Meet The Speakers
Director Building Innovation & Standards
Rohan has 20 years' experience in urban development, housing policy and sustainability strategy. She has excelled in a number of leadership roles in the built environment and is skilled in strategic planning, analytical thinking, advocacy programme management and stakeholder engagement.
Rohan has international experience and has worked at all tiers of government across New Zealand, Australia and more recently the UK. She joined the Construction and Innovation team at Kāinga Ora late in 2019, having returned from a role as Head of Partnerships & Future Skills for Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.
Director Accord Transformation Unit
Construction Sector Accord
Judy leads the programme unit supporting the Construction Sector Accord working across agencies and industry to deliver the system transformation for a higher performing construction sector in New Zealand. Judy is part of the leadership team in the Building System Performance branch in the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment that oversees the design and development of building policy and management of the Building Code.
Judy has a background in strategy, tertiary education, and behavioural economics. Prior to joining MBIE, Judy was at the Tertiary Education Commission and led the design and implementation of their learner information strategy to improve the learner decision making experience for tertiary education in New Zealand.
Chris is the General Manager of Research, a position he has had at BRANZ since 2015. Our goal is to deliver evidence based solutions to drive system wide improvements.
A research chemist by training, Chris has led a number of research groups both in Europe and in New Zealand. The BRANZ role is his first within the building industry - he enjoys the challenge and sees huge potential for research to challenge Aotearoa New Zealand to create a building system that delivers better outcomes for all.
Manager Building Policy at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Amy is Manager Building Policy at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The Building Policy Team provides policy advice on building performance and identifies and solves problems in the building and construction sector to support the construction of safe, healthy, durable, better quality buildings. Amy's team also drives the extensive policy work behind the Building Law Reform programme, including the recent changes introducing a new certification scheme to provide an end-to-end compliance pathway for modular components manufactured offsite.
Prior to her current role, Amy spent four years as Director Group Operations for MBIE's Building, Resources and Markets Group.
Amy has held anumber of public policy and operational roles in building, construction and housing, including as private secretary to the Minister of Housing and Minister of Building and Housing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Victoria University.
Amanda is one of New Zealand's leaders in industry sponsorships and partnerships that are results-oriented and beneficial for all parties. A complex relationship management expert and creative thinker, Amanda's background in business allows her to see the big picture, identify and connect with players who can bring it to life with complementary skills, mobilise people with a shared vision, and cultivate networks that make long-term projects succeed.
As Director of Industry Partnerships at the MSD, Amanda currently leads a team that designs and creates initiatives and strategic partnerships with industries and employers with skills and labour shortages. The aim is to create independence through sustainable employment and careers for people across New Zealand.
Hector Egger New Zealand
Tony Whale is the General Manager of Concision Off-site Manufacturing. Prior to joining Concision, Tony worked in numerous Senior Operation Management positions for multiple multinational companies. He has successfully led transformational change, identified and exploited new opportunities, improved workplace health, and delivered superior shareholder value in a wide range of industries.
In addition to Tony’s track record of success, he is passionate about off-site manufacturing. Tony wishes to educate others about the positive effects OSM can have upon the building industry and the challenges Concision have faced so far.
Concision Off-site Manufacturing
Sustainable Business Network