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

 

NZ Certified Builders appoints new Board Chair

New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB), which this year celebrates its 20th Anniversary as a leading building trade association, announces the appointment of Kevin Sceats as its new Chair, replacing Brent Chatterton who has stepped down after two years in the role.

NZCB’s Chief Executive, Grant Florence, said Mr Sceats brings significant governance and industry experience, which positions the Board to continue to be responsive to the challenges and opportunities in the building sector.

“With no foreseeable respite from the growing demand for builders, skills shortages remain a key challenge for the sector. As a longstanding Director, and Chair for eight years, of BCITO and as a Trustee for NZCB’s Apprentice Scholarship Trust since 2005, Mr Sceats has a demonstrable commitment to trade training and lifting skill levels across the industry.

“This is a perfect fit with NZCB, which was founded 20 years ago to raise the bar on industry standards by creating a trade association that requires its member builders to hold formal trade qualifications,” said Mr Florence.

Mr Sceats joined the Board of NZCB as an Independent Director in late 2017, alongside one other Independent Director and four NZCB members elected to the Board. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, and has over 35 years of experience in executive and senior management roles in the building and construction industry in both New Zealand and Australia.

Mr Sceats says in this context he has had long involvement with NZCB and is passionate about playing a role in shaping its strategic focus at a time of change and pressure for the industry.

“As well as continuing to drive NZCB’s leadership in building sector capability and capacity through its support for apprentice training and provision of ongoing skills development for members, I’m focused on how we continue to work with key Government and industry stakeholders to address the shortage of skilled tradespeople.

“I’m excited about the challenges ahead and look forward to working with the Board to continue the important work NZCB does in this area as well as in enabling NZCB’s members to better meet the needs of consumers. I’m proud to be part of a trade organisation that is focused on raising standards and that has taken the lead in the area of building guarantees,” said Mr Sceats.

In 2016, NZCB introduced a new industry-leading building guarantee ‘Halo’, which applies on a mandatory basis to any building project over $30,000 that is undertaken by an NZCB member builder. The most comprehensive building guarantee currently available in New Zealand (according to a recent Consumer NZ comparison), Halo is underwritten by Lloyds of London and is independently managed, which ensures there’s no conflict of interest in the management of claims.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Freight: New Report On Auckland Port Relocation

The Government has released a major new report on the options for relocating the Port of Auckland’s freight operations while deferring any decision on the issue. More>>

ALSO:

Chartered Accountants: COVID-19 Fails To Knock Kiwi Investor Confidence, But More Disclosure Wanted

Three months of COVID-19 lockdown and investment turmoil has done little to knock confidence in New Zealand capital markets and listed companies with overall investor sentiment very similar to 2019, an investor survey held in mid June shows. However, ... More>>

ALSO:

Taxation: Black-Market Tobacco Sidesteps $287 Million In Excise Tax

Year-on-year increases in consumption of illicit tobacco in New Zealand have seen illegal trade swell to 11.5% of the total market. If consumed legally, illicit products would have netted the Government $287 million in excise tax during 2019. Independent ... More>>

ALSO:

Energy Sector: Meridian Spilled Water To Hike Electricity Prices - Authority Ruling

The Electricity Authority has found that generator Meridian Energy manipulated the power market, costing consumers about $80 million. More>>

ALSO:

XE Data Update: RBNZ Official Cash Rate Decision

The RBNZ will keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 0.25%. T he key points in the RBNZ statement are: RBNZ keeps the OCR unchanged at 0.25% Maintain the LSAP (large scale asset purchase) at NZD$60 billion. Committee prepared to use additional monetary ... More>>

ALSO:

Electricity: Kiwis Ignore Promise Of Cheaper Power

Electric Kiwi and Flick Electric Co are joint winners of Canstar Blue’s award for Most Satisfied Customers | Electricity Providers From putting on an extra layer – rather than turning on a heater – to turning off lights and choosing the energy-saving ... More>>

ALSO:

Electricity: Transmission Pricing For A Low Carbon Future

The Electricity Authority has decided on new guidelines for transmission pricing. James Stevenson-Wallace, Chief Executive of the Electricity Authority says the new guidelines will deliver significant benefits to consumers, through lower electricity ... More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: The Climate Record That Keeps Getting Broken

Among the multitude of New Zealand climate statistics there is one record that continues to be broken month after month. Since January 2017 there has not been one month that recorded a below average nationwide temperature, according to NIWA’s seven station ... More>>

ALSO:

Govt: Extended Loan Scheme Keeps Business Afloat

Small businesses are getting greater certainty about access to finance with an extension to the interest-free cashflow loan scheme to the end of the year. The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme has already been extended once, to 24 July. Revenue and Small ... More>>

ALSO:

Science: 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes Announced

The 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes have been announced in a digital livestream event today. The Prizes recognise the impact of science on New Zealanders’ lives, celebrate the achievements of current scientists and encourage scientists of the ... More>>

ALSO:


RNZ: Fuel, Alcohol Costs To Go Up From Today

The increase today in the taxes on fuel, road user charges and alcohol is being called a tone-deaf move. More>>

ALSO:

Stardome Observatory: Young Kiwi Astro-Photographer Shoots For The Stars

Matariki by Josh Kirkley. The stars are aligning for up-and-coming Auckland-based astro-photographer Josh Kirkley (Kāi Tahu). During lockdown, one of his images was picked up by NASA and shared on the space agency’s Instagram to its 59.2 million ... More>>


DCANZ: Time For EU To Commit To A Level Playing Field For Trade

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has welcomed New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker’s statement that it is unacceptable for New Zealand exporters to continue facing an ‘unlevel playing field’ in the EU. Details leaked ... More>>

ALSO:

Potatoes New Zealand: Protecting NZ Fries As Part Of PNZ Pandemic Recovery & Transformation Plan

Potatoes New Zealand has met with Minister Faafoi this week to discuss investigating the potential importation of heavily discounted frozen potato chips into New Zealand. With MBIE’s support we are undertaking an investigation to gather evidence of the ... More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Government: Supporting Kiwi Businesses To Resolve Rent Disputes

The Government will legislate to ensure businesses that suffered as a result of the COVID-19 response will get help to resolve disputes over commercial rent issues, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. More>>

ALSO: