On the Move | February 2024

Bruno Goedeke appointed as CEO of Naylor Love

Naylor Love Enterprises Chair Jackie Lloyd has announced the appointment of Bruno Goedeke as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Goedeke replaces Rick Herd, who retires at the end of March 2024.

Ms Lloyd said Bruno’s extensive experience in the construction sector, including most recently as Naylor Love’s Regional Director for Auckland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty, position him well to lead the next phase of Naylor Love’s 114-year history.

“The Board is delighted to appoint Bruno from a strong pool of local and international candidates. He brings a deep understanding of vertical construction and the New Zealand market, and is well known for his people-centric leadership style and commitment to Naylor Love’s culture.”

“I have certainly got some big boots to fill,” acknowledges Mr Goedeke, “but this is a fantastic
opportunity to build on strong foundations and steer Naylor Love into the future.

JLL promotes Jonathan Manns to new role

Jonathan Manns has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Government and Public Sector for JLL NZ.

Since Jon joined the business three years ago, he has led a significant repositioning of the Wellington office, established a successful consultancy team, and helped take JLL to an industry-wide leadership position on matters of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Jon’s new responsibilities alongside his existing role as Head of Strategic Advisory will link JLL’s market-leading transactional, valuations, facilities management, and consultancy offerings into the important government and public-sector spaces.

André Lovatt joins KiwiRail

KiwiRail has appointed André Lovatt as Chief Infrastructure Officer following an extensive executive search.

André joins KiwiRail’s executive team at a time its transformation and growth program is accelerating and his experience of 25 years’ delivering major infrastructure projects across Asia Pacific will be critical as the organisation drives a focused agenda around a leading and investing in reliable and resilient infrastructure and assets that support future customer needs.

After completing his civil engineering training at the University of Canterbury, André’s career focused on leading the design and delivery of major building projects, including 10 years as Principal of design giant Arup in Singapore. He returned home to take up the CEO role of the Christchurch Arts Centre in October 2012, focussed on the restoration of the Arts precinct following its substantial earthquake damage. In 2018, he was appointed to Auckland Airport where he was responsible for leading the infrastructure development and delivery teams focusing on the implementation of its 30-year vision to build a world-class airport.

Peter Reidy, CEO, commented: “It is exciting to have secured someone of André’s experience and leadership and I know he is looking forward to getting to know our people and working closely with our team”.

B&A appoints Kaea Anderson as Graduate Planner

Barker & Associates is proud to introduce Kaea Anderson as its latest Graduate Planner in Wellington.

Since joining the B&A Team in November 2022, Kaea has been providing valued assistance to B&A’s planners while completing her Bachelor of Commerce and Science, double majoring in Economics and Environmental Management.

Congratulations, Kaea!

Phil Overend returns to CBRE

After a two-year stint as Executive Director of PwC’s Real Estate Advisory team, Phil Overend has returned to CBRE, where he previously held roles as Director – Building, Depreciation and Cost Consultancy and Director – Project Management.

As a Director in CBRE’s Consulting team, Phil will focus on Technical Due Diligence, Lifecycle Costing and Tax Depreciation.

Congratulations, Phil!

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