The Construction Sector Accord and Transformation Plan is supported by a range of people, agencies, businesses and sector organisations from across government and industry.

Accord Ministers

The Accord programme is supported by these government Ministers:

  • Minister for Building and Construction, Minister of Housing and Minister of Infrastructure - Hon. Dr Megan Woods (Lead Minister)
  • Minister for Economic Development
  • Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
  • Minister of Education
  • Minister of Transport
  • Minister of Health
  • Minister of Local Government

View all Ministers(external link)  -

Accord Steering Group

The Accord Steering Group (ASG) is made up of leaders from industry and government. The group's role is to oversee the Accord's programme, and it has guided the development of the Transformation Plan 2022-2025. Accord Steering Group members are industry leaders and act as champions for the sector's transformation.


Andrew Crisp(external link)  (Co-chair)
Chief Executive
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Tracey Ryan(external link)  (Co-chair)
Managing Director – New Zealand

Nicole Rosie(external link)
Chief Executive
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Carolyn Tremain(external link)
Chief Executive
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Nathan Te Miha(external link)
Director of Construction

Leonie Freeman(external link)
Chief Executive
Property Council New Zealand

Bill Newson
National Secretary
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Doug Johnson(external link)
Principal Consultant
Tonkin + Taylor

Katrina Van Houtte(external link)
Dentons Kensington Swan

David Kelly(external link)
Chief Executive
Master Builders

Steve Evans(external link)
Chief Executive
Fletcher Building - Residential and Development

Mark Evans(external link)
Chief Executive
HEB Construction

Accord Sector Reference Groups

The Sector Reference Groups are made up of leadership representation from the residential, commercial and infrastructure sub-sectors. We have also convened the Kōtuiā te hono | Māori Advisory Group to drive delivery and advice on how the Accord can uplift the Māori construction economy.

Other targeted groups may be set up on an ad hoc basis where a need for expertise is identified.

Residential Sector Reference Group

Andrew Crisp(external link)  (Co-chair)
Chief Executive
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

David Kelly(external link)  (Co-chair)
Chief Executive
Master Builders

Commercial Sector Reference Group

Leonie Freeman(external link)  (Co-chair)
Chief Executive
Property Council New Zealand

Rick Herd(external link)  (Co-chair)
Chief Executive Officer - Naylor Love and member Vertical Construction Leaders Group

Infrastructure Sector Reference Group

Doug Johnson(external link)  (Co-chair)
Principal Consultant
Tonkin + Taylor

Kōtuiā te hono | Māori Advisory Group

Nathan Te Miha(external link)  (Chair)
Director of Construction

Accord Forum

The Accord Forum membership includes the Accord Steering Group, Sector Reference Groups, the Kōtuiā te hono Māori Advisory Group, other senior sector executives and Accord Network members. Dean Kimpton is the Chair of the Accord Forum.

The intent of the Forum is to bring the construction sector and government together to navigate and manage emerging issues, creating the space for transformation. Members of the Forum have the opportunity to hear updates from ministers and provide feedback. The Accord will share information about transformation priorities and actions. The Forum is also a platform for sharing lessons learnt and achievements that could benefit the wider sector.

Forum meetings are virtual and breakout rooms may be used for small group discussions.

Members include representatives from these organisations:

Auckland Council Hamilton Council
Icon Ministry of Education
Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum RCP
Crown Infrastructure Partners Mike Greer Commercial
Engineering NZ ACENZ (Association of Consulting and Engineering NZ)
Aspec Construction Infrastructure NZ
Spanbild HEB Construction
BRANZ Offsite NZ
Pipeline & Civil Ltd KiwiRail
Southbase Construction Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
NZ Strong Fulton Hogan
Taituara Warren and Mahoney
Kāinga Ora Ministry of Health
Roofing Association SiteSafe
Russell Group Aurecon
Project Unite Civil Contractors
Department of Internal Affairs

Accord agencies

Several government agencies that work with the sector as either regulators, clients and/or educators are partners in the programme and have specific responsibilities in the Accord and Transformation Plan.

  • Hīkina Whakatutuki – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
  • Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency
  • Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa – WorkSafe
  • Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga – Ministry of Education
  • Kāinga Ora
  • Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand
  • Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora – Ministry of Social Development
  • Te Waihanga – NZ Infrastructure Commission
  • Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa – NZ Defence Force
  • Ara Poutama Aotearoa – Department of Corrections
  • Te Tāhū o te Ture – Ministry of Justice

Crown Collaboration Construction Forum (CCCF)

The CCCF involves infrastructure buyers from across the public sector including major infrastructure agencies to regional and local councils. The forum is an opportunity to share knowledge and best practice as well as a chance to give feedback on what they see happening in the sector.

Accord Network

The Accord Network is a collective of businesses, agencies and sector organisations that have made a commitment to high standards of behaviour and practice in support of the Accord goals.

The Network is open to organisations from all parts of the sector and gives the wider ecosystem the opportunity to connect with and participate in the Accord.

View the current Accord Network members.

Last updated: 03 May 2023