Construction Advantage Staff
John is passionate about delivering innovative construction projects from the idea and business plan through to completion and hand over. With over 30 years in project and construction management in New Zealand and Great Britain, John’s portfolio of completed work is a testament to repeat business gained through exceptional performance, his strong client relationships, and delivering projects to time.
John is a member of the Project Management Institute New Zealand (PMINZ) and Property Council New Zealand (PCNZ), and an affiliate member of Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).
When not working, you'll find him out golfing, fishing, or skiing (wherever there's enough snow). John lives in Cambridge with his wife, golf clubs, fishing rods and skis, and is a Trustee on the Board of the Home of Cycling Charitable Trust.
Anita has over 10 years' experience in Quantity Surveying and Construction Management within the Waikato region, and is committed to meeting client needs through quality project delivery. With a decisive client brief and accurate estimating at the initial stage of a project – delivery on time, cost, and quality are assured. Key skills include value engineering and cost control, and she is currently the Chairman for the NZIQS Waikato sub-branch committee.
Anita enjoys her spare time with friends and family, keeping active and developing her property near Gordonton. As a Hot rod owner and a member of Hot rod clubs, you will find her travelling throughout the North Island for car events or just enjoying the drive.
Stuart began his career with 13 years in London’s competitive banking sector, during which time he quickly specialised in funding property transactions across the investment and development markets. After that he established and ran a new business in Scotland for a merchant bank specialising in funding construction projects, before moving to New Zealand in 2016 and working in a similar role in the Waikato.
As Chief Financial Officer for Construction Advantage Stuart has enjoyed making the switch from funder to the construction and development side of the business, applying his professional and practical outlook to support the business’ growth.
Outside the office Stuart is kept busy supporting his children’s sporting activities along with the occasional game of football, cycle or round of golf with friends.
Sam brings to the team 15 years of main contracting experience in the United Kingdom and New Zealand construction industries.
With 10 years’ experience in project leadership as a Project Manager and Contracts Manager, Sam’s role with Construction Advantage is to manage the full life cycle delivery of projects from early concept through design, consenting and successful on-site delivery. He has accountability within the business for health and safety, on time delivery and the high quality of our buildings, as well as being the key client liaison for our projects.
Sam is professionally qualified as a Chartered Builder and Chartered Construction Manager with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in the UK and the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB)
Sam lives in Cambridge with his family and enjoys getting outdoors and exploring the countryside as a Scout leader for the Cambridge Scout Group.
Karen is the accounts manager - providing a professional, polite and friendly manner to the team and its clients. A qualified Chartered Accountant, her previous experience includes providing professional accounting advice in financial reporting, taxation and auditing. At Construction Advantage, Karen assists the team with all financial matters.
Living just outside Cambridge with her family, Karen spends most of her spare time supporting them in their various endeavours. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, and a good red wine never goes amiss. An avid follower of most sports, especially tennis and rugby, Karen is a staunch Hurricanes supporter and enjoys going fishing whenever she can.