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Geoff can recall wanting to be a builder right back at primary school. At age 14, Geoff obtained an after-school job at North Shore based joinery company, Nick’s Timber. This led him to being taken on as a joinery apprentice at Total Timba on leaving school.
While undertaking his apprenticeship, Geoff concurrently completed a National Diploma in Construction Management at Unitec. In 2009 and 2010, Geoff won back-to-back Master
Joiners Apprentice Awards, while completing his Diploma.
In 2011 Geoff re-enrolled at Unitec for the National Diploma in Quantity Surveying and secured a position with PBS Contracting. In 2013, armed with his trade qualification and two diplomas, Geoff made the decision to seek employment with a main contractor, and to enroll in Unitec’s Bachelor of Construction Economics.
Now 29, Geoff has completed his degree and has just passed the five-year milestone with Brosnan Construction. Geoff’s current role sees him leading a team of 30 people that is charged with securing and delivering $40 Million dollars of commercial construction projects in the Auckland region annually.
Geoff is responsible for reviewing the company’s bids, negotiating each project’s conditions of contract, and ultimately assisting the team to create programmes and methodologies for delivering the work. Geoff has recently led the Auckland team on the successful open-book negotiation for the Spencer on Byron Hotel remediation project.
Some additional study is on the horizon line as Geoff eyes his career goal of becoming the CEO of New Zealand’s largest construction company. In the meantime, he has developed somewhat of a passion for challenging the status quo procurement and delivery model.
For the judges, “Geoff was a standout winner from the moment the panel met him. He has a quest for knowledge that will see him broadening his career to reach whatever level he chooses.”