We will have a great line up of industry leaders, experts, and decision makers at Constructive 2024.

Speakers and panellists will be published here as they are confirmed.


Chris Bishop 
Minister of Housing, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister responsible for RMA Reform, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Leader of the House, and Associate Minister of Finance

Chris is in his fourth term as a Member of Parliament, and the first National MP to ever hold the seat of Hutt South. Chris has served as both an electorate MP (2017 to 2020 and 2023 to today) and a List MP (2014 to 2017, 2020 to 2023) and on a variety of select committees including the Finance and Expenditure, Health, Justice, Regulations Review and Transport and Infrastructure committees.

Chris was born and raised in Lower Hutt and currently lives in Eastbourne with his wife Jenna, their son Jeremy and with their pets, Ladyhawke the Samoyed and Ziggy the cat. He has a first-class Honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington and has been admitted to the Bar as a barrister and solicitor. 

Before serving as an MP, he worked in behind-the-scenes roles at Parliament, as a researcher for the National Party in opposition, and an Advisor to Ministers in the former National-led Government. He also worked as a Corporate Affairs Manager for Philip Morris New Zealand.


 

 


 

Michael McQueen
Keynote Speaker
Brought to you by Mitre 10 Trade 

Michael McQueen is a multi-award-winning speaker, change strategist and bestselling author of ten books. With clients including Google, Toyota and Mastercard, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate uncertainty and stay ahead of the curve. Michael is a regular commentator on TV and radio and his work has featured in publications ranging from The Guardian to Forbes and CNN. In addition, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Mel Robbins, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Michael has spoken to over 500,000 people across 5 continents since 2004 and is known for his engaging, entertaining, and practical conference presentations. Having been formerly named Australia’s Keynote Speaker of the Year, Michael was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.

Preparing Now for What’s Next for the Construction Sector

In this fast-paced & research rich keynote presentation, trend forecaster Michael McQueen will explore:
• The key technological trends will shape the coming 5 years for the construction sector with a specific focus on generative AI and its transformational potential for building design and functionality
• How evolving consumer and societal expectations around sustainability will redefine the
competitive landscape
• The defining attitudes, habits and expectations of Gen Z and how to meaningfully engage next generation customers, apprentices and employees
• A blueprint for innovation and staying at the cutting edge in fast-moving times

Find out more about Michael here.



Jehan Casinader
MC and Facilitator

For the seventh year, award-winning journalist Jehan Casinader is our MC and facilitator for Constructive. Jehan is one of New Zealand’s top storytellers. He was named 'Reporter of the Year' at the New Zealand Television Awards in 2018, and 'Best Political Columnist' at the Voyager Media Awards in 2022.

In the aftermath of natural disasters, terror attacks, sporting triumphs and everything in between, Jehan has helped hundreds of Kiwis to share their vulnerable, deeply personal stories with the rest of the country. A survivor of depression and suicidality, he is the author of This Is Not How It Ends: How rewriting your story can save your life (HarperCollins).

As a facilitator and keynote speaker, Jehan helps to shape important conversations about topics like wellbeing, leadership and diversity. At Constructive, he’ll host lively conversations and debates about the biggest challenges – and opportunities – facing our sector.


Justin Carnie 
Managing Director, CDL Building 

More information for this speaker to come. 


Alistair Cattanach
Director, Dunning Thornton 

More information for this speaker to come. 


Clare Falck
CEO, BRANZ

More information for this speaker to come. 


Dominic Foote
CEO, New Zealand Housing Foundation

More information for this speaker to come. 


Di Foster
Business and Mindset Coach 

Di Foster is a storyteller and draws on her lessons from business, her terminal cancer diagnosis, her experience as a fourth-degree black belt and the front row seat from coaching accidental business leaders. Her genius is in her simplicity.  Taking complex issues and distilling them down with her programmatic approach to business and life.  She certainly leaves an audience with a lot to reflect on, a new zest for living and a clear understanding what is holding them back.    


Stu Hercus
Project site manager at LT McGuinness 

Stu is a leading site manager at LT McGuinness. He has a wealth of expertise in exteriors and facades. He is well regarded and well organised with an ability to get on top of all aspects of a construction challenge and has worked on jobs ranging from schools to top-end apartments and big downtown office towers.

Stu has a Bachelor of Building Science degree and a Diploma in Construction Management. He is a good listener known for his considered and thoughtful approach. Since 2019 he has been displaying his natural leadership skills at the recently completed Takina, Wellington’s new Exhibition and Convention Centre. He is currently working on the Te Matapih project. 


Mark Holland 
Partner, Hazelton Law 

More information for this speaker to come. 


Tony Johnson
Director, Wood Engineering Technologies 

More information for this speaker to come. 


Aidan Jury 
Sales and Franchise Director, Jennian Homes

More information for this speaker to come. 


Monique Kelly 
General Manager, Wao Aotearoa

Monique is co-founder and General Manager of Wao Aotearoa, a charitable trust based in the Queenstown Lakes District. Winner of the Ignite Wānaka Business Awards Outstanding Individual in 2019 and finalist in the Sustainable Business Network Sustainability Superstar Awards in 2022, Monique leads with passion and purpose. Wao operates on a whole of community level taking a strategic approach to accelerate systems shift working by with groups in the building sector, tourism and services industry as well as on impact funding, food resilience and with youth to drive transformative change. Wao aims to inspire, educate and enable communities to shape the future from the grassroots up. It’s focus areas are climate and ecosystems action, exploring regenerative economics, building community resilience and strengthening collaboration and partnership. 

Prior to setting up Wao Aotearoa, as a trained lawyer, Monique worked with the International Labour Organisation on international employment policy and standards setting including in the areas of occupational safety and health, migrant workers and child labour. She is the co-founder of Wānaka based Revology, curator of the Revology Concept Store and currently a Director on the board of New Zealand Functional Foods looking at future food opportunities for New Zealand.
 

 

 


Michael Leggat
Barrister and Solicitor 

More information for this speaker to come. 

 


John Lucas
Insurance Manager, ICNZ

More information for this speaker to come. 


Campbell McGregor
Chair UDINZ 

FEngNZ, CPEng, BSurv, MEngSt(Hons), PGDipBus, CMEngNZ

Campbell is a Civil Engineer with more than 20 years consultancy experience and currently leads the Land Development business for Harrison Grierson nationally. He is a Technical Director with significant civil design experience in national large scale public infrastructure as well as residential, commercial, and industrial private developments. Campbell is an experienced Engineer to Contract as well as performing project advisory and governance roles. Campbell was appointed Executive Director to Harrison Grierson’s board in 2021 and recently joined the board of Urban Development Institute of New Zealand, becoming chair of UDINZ in January 2024.


Dan McGuinness
Director and General Manager LT McGuinness

More information for this speaker to come. 

 


Adrienne Miller
CEO, UDINZ

Adrienne Miller is CEO of the Urban development Institute of New Zealand (UDINZ)and before that was General Manager, NZ for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council. She has worked for more than 25 years in and around construction and infrastructure, working in waste (WM), building products(CHH), construction companies (Downer and Fletchers), a public sector water utility (Watercare); consulting (in private practice and her own boutique consulting firm, Cupola)

In addition to her executive work, she has a number of governance and voluntary roles. She is in her second term on the Building Advisory Panel at MBIE, was a foundational member of the WIN Advisory Board at Infrastructure New Zealand and in her capacity as a Trustee of Diversity Works NZ chaired the DWNZ project Steering Committee for the Construction Diversity Roadmap. She also was member of the Infrastructure Reference Group within the Construction Sector Accord 

She is regularly asked to chair and facilitate events and writes and speaks on a range of issues facing the sector. 


Wafaey Sewlim
Founder, Qorox 3D

More information for this speaker to come.