New CCNZ Executive Councillor John Burden was elected to the Civil Contractors New Zealand Executive Council at the CCNZ Annual General Meeting on 2 August.
Mr Burden is Executive General Manager Infrastructure Projects at Downer New Zealand. He is an accomplished leader in the New Zealand construction sector, who has led some of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in this country to date, including the $1.4 billion Waterview Connection, Victoria Park Tunnel and SH20 Manukau Crossing.
He was elected Fellow of Engineering New Zealand for his contribution to innovation in the creation of engineering works. In his presentation to the AGM, he spoke of the great teams he had worked with and the amazing projects he had been involved in.
“It is very important for the contracting industry to have both political and public confidence,” Mr Burden said.
“The infrastructure we build lasts a long time and provides critical services that impact on the everyone. I am standing for the CCNZ Executive Council because I want to give back to the industry that has given me so much. There are big challenges out there like procurement, the pipeline of work and attracting the people we need into the industry.
“I want to help CCNZ and contractors to have a strong voice on those and other issues. I also believe we need to build strong relationships with other industry bodies like Engineering NZ and with clients.”
Executive Councillors Colin Calteaux, who is Director of Andrew Haulage, JCL Asphalts Director James Craw and McConnell Dowell North Island Operations Manager Stephen Delaney were also re-elected to the CCNZ Executive Council at the AGM.