Speakers

Event MC: Hilary Barry

Hilary Barry returns as our outstanding event Master of Ceremonies.

One of the most recognisable and popular faces on New Zealand television, Hilary currently hosts the prime time TVNZ show, Seven Sharp.

Event MC: Hilary Barry

Paul Buetow

Paul is a partner in the major projects and construction team at Dentons Kensington Swan. He has over 25 years specialist experience as a construction lawyer, having advised on some of the major projects that have built New Zealand. He is the legal advisor to the Executive Council. Prior to this role Paul was a National Executive Councillor for 5 years and an Auckland Executive Councillor for 10 years.

Paul is one of the CCNZ representatives on the review of NZS 3910, a contract he advises on daily. Paul is ranked as a leading contractor in international directories and is recognised as a leading construction lawyer in NZ.

Paul Buetow

Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson is a Partner and business unit leader in Dentons Kensington Swan’s Major Projects and Construction team Dentons have been CCNZ Associate (and Core Associate) members for over 25 years. Stuart has been a member of the Auckland Branch Executive for some 10 years.

Stuart’s astute understanding of New Zealand law means he guides his clients through processes that support successful project outcomes. Where disputes are unavoidable, Stuart provides strategic advice to best resolve those issues and where possible maintain critical relationships. Stuart expertly guides both national and international clients through dispute avoidance and resolution via negotiation, mediation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and court proceedings.


Stuart Robertson

Bailey Gair

Bailey Gair has worked for several family-owned and small to medium civil construction companies, including as a Managing Director. She is now General Manager at SCL Civil Works in Hawke's Bay.

Working and growing up in a family-owned civil construction business has given Bailey a good grounding and understanding of the civil construction industry, and the challenges and opportunities it faces.

Bailey Gair

Jim French

Jim French is the Australasian Solution Specialist for Construction Equipment at Teletrac Navman, responsible for the delivery of internal and channel construction product training and assisting with new business development opportunities in the construction vertical. 

Jim’s experience spans over 27 years in the construction mining and survey industry, with particular focus on GPS products, Fleet and asset management systems & Machine Control and Guidance. He has worked with many brands of machine GPS systems and has extensive experience with Caterpillar fleet management systems. His experience includes working with customers to provide complete Job site solutions, job site analysis, fleet analysis and resource analysis. 

Jim French