Registrar of Building Practitioner Licensing
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Paul Hobbs is the Registrar of Building Practitioner Licensing at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the sector, which includes working as a builder, construction and project manager and undertaking various regulatory roles in central and local government. The many and varied roles in the sector has enabled Paul to develop a strong understanding of the both the technical and regulatory areas of the building control system. Paul has worked for MBIE, formerly the Department of Building and Housing, for the past nine years. Most recently he was the National Manager of Weathertight Services and previously played a key role in the Canterbury earthquake recovery work for the Building System Performance team, within MBIE.