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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 | 021 509 438

Having worked in the construction industry since 1990, Aaron’s wealth of experience means he has a wide and thorough knowledge of the commercial interior and construction sectors. As Director, Aaron's focus is on leading Zeal’s successful operations, as well as guiding the team through client projects to final delivery. An industry expert and Licensed Building Practitioner, he continuously strives for improvements within the company’s processes and oversees strict compliance with health & safety regulations. His professional yet easy going nature, backed up by his extensive experience in the commercial fit out industry, provides clients with the confidence that their project will be managed and completed to an exemplary standard.

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.

Grant Sutherland

Contracts Manager | 021 498 403

Starting at Zeal in 2011, Grant has many 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.

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Sam Murphy

Contracts Manager | 021 509 058

Sam started with Zeal in 2018 and brought with him over a decade of 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.

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Chris Lawry

Health and Safety Manager | 027 548 2611

Chris joined Zeal in October 2018 bringing two decades of industry expertise and experience in building, contract negotiation and management, facilities management and maintenance, and commercial renovation, here in New Zealand and London. Chris has a sound knowledge of industry legislation, requirements, standards and protocols, and provides specialist leadership and oversight of health and safety on Zeal projects. Chris’ problem-solving prowess, negotiation skills and focus on getting stuck in and getting things done, make him a great person to have on the team.

Pip Wenman

Office and Finance Manager| 021 213 1486

Pip Wenman has been with Zeal from the start. A partner in the business, Pip ensures that the everyday management of the office runs efficiently and smoothly, so the rest of the team can get on with the job. Pip also looks after finance and accounts and is focused on keeping staff, subcontractors, and clients satisfied, an aspect of her role she loves. Her extensive experience in Human Resources is a big asset, and Pip plays a vital role in ensuring our people and the Zeal team are happy and humming.

Ray Soubeyrand

Contracts Manager | 027 348 3300

Ray is our resident Frenchman and joined Zeal in January 2022. Having worked 7 years for a large NZ building merchant, Ray had the opportunity to build up a unique skillset through various leadership roles. Ray is outstanding at forming solid relationships and providing excellent customer service to a large portfolio of clients, through a solutions-focus mindset and his genuine care for the successful delivery of projects. Here at Zeal, these skills have been invaluable to the successful completion of many projects with excellent feedback from the clients. As a result of his desire for continuous improvement, Ray graduated with a Diploma in Construction in both Construction Management and Quantity Surveying in 2022, with the intent to apply this knowledge at Zeal. With his strong leadership skills and a well-founded understanding of Health and Safety processes, he is a valuable member of the team.

Ben Joseph

Chief Labourer

Starting at Zeal in December 2022, Ben Joseph is the Chief Labourer. Ben 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 remain clean and safe for the duration of the project. Ben works above and beyond the call of duty to create a polished, high quality result for the client.

Fred Stagg

Barketing Manager

Fred joined the company in June 2020 and he is in charge of keeping the floor (and sometimes desks) clean with regards to food. He spends most of his day sleeping but is always enthusiastic to greet any guests to the office. He particularly likes pats and cuddles and will do anything for a treat. He is one cruisy and happy pooch and loves hanging out with all of us!