About

People

Staff

We're a lean not-for-profit organisation with a small part-time team (of 1.5 full-time equivalent!).

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    Pamela Bell

    Chief Executive Officer

    Pamela brings experience in architecture (MArch), Olympic-level sport (snowboarding), small business development (Fruition Apparel Ltd and NZ Snowboard Academy Ltd), governance (Snow Sports NZ) and management.

    In 2009, she completed a Master of Architecture thesis ‘Kiwi Prefab: Prefabricated Housing in NZ’.
    The ‘Kiwi Prefab: Prefabricated Housing in NZ’ thesis is available to view here. And an A3 Summary Brochure here.

    In 2010, Pamela held a Kiwi Prefab Workshop at Victoria University’s School of Architecture and Design with over 140 attendees. They called for an industry organisation to be set-up. Ten industry members were elected to represent a wide range of stakeholders and a wealth of experience. PrefabNZ, the hub for prebuilt construciton in NZ, was established and led by Pamela.

    In 2012, Pamela co-authored the book ‘Kiwi Prefab: Cottage to Cutting Edge’ with Mark Southcombe (Victoria University) – published by Balasoglou Books and available from Aalto Books here. She was also the Knowledge Expert for the ‘Kiwi Prefab: Cottage to Cutting Edge’ exhibition at Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth – Dec 1 2012 to Apr 1 2013. See more about Kiwi Prefab here.

    In 2015, Pamela launched the PrefabNZ UNIpod design competition for an open-source universally accessible bathroom pod designed specifically for multi-unit residential applications. The winning design was made into a prototype that was launched at the PrefabNZ CoLab conference in Auckland in April 2016. The design will soon be open-source and available for all to use, a first for New Zealand.

    In 2016, Pamela co-authored a commemorative book on HIVE, New Zealand’s first Home Innovation Village facilitated by PrefabNZ in response to Canterbury’s earthquakes 2010-2012. The HIVE showcased a range of ten high-quality, sustainable, well-designed prefabricated houses in Christchurch for members of the public to experience the benefits of prefab first-hand. It is hoped that it is the first of many HIVE’s in New Zealand.

    Pamela can be contacted at pam@prefabnz.com or phone 021 972 635

    Contact Pamela Bell
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    Heidi Misseldine

    Partnerships Manager

    Heidi is the part-time Partnerships Manager for PrefabNZ. She has a passion for architecture, interior design and tiny houses intrigue her.

    Heidi has extensive building industry knowledge. She started her career as a draughtsperson and then moved into sales and marketing. Now she combines her interests marketing building products for New Zealand manufacturers.

    She has run her own business QED Architectural Ltd educating the specifier market with a portfolio of architectural products. She knows well that education leads to specification. In her recent architectural specification role she found that providing expert technical information and solutions to specifiers was a great way to raise the profile of the company. Heidi’s enthusiasm motivated specifiers to enter their projects into design awards which helped them to showcase their work, as well as her company's product.

    Heidi is well known to NZIA, ADNZ and architectural designers and is a member of NAWIC Wellington.

    She is excited to be working for PrefabNZ in 2017 building relationships, working with existing partners and members as well as welcoming on board new ones. Heidi will work alongside Alice our Membership and Communications Manager bringing innovative ideas, increasing awareness of the benefits of offsite construction and promoting PrefabNZ.

    She already has her calendar filling up with all the great PrefabNZ events for 2017 and she is available to discuss all aspects of PrefabNZ with you.

    Heidi can be contacted at heidi@prefabnz.com or phone: 027 246 9494

    Contact Heidi Misseldine
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    Alice Boultbee

    Alice Boultbee is the part-time Membership and Communications Manager for PrefabNZ. She has considerable experience in events and communications across a variety of organisations, from global consultancies and tertiary institutions to member organisations and community groups.

    Contact Alice if you'd like to know more about PrefabNZ; Events, News, Media, Communications or Membership.

    Alice can be contacted at info@prefabnz.com or phone 021 292 0947.

    Contact Alice Boultbee
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    Jess Corbett

    Financial Officer

    Jess Corbett is the paart-time Financial Officer for PrefabNZ. She has been self-employed for the last five years providing administration, payroll, and financial services for a variety of mostly non-profit organisations in Wellington.

    Jess can be contacted at accounts@prefabnz.com or phone 021 105 9510

    Contact Jess Corbett

Board

Our Board is elected annually at the PrefabNZ Annual General Meeting in June and represents a wide range of stakeholders and a wealth of experience. PrefabNZ Members are invited to nominate and vote for their preferred Board Members each year.

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    Andre Hodgskin

    Board Member

    Andre Hodgskin launched the widely acclaimed BACHKIT in 2000, followed by iPAD in 2007. He is the sole director of Architex and brings a wealth of personal experience in prefabricated buildings and systems. Andre’s work has been extensively published and awarded, and he continues to explore his interest in the production and assembly of building components.

    Contact Andre Hodgskin
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    Andrew McKenzie

    Board Member

    General Manager- Development & Modular Construction - Arrow International NZ Limited

    Andrew joined Arrow as Wellington Manager in July 2009, was made Christchurch Director in 2014 and in March 2016 moved into the role of General Manager in Development and Modular Construction.

    He is responsible for Arrow’s property development business activities and the establishment of offsite manufacturing across Arrow’s business. Andrew believes that offsite construction will deliver major benefits because of the time, quality, safety and cost advantages offsite brings.

    Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in construction, property development and valuation providing him wide range of knowledge and experience.

    The process Andrew talks about internally and to our clients, consultants and partners – DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) is the key – “A project has to be designed for modular construction in order to maximise the benefits from our manufacturing supply chain”.

    Contact Andrew McKenzie
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    Daiman Otto

    Daiman Otto graduated from RMIT (Melbourne) with a Bachelor of Architecture with 1st class Honours in 2002.

    Since this time, Daiman has worked in architecture practice, property development and construction and became a founding Director of Analog Structures - an R&D company specialising in developing prefab systems and products. Since 2006, Daiman has been consulting to ARKit Pty Limited - an Australian Sustainable prefab company with design and building work in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently CEO at Tall Wood, a technology business committed to delivering future-proofed tall timber buildings faster and cheaper.

    Contact Daiman Otto
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    Chris Moller

    Deputy Chair

    Chris Moller is the Deputy Chair of PrefabNZ, an award-winning architect/urbanist with 30 years international experience. Founder and Director of CMA+U (Chris Moller Architecture + Urbanism), inventor of Click-Raft prefabricated building system and host of Grand Designs NZ.

    Chris says, “PrefabNZ is perhaps the first truly cross-industry platform in NZ which is reflected in the make-up of the board. PrefabNZ offers a crucial answer to the massive challenges NZ is facing – leaky buildings, earthquakes, and very high costs making building your own house the domain for the wealthy few. This is irresponsible. PrefabNZ can solve this. Additionally Prefab offers a huge quality and method step change – imagine a bunch of engineers and craftsmen turning up on your doorstep to build you a car…. mad you say? That’s how we currently make our buildings, it is time to change!”

    Contact Chris Moller
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    Guy Marriage

    Board Member
    Guy is a registered architect, and a senior lecturer at Victoria University. With over 25 years of experience on a wide range of different projects in both the UK and NZ, he is one-fifth of First Light Studio Ltd, a design-led architectural practice which focuses on compact, sustainable residential and small-scale commercial design.
    Wearing his academic hat, he is known as a lecturer genuinely interested in furthering of the body of knowledge surrounding architectural construction, urban design and building performance. He constantly questions and publicly challenges the status quo of NZ building rules, standards and construction methodologies, and encourages his students to both fully understand existing technologies and actively explore exciting new technologies. Although only becoming a board member in 2017, he has been an active supporter of PrefabNZ since its inception.
    In his spare time, Guy actively contributes to the built environment community, regularly contributing to local and national public events and has written for publications such as Architecture NZ, Home NZ, Idealog, Urbis, Top Gear, Blueprint, ArchitectureNow, as well as at conferences such as ANZASCA, and SAHANZ.
    Contact Guy Marriage
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    Lauren Christie

    Chair

    Lauren has a Building Science degree (first class honours) and PhD. In 2010, she was awarded a scholarship to attend Stanford University for an entrepreneurship course. She has over 12 years’ experience in the construction industry and in a variety of roles from research to government to project manager. Lauren is the current Board Co-Chair of PrefabNZ.

    Lauren helped PrefabNZ set up the HIVE CH, Christchurch's first Home Innovation Village, and has always been supportive of the opportunities prefabrication presents.

    Contact Lauren Christie
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    Leah Singer

    Board Member

    Following a degree in Architecture from Sheffield, Leah worked in an integrated design office in Houston TX, designing offsite fabricated Living Quarters for Offshore Oil & Gas Platforms. She spent time designing schools in Belfast and then 'determined to quit the frustration of the industry' sort of 'by accident' ended up in New Zealand on a site-based services team with Hawkins for two NZ Correctional Facilities, first in Auckland, then Dunedin. This prompted the creation of Entwine Ltd to 'weave the industry together'.

    Leah Design Managed the Westpac & EY HQ at Britomart (both the only female and the youngest on the management team) , then under Entwine managed the Front End of Stanley's Rightsize project. She is currently found consulting to companies including Hampton Jones, Hawkins and Tall Wood, is studying for an MBA through Otago and spends any spare time yacht racing!

    Contact Leah Singer
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    Matthew Hay

    Board Member

    Matthew Hay has building in his blood as part of the third generation in the family business Keith Hay Homes. Matthew has years of both hands-on practical experience as a qualified builder and management expertise. He is the General Manager at Keith Hay Homes who are specialists in transportable and prefabricated buildings with a wide range of scope - from MRI units, preschools, education facilities and residential homes.

    Contact Matthew Hay
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    Tim Porter

    Deputy Chair

    Tim is a Chartered Manager with degrees in fire and civil engineering, and a postgraduate diploma in management. With 9 years working in strategy and change management, Tim has built on his technical background to develop a thorough understanding of how to implement effective change. Tim is the current Board Co-Chair of PrefabNZ.

    Tim’s experience on projects in the UK, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, have given him a broad network and understanding of the global construction industry. Now leading product development projects for Holmes Solutions Tim aims to use his knowledge and experience to help further the work of PrefabNZ and contribute to positive change for the New Zealand construction industry.

    Contact Tim Porter

Past Board

Our sincere thanks to the following people who have generously volunteered their time and wisdom on the PrefabNZ Board:

  • Tim Blake
  • Ree Anderson
  • Craig Davison
  • Eli Nuttall
  • David Fraser
  • Gordon Barratt
  • Jason Cordes
  • Gary Caulfield
  • Paul O'Brien
  • Bella Franks
  • Trina Lincoln
  • Dr Wayne Sharman
  • Dave Strachan
  • Michael Cambridge
  • Todd Forsyth
  • Rod Gibson
  • Lawrie Halkett
  • Harriet Pilkington
  • Rosemary Scofield
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