Gareth Wilmshurst

Canterbury General Manager

Gareth is the General Manager of the Canterbury branch and is motivated by ABL’s client-first attitude and approach. Over the years Gareth has worked on several highly sensitive and political projects and understands the complex layers of stakeholder management.

Gareth’s experience has gained him great understanding of complex projects and has grown his wide range of skillsets; from estimation, programming, contracts management, to quantity surveying. He is technically competent in all fields and is personally passionate about construction.

Gareth brings a broad range of experience to his role as the General Manager of the Christchurch ABL regional office.

After more than two decades of Quantity Survey experience in New Zealand and the UK, and years of Construction Project Management successes he now leads the Christchurch ABL team from the front. 

Gareth’s experience as both an estimator and a contracts manager on major projects is exemplary. He not captures projects and stays focused on them to completion, leading his team to ensure a successful outcome for all parties.

Gareth’s QA experience enables him to understand the financial implication of every decision made on a project, protecting his clients from unnecessary surprises.

This underpins Gareth’s core attitude that an upfront approach and open communication with the client is essential. Gareth’s time in the Canterbury and the Southern Region has seen him develop an excellent knowledge of the regional contracting matrix.

The variety of projects he has completed means that he is familiar with a wide range of construction techniques and approaches.

He also understands how to contribute to a quality product through careful early planning and monitoring, while also still keeping control of costs.

 Competencies – Project Services

  • Main Contractor
  • Construction Management
  • Commercial Leadership
  • International Procurement

 Qualifications and training

  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying
  • Diploma in Construction Management
  • Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • NZIQS - Registered Quantity Surveyor

 Previous Projects

  • Town Hall Conservation Project
  • Ara Institute Kahukura Block
  • Ara Institute Student Accommodation
  • University of Canterbury NEB
  • King Edward Barracks

Construction Management skills

  • Project Estimation
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Commercial Management
  • Project Feasibility and Analysis
  • Design evaluation
  • Value engineering
  • Construction methodology
Gareth Wilmshurst
Canterbury General Manager