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

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.

Nick Farrelly - Edgecity Builders Limited


I’m a qualified builder with 36 years’ experience running my own business with what I believe to be the key leadership, people & communication skills required for this role

An inaugural member of NZCB and have held various roles on the AK Committee with the last 3yrs as Auckland President

I sit on the Auckland Council Advisory Committee, Unitec Building & Construction Advisory Committee.

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.

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.

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.