What the BCITO board does
The BCITO board establishes and reviews BCITO's strategic objectives and performance, approves budgets and business plans. The board also monitors management and financial viability, manages risk and ensures compliance with statutory and Crown agencies.
Chair - Mike King
Mike is an active member of the New Zealand Institute of Building and is responsible for managing nationwide projects with Summerset Management Group. Mike has extensive knowledge of the construction industry and has 30 years of project management experience in the UK and New Zealand. Mike's commitment to the industry has been acknowledged in his roles as honorary treasurer and past president of the central chapter of the New Zealand Institute of Building, as well as Chairman of the National Advisory Group recently reviewing the diploma qualifications for BCITO and InfraTrain.
Deputy Chair – Kevin Sceats
Kevin has been involved with the Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries NZ (AWCINZ) for over two decades and is a member of the Winstone Wallboards Ltd strategic management group, which is responsible for research, development and industry liaison. He’s been involved with development of building materials and systems (exterior and interior) for the construction industry for over 35 years.
He’s a long-standing member of the joint AS/NZS standards committee BD 11 (gypsum linings) & BD 38 (wet areas). Kevin is also a member of ASTM committees C11 (gypsum), D14 (adhesive) & C17 (fibre-reinforced cement products). As a business leader, Kevin has been a voice for the interiors industry for many years, working to find solutions to long-entrenched issues. He’s passionately involved with leading activities to lift skill levels across the construction industry. One of his key roles has been as director of BCITO since 2007.
David owns his own construction company and has been self-employed since 1981. He has been on the board of directors for the Registered Master Builders Association for the last eight years, including two years recently as National President. David is the current Chair of both the RMBA House of the Year and Apprentice of the Year management committees and is also a past President of the Taranaki Registered Master Builders Association.
Rob is the chief executive officer of the Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ). He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, during which time he has developed an appreciation for appropriate and effective training. Rob has occupied numerous roles in the past, including as president of the UK-based Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) and National Technical Manager with heavy building materials giant Cemex Materials. Rob is a chartered civil engineer and holds an MBA.
Ron has been a long-term national industry organiser with the NZ Amalgamated Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union Inc. (NZEPMU), and is a member of their Public Service and Infrastructure Industry Council. When the NZ Building Trades Union (NZBTU) was absorbed by the NZEPMU, Ron was appointed as NZEPMU's national construction industry organiser. He replaced David O'Connell from the NZBTU, who retired at the end of 2012.
Grant took up his role as chief executive of Certified Builders Association in early 2012, after holding the role of chief executive of a not-for-profit organisation in the rescue/service sector. Prior to this, Grant has been involved primarily in the residential building industry for over 25 years – initially in various senior leadership positions for Fletcher Residential, and then subsequently owning his own company focusing on internet technology in the building sector.
Kieren has a proven track record in the construction industry throughout New Zealand. Whilst running a number of his own businesses in construction, joinery and architectural products, he is also actively involved in the advocacy side of the industry.He has sat on the Auckland Board of the Auckland Registered Master Builders Association as a director since 2004. He is a previous Auckland Association President and current sits on the local executive. Kieren has also sat on advisory groups for Auckland City Council, Site Safe, ACC Corporation and the NZRMBA, as well as working as a mentor for Business Mentors NZ.