Brian is well-known to BCITO as the past Chief Executive Officer of Master Painters New Zealand.
Brian is an Independent Director and Strategic Advisor appointed to the Master Brick and Blocklayer’s Board on 1 February 2022. He is also serving as Chair of the Board.
Brian has a wide range of experience in association management, having recently stepped down after a long tenure as Master Painters New Zealand’s first full-time CEO. He has served on various boards, including Master Painters Services Ltd and chaired the New Zealand PainterCraft Trust. From a trades perspective, he trained as a joinery machinist and worked in that field for several years before moving into a technical sales career.
He brings experience in vocational training, governance, policy, member benefits, and education to the table. His primary aim with industry training is to ensure that the programmes delivered are fit for purpose, delivering positive outcomes for trainees, employers, and NZ. From an employer’s perspective, it is vital client industries have confidence in the system and the quality of outcomes.
Jess Nielsen stands out as a trailblazer after placing third at the 20th Annual Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition; the first woman to place and the second ever to reach the national competition.
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