​New CE for key building industry body

Scott Fisher

Building on the increased demand for prefabricated buildings, PrefabNZ is pleased to announce Scott Fisher as its new Chief Executive. Scott joins this thriving member organisation from Retail NZ where he was CE for the past three years.

Scott has successfully developed a strong understanding of delivering value for members through almost 15 years of leadership experience in major membership bodies.

“I am very excited to be part of an industry body whose aim is to be at the forefront of driving changes in construction processes for the betterment of the wider sector and New Zealand society as a whole,” says Scott. “I am thankful to Pam for being the driving force behind PrefabNZ and I look forward to building on that going forward.”

Scott works collaboratively with stakeholders and has a strong commercial focus to ensure that businesses are effective and sustainable with a long-term focus for the benefit of the respective industry and New Zealand society as a whole. He takes over the reins from outgoing Chief Executive Pamela Bell.

“Thanks to Pam’s hard work and dedication to promote prefabrication as a modern, innovative, quality building method this is truly an exciting time for PrefabNZ,” says Leah Singer, Chair of PrefabNZ.

“As we approach our tenth year of advocating for members, we’re delighted to welcome Scott Fisher to the team. Not only does he bring an impressive and proven track record in the not-for-profit space, but he is genuinely passionate about what we are working to achieve - real meaningful change in the building sector.”

Both Scott and Pamela will be at the upcoming tradeshow BuildNZ on 23-25 June in Auckland. Pam will also be speaking at the KiwiBuild Summit on Sunday 23 June. PrefabNZ’s AGM will also be taking place at this location on the 25th June.

On display at BuildNZ will be the twelve prefabulous SNUG home scale models. These table-top models showcase the winners of the PrefabNZ 2018 SNUG ‘home in my backyard’ competition. The innovative micro-properties are designed as secondary dwellings, or ‘granny flats’, to offer a flexible option for families and homeowners. They use modern prefabrication construction techniques to ensure fast assembly at site and minimal disruption to the family living there.

The twelve finalist SNUG homes have attracted hundreds of enquiries, several commissions for private clients, and at least one stand-alone new business (around the Flip SNUG – the People’s Choice Winner). Many of the SNUG home designs are in production, and prototypes are being constructed for public viewing soon.

Both Unitec and Victoria University of Wellington will also be showcasing alongside PrefabNZ at BuildNZ. As Senior Lecturer Kevin Sweet explains, “We’re showcasing advanced architectural manufacturing and prototyping design research from the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture.”

“These innovations use methods such as circular economy construction, freeform 3D printing and augmented reality in action. We are enthusiastic about discussing industry collaboration at BuildNZ.”

Scott Fisher Bio: see here

Scott has extensive marketing, commercial and leadership experience in the public, private and NGO sectors and with a number of membership bodies. Membership sector involvement has been across a wide variety of industries including the plumbing industry, professional services and most recently Retail NZ where he firstly held a commercial role and then become CEO.

Scott works collaboratively with all stakeholders and has a strong commercial focus to ensure that businesses are effective and sustainable with a long-term focus for the benefit of the respective industry and New Zealand society as a whole.

Scott’s construction experience has been gleaned from both personal and professional interfaces, including time with the Master Plumbers association. Personal experience has come from numerous renovations, extensions and new builds at a domestic level. Scott is passionate about design and its principles from the classics to contemporary. Many people are surprised to learn that Scott has read Vitruvius and is a follower of Andrea Palladio (but not in an obsessive way) and has a hobby producing architectural plaster detail. As a lay person with an interest in design and construction Scott is passionate about being part of the PrefabNZ team and playing his part in its successful future and contribution in the construction sector.


Scott Fisher is available for interviews.

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