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5 Bougainville Street

WHANGAREI

NEW ZEALAND

P O BOX 765

WHANGAREI 0140

NEW ZEALAND

+64 9 438 2884

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KEY TEAM MEMBERS AT KERR CONSTRUCTION

 

NEVILLE SANDER
A.N.Z.I.Q.S., N.Z.C.Q.S.
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Neville completed a quantity surveying cadetship with the Ministry of Works in Auckland in 1971. He worked for a large Auckland professional Quantity Surveying practice for the next five years cost planning, estimating and scheduling while specialising in development and construction management. He joined Kerr Construction in 1977 and is now responsible for the general management of the company. Neville loves sailing, travelling, good food and wine.



WARWICK MILLAR
N.Z.C.Q.S.
QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Warwick commenced a quantity surveying cadetship with a large professional Quantity Surveying practice in Auckland in 1973. He then gained experience in the industry with two large construction firms before heading overseas for a number of years. Warwick has worked in England, Middle East, Australia and Hong Kong. He joined Kerr Construction as a Quantity Surveyor in 1981.Warwick runs to keep fit and looks forward to sailing and skiing holidays with his family.



ETIENNE GROSS
N.Z.I.Q.S. – Student Member
B.Com (General) Potchefstroom University for CHE RSA
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Etienne was born and raised in South Africa, qualified with B Com (General) in 1990 and obtained extensive experience on numerous varied projects in the region. He immigrated to New Zealand with his wife and young daughter in 2004, joined Kerr Construction and has gained experience to take over the Construction Management role. Etienne, now a New Zealander, is a keen fisherman and spends his time travelling New Zealand with his wife, daughter and son to obtain a first hand knowledge of our culture.



PAT HAYDEN
Trade Certificate – Carpentry, LBP
CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN

Pat completed his Trade Certificate in Carpentry in 1968 at Mckinnon Builders in Whangarei and worked with other commercial building companies until joining Kerr Construction in 1971. He has worked on a large number of diverse projects over the years and has gained an immense knowledge of all types of construction systems. Pat lives on a small farmlet and spends his spare time tending the property, fishing and following his passion in restoring classic cars.



LEE ABBOTT
Trade Certificate – Carpentry, LBP, National Certificate in Construction (Supervisor).
CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN

Lee came to Kerr Construction as an apprentice and completed his Trade Certificate in Carpentry in 2003. He then left to gain experience in the industry and worked on a number of large residential projects both in Australia and New Zealand. He returned to Kerr Construction in 2008 and was promoted to Construction Foreman in 2009. Lee has worked extensively on projects at Refining New Zealand and has gained a deep knowledge of large civil projects. When not working Lee enjoys working out at the gym, motorcycle riding and spending time with his wife and young son.



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