Our Board of Directors

To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of NZCB so as to support the organisation’s mission and needs.

We are proud to present NZCB’s Board of Directors:


Kevin Sceats

Kevin is a professional director with over 35 years’ experience in the building industry and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors NZ. He’s been involved with the Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries NZ (AWCINZ) and AWCI Australia (AWCIANZ) for over two decades and is a life member with both organisations. He brings to the board many years of experience in corporate strategic executive and senior management roles within the New Zealand and Australian building industries. Kevin is a long standing supporter of CB members and activities having attended most annual conferences as well as acting as a trustee for the Apprenticeship Scholarship Trust (AST) since inception in 2005.

He’s a long-standing member of a number of NZ & joint AS/NZS standards committees as well as ASTM (US) committees C11 (gypsum) & D14 (adhesive). He’s passionately involved with leading activities to lift skill levels across the construction industry particularly as director of BCITO since 2007 (Chairman for 8 years).

On the personal front he’s been happily married to Maureen (a regular CB conference attendee too) for some 40 years with two adult children and three wonderful grandchildren. Scuba diver, marathon runner/walker, petrol head and avid tramper and traveler.


Mike Craig – Mike Craig Builders Ltd

I have been building for 33 years and was trained in Stratford, Taranaki and moved to the Kapiti Coast in 1984. My career has entailed building, light commercial’s, concrete reservoirs, major concrete construction and top end architectural housing. I have been self-employed for 28 years and started Mike Craig Builders ltd in 2003. I am a foundation member of certified builders and have been one year on Wellington’s board.


Mark Dobbs – md construction

After completing my carpentry apprenticeship in 1992, I worked and travelled for a year in Europe before returning to work in my dad’s construction company where I worked my way up to company supervisor. I am married to my wife of 20 years - Tracey and have two great kids, Ashlee 20 and Matt 16.

I started my own building company, md construction in 1998, working on mainly alterations/additions, residential new builds and light commercial. I joined NZCB in 2001 and was elected as Whangarei President from 2004 – 2008. I was elected to the NZCB Board of Directors in 2008, a position I still hold today. I’m passionate about the building industry and get great satisfaction serving our members on our national board.


Dave Whitehead – Lifebuilt Construction/Bella Kitchens

I have worked in the industry since 1993, working predominantly in residential new builds and alterations on the Hibiscus Coast. In 1998 I went out by myself and following a 3 year OE, started Lifebuilt Construction/Bella Kitchens in 2007. After joining NZCB in 2009, I have worked on the Auckland Committee and served as Interim President for Auckland, and have been on the Board of Directors since 2012.


Ian Chamberlain - Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery

Having qualified as a carpenter and joiner in the 1980s, I’ve been working in the building industry for over 35 years, with over 29 years management and
client service experience. I established my company in Taupo in 2004 and built the first Certified Plans house there in 2015.

I joined NZCB in 2005 and was elected Taupo President 2010-2014, then served as Vice President between 2017-2019. I am also involved with the Building Officials Institute of NZ (BOINZ) and aim to bring a ‘construction industry viewpoint’ to their debates.

I enjoy helping give youth a direction and am on the boards of both Lake Taupo Rotary and Taupo Pathways. The latter group facilitates, initiatives and programmes that advance education, training and employment for young people under 25 and I have been involved with it since its inception in 2014. It allows an overlap of both my building training and youth training interests.

My passion is to make the building industry a better place for all of us – educating people within and outside of the industry about ways of creating better outcomes for everyone.