Board of Directors

Real strength.

Southbase Construction is backed by a solid governance team. Our Board is made up of well regarded and trusted individuals – ‘experienced minds’ who are committed to the ongoing success not just of Southbase Construction, but of each and every client we serve.

A subsidiary company of HCG Group, our major shareholders are Ben Gough (Gough Group), Philip Carter (Carter Group) and Quin Henderson as Chief Executive.

John Holland

Chairman

John Holland

As well as being chairman of Southbase Construction, John is a director of dual listed company Kathmandu Holdings Limited. John is a consultant at New Zealand’s leading full service law firm, Chapman Tripp, and was a partner for 19 years. During his legal career John acted on a number of high profile construction projects, in particular in the energy sector. John regularly provided advice to clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various construction procurement options. John is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors and for four and a half years was a member of the New Zealand Securities Commission.

Nicki Carter

Board Member

Nicki Carter

Nicki joined Carter Group as General Counsel in 2014, after more than 12 years’ experience as a commercial solicitor working in private practice and in-house. At Carter Group, she plays an integral role in The Crossing redevelopment, using her understanding of the construction processes from a client’s perspective. In 2013, Nicki completed a Master of Science in Management at Stanford University and she also holds a LLB (Hons) and BCom from Canterbury University.

Philip Carter

Board Member

Philip Carter

Philip is the Managing Director of Carter Group, a property investment company based in Christchurch. Over the last 40 years, Philip has worked extensively in property and construction, served as a Christchurch City Councillor, and has held a number of directorships in large companies, such as Christchurch International Airport, Orion New Zealand and Christchurch City Holdings. Philip trained as a Civil Engineer after completing a First Class Honours degree in Engineering and went on to gain a Diploma of Business Administration, both at Canterbury University. In 2005 Philip became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business.

Ben Gough

Board Member

Ben Gough

Ben is the Founder and Managing Director of the Ben Gough Family Office and Tailorspace, and is responsible for the strategic direction and overview of operations. He is the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of Gough Group, as well as a Director of HCG Group. Ben was a finalist in the Ernst Young, ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ Awards 2009 and in 2012 he received the Prime Minister’s scholarship to attend the Advanced Management Program at Harvard.

Brett Gamble

Board Member

Brett Gamble

Brett is the CEO of the Ben Gough Family Office and Tailorspace Limited, overseeing all portfolio investment, financial and philanthropic activities for the family. With a 20-year career in corporate finance and private equity investment, Brett has also held executive roles in the energy and technology sectors.
Added to his director role for Southbase Construction Ltd, Brett is a director on the board of Enable Networks Ltd, Masterguard Fire & Security Ltd and Canterbury Seismic Instruments Ltd. Brett is Chairman for the Foundation Trust Board at St Margaret’s College.

Nick Miller

Board Member

Nick Miller

Currently retiring from role of Managing Director of Fulton Hogan, Nick has over 20 years experience within the construction and infrastructure sectors. Featuring on the Board of the Australian Constructors Association, a former chairman of the Roading NZ Industry Association Board, a former Chief Executive of Isaac Construction, a Fellow of IPENZ and a director of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.