Our People

General Manager

Grant Harris

Grant Harris

Grant is the General Manager for Higgs Construction Ld. Grant's background covers experience across the contruction industry. Initially training as a architectural draughtsman, then moving into building gaining his qualification as a carpenter and moving through the industry roles to project management then senior management. Grant has more than 25 years in the construction industry, including 7 years in senior management. He provides strong leadership and is highly organised; strengths that have assist him in his role at Higgs Construction and previously as the National President (2015-2017) of the New Zealand Institute of Building.

As General Manager, Grant oversees all facets of the business, from financial management, implementation of localised systems, development and training of people, and the growth and development of the business.


Joint Managing Director

David Freeman (Director)

David Freeman (Director)

Dave is the Construction Manager and a Director of Higgs Construction. Dave works closely with all our Project Managers to ensure project delivery, health & safety, and all sites are resourced as required.

Dave's experience is an essential part of the business, leading our construction teams delivery.

Experience: 43 years industry experience, Director/Owner – Higgs Construction Limited 27yrs.

Simon Fraser (Director)

Simon Fraser (Director)

Simon is a Director of Higgs Construction. Simon works closely with Paul Harris and the QS Team.

Simon is a Quantity Surveyor with over 37 years experience in the construction industry and an Associate of the NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Experience: 37 years industry experience, Director/Owner – Higgs Construction Limited 26yrs.

Construction Manager

Construction Manager

Chris Yearsley

Chris Yearsley

Chris is our EQR repairs manager, working alongside Fletcher EQR repairing earthquake damaged dwellings. Chris joined our team following the Christchurch earthquakes.

Chris and his team have repaired in excess of 500 homes under the EQC Repair Programme and are now currently involved in over cap repairs for a number of insurance companies.

Commercial Manager

Paul Harris (Director)

Paul Harris (Director)

Paul is the Commercial Manager at Higgs Construction. Paul is responsible for the financial management and procurement of new projects. Paul also leads the QS Team and New Business . Working alongside Grant, Dave and Simon, ensuring our daily business commitments are met.

Experience: 29 years industry experience, 12 years with Higgs Construction – a Director / Owner of Higgs Construction, previously five years as Commercial Manager / Senior QS, Hawkins Construction.

Contracts Manager

Antony Sefton

Antony Sefton

Antony is our Contracts Manager. Antony works closely with our Project Managers and Site Managers, ensuring project delivery, resourcing, construction programming and the implementing of new construction methods.

Antony’s knowledge of construction over 22yrs provides our team with further effective construction management skills.

Antony’s previous role was Project Director at City Care and prior to that role, Project Manager at Mainzeal Construction.

Project Managers

Mark Weber

Kris Jolly

Peter Searle

Phillip George

Dan Freeman

Stu Dobson

Paul Bennison

Neville Magee

Paul Walen

Site Manager / Project Co-ordination

Johnny Clark

Site Manager

Ray MacFarlane

Senior Site Foreman

Chris McConney

Daryl Ashworth

Glenn Robinson


Stu Bishop

Graeme Lattimore

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Raweri Martin

Daryl Smith

Simon Fraser

Paul Harris

Office Administrator

Margaret Kilkelly

Yvonne McDonald

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