• Board members

  • Gina Jones

    Gina Jones
    Position: Chairperson
    Appointed 23 January 2018 - present term expires 22 January 2020
    NZIA nominated

    Gina Jones, FNZIA, FNZIOB, is a Registered Architect, with governance experience that is singularly construction focused. Gina’s background includes: National President of the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB), the inaugural National President of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and Chair of the NZIOB Charitable Trust. Gina’s industry accolades include the prestigious NZIOB Medal (2009). Gina founded Accent Architects and ran the practice for 22 years, with her earlier career spent at Ampersand Architects (Director) via TWIA Architects (Graduate/Associate). Gina is currently an Architect Consultant at Catalyst Consulting in Wellington. Gina has taught Professional Practice (post Graduate) at VUW’s School of Architecture, and has deepened her governance capability by completing several Institute of Directors (IoD) run training courses.

  • Marc Woodbury

    Marc Woodbury
    Position: Deputy Chairperson
    Appointed 2 May 2016 - present term expires 21 January 2023
    NZIA nominated

    Marc Woodbury is a Registered Architect, and Principal of the Wellington Practice of Studio of Pacific Architecture Ltd. Marc has over 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of a diverse range of architectural projects. Marc has an interest and knowledge in the area of sustainable architecture and at Studio Pacific organises the in-house Continuing Professional Development and mentoring programmes.Marc is also an NZRAB registration assessor and member of the NZRAB Qualifications and Experience Assessment Panel.

  • Murali Bhaskar

    Murali Bhaskar
    Appointed 22 January 2019 - present term expires 21 January 2023

    Murali Bhaskar, FNZIA, is a Registered Architect, Principal and Design Director of BOON Ltd as well as Director of Team Architects NZ Ltd and is based in New Plymouth. Murali has over 25 years of project experience, specialising in master planning, civic, community and cultural, urban design, tourism and education projects. Murali has been a Trustee of the Taranaki Health Foundation since 2013 and is a Trustee of the New Plymouth Art in Public Places Trust, and is also involved in Accelerator a youth mentoring programme for Taranaki Futures. He was born and educated in Kerala, South India.

  • Diane Brand

    Prof Diane Brand
    Appointed 19 December 2015 - present term expires 22 January 2020

    Diane Brand is the Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland, which includes the Schools of Architecture and Planning, Music, Fine Arts and Dance. Registered in New Zealand and Australia Diane worked for 15 years in large multi-disciplinary practices before becoming an academic. She represents the AACA on accreditation visits to Australian Schools of Architecture. Diane has for many years been involved in urban design panels in Adelaide, Auckland and Christchurch and she publishes her research in international journals of planning and urban design. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban Design.

  • Kimberly Browne

    Kimberly Browne
    Appointed 3 October 2016 - present term expires 21 January 2023
    NZIA nominated

    Kimberly Browne is an Australian-educated New Zealand Registered Architect and an Associate Principal at Jasmax Limited. Since arriving in Auckland in 2000, Kimberly has gained experience in the education, master-planning, commercial and civic sectors. A change in focus in 2006 saw Kimberly working as Project Architect on a series of high-end residential projects with NZIA gold-medal-winning Architect Marshall Cook at Cook Sargisson & Pirie Architects. Kimberly returned to Jasmax early in 2015 and has been a NZRAB Registration Assessor since 2011.

  • Rob Hall

    Rob Hall
    Appointed 22 January 2019 - present term expires 21 January 2023

    Rob Hall is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and previously of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.  He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Development Christchurch Limited with extensive experience in development and programme management around the world.  Rob has an interest in sustainable urban redevelopment and how modern design impacts people and enhances our communities.

  • Louise Wright

    Louise Wright
    Appointed 18 December 2014 - present term expires 22 January 2020
    NZIA nominated
    Te Arawa (Ng. Whakaue, Ng. Rangiwewehi), Tuwharetoa (Rauhoto), Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti

    Registered Architect Louise Wright established Assembly Architects Ltd with her husband, Justin Wright, in Wellington 2005. Based in Arrowtown since 2012, the practice delivers primarily residential and boutique commercial projects in the region.  Louise is on the New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards Advisory Board, and in 2017 was convener of the NZIA New Zealand Awards.

  • Staff

  • Paul Jackman

    Paul Jackman - Chief Executive

    Paul Jackman was appointed in August 2007. Paul's previous background was in public relations and journalism. He represented the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc.) and the Leader of the Opposition (1992-93). Prior to that, he was a press gallery reporter for Radio New Zealand.

    paul@nzrab.org.nz, 021 280 0197
  • Andrew Symonds

    Andrew Symonds - Executive Officer - Public Protection

    Andrew Symonds was appointed in February 2007. Andrew has 20 plus years experience in occupational regulation (registration and discipline) in the health and building sectors. Andrew manages the NZRAB's complaints and discipline procedures. Andrew serves as Acting Chief Executive when required.


  • Trish Tchernegovski - Executive Officer - Registration

    Trish Tchernegovski's background is in adminstration. She previously served as Board Secretary for the Electrical Workers Registration Board. Trish manages the NZRAB's registration procedures.


  • Clare Davidson

    Clare Davidson - Registration Officer

    Clare Davidson's background is in education, specifically in ESOL teaching. Clare has also worked in an industry training organisation developing assessment resources. Clare's work mainly involves organising the NZRAB's registration rounds.


  • Debbie Southworth - Financial Officer (Part Time)

    Debbie Southworth is a UK accounting technician. Debbie previously worked in various finance functions, primarily in the advertising industry. Debbie manages the NZRAB's finances and financial reporting.