Sceats takes seat, chair

kevin-sceats-1Building on more than 35 years’ executive and senior management experience, Kevin Sceats has been appointed chair of New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB).

“I’m excited about the challenges ahead… I’m proud to be part of a trade organisation that is focused on raising standards,” he says.

“As well as continuing to drive NZCB’s leadership in building sector capability and capacity through its support for apprentice training and skills development, I’m focused on how we continue to work with key government and industry stakeholders to address the shortage of skilled tradespeople.”

Mr Sceats brings significant industry experience to the board adds NZCB’s chief executive, Grant Florence.

“With no foreseeable respite from the growing demand for builders, skills shortages remain a key challenge for the sector… Mr Sceats has a demonstrable commitment to trade training and lifting skill levels across the industry.”