BRANZ is a multi-faceted, science-led organisation that uses independent research, systems knowledge and its broad networks to identify practical solutions that improve New Zealand’s building system performance. BRANZ is driven by the knowledge that to thrive as a society, New Zealanders need a built environment that is safe, healthy and performs well. The BRANZ vision is to challenge Aotearoa New Zealand to create a building system that delivers better outcomes for all.
BRANZ cultivates strong relationships with industry, government and building users through collaboration and facilitating the sharing of insights, opportunities and ideas. These relationships underpin the range and depth of BRANZ’s knowledge and ability to understand the linkages and interactions that influence the building system. This uniquely broad perspective not only influences BRANZ’s research, but also its commercial services.
BRANZ undertakes and commissions research, funded by the Building Research Levy, that is both practical and drives positive change. This work helps improve industry practices around the performance of buildings and how we use them, through to informing policy and legislation and all points in between.
BRANZ also contributes practical improvements in the New Zealand built environment through independent product testing, assurance and consultancy services. Evidence-based advice is available at all phases of the product life cycle from preliminary R&D and standards compliance, through to verifying end-use product performance. A BRANZ assessment is universally trusted, providing assurance that the products do what the manufacturer says they will do.
At its heart, BRANZ is a team of scientists, engineers and professionals passionately committed to ensuring the built environment is the best it can be.
More information on BRANZ can be found at www.branz.co.nz.
The Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC) consists of nominees of nationwide organisations in the building and construction sector. Five of a maximum of eight Directors of BRANZ are elected by the Council.
There are two Director roles to be elected in 2022. Two currently elected Directors are eligible for re-election.
Skills that are specifically sought to support or enhance the current Board make up are:
- Demonstrated ability to chair committees / boards
- Extensive experience in the building sector, awareness of dynamics of the building industry, understanding of views from different parts of the sector
- Seen by the construction industry as a leader
- Manufacturing, distribution and automation particularly in relation to the building sector
There are six Board meetings per annum, typically one day duration. Attendance is expected at the AGM, committee meetings (currently four standing committees) and industry or BRANZ functions as appropriate. This is a remunerated position. Actual and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses are also paid.
An expression of interest, including your governance resume, can be made by emailing Rosalind Crickett from Propero Consulting at [email protected]. Enquiries can be made on +64 27 320 2320. Additional information on the role is available on request.
Expressions of interest close on Wednesday, 22 June 2022. All applications will be acknowledged via email.