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PrefabNZ Board Nominations 2021

All PrefabNZ Members have been sent voting instructions by email. Should you not have received this, please contact us.

Voting closes at 5 pm on Friday 18 June 2021.

The new Board Members will be announced at the AGM on 23 June 2021.

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Toni Kennerley is the current Board Chair of PrefabNZ and has been a Board Member since 2019.

Self-identifying as a 'reformed urban planner', Toni is an experienced researcher, policy practitioner and programme manager with expertise in the housing and urban development sectors. Toni owns and operates Planalytics, a boutique consultancy based in Wairarapa. Clients include BRANZ, Kainga Ora, Beef+Lamb, Ministry of Education and local government across the country.

Toni is also a Board member for Trust House Limited (a community housing provider) and a CouncilMARK assessor for Local Govt NZ.

Andrew McKenzie is the current Deputy Board Chair of PrefabNZ and is seeking re-election for the final two years allowed as per the PrefabNZ Rules.

Andrew is leading the establishment of a new property development and modular construction business, utilising a volumetric modular apartment system designed in New Zealand for New Zealand conditions and to the New Zealand Building Code.

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Paul Buetow is a partner in the Construction and Major Projects team at Dentons Kensington Swan. He has over 25 years' experience on construction projects and has advised on a number of the major construction projects undertaken in New Zealand.

Paul is an existing Member of the PrefabNZ Board and is seeking re-election. He was on the Board of Infrastructure New Zealand for seven years, has been on the Executive Council of CCNZ for ten years and is on the Board of Dentons Kensington Swan.

Johann Betz is the founder and director of Offsite Design Ltd, a consultancy providing specialist engineering services to clients in New Zealand, Australia and beyond, supporting the manufacture and delivery of prefabricated residential and commercial buildings.

Johann has a degree in timber engineering, design, and prefabrication from Rosenheim Technical University in Germany. He also holds a Masters of Engineering in Wood Technology focusing on the industrial engineering and optimisation of timber prefab operations. His unique background combines DfMA know-how with hands-on experience of factory prefabrication. Through his background Johann can help PrefabNZ Members get started and become more successful in prefabrication.

In New Zealand, Johann has worked as a timber engineer and has advised numerous companies, from start-up to some of the largest and most automated prefabricators in this part of the world, on their prefab systems and prefab factory operations.

Johann is a founding Member of PrefabNZ and has been a regular contributor to industry education through talks, publications and study tours.
Kerry Edwards has been involved across manufacturing for 25 years, predominantly in operational, leadership and general management roles. As such he is very committed to manufacturing.


Over the past 15 years the manufacturing businesses Kerry has been involved with have supplied the building and construction sector with his current role of the last four years being Chief Executive of Spanbild.

Within that responsibility is the Concision business a leading and pioneering player within Offsite Manufacturing with a high degree of automation and digitisation. This has contributed to very real lessons and experiences regarding the opportunities and challenges when trying to introduce innovation within the traditional construction supply chain.


Bernie O'Fagan directs a small team of architectural designers who have come to specialise in DfMA for light commercial and multi-unit residential construction projects.

Based in Christchurch, RM Designs has extensive experience with the use of prefabrication, such as CLT and bathroom pods, to expedite their design builds.

RM are partners in an R & D project with Kāinga Ora resulting in a Hybrid Apartment blocks achieving Homestar 7. Bernie brings a day to day practical knowledge of the application of prefab to construction.


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Stijn van den Eeden has a Master in Civil Construction from the University of Leuven, Blegium, with specialisation in Building Physics. He has an MBA-C from Tulane University (USA) and Universidad de Chile (Chile).

Stijn has worked as technical Director for Etex, and has built facades in five different continents. He holds Passive House certification, is WUFI trained and has been involved with some of the most iconic facades in New Zealand.

Stijn is currently the General Manager at Symonite Solutions, one of the biggest facade contractors in the country.


John Goldsworthy has recently joined PrefabNZ as a Member, though his passion for construction innovation goes back some 20 years of his 35+ years in the NZ construction industry.

John has previous experience with and has had exposure to, modular construction, panelisation and mass timber.

Currently, John is directly involved in the delivery of NZ's tallest mass timber building, a project bringing together a wide network of specialist consultants, based both in NZ and abroad as well as providing a platform to engage directly with central government assisting them in their endeavours to construct out of mass timber.
John is also involved with the New Zealand Green Investment Fund to identify development opportunities for investing in.
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