Looking back to look forward

Welcoming new Chief Executive Kerry Gupwell

Joining Boffa Miskell in its 40th year couldn’t have been a better-timed start for me as Chief Executive. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to participate in the company’s celebrations around the country and learn about its history from current and former staff as well as clients and valued partners.

At these events, I heard about the diversity of projects the company has been involved with over the past 40 years and their lasting significance for New Zealand’s landscape. I also became aware of the collaborative and innovative approach that has been a key to the company’s success and saw the genuine enthusiasm and pride in their projects shared by all the people involved.

So, when I reflect on Boffa Miskell’s history, what I see is 40 years’ of cumulative experience and expertise that we can bring to our clients on future projects; a depth and breadth of experience in our realm of business that would be hard to match.

This milestone year has also been an opportunity to pay tribute to Frank Boffa. Frank, not only can you be proud of the company that you began and helped build but also the kind of company that we have become – now led by a new generation of dedicated and talented professionals. And now we look forward to the next 40 years…

1 November 2012