John Sneyd - General Manager Building System Performance Branch (Building, Resources & Markets) at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
John leads the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Building System Performance branch, the government’s lead advisor on the building regulatory system, including the New Zealand Building Code.
John comes from a government, legal and regulatory background, and spent five years as the Chief Legal Advisor at the former Department of Building and Housing before moving to a senior management position in another government agency.
John’s team are actively pursuing innovation through the building regulatory system, to make the system more efficient, lift the quality of building work, and provide fairer outcomes if things go wrong. They are also leading the ‘Building for climate change’ programme, a plan to reduce emissions from buildings during their construction, while also preparing buildings to withstand changes in the climate.
New Zealand’s building industry has many opportunities for growth and development, particularly as the country gears up for increased activity as part of the COVID-19 recovery process. As the new General Manager for Building System Performance at MBIE, John will discuss the organisation’s strategic plans for the building and construction industry, including the current work programme and what is planned for the future.
This speaking session with John is your opportunity to hear more about:
• MBIE’s strategic priorities for building
• Work programme initiatives and opportunities for change and innovation
• Climate change and the future of building
• A range of new and extended building consent exemptions
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