The Board is pleased to announce that FMANZ has a new Chief Executive.
Based in Auckland, Jo Duggan is an enthusiastic business leader with a passion for the construction industry. Jo will be familiar to many of us, being well connected after almost 30 years in the property industry. She has built a close relationship with FMANZ in several of her roles since joining Resene in 2006.
Her career highlights include Director of Marketing & Partnership at the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), and Director of Engagement at the Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA). She is currently the National Sales and Marketing Manager at Tasman Insulation (TINZ).
Jo’s role at NZGBC is particularly relevant to her new role as Chief Executive, having provided her with an opportunity to lead marketing, communications, sponsorship, membership, events and education for the organisation. At NZIA she continued to develop the Continuing Professional Development programme to improve and elevate the technical and general knowledge of all architects and prepare graduates for professional registration. Her ‘technical backbone’, a Diploma in Architectural Technology, has assisted Jo to develop, launch and market numerous products and services. Jo also studied te reo Māori while working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Māori Development from AUT.
She has also spoken and MCed at several notable events, including the Masterbuilders House of the Year Awards, Property Council Awards and the launch of the Zero Carbon Roadmap for Aotearoa’s Buildings in 2020.
Jo is looking forward to the opportunity to increase the recognition of FMANZ as the professional organisation for our industry and becoming the new face of FMANZ. We look forward to welcoming Jo to her new role on 2 May.