2023 Building Advisory Panel members announced

Posted: 6 March 2023

MBIE announced the new members of the Building Advisory Panel in February 2023

The Panel will provide MBIE’s Deputy Secretary of Building, Resources and Markets with independent strategic advice on issues facing the construction sector. It will provide guidance, advice, and direction on the ways that MBIE can support an innovative and high-performing sector.

MBIE congratulates all members on their appointment.

The Panel’s first meeting will be held on 11 April 2023.

Sally Grey (Building Advisory Panel Chair)

Sally is the Manager Premium Building Consents in the Building Consents Team at Auckland Council. She has participated in several working groups for legislative reform. Sally is a member of the local government group Taituarā and will bring a wider local government perspective to the Building Advisory Panel.


Malcolm Fleming

Malcolm is the current Chief Executive of New Zealand Certified Builders Association (NZCB). Prior to joining the NZCB, Malcolm was the CE of the New Zealand Institute of Building, which he led for seven years. Malcolm is also the Chair of the New Zealand Construction Industry Council, therefore is very familiar with the interface the building sector has with central and local government.

Chantelle Bailey

Chantelle, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Samoan (Lotofaga and Le'auva'a) is an Associate Structural Engineer with Miyamoto International NZ. She has more than 25 years of experience in engineering with a focus on structural and aircraft engineering. Chantelle is on the Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council, Te Ao Rangahau Māori Advisory Panel, previously serving as a trustee on the Engineering New Zealand Foundation and board member of the Manawatū Branch of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand.

Adrienne Miller

Adrienne has worked as an executive and adviser for over 20 years in the waste, building products, construction and infrastructure industries. She is currently the CEO of the Urban Development Institute New Zealand (UDINZ), and immediately prior to that was General Manager, NZ for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council. As well as her executive role, she writes and speaks on industry issues and volunteers her time to various boards and initiatives.

Jared Bernard

Jared manages the largest product division for Mitre 10, focused on the harder end of the business. With a portfolio of over $1 billion, this covers the trade focused areas such as timber, buildings supplies and tools. Jared has over 12 years of merchandise/sales experience with Mitre 10 across a range of product areas. Jared brings a wealth of experience leading strategic change across large business as well as category management, product development & marketing.

Dr Troy Coyle 

Troy is the CEO of NZ Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA). Troy has extensive knowledge of product development and export. Troy is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Sustainable Steel Council and Co-Chair of Hanga-Aro-Rau, the Workforce Development Council for Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics. Troy was responsible for the metals industry undertaking Aotearoa’s first industry assessment of impact using the Living Standards Framework, which looks an inter-generational wellbeing and measures performance against the Four Capitals of Human, Natural, Physical and Social.

Scott Fisher

Scott is currently the CEO of OffsiteNZ Inc. Scott has extensive marketing, commercial and leadership experience in public, private and NGO sectors and with a number of membership bodies. Scott has experience across a wide variety of industries including the plumbing industry and professional services.

Patrick Dougherty


Patrick leads Kāinga Ora’s Construction and Innovation Group, which is charged with delivering new public housing across New Zealand. It also reconfigures and renews part of the existing Kāinga Ora housing portfolio of more than 63,500 homes. The group Patrick leads is actively pursuing innovations to enable Kāinga Ora to build better homes through the use of technology, undertake faster, safer and more predictable procurement, and save on the time and cost of delivering new homes.

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