Gina Jones


Gina joined Catalyst late 2017, with an extensive, multi-award winning career and presence in New Zealand’s Architecture community.

Gina Jones, (FNZIA, FNZIOB) is a Registered Architect, the former Chair of the NZIOB Charitable Trust, and inaugural National President of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). With governance experience that is singularly construction focused, Gina enjoys every aspect of a construction project especially the build phase.

With a strong creative flair and her formidable range of skills, Gina has an extensive background, which includes the role of National President of the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) and being awarded the prestigious NZIOB Medal (2009). Gina founded Accent Architects and ran the practice for 22 years, with her earlier career spent at Ampersand Architects (Director) via TWIA Architects (Graduate/Associate). Gina has taught Professional Practice (post Graduate) at VUW’s School of Architecture, and has deepened her governance capability by completing several Institute of Directors (IoD) training courses.

With the exposure to, and successful delivery of such a variety of responsibilities, Gina is an expert at delivering feasibility consultation to clients. She also has extensive knowledge of council and Resource Management Act (RMA) coordination, the development of procurement strategies and effectively leading many consultant-based project teams at a senior level.

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