Building Dispute Tribunal
John has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry as a subcontractor, head contractor, architectural designer, principal, consultant, and dispute resolution service provider.
John is the founder and a Director of the Building Disputes Tribunal (BDT), the nationwide, specialist dispute resolution service provider for the building and construction industry in New Zealand and an Authorised Nominating Authority under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. He is a professional arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has been appointed in more than 1,160 building, construction and infrastructure disputes over the past 26 years relating to residential, commercial and industrial construction projects, power stations, gas fields, manufacturing and processing plants, stadiums, hotels, land subdivisions, roading, railways, wharves, marinas, drainage, wastewater treatment plants, recycling plants, mining, services, and utilities, involving domestic and internationally based parties, complex technical and legal matters, and sums in dispute exceeding $100M.