Infrastructure New Zealand Chair Andrew Stevens today announced that former BNZ General Manager of Institutional Banking
Paul Blair will take over as Chief Executive of Infrastructure New Zealand following the Building Nations Symposium to
be held in Rotorua on the 21-23 August.
“I’m very pleased to announce that Paul Blair, a former board member of Infrastructure NZ and BNZ executive, will move
into the role. Paul’s obvious passion for infrastructure and depth of business experience across New Zealand, Australia
and UK will ensure the organisation continues to grow and develop in response to New Zealand’s infrastructure needs,”
“Outgoing CEO Stephen Selwood took an idea for a new business advocacy group and over 14 years turned it into one of New
Zealand’s most respected thought leadership organisations. He helped kick off the process for governance reform in
Auckland and RMA reform nationally and fought long and hard for the soon to be established New Zealand Infrastructure
Commission, among a long list of other achievements.
“Infrastructure is the physical platform for national well-being and development. It has been a tremendous privilege to
lead Infrastructure New Zealand as the peak industry body for such a critical sector,” says Stephen Selwood.
“I’m looking forward to a continuing contribution in industry governance roles, both public and private. I know that
Paul is as passionate about the sector as I am and will now take the organisation to a new level,” Selwood says.
“I’ve worked with Stephen for a number of years and would like to thank him for his enormous contribution to New Zealand
infrastructure. I’m excited to be moving into an organisation and a role with such momentum and opportunity to improve
New Zealand’s prosperity, living standards and environment,” Blair says.