Generation Homes appoints new CEO

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New Generation Homes chief executive Craig Hopkins.
New Generation Homes chief executive Craig Hopkins.

Experienced building industry executive manager Craig Hopkins has been appointed chief executive of national home builder Generation Homes.

“The experience Craig has in the building sector and his diverse management capabilities complement our corporate history as one of New Zealand’s top 10 residential building companies by volume,” , Generation Homes board chair Tony Sewell says.

“We are looking forward to Craig sharing his depth of knowledge with our team and enhancing our differentiating factor — the Generation Homes build planning process and project management to deliver a house on an agreed date at a fixed price,” he says.

“We are excited to start 2023 by appointing Craig and supporting him as Generation Homes grows under his leadership in years to come.”

Hopkins’ broad background in the property, retail, veterinary and construction industries includes strategic planning, project management, asset management, commercial construction, business development, stakeholder management and contract negotiation.

Most recently he has been the Auckland regional manager for Cook Brothers Construction for seven years.

He has extensive executive management experience, and is a board member of the New Zealand Institute of Building.

“I’m looking forward to consolidating and advancing what is already a strong business model as the vision and values of Generation Homes align with my personal integrity and focus on developing people and team building,” Hopkins says.

Generation Homes is a national group home builder, having built more than 6500 homes across its key regions. It is a Joint Venture housing company, comprising eight different partnerships with local owners across the country, more than 100 staff, and an annual turnover of $250 million. The partnerships are in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Kawerau, Taupo and Christchurch.

Hopkins will take up his new position on April 4.

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