On the Move | 24 March 2022

Jasmax promotes Elisapeta Heta to Principal

Jasmax is pleased to announce that Elisapeta Heta (pictured above) has joined the practice’s Principal team, leading its bicultural design strategy. Elisapeta will also now head up Jasmax’s Māori cultural design roopū Waka Māia and play an instrumental role in representing Moana practitioners within Jasmax.

The promotion reflects Elisapeta’s influence as a leader in indigenous design in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally, and the role she continues to play in cultural leadership at Jasmax.

“I hope my position as Principal at Jasmax expands the options for young Māori and Pasifika when they think about who they can be and what they can achieve. Providing safety and guidance for our people coming into the practice will help them to bring their full selves, reflecting all the different ways of being Māori and Pasifika designers.” – Elisapeta Heta, Principal and Kaihautū Whaihanga, Jasmax.

Elisapeta has contributed to cultural design outcomes for nation-defining projects, including Tāmaki Makaurau’s City Rail Link and the New Zealand Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, and was also named Emerging Design Professional at the 2021 Interior Awards.

“Elisapeta Heta has already made an enormous contribution toward Jasmax becoming a bicultural design practice. With her leadership and guidance, we are excited about what we will achieve in nurturing design that is reflective of the spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.” – Sjoerd Post, CEO, Jasmax

Unispace New Zealand announces new leadership

Award-winning commercial interior design and construction firm Unispace has announced a new leadership team in New Zealand. Harry Rowntree has been promoted to Managing Director having served six years as Regional Principal of Design. He is joined by Head of Delivery, Arwen Dickison, Head of Client Solutions, Luke Rogers, and Senior Principal, Client Engagement, Matt Jackson.

All four appointments have been central to Unispace’s growth in New Zealand over the last 12 years and will be instrumental in delivering the company’s future ambitions following its acquisition by leading private investment firm PAG in 2021. 

Veros promotes Julie Price to Senior Project Manager

Veros has announced the promotion of Julie Price to a Senior Project Manager. Since joining Veros in 2019, Julie has established herself as an industry leader in the Project Management industry and within the organisation. 

On Julie’s promotion, Managing Director, Morgan Jones says, “Julie’s international experience in the UK and Australia really shines through in her understanding of and ability to lead large and multi-faceted projects. Her authentic approach inspires and pulls together teams, so they are working in unison and all towards the same goal. Julie’s experience across many different projects from start to finish now means that she can anticipate issues and set projects up with the finish in mind. We are pleased to recognise her skills and leadership with this promotion.”

“Julie is a key leader in our team as we continue to grow our reputation as the leading project management and project delivery team in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.” 

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