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Bruce Kenning (Chair)


Bruce has over 25 years’ experience in Facilities Management working with several large government departments. He is currently the Manager of the Planning & Advisory team within the Government Property Group at the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE).

Previously Bruce was Group Manager of the FM business unit at Inland Revenue where he introduced the Baldrige model for performance excellence. Prior to Inland Revenue as head of the Defence Property Group he led the amalgamation of the property organisations of the three services (Army, Navy and Airforce) into one organisation. Bruce has been a National Evaluator for the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation.

Bruce has a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University and a Master of Business Studies from Massey University.

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Agnes McCormack (Deputy Chair)

Agnes has over 15 years’ experience in Facilities Management across the public and voluntary sectors working with and on behalf of elected members and stakeholders. As Head of Operational Management and Maintenance - Community Facilities with Auckland Council, her current portfolio is valued in the region of $11 billion with an annual operational budget circa $130 million. Delivering high quality outcomes for stakeholders is her motivation as is the lifelong learning afforded by managing a broad range of assets which includes coastal beaches, regional parks, sports fields, urban forests, playgrounds modern high density office accommodation, high use community facilities, and complex aquatic systems.

Agnes joined the FMANZ Board in August 2017.


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Veronika Harrison

Based in Wellington, Veronika is currently Senior Supplier Relationship Manager at Land Information New Zealand, a role which sees her providing relationship contract management with external service providers for Crown Property throughout New Zealand. Previously she was the Senior FM and Contract Relationship Manager for Westpac, where she was responsible for the budgetary management of 199 branches and seven Corporate offices.

Veronika was a member of FMANZ’s Auckland Committee for two years, and joined the Wellington Committee when she moved to the capital in 2014. She became FMANZ-accredited in 2013.


Regan Simpson


Regan has spent 20 years working in the Facilities Management industry both in Europe and in New Zealand and is currently Managing Director MSS Group. Previous positions include Director Brookfield NZ, Director Property and Facilities Management at JLL, Head of Facilities Management, Colliers, Head of Facilities with Rubicon Retail in the UK and Facilities Manager - Universal Studios, UK.

Previous Directorships: BGIS NZ Limited and C3 Limited Multiplex Tasman Management Ltd, Prime Infrastructure Networks Ltd, Brookfield Multiplex Capital Ltd, Onyx Property NZ Ltd, and Multiplex Funds Management Ltd.

Regan holds a NZ Certificate in Architectural Drafting and a Certificate from BIFM. Regan joined the FMANZ Board in August 2017.



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Warren Smith

Warren is a New Zealander with extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked in facilities management and technical services, engineering design, geothermal engineering, project management, maintenance, strategic management, business analysis, business trouble shooting & turn around.  Warren has published academic papers and is an invited conference speaker.  He founded Operating Partners Limited in 2010 after returning from Singapore where he established the Facilities Department for the phase 1 opening of the Sing$8 billion Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.

He is recognised for his initiatives in energy and water conservation and is a founding Strategic Advisor to JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy).  In 1997 he was presented the Green Ribbon Award by the New Zealand Minister for the Environment.

Warren is a Bachelor of Engineering graduate from The University of Auckland.  He is a member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, New Zealand Institute of Management, and Institute of Directors New Zealand.


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Anthony Van Meer


Anthony has been a member of FMANZ since 2010 and a FMANZ Christchurch Committee member since 2011. He is also the current Chair of the FMANZ Christchurch Committee.
Anthony holds a Masters in Design Science (Facilities Management) from Sydney University and is a Charted Professional Engineer with over 28 years of technical and management experience gained in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, working for consultants, contractors and corporate retail clients. 
Anthony joined Opus International Consultants in 2007 and is currently working as the South Island Property Manager based in Christchurch. He is responsible for providing property management and acquisition strategies, facilities management and asset management advice to a wide range of public and private sector clients.  Anthony has a strong strategic consultation, facilitation and technical background in property and capital asset management, engineering and significant facilities management and project management expertise in building services.  
Anthony is also passionate about music, playing in a five piece band, reading war history and spending time with his family.


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Richard Wilson


Richard Wilson, current Chair of the Dunedin branch, was elected unopposed onto the FMANZ Board at FMANZ's 2018 AGM. Formerly Facilities Manager at Otago Museum, Richard took up the post of Assets and Facilities Team Leader at Dunedin City Council in November 2018.