Onno Mulder

Chief Executive Officer, Citycare Group

Bringing over 30 years' operational and management experience within the engineering and contracting industries to bear, Onno’s drive, ambition and leadership have long been the foundational cornerstone of Citycare’s success. He first joined Citycare in 2000 as Divisional Manager - Civil Engineering, before rapid promotion through the ranks, to Northern Regional Manager in 2002 and Southern Regional Manager in 2004, making him an ideal candidate for his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in late 2005. Since then, Onno has focused on driving operational excellence, strong financial growth and the strategic development of a business that now has a balanced national delivery model and has matured into a leading national provider of construction, maintenance and management services across New Zealand's built environment.

 

Paul Blackler

Executive General Manager, Citycare Civil

Paul came to Citycare in 2013 to establish a presence for the group in Building Construction. Bringing with him over 30 years' experience in the construction industry, including 20 in senior management roles in Christchurch, it took just two years for Paul’s portfolio to also include Civil Construction and his current focus – as the business moves to a new Sector-led model – is to build on these foundations and establish a national footprint for Citycare Civil. Paul has served on numerous industry related boards, including Site Safe, Canterbury Registered Master Builders' Federation, CPIT Trades Innovation Institute Advisory Board and Building Practitioners' Board. He is actively involved in The Boys' Brigade in Canterbury, recently completing a six-year term as the New Zealand President.

 

Peter Lord

Executive General Manager, Citycare Property

A qualified engineer, Peter has over 25 years' operational and management experience in the construction and infrastructure maintenance industries. Joining City Care in 2002 as a Contract Manager, his rapid promotion through the business saw him move into an EGM role when Citycare established a national facilities management division during its 2010 company restructure. Success in that role now sees Peter heading up the new Citycare Property business, which incorporates his former portfolio with the Open Spaces Maintenance business, as well as building in a vertical construction and PMO offering to clients.

 

Tim Gibson

Executive General Manager, Citycare Water

A qualified engineer, with over 30 years' experience in the construction and infrastructure maintenance industries, Tim joined City Care in early 2006 as General Manager - Northern Region. The 2010 restructure saw the formation of a national maintenance division and Tim was an ideal candidate to take on executive ownership of that division. His strong leadership skills and flair for operational management saw consistent success in this area of the business and the cornerstone of this success was a Three Waters maintenance business that had quietly built itself to owning over 60% of the Local Authority contract base for Three Waters maintenance. So firming Tim’s portfolio up to concentrate specifically on Citycare’s opportunities in Three Waters maintenance delivery was an obvious and exciting next step.

 

Paul Kiesanowski

Chief Financial Officer, Citycare Group

Paul initially joined City Care in January 2014 in an acting role following an extensive career as a partner at KPMG. A qualified CA, and a member of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, Paul brought his extensive experience in financial management, financial reporting, and risk management to bear. His responsibilities include ensuring that financial systems, processes and controls are implemented and operating to ensure the company has the business information needed to operate effectively, and that the external reporting responsibilities are fulfilled. Paul also leads the Treasury, risk management, the company secretarial functions, and Information Technology, procurement and fleet.

 

Leeanne Carson-Hughes

Executive General manager – People & Culture, Citycare Group

With significant experience in organisational change management and an enviable track record of building talent and leadership capability, Leeanne joined the Citycare team in 2017 to help drive the transition and organisational development required as the business looked to re-invent itself through a new Sector-led delivery model. Leeanne was previously the General Manager Human Resources at ANZCO Foods Limited where her role was to lead the Shared Services team that delivered HR, Payroll, Communications and Health and Safety for the 3000 employees in the global company. She has also held senior HR and Organisational Development roles with Christchurch International Airport and the New Zealand Institute of Crop and Food Research.

 

Nige Cottingham

Executive General Manager – Strategy & Business Growth, Citycare Group

Nige joined Citycare in February 2017, with the business on the cusp of transformational change through an exciting new Sector-led growth strategy. Able to draw on over two decades of infrastructure experience, he has worked for and alongside a number of leading construction and engineering businesses, including O'Donnell Griffin, Laing O'Rourke, Aurecon, Brookfield Multiplex, UGL and Acciona. NIge has also held strategic Government communications roles and worked in Alliances, PPPs and JVs, gaining direct insight of both the differences and commonalities driven by private and public sector interests. A qualified journalist and Marketing, PR and Communications professional, NIge has worked in the UK, US, Hong Kong and Australia.