Appointment to Building Practitioners Board

Richard Merrifield Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has announced the appointment of Richard Merrifield to the Building Practitioners Board.

“Mr Merrifield will bring a wealth of industry experience coupled with his knowledge and governance skills from a significant number of industry related board and working group appointments,” Mr Williamson says.

Licensed building practitioners are accountable to the independent Building Practitioners Board. The board investigates and hears complaints, and can discipline LBPs. The board also approves the rules and can hear appeals against decisions of the LBP registrar.

Mr Merrifield has had a strong involvement with the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ) having been a board member, Chair and past Chair. He has also held governance roles with the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ).

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