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Richard Merrifield

Richard is a building consultant based in Mahana, rural Nelson, undertaking project management and consulting work on housing projects. Richard is a Trade Qualified Builder and a Licensed Building Practitioner.

He is a former Deputy Chairman of the Building Practitioners Board and a former member of the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.

Richard’s previous roles include, Director of the Building Research Association New Zealand and Chairman of the Building Research Advisory Council.

He is a Life Member and former Chairman of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association, he was a member of the Construction Strategy Group which has now been disestablished.

He was a member of the Minister of Building and Housing Task Force on productivity and the Building Act Review Advisory Group.