16 May 2022

CKL has welcomed two new directors to its board, as principal of land development Jonathan Gwyn and Te Awamutu branch manager Hamish Ross, both licensed cadastral surveyors and associates, step up to CKL’s director team.

They join the company’s current experienced directors, Geoff Webster, Campbell Burrows, Bronwyn Rhynd and Bevan Houlbrooke, in leading CKL towards its vision of being New Zealand’s leading provider of land development services. Former director Mark Gilberd stepped down at the end of April to take some time to rest and refresh, and in future will continue to provide his extensive knowledge to CKL.

Both Jonathan and Hamish have been with CKL since early in their careers and have enjoyed the mentorship and professional development options the company offers, moving from managerial positions, to associates and now directors.

“Appointing Jonathan and Hamish as directors is a key part of our company succession planning, and our goal to maintain great people and provide opportunities for them to grow within the company,” explains board chair Geoff Webster.

Over their careers, Jonathan and Hamish have collaborated together extensively on client projects, so look forward to bringing this synergy to their work as directors.

“Stepping up into this role, I’m looking forward to being involved in the decision-making process for CKL and facing a new challenge leading our team of over 120, as well as continuing my ‘business-as-usual’ delivering innovative land developments for clients,” says Jonathan.

The idea of a new challenge is on Hamish’s mind as well, as he looks to his new role.

“Over my 18 years at CKL I’ve watched the company grow and expand to what we are today. With a growing service offering and the establishment of a new office in Tauranga, there is an exciting future ahead for CKL which I’m proud to be a part of,” says Hamish.

Geoff also notes that the company hasn’t had a director based in Te Awamutu for some time, so Hamish’s appointment and influence in the community will be of great benefit.

Change in Directors as CKL Looks to the Future