Leon is a Senior Project Manager as well as a Chartered Building Surveyor who has spent more than 20 years in the property and construction industry. UK trained, he has extensive experience providing project management services and sound technical advice for government, health, education, housing and commercial property.
Working at a large multi-disciplinary surveying practice in central London, Leon moved up to associate level, looking after a broad range of property related services. He acted as project lead and contract administrator on a range of exciting and high value projects, and provided strategic property and technical advice for building owners, managers and commercial property clients.
Since arriving in New Zealand, Leon has worked with a wide range of clients, from home owners to NZX listed company property owners. He manages complex construction projects, provides detailed investigation reports for use by insurance companies, lawyers and clients (including acting as expert witness and technical representation in the High Court), and advises on procurement strategy.
His expertise lies in managing construction projects that involve complex building issues such as seismic upgrades, weathertightness, passive fire and other building related defects. These projects often have multiple stakeholders and require the buildings to remain in use throughout.
A large central Wellington residential remediation project led by Leon was recently named as a finalist in the 2020 RICS Awards. He also received the ‘Excellence in Building Surveying’ award from the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors for his work as project manager and technical advisor for two recently completed complex remediation projects of multi-storey apartment buildings.
Leon is particularly interested in building sustainability, having been a sustainable homes assessor and part of the first passive house multi-unit development in the UK. He has achieved Greenstar Practitioner status and is working towards gaining accreditation as a NABERSNZ assessor.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
2020 NZGBC Greenstar Practitioner
2018 RICS Certificate in Construction Project Management
2017 Member of NZ Institute of Building Surveyors
2016 Project Management Professional
2012 Member of the Society of Construction Law NZ
2004 Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
1996 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Building Surveying – University of the West of England
1992 Higher National Dip Building & Construction (Distinction) – Erith College of Technology