The Federation Board

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The Federation Board comprises a diverse mixture of individuals representing the various members, experiences and viewpoints of the construction industry.
All Board members represent and act in the best interests of Registered Master Builders.

Each Board member comes with their own unique skill set and contribution to the overall governance and leadership of the organisation.
Chairman Anthony Leighs was first appointed to the Board in 2007, and is responsible for overseeing the management, governance and business of the Federation. He runs a fairly large commercial construction company in Christchurch.

Shane Brealey, a board-appointed director in 2012, runs a sizable Auckland commercial construction company, and comes to our Board with governance skills honed from many years on the BRANZ board and his previous experience of running Multiplex.
Fletcher Construction general manager Greg Pritchard has been on the board since 2010, and is an industry leader and qualified accountant.

Richard Carver, first appointed in 2004, is also a qualified accountant. His other business interests include being aco-owner of Jennian Homes and Milestone Homes, shareholder of Construction Marketing Services Ltd, and a former chief executive of Carters Hardware, Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts, and Richmond Ltd.

The above all have a strong governance background, and are experienced in drilling deeply into strategic, industry, financial and managerial matters.
The remainder of the Board comprise the member representatives, who all come from Association presidential backgrounds.

National vice-president John MacDonald, elected in 2010, runs a medium-sized residential and light commercial firm in the Waikato.
Alistair Middleton owns a small to medium-sized, high-end residential company in Nelson, and is also currently assisting another member company in the Christchurch rebuild.
Simon Barber of Wellington was elected to the board last year. After 20-plus years running a medium-sized residential building operation, he has recently accepted the role as a PlaceMakers branch operator.

Personally, I was elected in 2007 and own a small to medium-sized residential and light commercial company in Taranaki. My main role as national president is to represent our members’ interests across the construction industry, and to champion any issues to the Federation Board.