Exciting Company Announcement16 August 2016

As part of our national expansion and growing presence across the South Island, Leighs is delighted to announce three appointments to further support and strengthen our South Island management team.

Mike Knowles has been appointed as Regional Manager – South Island. As our Head of New Business, Mike has played an integral role in securing projects across the country, particularly in Christchurch and the South Island. 

As many of you will know, Mike has worked in the construction industry in Christchurch for the past 25 years, and has been with Leighs for more than a decade. He brings extensive experience and knowledge not only of Leighs’ unique culture and operations, but also an in depth understanding of the South Island construction market. 

Working closely with Mike will be Jeff Macdonald, who is taking on the role of Construction Manager - South Island. Jeff has played an integral role in our recent University of Otago projects, and has led the teams at The Hub, Hornby and Christchurch International Airport, among other successful projects. 

We are also pleased to announce Dean Velenski as our Commercial Manager – South Island. Dean has done an outstanding job as a Contracts Manager, most recently on our Burwood Hospital Redevelopment project, and brings a wealth of skills and experience to this new role. 

These new appointments will further enhance our team at executive and senior management level, and reflect our commitment to constructing high quality projects, on time, and on budget.