WINNERS PROFILES

Each year a new group of winners emerge from the NZIOB Awards for Excellence and the NZIOB Young Achiever Award.

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2016 WINNERS

RODNEY VERHOVEN

STELTECH PROJECTS $10–$25 MILLION AWARD, EXCELLENCE AWARD 2016

Company:Hawkins, Wellington

Project:Walter Nash Centre, Wellington



A carpentry apprentice who has worked his way up through the ranks, Rodney is now a very capable project manager who thrives on responsibility.

On this project, Rodney changed the whole program. He flipped the building scheduling around at interview stage, and won over the client. Rodney took on the objectives of the client as his own. The Walter Nash Centre provides the Hutt Valley community with a facility that serves as both a sports centre and a hub for community based programmes and services.

This was a project with a major community focus. The local community needed to be engaged with, and Rodney ensured that they were involved wherever possible. This project required a project manager who possessed a non-confrontational manner, and whom could build a strong rapport with subcontractors and consultants alike.

Rodney understood complex construction methodology issues and could communicate clearly with all stakeholders. He showed great support for his own reasonably inexperienced team, and kept them focused and enthused at all times.