March Training Day Agenda

Registration opens from 8:00 am. Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and a quick catch up before we start the day.

Darryl August, NZIBS President will open the meeting with a brief update, and introduce Peter Wolfkamp, our Resident Conference MC.

We are privileged to have the Hon Chris Penk, Minister for Building and Construction, present the Keynote Address.

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Gavin Shaw – Director at Navig8 Construction Advisory, a practice focused on helping clients and projects set a course for success.

With over 25 years of experience in capital project delivery and business leadership, Gavin Shaw serves as a trusted advisor in the construction industry. As an accomplished project leader and Engineer to Contract, Gavin is deeply passionate about influencing positive outcomes in the construction sector. His expertise lies in strategically guiding significant capital programs for success, benefiting not only clients but also the broader construction industry and New Zealand as a whole.

Gavin's extensive experience encompasses both horizontal and vertical construction sectors. Through his involvement in collaborative contracting, he has emerged as a staunch advocate for fostering integrated teams driven by a shared commitment to project success.

Noteworthy contributions to industry standards and professional development underscore Gavin's dedication to advancing the field. He served as a member of the Standards NZ Committee for the revision of NZS3910:2023, demonstrating his commitment to shaping industry standards. Additionally, Gavin is the founding Chair of the Society of Construction Contract Practitioners, a testament to his leadership and passion for advancing outcomes across the construction community.


Amanda joined the Keystone Trust team as General Manager in 2020, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in fundraising and relationship management to the role. During this time the Trust has seen student numbers increase by 66% and sponsors increase by 77%.

Before starting at Keystone Trust, Amanda was the Director of Advancement at Auckland Grammar School, where she lead the 150th celebrations and raised $6 million for the school’s new library and technology space. Amanda has held roles at the University of Auckland’s Business School, AUT and the University of Canterbury.  Her first fundraising role was for Auckland War Memorial Museum where she raised $65million for the Southern Atrium build. She is the proud wife of Peter, mother to her daughter Briar who is a project manager, and step-grandmother to 5 grandchildren.

Lani is an experienced management and strategy consultant who spent her twenties as the country manager for one of Australia's largest financial services groups, and now works closely with ambitious businesses and individuals to create a roadmap to their goals and guide them to their vision of success.

Since 2020 she has become recognised for her work supporting New Zealand businesses through the pandemic with her highly pragmatic approach to management consulting, and more recently has spoken out via the media about some of they key issues facing the wellbeing and productivity of our people, including Tall Poppy Syndrome

She is passionate about what makes people and businesses tick, and is on a mission to shake up the world of consulting in a way that makes high-performance accessible to everyone, so New Zealand can be a better place for everyone.

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