Bill Gee
Gillian Gee

Bill Gee

OWNER

Bill started his own garage and home building company in 1986, and through growth and acquisition created the market-leading Spanbild Holdings Limited. Bill worked hands-on in the business until 1994, gradually stepping back into a directorship role with the appointment of a general manager and, subsequently, managing director.

Gillian Gee

OWNER

Gillian co-owns Spanbild Holdings Limited with her husband Bill. She is a director of the company and has supported Bill in the growth of the Spanbild Group since its inception. Gillian is a schoolteacher by profession.

Dr Don Elder

CHAIRMAN

Don was appointed Chairman of the Spanbild Holdings Limited Board
in January 2016.  He has a BE from the University of Canterbury and PhD from Oxford University, and worked around the world for 15 years in engineering and leadership roles before returning to Christchurch. From 2000 to 2012 he was CEO of Solid Energy.  Don works with a number of NZ and international companies at board, executive and advisor levels.

Brett Waterfield

Brett Waterfield

DIRECTOR

Brett started as general manager of Versatile Buildings in April 1994, becoming managing director in July 1999. He moved into a non-executive director role in 2003. Brett’s skills and experience are retained for valuable strategic and project work within the Group.

Donald Steward

Donald Stewart

DIRECTOR

Donald joined Spanbild Holdings Limited as a non-executive director in 2011. Donald brings a strong operational and governance background to the board. Based in Sydney, Donald spent much of his career in Christchurch, most recently as Managing Director of Skellerup. Donald has also held directorships with Lyttelton Port Company and the government agency SPARC, and was the Chairman of Canterbury Rugby in the mid-1990s.

Bryan Crawford

Bryan Crawford

DIRECTOR

Bryan became a non-executive director in early 2012. Bryan brought  complementary skills with him to the existing board, including considerable expertise in branding and marketing as Group CEO Australasia of DRAFTFCB, one of Australasia's largest integrated advertising and communications agencies. A former Chairman of UNICEF NZ, Bryan is an active member of the Institute of Directors and The Hugo Group, and a former chairman and director of a number of energy sector companies.

Saskia Clement

Saskia Clements

DIRECTOR

Saskia is a professionally trained and internationally accredited executive and life coach, facilitator, and speaker, with significant experience in working with individuals and corporate teams, including Fonterra, IAG, Christchurch City Council, ANZ, AgResearch and CDHB. Saskia holds an M.Com (1st Class Hons) in Business Administration and a B.A. in Languages.

Prior to becoming a coach, Saskia enjoyed a successful marketing career, working in Sydney as a Brand Manager for multinational Unilever, and then back in Christchurch in the marketing team for Versatile Buildings. Saskia is Bill and Gillian Gee’s daughter.

Bryan Crawford

Paul Munro

DIRECTOR

Paul Munro joined the Spanbild Board in March 2017. He has 25 years of financial and commercial experience across a broad cross-section of companies and industries. Paul is currently the CEO of Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, which is the commercial investments arm of Christchurch City Council. Prior to this, Paul had a 24 year career with Deloitte where he was a corporate finance partner. He has over 20 years' experience interacting with Boards in an advisory capacity. In addition, Paul has
over five years of recent experience as a director and audit committee chair across different organisations.

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