BCITO appoints new chief executive


The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has appointed a new chief executive who will be familiar to Registered Master Builders Association members — Warwick Quinn.

Mr Quinn is a former chief executive of the Motor Traders Association (MTA) and was the chief executive of Registered Master Builders Association for seven years. He is well-known and respected in the construction industry.

BCITO board chairman Mike King is confident the organisation will continue to thrive under Mr Quinn’s leadership.

“We are thrilled to welcome Warwick back into the building environment, and look forward to the broad skillset and level of knowledge he will bring to the organisation.

“We believe he will be an excellent leader not only in our organisation, but the building and construction industry as a whole, particularly across education and to our apprentices.”

Current BCITO chief executive Ruma Karaitiana is to retire after nearly 10 years of service to the BCITO. Mr King says the organisation was fortunate to have had such a talented industry leader as Ruma.

“We take our hats off to Ruma. We thank him for his leadership and dedication to the BCITO, and wish him all the best as he embarks on his new adventure.”

Mr Quinn says he is looking forward to building on the success of the industry training organisation — the largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships in New Zealand.

“Ruma is leaving the BCITO in a fantastic position, and I’m confident that we will continue to serve the construction industry well in the future,” Mr Quinn says.

“The building and construction industry is one that I’m passionate about, and I’m excited to work alongside the leaders, apprentices and the next generation in this sector.”

Mr Quinn will take up the role in June 2016.