Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure WDC CE announced

A team of four people sit at desks discussing a project

Philip Aldridge has been appointed CE of Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council today starting mid-October. Waihanga Ara Rau is the first of the six Workforce Development Councils to appoint its Chief Executive.

 Philip joins Waihanga Ara Rau from the Health and Safety Association of NZ, where he is currently Executive Director.

He said, “It will be a privilege to lead Waihanga Ara Rau, which represents one of our economy’s most important industries. It will take a team effort to deliver the changes our industry needs. As a priority we must help to address workforce shortages and do more to support Māori, Pacific people and women to succeed in construction and infrastructure.”

 Waihanga Ara Rau covers construction (including heavy, civil, residential, non-residential and related engineering) and associated industries and trades, as well as infrastructure, including water supply and drainage, gas supply, electricity generation and distribution, telecommunication, road and bridge building, and related engineering.