Our Board of Directors

To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Certified Builders Association of NZ so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.

We are proud to present the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand’s Board of Directors:

Dave Brown – Taylor and Brown Builders Ltd
I have been building for over 35 years specialising mainly in residential renovations. This is my third term on the CBANZ Board. Prior to that I helped establish the Auckland committee and served as president for four years.

MArk Dobbs Northern Region Board Member NORTHERN REGION
Mark Dobbs – md construction
Having completed my carpentry apprenticeship in 1992, and working around the world. I started my own company md construction in 1998, joining CBANZ in 2001 and being elected as Whangarei president (2004 – 2008) and member of the board since 2008.

CBANZ Board Member Dave Whitehead AUCKLAND REGION
Dave Whitehead – Lifebuilt Construction/Joinery
I have worked in the industry since 1993 working predominately in residential new builds & alterations on the Hibiscus Coast. In 1998 I went out by myself & following a 3year OE, started Lifebuilt Construction/Joinery. After joining CBANZ in 2009, I have worked on the Auckland Committee since 2010 and served as Interim President for Auckland last year.

Richard Kepka – Richard Kepka Builders Ltd
I am Managing Director of Richard Kepka Builders Limited and have been building in the Hawkes Bay for many years undertaking a wide range of building work from medium size commercial to large residential homes and alterations. Giving back to the local Napier/Hastings community is important to me and I like to do this as much as possible.  I joined Certified Builders in the early 2000’s and have been an active supporter of the Association and what it does to support builders since that date.

Tim Dove – Dove Building Services Ltd
After 20 years working in the Building industry it’s fair to say I still get excited when I start a new job that’s a little out of the ordinary, and I still breathe a sigh of relief when I know I have left the job complete with another satisfied customer.  I have enjoyed 11 years with CBANZ as a business member and have held Waikato committee member positions including VP for several years.  During my building Career I have always been versatile taking on small repairs through to large high-end reno’s, and new builds, always with a focus on customer service and quality.

Brian-Stafford---small WESTERN REGION
Brian Stafford – Brian Stafford Builder
I completed my carpentry apprenticeship in 1969 and in 1970 passed my advanced trade certificate carpentry examination. After a four month summer season with Antarctic Division DSIR in 1971/72 I commenced trading on my own account, specialising in farm buildings, alterations and additions to domestic dwellings and restoration of historic homes.
I have been a member of CBANZ since 2003; a member of the Manawatu, Wanganui, Horowhenua local committee since 2005 and served as treasurer for four years during that time.

Mike Craig – Mike Craig Builders Ltd.
I have been building for 33 years and was trained in Stratford Taranaki and moved to the Kapiti Coast in 1984. My career has entailed building, light commercial’s, concrete reservoirs, major concrete construction and top end architectural housing.
I have been self-employed for 28 years and started Mike Craig Builders ltd in 2003. I am a foundation member of certified builders and have been one year on wellington’s board.

Brent Chatterton – Chatterton Builders Limited
I have been building for 14 years and started my own company, Chatterton Builders, in 1998.
We specialise in architectural builds and alterations but undertake a wide range of building work, which now includes earthquake repairs and rebuilds.
I have been on the Canterbury CBANZ committee for 4 years. This is my first term on the CBANZ Board.

Dallas Shaw Southern Region Board Member SOUTHERN REGION
Dallas Shaw – D S Building Ltd
I was elected on to the CBANZ board in June 2011 after being a Platinum Member for 7 years. I have 16 years building experience, covering residential, commercial and rural construction and currently run D S Building Limited in the greater Dunedin area.

Allan Shaw – Atrium Homes
Past Chairman of CBANZ and a member for 10 years, serving 5 years on the Board. 40 years experience in the building industry and Managing Director of Atrium Homes for 12 years. I am committed and passionate about the future of our industry through advocacy, education and communication with our members.

Gary Guernier – Guernier Consulting Ltd
I have been associated with the Building Industry for 25 years, holding senior executive positions within Fletcher Building and then JV Partner of PlaceMakers Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. Subsequently Chief Executive of Carter’s then Joint owner/MD of bathroomware manufacturer Athena Products Ltd. More recently I spent 3 years in China as Executive Chairman/President of a Private Equity controlled Chinese publicly listed company – producing PET bottles for the PRC domestic market. Currently hold a number of Independent Directorships including Chairman of ITM NZ.