Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced the appointment of Richard Merrifield to the Standards Approval Board.
Mr Merrifield is the owner of a building company in the Nelson region undertaking project management and consulting work on architectural houses and alterations. He is Deputy Chairman of the Building Practitioners Board and a member of the Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board. He is also a Director of the Building Research Association New Zealand.
Mr Merrifield is a former Chairman of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand and a former Chairman of the Building Research Advisory Council. He was also a member of the Minister of Building and Housing Task Force on Productivity and the Building Act Review Advisory Group.
Read the Minister's media release.