On the Move | 10 October 2020

Black Interiors makes two new appointments

Black Interiors are thrilled to welcome two new staff members to the team (above). Marisa Lorigan has re-joined the team as our Partnerships Director and Josh Grado, joins us as a Quantity Surveyor. Both are a fantastic addition to the Black team. We are excited to continue our progression, delivering high-quality fit-outs to the Auckland (and Wellington) market.


Property Council welcomes Sahra Grinham to the South Island Regional Manager role

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the versatile and effervescent Sahra Grinham to the team. Sahra has broad experience across government, not-for-profit, NGO, professional services and commercial organisations in a range of sectors, including managing her own PR company in Wellington for over a decade and as a contract project manager with several local organisations. With her expertise in event and stakeholder management, communications and governance, we know she will be a valuable asset to the Property Council team.

Welcome Sahra!

RLB announces the appointment of two new Associate Directors in Auckland

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Associate Directors to our busy Auckland team. James Smith and Stefan Fourie have been promoted to Associate Directors and will form part of our senior leadership team at RLB in Auckland.

James Smith has been at RLB since 2016. He has an impressive career in quantity surveying, having worked as a Technical Director, Senior Quantity Surveyor and Claims Surveyor for a range of projects and companies since 1987, in New Zealand, the UK and Middle East. James brings significant expertise in arbitration, mediation, expert witness and technical rail infrastructure knowledge to his position. James is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a RICS-Accredited Mediator, and a Corporate Member of the CIOB.

Stefan Fourie joined RLB in 2018, bringing more than 15 years of experience as a quantity surveyor in the South African, USA and New Zealand markets. He has 4 years’ experience in New Zealand, including extensive vertical building and horizontal infrastructure expertise spanning a wide range of sectors. He is also highly skilled in 5D BIM. Stefan was formerly a Director of a South African quantity surveying business, and is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors and a Professional Member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors.

Managing Director Steve Gracey, who announced the promotions last week, is pleased to welcome James and Stefan to their new roles on RLB’s accomplished senior leadership team.

‘As experts in cost management, quantity surveying, and advisory services, RLB values the international expertise and vast experience of our two new Associate Directors. James and Stefan each bring a rich PQS skillset that will contribute to RLB’s ongoing position as the leading, trusted cost advisor in New Zealand.’


Thomas Gibbons establishes sole practice

After 16 years with McCaw Lewis, Hamilton lawyer and former Property Council Waikato Branch President Thomas Gibbons has embarked on a new adventure in sole practice under the name Thomas Gibbons Law. Thomas says he is looking forward to the opportunity for a greater focus on key areas of technical property law, resource management, and unit titles.

Congratulations Thomas!


Daryn Glasgow appointed as a Director of Crossfire

Crossfire engineering firm in Auckland is delighted to welcome Daryn Glasgow into the business as a Director.

Daryn is well known in the industry and joins the firm after spending the last 12 years at Beca Ltd as Technical Director of Fire Engineering and is the current President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers NZ Chapter.

Daryn comes from an operational firefighting background, and since moving into consulting has developed a strong track record of fire engineering design experience of projects in health and hospital development, corrections, transportation infrastructure (tunnel and rail), stadia, commercial buildings (retail, warehousing and office), on shore petrochemical, construction, and food sectors. 

Cosgroves welcomes mechanical engineer Daniel Lowe to their Wellington team

Daniel has recently joined the Cosgroves Wellington office, he has previously been working in building services for the last 2.5 years as a graduate mechanical engineer. Daniel has had the opportunity to work on a number of projects, taking particular interest in ones with a focus on environmentally sustainable design. He is looking forward to working with everyone and learning from the wealth of experience at Cosgroves.


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