Our Board
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Our Board Members

Our Board is made up of industry representatives from our member associations. They all bring a wealth of skills and experience to help identify the best causes for the Building and Construction Training Fund to support. The Board includes the following people


Rob is the chief executive officer of Concrete NZ. He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, during which time he has developed an appreciation for appropriate and effective training. Rob has occupied numerous roles in the past, including as president of the UK-based Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) and National Technical Manager with heavy building materials giant Cemex Materials. Rob is a chartered civil engineer and holds an MBA.

Rob Gaimster


Mike is an active member of the New Zealand Institute of Building and is responsible for managing nationwide projects with Summerset Management Group. Mike has extensive knowledge of the construction industry and has 30 years of project management experience in the UK and New Zealand. Mike's commitment to the industry has been acknowledged in his roles as honorary treasurer and past president of the central chapter of the New Zealand Institute of Building, as well as Chairman of the National Advisory Group recently reviewing the diploma qualifications for BCITO and InfraTrain.

Mike King

Board Member

Kieren has a proven track record in the construction industry throughout New Zealand. Whilst running a number of his own businesses in construction, joinery and architectural products, he is also actively involved in the advocacy side of the industry. He is a National Board Member of the Registered Master Builders Association. Kieren has also sat on advisory groups for Auckland City Council, Site Safe, ACC Corporation and the NZRMBA, as well as working as a mentor for Business Mentors NZ.

Kieren Mallon

Board Member

Grant took up his role as chief executive of Certified Builders Association in early 2012, after holding the role of chief executive of a not-for-profit organisation in the rescue/service sector. Prior to this, Grant has been involved primarily in the residential building industry for over 25 years – initially in various senior leadership positions for Fletcher Residential, and then subsequently owning his own company focusing on internet technology in the building sector.

Grant Florence

Board Member

David owns and manages his own construction company and has been self-employed since 1981. His company has trained many carpentry apprentices, most of whom now run their own businesses. He has been a Director of BCITO since 2010 and also a member of the Licensed Building Practitioners Board since February 2018. David has been a Registered Master Builders Association member for two decades. He was awarded national life membership in 2016. David was Chair of the House of the Year Committee for nine years and also the Apprentice of the Year Committee for four years. He is a Past President of the Taranaki Registered Master Builders and served on its Executive for 17 years.

David Fabish

Board Member

Reuben owns and manages his own joinery business and sits on the National Executive for Master Joiners. His business trains BCITO apprentices, and he is assisting Waihanga Ara Rau in the Technical Advisory Group for unit standards in Joinery. He has over 20 years of business management experience from FMCG, Manufacturing, Heavy Industrial Engineering – servicing the construction industry, defence, automotive and off-highway equipment sectors.

Reuben Bogue

Board Member
We are here to provide financial support to the construction industry and its members.