Our people.

Everyone at Brosnan shares our vision of delivering confidence in construction and making a positive difference in the process.

We’re a skilled and diverse bunch, driven by the idea that overcoming our clients’ challenges takes a team effort. 

Phil Brosnan
Managing Director

Phil founded Brosnan Construction in 2010 and has led the company from strength to strength and can boast a team offering expertise, efficiency and integrity.

Phil’s career in construction spans 30 years, beginning as an apprentice carpenter in Dunedin in 1985. Working with the same company for 25 years, he worked his way steadily through project management, divisional management and then, in 2004, he moved north to manage the company’s Auckland business.

In his role as Managing Director, Phil leads both the Auckland and South Island businesses of Brosnan Construction, overseeing projects undertaken by both branches; his leadership and ongoing input is integral to the project teams success.

Professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm are three key traits that have contributed to Phil’s success and he brings each of them to bear in every aspect of his varied role as Managing Director. His overriding commitment is to client success and long-term relationships, which ensures the very best outcomes.

Craig Brosnan
Business Development & Innovation Manager and Director

Craig has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, across a diverse range of roles, including draftsman, independent contractor, site manager, design manager, project manager and, more recently, project director.

He started his career in Dunedin as an apprentice carpenter, but then went on to refocus his energy on education, resulting in a National Diploma in Architectural Technology and a New Zealand Certificate in Quantity Surveying.

Craig’s experience also includes major projects in London, Australia and throughout New Zealand, which led him to win the NZIOB Project Manager of the Year Award.

Craig’s singular focus and determination to deliver only the best results guarantees client success.

Geoff Nash
Group General Manager

Geoff’s extensive industry experience combined with intimate knowledge of Brosnan’s operations, history, clients and subcontractors makes him an invaluable asset to the management team.

Geoff’s broad commercial construction experience covers estimating, quantity surveying and project management at both main contractor and subcontract levels. This depth of knowledge has led to a well-rounded appreciation of the construction sector, firmly established relationships and a practical, thorough understanding of all aspects of the industry.

Geoff leads through his own active example, providing direction and oversight to the preconstruction and construction teams – from strategic market positioning, to client relationship management, securing new work, project delivery and project close out.

Geoff applies his extensive knowledge and meticulous attention to detail to all aspects of his role. He prides himself on ensuring a consistent, best practice approach to achieving operational excellence and delivering professional service and outcomes.

Andre Du Plessis
Regional Manager, Auckland

Andre brings extensive experience to the role of Auckland Regional Manager, built upon nearly 30 years in the construction industry. His broad skill set and expertise has been developed through exposure to a diverse range of projects, primarily within the South African market.

Within his comprehensive background, Andre has applied his construction management skills to a variety of sectors including commercial, healthcare, education and residential with key projects covering large scale new builds as well as refurbishments.

Andre is known for tackling challenges head-on with determination and integrity – his analytical approach and attention to detail ensuring transparency at all times.

Andre has a natural affinity with colleagues and clients, and is always ready to draw on his vast experience to mentor others.

Reece Hutton
Regional Manager, Queenstown

Reece is a qualified civil engineer with a strong background in project management and over 20 years’ construction experience. His excellence under pressure and keen eye for detail helps lead the delivery of timely, quality project outcomes.

An excellent communicator who works well with both clients and staff across all levels, Reece is analytically minded and enjoys finding solutions to complex challenges.

Reece is steadfast in maintaining strict compliance to all health and safety requirements, with a firm commitment on ensuring the safety and wellbeing of Brosnan’s project teams. His wide-ranging experience and meticulous attention to detail make Reece a valuable member of Brosnan’s leadership team.

Rudi Macdonald
Regional Manager, Christchurch

Having held management positions within the construction sector for more than 13 years, Rudi is highly experienced in the delivery of both strategic and operational industry outcomes.

Originally from South Africa, Rudi’s extensive portfolio covers a broad range of commercial and government projects including significant expertise in new builds and refurbishments for the healthcare, education and defence sectors.

One of Rudi’s key strengths lies in his ability to concurrently lead and motivate project teams, whilst providing corporate and contractual advice at leadership level.

His strong financial and negotiation skills deliver confidence in the finalisation of competitive tenders, as well as the effective management of budget and contractual requirements for every project.

How we ensure consistent project outcomes

Desai Link
Group HSE Manager

Brosnan’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager is responsible for actively engaging all staff in a ‘no blame, safety first’ culture and for the continued development of Brosnan’s health and safety management system. This includes securing relevant accreditations and audits, health and workplace monitoring, injury management and return to work, and incident management and investigations.

During preconstruction our HSE Manager assists with risk and hazard identification, mitigating design safety issues and providing safer alternatives within methodologies. This is followed by onsite risk assessment workshops and subcontractor prequalification on project award.

A vital member of our project teams, the HSE Manager conducts regular inspections and audits during construction, provides coaching and guidance to subcontractors and ensures the implementation of HSE training and initiatives for all staff.

Nic Mills
National Preconstruction Manager

Overseeing a dedicated programmer and team of estimators, our Preconstruction Manager is responsible for all pricing, design recommendations and construction methodologies that support Brosnan’s bid submissions.

Drawing on a highly experienced construction background, this role is critical in interpreting our clients’ requirements and tailoring proposals that meets their specific needs and challenges. Achieving this involves proactively identifying risks and proposing solutions from the outset to ensure a transparent, no surprises relationship.

As an integral link between our preconstruction and project delivery teams, our Preconstruction Manager ensures financial diligence and a ‘best-for-project’ approach from the outset. In turn this enables Brosnan to deliver on our project promises through innovative, well-considered construction and programming solutions.

Dan O’Regan
National Commercial Manager

With a strong understanding of project delivery supply chains, our Commercial Manager ensures sound commercial, financial, contractual and business management practices are applied throughout each project.

Responsible for maintaining a consistent subcontractor process, leading and mentoring the quantity surveying team and managing risk, our Construction Manager delivers both revenue outcomes for Brosnan and a consistent experience for our subcontractors and clients.  

With exceptional negotiation and dispute resolution skills, our Commercial Manager is valued for being planned, fair and highly experienced in successfully managing stakeholder relationships.

Aaron Ley
National Operations Manager

Our National Operations Manager plays a key role in ensuring operational consistency across all Brosnan projects through correct processes and practices. Working closely with onsite staff, this position is crucial in developing, implementing and managing quality compliance procedures to ensure each project deliverable is achieved.

With a focus on continuous performance improvement, our National Operations Manager seeks to develop and implement best practice strategies, gaining the support of our project teams through leadership and mentoring. This role provides a crucial link between Brosnan and our project partners; delivering confidence that we consistently meet expectations in order to deliver high quality outcomes.

Karsten Thomsen
National Programme Manager

Brosnan’s National Programme Manager enables our project teams to deliver timely project handovers to each client, as agreed and expected.

This is achieved by establishing comprehensive programmes that coordinate procurement, shop drawings, design, construction and timely project completion through effective management of time-related issues.

Our National Programme Manager supports our project teams with the preparation, tracking and risk management aspects of all project programmes to ensure delivery dates are achieved as agreed. With a strong knowledge of contractual and construction requirements, and the ability to successfully identify and manage the impact of scope changes, this position provides valuable internal support and delivers confidence to our clients of a timely project completion.

Construction Manager and Project Managers

Our construction manager and project managers oversee our projects from start to finish. From setting up a project, to controlling the construction programme and providing expert advice, they provide hands on support to the project team, clients and stakeholders.

Project Administrators

Supporting the project team, our project administrators provide assistance with the finer details, maintaining records, drafting reports, manuals and programmes and lodging applications with Council.

Marketing

Our brand ambassadors and communications specialists, the marketing team manage our internal communication and external marketing efforts across all platforms.

Site Managers

Taking ownership of all site based activities, our site managers are responsible for quality control, resource coordination and subcontractor management. Working closely with the project team they provide on the ground support and ensure day to day works progress smoothly.

Preconstruction

Our dedicated preconstruction team provide estimates, preliminary programmes and detailed methodologies for potential works. Their role is key to our success in securing future clients.

Reception and
Administrative Support

With no job too big or small our administrative team work hard to support all staff within our three offices and ensure the day to day aspects of the business run smoothly.

Quantity Surveyors

Working closely with the project team, subcontractors and key stakeholders our quantity surveyors oversee the commercial aspects of our projects. They procure our subcontractors, ensure costs are tracked and reported and that contractual obligations are met.

Finance

From risk management and strategic planning to invoice and payroll processing our finance team maintain best practice accounting management processes.

Join us

Our people are at the centre of everything that we achieve and we are always keen to hear from great candidates looking for their next challenge!