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Chris is a highly skilled Project Director with over 30 years' experience in leading project teams and budgets. He demonstrates exceptional strategic thinking and planning skills, enhanced by a broad vision and the capacity to manage complex problems and projects. Chris brings a wealth of major building project experience. He is highly skilled and conversant at leading both design and construction of large and complex building projects.
Chris is a natural leader, with the proven ability to empower, develop and motivate staff. He is experienced in building autonomous and highly effective teams. A multi-skilled high achiever, with the capacity and determination to exceed objectives and really make a difference.
Chris brings outstanding all-round communication, listening and interpersonal skills which allow him to relate to people on all levels from the shop floor to the boardroom, across professional, social and cultural boundaries.
With highly effective organisational, planning and time management skills, Chris has a proven record of meeting deadlines and targets.
Chris' Core Strengths Are:
Design management and coordination
Procurement and tendering
Engineer to Contract (e.g. NZS 3910)
Cross functional leadership
Restructures and change management
Contract preparation and administration
Managing large budgets
University of Canterbury - Canterbury Engineering the Future (CETF)
Chris is currently Project Director for The University of Canterbury's CETF Project. This project consists of the redevelopment of existing buildings EN01 Engineering Core, EN02 Mechanical Engineering, EN03 Civil and Natural Resources and EN04 Electrical Engineering. This includes replacing the façade, structural upgrades, new upper floor space and refit-out, new building services installation plus new roof area to be added to EN01 Engineering Core and EN02 Mechanical Engineering. In addition to this, EN06 Chemical and Process Engineering is to be demolished and reconstructed. The project has been split into three stages with each building making up a separable portion.
Rotorua Hospital Redevelopment and Extension, Lakes District Health Board
Chris was the Project Director on an extensive redevelopment of the existing facilities at Rotorua and Taupo hospitals, including the implementation of new facilities designed to meet the needs of the community for the next 20 years. This included handling the fallout from a contractor receivership.
Westin Lighter Quay Hotel, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, Melview Developments
As Project Director, Chris led three project managers to deliver a five star, 180 room hotel with marina and navigation lock. Facilities included restaurants, health spa, swimming pool, gym, lounges and a business centre. This was achieved within a tight timescale.
Aotea Square Redevelopment, Auckland Council Property Group
This redevelopment included Civic Car Park repairs, Aotea Square upgrade and Aotea Centre interface improvements. The redevelopment won the Project Management Institute of New Zealand (PMINZ) Public Sector Project of the Year, 2011.
National Mutual Centre, Auckland (now Axa Centre), National Mutual Funds Management
Project Manager on the redevelopment and refurbishment of the office tower including replacement of the façade.
A Sample of Other Projects Undertaken Include:
Trafalgar Square Shopping Centre, Girvan Corporation
Various high-rise office blocks, Baker Developments
Hyatt Kingsgate Hotel, Rotorua, Kingsgate International