On the Move | May 2019

Property Council cements employee expertise

Property Council New Zealand have recently cemented our relationship with several fixed-term employees, including the appointment of James Kennelly as Senior Government Relations Advisor, Harry Wright as Membership Manager and the promotion of Kelly Taylor to Head of Communications.

Meanwhile, the Wellington Branch has a new face, with Branch Manager Nicole Ramage joining the team. Nicole has a strong background in membership associations and event management, having having earned her stripes at the New Zealand Recreation Association, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Ministry of Social Development. Effervescent and highly personable, Nicole is a breath of fresh air, bringing enthusiasm (and a finely-tuned sense of humour) to the Wellington Branch. 

Chief Executive Leonie Freeman says, "we are very pleased to cement and increase the capability of our team as we continue our transformational journey."


Warren and Mahoney promotes Julia McPherson to Principal

Warren and Mahoney’s Wellington studio has grown its senior leadership team with the recent appointment of Julia McPherson as Principal. 
 
Julia has been promoted from an Associate role within the practice where she currently leads a team of 10 interior specialists, as Warren and Mahoney continues to recognise and nurture talent within its own ranks. 


Jasmax appoints two new Wellington Principals

Jasmax is pleased to announce the appointment of architects Evelyn Axten and Alistair Luke to Principal in the Wellington Studio. Their appointments are driven by growth opportunities in the region and Jasmax’s commitment to continued success in the capital. 

Jasmax CEO Sjoerd Post says their design and leadership skills will make for a powerful combination.

“The appointment of Evelyn and Alistair signals our commitment to design excellence. Evelyn has proven herself to her an excellent leader, inspiring her team, cultivating and encouraging innovation, which has demonstrably worked to reinforce Jasmax’s position within the industry. This combined with Alistair’s highly regarded design skills and the depth and breadth of his knowledge and experience will be an asset to the practice.”


TBIG announce recruitment of two Senior Project Managers

The Building Intelligence Group have appointed Claire Laybourne as Senior Project Manager in their Auckland office. As a Senior Project Manager, Claire Laybourne brings 15 years’ experience in vertical and horizontal projects  to TBIG’s Auckland team. Her career straddles both project management and infrastructure management roles, with a strong focus on commercial and major infrastructure projects in roading, airports and ports in New Zealand and Australia. 

Claire’s wide-ranging project experience and expertise reflects her sector diversity and includes commercial offices, apartment developments, freight hubs, airport and roading infrastructure, tertiary teaching facilities and social housing for Housing New Zealand.

Meanwhile, TBIG's Tauranga office also has a new recruit, with Simon Little joining the team as Senior Project Manager. Simon has 15 years’ experience managing projects with a strong emphasis on construction management and programming.  He has developed a deep skill base in construction and project management with major New Zealand construction companies. His project expertise is diverse across New Zealand and the UK including retirement villages, apartments, schools, health, retail and commercial base build and fitout projects. 


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