New appointments to Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board

  • Maurice Williamson
Building and Construction

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has made three new appointments to the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board.

Craig O’Connell, Sue Simons and Ian Rowe have been appointed for terms of three years.

Mr O’Connell is a director of Recruitment and Performance Consulting Limited. He was also the acting Chief Executive of the Board from February 2010, until the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive in November 2010. He holds a BA in Psychology and BCA in Economics.

Ms Simons is a partner in a law firm specialising in public, administrative, resource management and local government law. She is an expert in the of the Local Government Act, Public Works Act, Building Act, Property Law Act, Unit Titles Act, Government Roading Powers Act and specialist legislation relating to local government administration. Ms Simons holds an LLB and BA.

Mr Rowe has been a registered plumber, gasfitter and drainlayer and has taught in polytechnics, and been an associate director in a fourth polytechnic. He has skills in management, eductional planning and delivery, and policy development and implementation

The Board consists of ten members and must include plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers.

The new members replace former Board members Hazel Armstrong, Stephen Parker and Mark Whitehead.

Mr Williamson thanked them for their service and welcomed the new board members.