New appointment at Standards New Zealand Derek Baxter


Standards New Zealand's Chief Executive Debbie Chin is delighted to announce the appointment of Derek Baxter (Bax) to the position of General Manager Solutions at Standards New Zealand. Bax joined Standards New Zealand this month.

Previously, Bax was the Chief Executive of Certified Builders' Association of New Zealand (CBANZ) based in Tauranga, a position that he has held since 2006.

Before heading up CBANZ, Bax served in the New Zealand Army for over 20 years as a Military Engineer, retiring from the regular force in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Bax still serves in a reserve capacity and he provided assistance on the emergency housing project following the Christchurch earthquake.

In addition to his position as Chief Executive of CBANZ, Bax has held several leadership roles in the building and construction sector. He is Deputy Chair of the Construction Industry Council and was Chair of the Leadership Group responsible for providing strategic guidance at policy level to the technical committee that reviewed NZS 3604 Timber-framed buildings. As a result of this experience, Bax has developed a wide-ranging network across the building and construction industry.

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