Meet our Team

 
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Scott Fisher

Chief Executive Officer

Scott has extensive marketing, commercial and leadership experience in the public, private and NGO sectors and with a number of membership bodies. Membership sector involvement has been across a wide variety of industries including the plumbing industry, professional services and most recently Retail NZ where he firstly held a commercial role and then become CEO.

Scott works collaboratively with all stakeholders and has a strong commercial focus to ensure that businesses are effective and sustainable with a long term focus for the benefit of the respective industry and New Zealand society as a whole.

Scott’s construction experience has been gleaned from both personal and professional interfaces, including time with the Master Plumbers association. Personal experience has come from numerous renovations, extensions and new builds at a domestic level. Scott is passionate about design and its principles from the classics to contemporary. Many people are surprised to learn that Scott has read Vitruvius and is a follower of Andrea Palladio (but not in an obsessive way) and has a hobby producing architectural plaster detail. As a lay person with an interest in design and construction Scott is passionate about being part of the PrefabNZ team and playing his part in its successful future and contribution in the construction sector.

Scott can be contacted for media or advocacy inquiries at scott@prefabnz.com or phone

+64 21 0699 453

Jessica joined the OffsiteNZ team as the Membership Engagement Manager and is also looking after event management and communications. She is a skilled stakeholder engagement manager and has several years’ experience planning events and managing projects. Jessica likes to indulge her creative side; using her interest in graphic design in her professional life as well as designing and making children’s clothes in her spare time.

Originally from Sweden, Jessica has long had a personal interest in prefabrication and is very excited to be working at OffsiteNZ helping to bring prefab houses to the New Zealand public.

Please feel free to contact Jessica if you have any questions about your current membership or how to join OffsiteNZ. 

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Jessica Gray

Membership | Events |

Communication

Jessica joined the OffsiteNZ team as the Membership Engagement Manager and also looks after events management and communications. She is a skilled stakeholder engagement manager and has several years' experience planning events and managing projects. Jessica likes to indulge her creative side; using her interest in graphic design in her professional life as well as designing and making children's clothes in her spare time. 

Originally from Sweden, Jessica has long had a personal interest in prefabrication and is very excited to be working at OffsiteNZ helping to bring prefab houses to the New Zealand public.

Please feel free to contact Jessica if you have any questions about your current membership, how to join, events and/or marketing opportunities.

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Jessica Gray

Marketing & Membership Manager

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Jess Corbett

Financial Officer

Jess Corbett is the Financial Officer for OffsiteNZ. 

Jess can be contacted at accounts@offsitenz.com or phone 021 105 9510

Meet our Board Members

Our Board is elected annually at the OffsiteNZ Annual General Meeting in June and represents a wide range of stakeholders and a wealth of exerience. OffsiteNZ Members are invited to nominate and vote for their preferred Board Member each year. 

Andrew is the General Manager of Dialog Property (NZ) Limited, a property
development business with a particular focus on the use of modular construction systems for its development projects. 

DPNZ, is backed by parent company Dialog Group Berhad of Malaysia, and benefits from the Group's considerable financial resources and in NZ sister company Dialog Fitzroy’s expertise in steel fabrication and on-site assembly. DPNZ owns three large development sites in central Auckland and another in Te Aro, Wellington. DPNZ’s development focus is on terrace houses and apartments, utilising their own volumetric modular system they call StrongBox. The StrongBox system enables construction of apartments of up to 20 levels in the Auckland region, and to 10 Levels in Wellington/South Island.

Prior to joining DPNZ he spent 10 years with Arrow International joining as
Wellington Manager in July 2009, was made Christchurch Director in 2014 and in March 2016 moved into the role of General Manager - Property Development based in Auckland. 

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in property valuation, construction, property development, business management, and governance providing a wide base of knowledge and experience in both the commercial and residential property sectors. 

In Andrew's view, the DfMA process (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) is the key to achieving success when using modular construction systems "A project must be designed to use modular construction systems from day one if you want to maximize the benefits of off-site manufacturing". DPNZ’s projects are applying the DfMA process right from project initiation.


He believes that modular construction systems will deliver major benefits to the economy due to productivity, programme, quality, safety, and cost advantages that successful use of these systems can bring.

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Andrew McKenzie

Board Chair

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Ben Drake

Deputy Board Chair

Ben Drake has over 13 years of experience working around the world in the built environment and construction industry, including 5+ years as a structrual engineer based in London designing award-winning multi-storey modular/offsite buildings in the UK, Canada and USA. Ben presented a webinar of his experience to (then) PrefabNZ Members in September 2020.

 

Now back in his native NZ, Ben is very passionate about increasing local uptake of offsite technology and has a lot to offer OffsiteNZ in this space, whether it be through government and industry lobbying, or in-put to wider governance strategies. 

Ben's extensive 'hands-on' technical, commercial and regulatory experience combined with his passion and skills as an effective communicator puts him in an ideal position to add significant value to the OffsiteNZ Board.

 

Johann Betz is the founder and director of Offsite Design Ltd, a consultancy providing specialist engineering services to clients in New Zealand, Australia and beyond, supporting the manufacture and delivery of prefabricated residential and commercial buildings. 

Johann has a degree in timber engineering, design, and prefabrication from Rosenheim Technical University in Germany. He also holds a Masters of Engineering in Wood Technology focusing on the industrial engineering and optimisation of timber prefab operations. His unique background combines DfMA know-how with hands-on experience of factory prefabrication. Through his background Johann can help OffsiteNZ Members get started and become more successful in prefabrication. 

In New Zealand, Johann has worked as a timber engineer and has advised numerous companies, from start-up to some of the largest and most automated prefabricators in this part of the world, on their prefab systems and prefab factory operations. 

Johann is a founding Member of OffsiteNZ and has been a regular contributor to industry education through talks, publications and study tours.

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Johann Betz

Board Member

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Toni Kennerley

Board Member

Toni Kennerley is a Director at Planalytics, a research and monitoring consultancy based in Greytown, Wairarapa. Originally an urban planner, Toni has extensive experience in the housing and urban development sectors in NZ and abroad.

Toni recently completed research into planning barriers for prefabricated housing (funded from the Building Research Levy), and a submission for OffsiteNZ on MFE's national housing standards.

 

Toni brings a practical approach to identifying and overcoming housing policy and delivery challenges and is well connected across the housing spectrum.  

Kerry Edwards has been involved across manufacturing for 25 years, predominantly in operational, leadership and general management roles. As such he is very committed to manufacturing. 

Over the past 15 years, the manufacturing businesses Kerry has been involved with have supplied the building and construction sector with his current role of the last four years being Chief Executive of Spanbild.

Within that responsibility is the Concision business a leading and pioneering player within offsite manufacturing with a high degree of automation and digitisation. This has contributed to very real lessons and experiences regarding the opportunities and challenges when trying to introduce innovation within the traditional construction supply chain. 

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Kerry Edwards

Board Member

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Stijn van den Eeden

Board Member

Stijn van den Eeden has a Master in Civil Construction from the University of Leuven, Blegium, with specialisation in Building Physics. He has an MBA-C from Tulane University (USA) and Universidad de Chile (Chile). 

Stijn has worked as technical Director for Etex, and has built facades in five different continents. He holds Passive House certification, is WUFI trained and has been involved with some of the most iconic facades in New Zealand. 

Stijn is currently the General Manager at Symonite Solutions, one of the biggest facade contractors in the country.

Craig Kellington is the Managing Director at Smart Solution Homes, a company designing, building and installing pre-finished homes throughout the Greater Auckland region. 

After 10 years in the renovation industry, and with growing media talk about the need to build more houses, coupled with a real lack of skilled labour to select form, Craig's vision was to work smarter, not harder, and, in early 2017, the concept of Smart Solution Homes was born.

Originally from Scotland, Craig is a fully qualified carpenter/builder. He ran a successful renovation business for 8 years which was sold to put full effort into Smart Solution Homes. 

Craig is focused on cost-effectiveness, sustainability, affordable housing and social development projects. 

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Craig Kellington

Board Member

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Bernie O'Fagan

Board Member

Bernie O'Fagan directs a small team of architectural designers who have come to specialise in DfMA for light commercial and multi-unit residential construction projects. 

 

Based in Christchurch, RM Designs has extensive experience with the use of prefabrication, such as CLT and bathroom pods, to expedite their design builds. 

RM are partners in an R & D project with Kāinga Ora resulting in hybrid apartment blocks achieving Homestar 7. Bernie brings day-to-day practical knowledge of the application of prefab to construction. 

Paul Buetow is a partner in Kensington Swan's construction team and heads their infrastructure practise. Paul has specialist expertise advising on the procurement, drafting and negotiation of a range of contracts in the construction and infrastructure space, including in relation to major industrial build and maintenance projects. 

Paul is ranked as a Tier 1 construction lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific. He is on the Executive Council of Civil Contractors New Zealand and was on the Board of Infrastructure New Zealand for seven years. He is currently on the Kensington Swan Board. 

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Paul Buetow

Past Board Member

Co-opted to Board

 

Past Board

Our sincere thanks to the following people who have generously volunteered their time and wisdom on the OffsiteNZ Board. 

  • Mike Fox

  • Andrew Booker

  • Leah Singer

  • Guy Marriage

  • Wade Macauley

  • Lauren Christie

  • Daiman Otto

  • Tim Porter

  • Greg Pollock

  • Chris Moller

  • Andre Hodgskin

  • Matthew Hay

  • Tim Blake

  • Ree Anderson

  • Craig Davidson

  • Eli Nuttall

  • David Fraser

  • Gordon Barratt

  • Jason Cordes

  • Gary Caulfield

  • Paul O'Brien

  • Bella Franks

  • Trina Lincoln

  • Dr Wayne Sharman

  • Dave Strachan

  • Michael Cambridge

  • Todd Forsyth

  • Rod Gibson

  • Lawrie Halkett

  • Harriet Pilkington

  • Rosemary Scofield

 

Life Members

The following folks have contributed to the success of OffsiteNZ and have been awarded Life Membership. Their ongoing support with OffsiteNZ's endeavours enhances our journey of achieving innovative excellence.

  • Pamela Bell

  • Chris Moller

  • Dr Wayne Sharman

  • Andre Hodgskin

  • Matthew Hay

  • Dave Strachan