Our Team

At Alexanders we know we’re only as good as the people who make it happen so our team is incredibly important to us.  We believe that positive relationships with each other and with our clients means you can trust us to deliver a superior product every time. Here are just some of our team.

Management team

Mark Hamilton

Managing Director (BBSC, NZCQS)

“I take huge pride in leading the talented and dedicated team at Alexanders. Their professionalism and commitment to doing the best for every client is why “being awesome” is one of our company values.”

After a stint as a labourer in Napier, Mark joined Fletcher Development and Construction in Palmerston North as a Quantity Surveyor cadet. With Fletcher’s backing he went on to complete a Building Science degree at Victoria University, followed by a period of self-employment in Wellington that lead to a senior management role with a national building contractor that brought him back to Napier. The directors of Alexander Construction approached Mark in 1998 to take over the helm. In 2003 Mark became the majority shareholder and Managing Director. He is proud of the achievements the company has made since its small beginnings and enjoys the strong culture created from a consistent and committed workforce, exciting building opportunities and the loyalty inherent in traditional building companies.

Troy Briggs

Operations Manager/Alexander Construction Management Manager
(NZCAD)

“As a team, we make it our business to continuously challenge the status quo. That means always challenging ourselves to be creative for our clients and to work as a really tight, united team to deliver the best outcome for our clients, every time.”

Prior to joining Alexander Construction, Troy studied NZCAD & CAD and then spent 14 years working in many of the diverse fields of the building industry, including six years as a self-employed building contractor. Troy’s expertise ranges from residential to large commercial, with the Napier Court House Refurbishment, Napier Girl’s High School Hall Entry refurbishment, Elizabeth Road House (all for PMA) Elephant Hill Estate and Winery development (for John Blair), Lollipops, Napier, Ohakea Helicopter Simulator Building and HBDHB Mental Health Unit being successfully completed under his management. Troy became a shareholder and Director of the company in 2009.

Jo Murphy

Commercial Manager (NZCQS)

“Alexanders has been instrumental in some of Hawke’s Bay’s most iconic treasures that help make the Bay one of New Zealand’s most loved regions. Why wouldn’t I be 100% proud?”

Jo joined Alexander Construction in 1998 as a Quantity Surveyor, over the subsequent 1½ decades Jo has been involved with many projects including Splash Planet, The National Aquarium of NZ, Ocean Spa, the transformation of No.5 Store apartments in Ahuriri, The Wairoa Integrated Family Health Centre, and the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Mental Health Unit.

In 2009, Jo became a shareholder in the company and moved to the role of Commercial Manager in 2014.

Glen Stevenson

Alexander Building Solutions Manager

“I really like that we never take our clients for granted, and we never lose sight of the investment they’re entrusting to us. When clients tell us we’re the best construction company they’ve ever worked with, that makes for a great day.”

Glen’s association with Alexander Construction began while attending the pre-apprenticeship course at EIT Hawke’s Bay in 1994. His workmanship and natural aptitude were noticed by senior foremen on the EIT Auditorium project and was therefore encouraged to undertake an apprenticeship with Alexanders.

Once qualified, his skill and ability were put to the test with two high profile projects – the National Aquarium and the 2001 hill-side construction of the Singapore High Commission in Wellington. Glen left for his OE in 2002 and returned a year later to run several school jobs, completing fit out work and graduating to larger scale commercial work. In 2007 Glen was promoted to a management role within the company and is now the Manager of Alexander Building Solutions.

Brad Hyde

Alexander Hometeam Manager

“People may only know us for our large-scale commercial construction work, but we’re just as awesome with new home builds, alterations and repairs too. That’s what makes me proud to be part of the Alexanders team – we apply the same great systems and processes to every job and we want to deliver the best for every single client, every time.”

Brad started with Alexander Construction in the year 2000 as an apprentice carpenter. After coming out of his time and working several years for the company as a qualified builder he sustained a wrist injury that forced him to look at his future career options.  He decided to go to Wellington to study for his diploma in Construction Management and returned to Alexander’s as a Project Manager cadet in 2007. His first project as a cadet was on the Elephant Hill Winery build.

As a fully qualified Project Manager, Brad managed Alexander Construction projects such as New World in Waipukurau, Colwyn House Dementia Unit, Farmlands upgrade and extension and Central HB College additions to name a few.  He joined the Alexander Hometeam in 2014 and enjoys the close relationships he has formed with both customers and team members alike.

Jason Collins

Alexander Joinery Manager

“I love that every day I get to problem solve and to come up with creative solutions for our clients”

After completing his joinery apprenticeship, Jason spent the next 15 years at local shop fitters Future Products Group (FPG), building & installing joinery initially then moving on to pricing jobs for the likes of Caltex, McDonalds, BP and numerous cafes nationally and internationally.

Jason was appointed Alexander Joinery Manager in 2013.

Alexander Construction Central

(Palmerston North)

Murray Sneddon

Central Region Manager / Estimator / Director

Murray joined Alexander Construction Central Limited at its inception in 2013 as a Director / Estimator and has overall responsibility for this region.

He has operated within the commercial construction sector all of his working life and has developed good sound financial and commercial skills in what is a most challenging environment.  He is a good communicator with clients, peers, subcontractors and the like at all levels, and is well respected within the industry.

Murray has been actively involved in every project undertaken. This includes estimating, financial and quantity surveying and project management and supervision.

Carl McKnight

Quantity Surveyor / Director

Carl joined Alexander Construction Central Limited as a Director / Quantity Surveyor when it was formed in 2013 and is responsible for the financial control of building projects as well as company budgeting and expenditure.

Actively involved in all projects undertaken, Carl also provides support to the project teams.

Martine Lyon

Operations Manager / Director

Martine joined Alexander Construction Central Limited in 2013 as a Director / Project Manager and has overall responsibility for project delivery.

Martine understands that excellent customer service is doing a quality job that meets and exceeds customer expectation.  He has excellent communication skills, organization skills, is an effective planner and programmer and has a very positive attitude and outlook.

Estimating & Construction Servicing Team

Theresa Jones

Estimator/Quantity Surveyor (NZCQS)

Dave O’Conner

Draughting/Documentation

Bryce Adams

Quantity Surveyor

Accounts Team

Alexander Construction Accountant

Sam Hodgkinson

Accountant

Val Luck

Debtors

Carmel Bird

Creditors