New RMBF chief executive appointed


Quinn to assume role in mid-November

Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) chairman Mike Fox has announced the appointment of Warwick Quinn as new RMBF chief executive.


Mr Fox said he was delighted to secure the services of such a seasoned industry professional.


“We’re delighted that Warwick has accepted this role. He has a wealth of experience and we’re looking forward to him taking the RMBF to the next level as the leading building industry organisation and maximising its benefits to our membership.”


Warwick has been with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) for the past four years as its general manager regulatory, which included responsibility for providing technical advice on regulatory and policy matters to the Government.


Other roles during his eight-year tenure at LINZ were valuer-general and chief crown property officer. Prior to this he worked for Auckland City Council and Landcorp Property Ltd in valuation management positions.


“I have always had a keen interest in property, and this role complements my work history to date very well,” Mr Quinn says.


“Many years ago, while studying to be a registered valuer, I spent 12 months gaining practical experience with a builder. “I thoroughly enjoyed that experience and have often thought if I had my time again, I would’ve trained as a builder.


“Consequently, this move to the RMBF is an opportunity to progress in a field that I have a keen interest in.


Not dissimilar to wider property sector

“The challenges facing the industry are not dissimilar to the wider property sector, and I feel that my knowledge and experience will be of benefit to the role.”


Mr Quinn is currently studying for an MBA from Henley Management College.


He will start his role at the RMBF in mid-November. In the interim, former chief executive Chris Preston will be stepping in as acting CEO.