directors

The New Zealand Green Building Council is delighted to announce the election of Tim Hooson of Jasmax Ltd as the new Chair of the New Zealand Green Building Council, replacing Craig Price of Beca who is retiring from the board.

“Craig’s contribution to the development and on-going success of the New Zealand Green Building Council has been enormous. As a foundation member of the board, Craig has been involved with the NZGBC from day one and his vast experience and commitment to sustainable building has seen the organisation grow in character and strength. Craig is leaving the NZGBC in great shape and I am confident that the institutional memory of the NZGBC is embedded in the foundations of the current board” said new Chair, Tim Hooson.

Chief Executive of NZGBC, Alex Cutler said, ‘“NZGBC continues to evolve as an organisation and we are lucky to have the contribution of such strong advocates as both Craig and Tim, helping to shape our future. I have no doubt that Tim will bring a similar steady hand as well as adding a flavour of the design sector to his new role as Chair.”

The AGM also brought the announcement of three newly elected board members: Matthew Lee - WSP, Alex Hanlon – University of Canterbury and John Schellekens of CBRE Ltd.

Speaking of the newly elected Directors, Alex Cutler said, “I am delighted to be welcoming Alex, John and Matt to the Board of Directors. Their experience, expertise and commitment to the development and adoption of sustainable green building in New Zealand will serve the NZGBC and the member groups they represent well.

Also confirmed on the day was the appointment of two Independent Directors for the term of one year – Mary-Jane Daly and Pieter Burghout - Fletcher Building.

“With the excellent financial results, the strong membership support we have and the great staff retention results, the NZGBC is in a strong position going forwards. I am proud of the work that has been done to date and look forward to the continued successes,” concluded Tim Hooson.



Matthew Lee is a Director of WSP New Zealand and has worked in a number of Green Star technical working groups, as a Green Star assessor, and as a Green Star Accredited Professional in both NZ and Australia. He is a passionate kiwi and advocate for sustainable building design with over 15 years of experience in NZ, Australia and South East Asia in building engineering in all market sectors.

Alex Hanlon is the Director of Learning Resources at the University of Canterbury. Her portfolio includes management of the University's libraries, the Information and Communication Technology Services Group, Campus Services, Capital Works and Planning and Engineering Services. This portfolio includes the University's Sustainability Office.

John Schellekens is National Director, Structured Transactions and Advisory for CBRE Limited. John has over 20+ years’ experience in the property sector encompassing valuation, advisory and transactions. He has previously led CBRE’s National Commercial Valuation Business, is an ex Corporate Finance Partner at EY and currently National Director of CBRE’s Professional Services Business Lines.

NZGBC Board of Directors

Tim Hooson (Chair) Director, Jasmax Ltd - Architects & Designers

Lincoln Fraser, Development Director, Newcrest Group – Commercial Property Developers

Scott Pritchard, CEO , Precinct Properties New Zealand Ltd. - Investors, Owners and Owner Occupiers

Mark Fraser, Commercial Manager, Hobsonville Land Company Ltd. - Residential Builders and Developers

Ian Wheeler, Property Department Manager, Auckland Council - Government Departments and Agencies, Local and Regional Authorities

Gail Calder, Asset Manager, Z Energy - Tenants and End Users, Retail

Shane Brealey, Managing Director, NZ Strong Group Ltd - Building Contractors

Matt Lee, Director, WSP New Zealand – Engineers

Simon Wilson , Director, RDT Pacific - Property and Construction Professionals

Alex Hanlon, Director of Learning Resources, University of Canterbury - Higher Education, Research and NGOs

John Schellekens, National Director, Structured Transactions and Advisory, CBRE Ltd. – Related Property Interest Groups

Independent Directors

The NZGBC allows for two independent directors to be appointed by the board for a period of one year. These are

Mary Jane Daly

Pieter Burghout

For more information on the New Zealand Green Building Council Board, Constitution and Governance, please visit .

About New Zealand Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of best practice industry market based green building.

Our vision is that New Zealanders work and live in healthy, efficient, productive and environmentally sustainable buildings today and into the future.

NZGBC is a membership organisation that aims to support our members stay up to date and position themselves as market leaders in the drive for a sustainable built environment.

NZGBC operates the Green Star, Homestar, NABERSNZ and BASE rating systems for sustainable buildings. We advocate best practice and provide training and education for all areas of the building industry value chain.


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