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Our Team

We know the Wellington commercial property scene inside and out

Talk to our expert team for advice about your project

Aaron Stagg

Director and Contracts Manager | 021 509 438

An industry expert and Licenced Building Practioner, Aaron Stagg has more than two decades of experience in interior fit outs and construction. As Contracts Manager, Aaron oversees project delivery and ensures overall client satisfaction. As Director, he leads his team and manages strict compliance to health & safety regulations, continuously driving improvements within the company's processes. Aaron is also actively involved in the development of innovative electronic health & safety processes. Aaron’s extensive knowledge of the commercial fit out industry reassures clients that their project will be managed and completed to an exemplary standard.

Chris Field

Director and Quantity Surveyor | 021 407 078

Having worked in the construction industry since 1993, Chris’ wealth of experience means he has a wide and thorough knowledge of the commercial interior, residential and construction sectors. Chris has a Diploma in Quantity Surveying, and is an Associate of the NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors. He also has considerable contract management experience, and can offer clients a wide range of services including estimating, tendering, contract administration, and cost information. As Director, Chris plays a key role in leading both Zeal operations and client projects through to final delivery.

Ben Heald

Quantity Surveyor | 028 850 02256

Ben Heald started with Zeal in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics and a post graduate diploma in Quantity Surveying. At Zeal, Ben is the go-to guy, leading projects from the initial pricing right through to the final account, including detailed budget estimates, measurements, contracts, cash flow forecasts and cost control. With an aptitude for communication, Ben liaises with clients, architects, engineers and contractors to ensure client requirements are met.

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Hayden Schrijvers

Quantity Surveyor | 021 907 603

With a few valuable years behind him in the construction industry, Hayden joined our qualified team in 2018 with a diploma in Quantity Surveying. A member of NZIQS, Hayden’s role within Zeal encompasses providing detailed budget estimates and tenders to clients, as well as professional management of sub-contractors. While being able to think big-picture, his attention to detail, commitment and communication to clients is second to none, making him an instant hit with our team and clients alike.

Grant Sutherland

Contracts Manager | 021 498 403

Starting at Zeal in 2011, Grant has 13 years of extensive experience working in the commercial construction industry. With expertise in key trades, Grant's comprehensive knowledge has seen him work on projects ranging from the very small to large multi-million dollar builds. As a Contracts Manager, he has an eye for detail and is determined to ensure client satisfaction. Grant’s passion is building successful relationships with clients and contractors, to achieve the best quality finish on each project.

John Dyer

Contracts Manager | 027 509 4382

John Dyer started with Zeal in 2013 and has been working in the construction industry for more than 25 years. His past experience includes extensive involvement in joinery, shop fitting, interior fit outs, residential and light commercial construction. John has a reputation for exceeding client expectations by going the extra distance to get projects completed. His broad range of skills and qualifications ensures that no project is outside of his capabilities; John holds a Trade Certificate in Joinery, is a Licensed Building Practitioner and has completed a National Diploma in Construction Management.

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Sam Murphy

Contracts Manager | 021 509 058

Sam started with Zeal in 2018 and brought with him over 7 years’ experience within the construction industry. After completing his carpentry apprenticeship in 2014, Sam progressed to a Tier 1 Construction Training Programme that exposed him to all parts of the construction process; from early contractor involvement through to project completion and delivery. Sam has worked on a range of challenging projects, including seismic repairs, medical care facilities and high spec acoustic auditoriums, this experience has given him valuable leadership expertise demanded by our ever-changing industry. As a Contracts Manager, Sam prides himself in building proactive relationships with clients, consultants and subcontractors alike. Sam thrives on continually developing his skillset, and as such is currently completing a Diploma in Construction Management.

Pip Wenman

Office Manager/Accounts| 021 213 1486

Pip Wenman has been with Zeal since its inception in 2005. Pip ensures that the management of the office runs efficiently and smoothly, and is focused on keeping staff, subcontractors and clients satisfied. She has extensive experience in Human Resources, which is an asset to Zeal and its employees.

Gary Knibbs

Chief Labourer

Starting at Zeal in 2013, Gary Knibbs is the Chief Labourer. A qualified brick layer, Gary supports the Contracts Managers to help the projects run smoothly. He ensures all materials are on-site when and where required and that the sites remains clean and safe for the duration of the project. Gary works above and beyond the call of duty to create a polished, high quality result for the client.