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:

Ian Chamberlain - Chamberlain Carpentry & Joinery

CHAIRPERSON

Having qualified as a carpenter and joiner in the UK in the 1980s, I’ve been working in the building industry for over 38 years, including more than 33 years of management and client service experience. 

I held the position of NZCB Board Vice Chairperson for the past year and was voted in as Chairperson early 2021. Previously I was on the NZCB Committee Taupo for nine years, holding the role of NZCB President Taupo for four of those years.

I am involved with the Building Officials Institute of NZ (BOINZ) and aim to bring a ‘construction industry viewpoint’ to its debates.

As a member of Lake Taupo Rotary, I organise events and help young people gain direction in their life, which I thoroughly enjoy.

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 to create better outcomes for everyone.

Nick Farrelly - Edgecity Builders Limited

VICE CHAIRPERSON

With 30 years’ building industry experience, my wife Sharon and I run Edgecity Builders Limited. We employ 10 staff and are involved in Auckland Council and Ministry of Education work, light commercial projects, and high-end residential architectural builds.

I’ve been involved in the NZCB Committee Auckland for many years, holding various roles including NZCB President Auckland for three years. I am now enjoying the NZCB Board Vice Chairperson role and the challenges it brings. I am keen to raise the voice of NZCB and our members within the industry and wider New Zealand.

I currently sit on the Auckland Council Advisory Group and the Unitec Advisory Council.

Sharon and I are also members of the North Harbour Club, which promotes excellence by encouraging and providing financial assistance to young people achieving excellence in their chosen fields. 

I served over 25 years in the New Zealand Territorial Force, including two tours to East Timor, and 18 months assisting the Christchurch region following the earthquake.

Mike Craig – Mike Craig Builders Ltd

MEMBER DIRECTOR

I qualified as a carpenter in 1984 after completing my 8,000-hour apprenticeship in Stratford.

I have been building for 40 years, becoming self-employed in 1985 and starting my business Mike Craig Builders in 2001, which employs eight staff.

I have grown my business to build more sustainable homes, including semi passive and certified passive homes, and my partner Maria helps run our business.

I am a Foundation Member of NZCB, was on the NZCB Committee Wellington for three years, and held the role of NZCB Board Chairperson from 2020 to 2021.

I’ve been on the Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC) committee to BRANZ since 2018 and joined Construction Accord in 2020.

I have always enjoyed the building trade and watching past employees and apprentices advance in their businesses.

Dave Whitehead – Lifebuilt Construction/Bella Kitchens

MEMBER DIRECTOR
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.

Mike Hayward - Hayward Builders Limited

MEMBER DIRECTOR

After qualifying as a carpenter in 1998, I worked in New Zealand, Australia, America, and the UK before returning home in 2003. During this time, I gained project management experience on residential and commercial sites.

My wife Janine and I own and run Hayward Builders Limited and Hauraki Transportable Homes Limited in the Waikato.

In the early years, we focused on renovations and alterations before specialising in new builds eight years ago. More recently, we started the transportable home company. We have five employees.

I have been part of the NZCB Committee Waikato for eight years and held the role of NZCB President Waikato for four years.

I am passionate about the building industry and the continued growth of our Association. My interests in the industry are policy, the health and role of the regions, improving supplier/NZCB member partnerships, and finding more ways to help streamline our businesses.

Andrée Atkinson

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

I am currently the Advisory Director in Atkinson Consulting Limited, based in Auckland.

A Fellow Chartered Accountant with 21 years’ experience, I have extensive business advisory/consulting experience on finance and strategy matters.

I have also had significant experience on client advisory boards and not-for-profit boards.

I am currently the Chairperson of the Board of Youthtown Foundation, North Shore Event Centre, and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Katrina Bach

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

I am a professional director and business consultant. I work with boards and organisations to improve performance and achieve strategic goals. My focus is on alignment of organisational strategy, structure, systems, resources, people and skills to deliver results. I am Managing Director of The Olive Press Limited, a Wairarapa-based producer of premium New Zealand olive oils. 

My connection to the building sector comes from my time as Chief Executive – Ministry of Housing and then Chief Executive – Department of Building and Housing for eight years prior to its merger with MBIE in 2012. I enjoyed working with the sector and developed a good working relationship with NZCB. It was a period of considerable reform for the sector, including the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme.

My passion for building quality and performance, as well as education and professional recognition of building practitioners, remains undiminished. I look forward to working with the building sector again as part of the NZCB Board.

I am a Member of the Institute of Directors and Trustee of the CCS Disability Action Board.