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2016 New Board Appointments

The Minister for Building & Construction appointed the following members to the Board effective 20 December 2016 for a term of two years. Refer to NZ Gazette Notice Issue No.2, 12 January 2017;

 

     

Nomination

     

 

Dr Robin Dunlop

     

Chair

     

Ministerial

     

Reappointed

Deborah Cranko

 

Deputy Chair*

 

Ministerial

 

Reappointed

Glynn Cowley

     

IRHACE

 

Reappointed

Warren Crawley

   

 

NZIHE

 

Reappointed

Victor Gradowski

     

NZIGE

 

Reappointed

Debbie Hogan

     

Ministerial

 

Reappointed

Bruce Hurley

     

Electronics Inst

 

Reappointed

Gilbert Inkster

     

NZM&PE

 

Appointed**

Graeme Wells

     

DANZ

 

Reappointed

*Deborah Cranko re-appointed as Deputy Chair by the Board.
**Gilbert Inkster replaced Ray Grant who retired after serving 13 years on the Board.

Profiles of Board Members

Robin Dunlop

 

Dr Robin Dunlop

Appointed as Chair of the Board April 2010. Based in the Wairarapa Dr Dunlop consults on management and transport issues. He has been involved in the transport sector for over 30 years covering strategic direction, funding, organisational form, asset management and research.

Dr Dunlop has a BE (Hons) in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Civil Engineering. He is Chairman of the Institute of Professional Engineers Heritage Board and Chairman of Destination Wairarapa. He is also the Director of four private companies and Deputy Chair of a charitable forestry trust. He was previously CEO/ Secretary of Transport in NZ and CEO of Transit NZ.

 

Deborah Cranko

 

Deborah Cranko

A Ministerial appointment in 2012 as a member of the Board, Deborah is a registered practising architect working mainly in the Wellington region. She has extensive governance experience in the building sector, within her profession (NZRAB and NZACS), with the former BIA and also is member of the Plumbing Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.

In practice projects, architectural practice team works on a daily basis across many sectors of the construction industry, including REAs of several disciplines, structural, geotechnical, mechanical and electrical engineering, and surveying and quantity surveying.

Deborah chairs the Staff committee and is Deputy Chair of EARB.

 

Glynn Cowley

 

Glynn Cowley

Appointed December 2012 as a member of the Board on the nomination of the Institute of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers of NZ Inc (IRHACE). Glynn is currently Chair of the Refrigerant Licence Trust Board (RLTB) and maintains currency within the industry via his shareholding and directorship of Cooling Equipment Ltd, an engineered solutions provider to the refrigeration industry.

With more than 40 years experience in the HVAC&R industry, Glynn is trade qualified having completed his refrigeration apprenticeship with Ellis Hardie Symington. He founded Cowley Refrigeration Ltd and held the position of Managing Director and CEO until he retired in 2010 after 30 years. Actively involved within the HVAC&R Industry, Glynn has been an IRHACE Councillor and is their representative on IIR’s NZ National Council. He brings wide-ranging experience to the Board, which stems from a keen personal interest in ensuring that the HVAC industry maintains a sustainable mechanism for compliance training specific to meet the challenges of a changing environment.

 

Warren Crawley

 

Warren Crawley

Appointed as a member of the Board March 2016 on the nomination of the NZ Institute of Healthcare Engineering. Warren started his career in the NZ Railways prior to entering the Health industry in the late 1980’s. He graduated with NZCE (Electrical) and has REA and REAcap. He graduated from Massy University with a Diploma in business Studies and a Master of Technology (with Distinction).

In Railways he was Resident Senior Engineering Officer (Signals) and was President of the Wanganui Branch of the Permanent Way Institute. Other work experiences include 24 years working with the Ambulance Service both in volunteer and paid roles as a Paramedic and Ambulance Tutor.

Warren is currently Technical Services Engineer employed by Spotless Services based at MidCentral District Health Board’s Palmerston North Hospital Campus. He is a member of the three Standards Committees overseeing four NZ and Australian Joints Standards and is Secretary of the NZ Institute of Healthcare Engineering.

 

Victor Gradowski

 

Victor Gradowski

Appointed December 2014 as the first member of the Board nominated by the NZ Institution of Gas Engineers. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, he served in the British Army in the Middle East. He was then employed by British Gas for 20 years in transmission and distribution. Victor is an REA, and an Incorporated Engineer registered with the Engineering Council (UK). He also holds a DMS & MBA in marketing.

In the mid-eighties Victor was the Contracts Engineer for the Welgas Holdings contract for the installation of the East Coast natural gas supply. Over the last 10 years he has been in telecoms with Nortel.

 

Deborah Cranko

 

Debbie Hogan

Debbie Hogan has been a Ministerial appointment on the Board since 2015. Debbie has a BScEng (Civil), MEng (Civil), PrEng (ECSA, SA) and MIPENZ. Debbie’s early working career was in construction, research and as a consulting engineer before discovering the key role of teaching engineering students.

Debbie is currently the Civil Engineering Co-ordinator and tutor at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, teaching the NZ Diplomas in Engineering (Civil).

 

Bruce Hurley

 

Bruce Hurley

Appointed December 2014 as a member of the Board on the nomination of the NZ Electronics Institute. Joining NZPO as a Radio Technician, Bruce qualified with a Radio Technicians Certificate and NZCE (Telecoms). He is an REA.

He has a long career within the telecommunications industry undertaking a variety of technical and management roles as the NZPO transitioned to Telecom and, now, to Spark. His experience included design and deployment of radio networks, field force management and commercial relationship management.

Currently Bruce is Strategic Projects and Performance Manager for Spark utilisinghis technical knowledge to get best value for supplier spend. He also serves as the National / Treasurer for the NZ Electronics Institute.

 

Gilbert (Gibby) Inkster

 

Gilbert (Gibby) Inkster

Appointed as a member of the Board December 2016 on the nomination of the NZ Institute of Marine and Power Engineers. Born in the Shetland Islands and on completion of his schooling went to sea with the New Zealand Shipping Company as an Engineer Cadet. After completing his apprenticeship Gibby spent a further six years at sea as an Engineer on various ships of the P&O General Cargo Division before settling in New Zealand.

After seven years in various shore jobs, but principally with BP, he and his family returned to Shetland for a year where he spent most of the time on tugs at Sullom Voe, then the largest oil terminal in Europe, in terms of product transhipped.

On returning to New Zealand Gibby joined the Interislander as an Engineer and eventually ended up sailing as Chief Engineer before semi retiring as a Project Engineer preparing the necessary specifications required by the vessels for dry docking purposes.

 

Graeme Wells

Graeme Wells

Appointed August 2006 as a member of the Board on the nomination of the Design Association of NZ. Graeme qualified with NZCE (Civil), has REA, Registered Designer, and FDANZ. Graeme is a long serving director with the Design Association of NZ, a member of the Engineering Program Advisory Committee (EPAC) for Ara Institute of Technology, and previously in roles with DCCITO and BCITO.

Graeme has over 46 years experience in engineering, 16 in Central and Local Government, and the last 30+ in private sector consultancies. His experience covers both design detailing and construction monitoring in earthworks, reinforced concrete, water retaining structures, waterway crossings, commercial and industrial buildings of single and multi-storey construction, wastewater treatment plant facilities, mechanical equipment and pipework.

An Associate with Beca he is currently primarily involved in construction monitoring of large wastewater treatment plant projects, condition assessment of infra-structure structures and process equipment, and inter-discipline co-ordination and constructability review of drawing sets for larger projects.

Profile of Registrar

John Edgar

John Edgar

John was appointed by the Board as Registrar in August 1998. Qualified with NZCE (Mechanical), REA and NZIM Management Diploma (Cert No.2). Attended NZIM Administrative Staff College and is a Past Board Member of the NZ Executive Management Club. Upon his appointment as Registrar, John retired from the EARB as a Board Member after serving 24 years on the nomination by the NZ Institute of Mechanical Engineers. John was active in the executive positions of the NZIMechE, until its merger to become NZIES.

John commenced employment with an oil company mainly within the operations side, before joining the then new nylon spinning plant at Shannon. Upon its collapse, John returned to the oil industry as an engineer with a contracting service company. One highlight of his career was his appointment as the Project Manager for the NZ oil industry for the metric conversion of all the fuel dispensing equipment. John became Operations Director for the Company, until its absorption into a large UK based corporation, retiring to become a consultant until 1999, providing advice on vehicle fleet operations, Quality Systems and Human Resources.

Schedule of Fees

REA Fees

Effective from 1 July 2013, the Engineering Associates Fees Amendment Regulations 2013 are (incl GST):

For an application for registration

$150.00

For annual registration
     Less $10.00 after first year of registration if fee paid before 1 July.

$95.00

 

REAcap Fees from 1 October 2010 all inclusive of GST at 15% (Not within the above Regulations for REA fees)

REAcap Application Date

Application Fee

Annual Fee

Within 1 year from initial REA

No Charge

$60.00 due 1 April following REAcap

REA registered earlier

$110.00

$60.00 due 1 April following REAcap

CPEngNZ – current

$60.00

$60.00 due 1 April following REAcap

 

August 2012 Board Marks 50th Anniversary

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