Newly appointed to the board

04 March 2020

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jeff Samasoni as an independent director on the New Zealand Green Building Council Board. He brings invaluable insight into the residential sector to our organization.

As Principal Advisor Quality Assurance, Jeff has been at the forefront of the adoption of the Homestar tool into all new housing developments at Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities. Kāinga Ora has made a commitment that all new development residential housing will achieve 6 Homestar status.

Jeff has extensive history with regulatory construction within local and central Government and spent over a decade with Auckland Council building consent authorities in senior roles. He believes that a collaborative approach by all construction stakeholders working together sharing ideas, demonstrating best practice and lobbying for change, is key to raising the standard of housing in New Zealand. Jeff also sees NZGBC as essential in setting the benchmark to deliver healthy and energy efficient homes to the people of New Zealand.

This brings the 2020 Board of directors to eight members: six elected industry group members and two independent members. 

We value the guidance provided by our board of leading industry experts who give up their time pro-bono for the green building cause. See who they are here.