Leadership Changes

General News

Jun 04, 2019

Two key leadership appointments have been made in the Construction Division.
Brian Kirtlan has been appointed General Manager, Major Projects and takes up his position on 27 May 2019.

Construction Chief Executive Peter Reidy says Brian is an experienced senior leader in the New Zealand infrastructure construction market and will add a lot of value to Fletcher Construction.

“Brian is a highly regarded, credible leader in the New Zealand Infrastructure market, with strong customer relationships,” he said.

“He brings extensive project delivery, people leadership and customer engagement experience to Fletcher Construction and a strong disciplined focus on safety.”

Brian’s professional experience includes leading significant complex capital delivery projects across a wide variety of markets including roading, water, irrigation, rail and power through a variety of contract delivery forms including design and construction, alliance and ECI.

Most recently, Brian was the Project Director on the $1.3B North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery project in Kaikoura where he led a strong team of over 1,700 people to rebuild complex road and rail infrastructure after the November 2015 earthquake. Before this Brian held the role of Executive Manager for Fulton Hogan’s infrastructure business which included their major projects and civil operations.

Henare Clarke has been appointed as General Manager, Higgins. Henare will join Fletcher Construction on 10 June 2019.

Henare brings specialised knowledge and experience in network and roading construction, servicing and asset management. Over his career, Henare has held a number of highly relevant roles at Downer New Zealand. Most recently he’s held roles at KiwiRail, where he was Chief Operations Officer for the last 10 months.

“Henare is enthusiastic about building and investing in leaders, people and customers and will be a real asset to grow the Higgins business,” says Peter.

“He has proven expertise in empowering leaders and front-line teams to own safety behaviours.”