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:
Mike Craig – Mike Craig Builders Ltd
I was trained in Stratford, Taranaki and became Trade Qualified in 1984, after an 8000-hour apprenticeship. I now live on the Kapiti Coast with Maria and have three adult children.
My career has entailed building light commercials, concrete reservoirs, major concrete construction and top end architectural housing. I have been self-employed since 1984 and started Mike Craig Builders Limited in 2003. My new passion is building Certified Passive Homes.
I am a Foundation Member of Certified Builders and was elected to the NZCB Board in 2013 after serving on the Wellington NZCB Committee.
My reason for joining NZCB in 1998 was to recognise our Trade Qualification, but now my goal is to see small businesses strive in a way over-regulated environment.
Ian Chamberlain - Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery
Dave Whitehead – Lifebuilt Construction/Bella Kitchens
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 Hayward - Hayward Builders Limited
I joined as an NZCB member back in 2010 and have been on the Waikato Committee for the past seven years, before being elected as the Waikato President four years ago.
I come from a farming background in the Hauraki Plains and I’m a qualified carpenter with more than 25 years commercial and residential building experience. I’ve worked in Australia, UK and America and worked in Project Management roles during my stint in London for three years. My passion lies with policy and the health of the building industry. I’m also passionate about the role of the regions and improving supplier/member partnerships.
Based on the Kapiti Coast, Tricia is Managing Director and Co-Owner Operator of Mitre 10 MEGA Kapiti, one of new Zealand’s leading home improvement stores.
With decades of experience in senior leadership roles with international large format stores and a background in business improvement management, she views technology as an enabler to profitability regardless of the nature of the business.
Committed to ongoing learning and development and a member of the NZ institute of Directors, her governance experience includes being a Director on the Board of Mitre 10 New Zealand since 2016. In addition, she is co-founder and Chair of the Kapiti Youth Achievement Trust, which is designed to enable high achieving youth to reach their potential.
She has a passion for independent owner operator businesses and relishes the opportunity to contribute to the NCZB membership with a fresh perspective and sound strategic outlook.