CCANZ Appoints New Chief Executive

18 Dec 2008


CCANZ Appoints New Chief Executive

The Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) has appointed Rob Gaimster to the position of Chief Executive.

Mr Gaimster, who is a chartered civil engineer and has an MBA, joined CCANZ as Project Manager two years ago. He previously worked in the UK, where he held national technical and operational roles for heavy building materials company RMC Group/CEMEX.

CCANZ chair Glenda Harvey says she is delighted with the appointment.

“We are extremely pleased that Rob has accepted the top role at CCANZ,” says Mrs Harvey. “His tremendous knowledge and experience will enable CCANZ to continue developing its position as the representative authority in New Zealand on cement and concrete matters.

“I am confident Rob will bring to CCANZ a strong strategic vision and leadership focus that will enhance performance levels and ensure the organisation achieves its objectives.”

Mr Gaimster anticipates challenging yet rewarding times ahead for CCANZ.

“The cement and concrete sector has a vital contribution to make to important industry-wide debates, such as how we achieve sustainability in our built infrastructure,” Mr Gaimster says.

“I welcome the opportunity to take a lead in these debates, and introduce other initiatives as we grow our technical and marketing activity on behalf of our members.”

Mr Gaimster is a past president of the UK-based Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT), where he was instrumental in the ICT’s merger with the Concrete Society in 2006.