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Corbel Construction Establishes an Advisory Board

Corbel Construction Establishes an Advisory Board

Christchurch-based construction company Corbel Construction (Corbel) has established an advisory board comprising the company founders Mark Wells and Craig Jones and independent director Bruce Emson. Craig will continue to act in the role of Managing Director, overseeing the day to day operations of the business.

Craig Jones said, “While Corbel has grown from a six man team in 2000 to a multi-million dollar, 100+ employee company, our intention is to continue with our growth ambition to become a $100 million nationwide construction company by April 2018.

“Establishing an advisory board is a means towards realising this objective. We’re looking to strengthen the company’s leadership by providing access to independent strategic advice and insights, and challenge our thinking when necessary. It will also enable us to continue an association with Bruce Emson who worked with us last year, before becoming chief executive of North Canterbury electricity company MainPower.

“The intention is to invite other independent directors to join the advisory board that can help us accelerate our growth plan for Canterbury and beyond.”

Bruce Emson has over 35 years experience working a chief operating and chief executive level around the world and more recently in Canterbury. His previous roles have included: chief operating officer of the Earthquake Commission (EQC), chief executive of Infratil subsidiary and public transport operator NZ Bus, and a career with Shell where he held senior roles in Australia, Singapore, Hungary and New Zealand culminating as General Manager, Distribution Oceania and Shell Logistics Australia.

Mark Wells has worked in the building and construction industry in New Zealand and the UK in a range of management roles before returning to this country and starting his own building business. Craig Jones bought into this business in 2000, and they established Corbel Construction. Mark is a director and major shareholder of Corbel and is currently focusing on areas to diversify the business as part of its growth strategy.

Craig Jones has a LLB and BCA from Otago University and a Masters of Commercial Law from the London School of Economics. His prior roles have included General Counsel of Richard Branson’s Virgin Entertainment Group and General Counsel of Unisys New Zealand Ltd before he joined forces with Mark Wells to create Corbel Construction. He is also a director and shareholder of several information technology enterprises.


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