New Director in Palmerston North and Principal in Wellington

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Managing Director Tony Sutherland takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Michael Craine to Director in Palmerston North and Hamish McCulloch to Principal in Wellington.

‘Mike and Hamish will complement the existing strong team of business owners and other office team members, ensuring we continue to provide our clients with high quality service and advice, as well as a leading position in our industry,’ said Tony.

Michael Craine (Director)

Michael’s passion for quantity surveying, combined with his extensive experience in a number of large developments in the Wellington and Manawatu region, places him in an ideal position to shape the future of the local built environment in Palmerston North.

When asked what attracted Michael to RLB in 2005, he cited the firm’s reputation, the quality of its services, and its proven track record of solid client relationships.

‘I am as excited now as I was back then by the opportunity to play a positive role in bringing an understanding of the longer-term impact of value to help our clients build for a better future, and to drive development in the industry. Of course, living in a vibrant, youthful city like Palmerston North is the icing on the cake,’ said Michael.

‘It has been wonderful to see the positive impact that diverse projects including the Performing Arts and Information Resource Centre in Iona, Southern Cross Hospital in Palmerston North, and the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Wellington can deliver.’

Hamish McCulloch (Principal)

Hamish has been an integral part of the Wellington team for over 20 years, which has seen him work closely with major clients on the successful delivery of projects including Victoria University of Wellington, Parliamentary Services and CentrePort.

We asked our new Principal in Wellington, Hamish McCulloch, about what he thinks the future holds for the quantity surveying profession.

‘I am a firm believer that our industry will continue to play a major role in addressing the most pressing societal challenges and opportunities, including sustainability, and digital transformation,’ said Hamish.

‘Our future success will hinge on high quality service and advice to our regional clients, supporting RLB’s prominent position in the local industry.’

Photo: Hamish McCulloch (left) Michael Craine