IAONZ Board Members

The following are our current board members


Wade Maurice | Safe-R Insulation

Wade Maurice

Wade Maurice is Managing Director of Safe-R Insulation. Wade has been associated with Safe-R Insulation since 2008 and has been in his current role since 2011. During his time with Safe-R, the company has developed into a provider of specialised insulation systems. It now supports a nation wide distribution network of insulation businesses, supplying them various products, technical expertise and sales support. Wade has spent most of his working life in the construction industry in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has a Bachelor of Business degree (Finance) from Massey University. Wade believes the insulation industry needs IAONZ to continue operating past the EECA funded era, so it can provide a voice for all associates in the insulation industry. 2015 is his first year on the IAONZ board.

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Paul Brockie | Absolute Energy Ltd

Paul Brockie

Paul is currently Managing Director of AbsoluteEnergy Ltd, an insulation company started in 2002 after Paul noted a gap in the market for giving different insulation choices for retrofit insulation and new home insulation.

Since its inception AbsoluteEnergy has been heavily involved in local Council schemes and also the Government EECA scheme.  Paul is passionate about the insulation industry and the quality of products and services provided within the industry.

Paul is also Managing Director of Brockie Renovations an Award Winning building company with a focus on high end quality renovations in the Nelson area.

While both these companies keep Paul busy, he still finds time for his other passion of following his son Jeremy’s successful football career.

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Paul Thomson | Brightr

Paul Thomson

Paul is Director of Inzone Industries / Brightr and has been an active member of IAONZ (including on the committee) and the wider industry for many years.

Inzone are a manufacturer of polyester products in NZ, producing Mammoth polyester insulation under Insulpro Manufacturing Ltd, and has an installation network under Smart Energy Solutions throughout NZ.  Inzone has also provided technical resource to IAONZ over the years.  

Rob Watson | CSR Building Products

Rob Watson

Rob Watson is the General Manager of CSR Building Products NZ.  CSR Building Products NZ manufactures, markets & distributes Bradford Insulation alongside other key CSR building product brands & systems.

Rob recognises the challenges in the insulation industry & the requirement to have a strong central voice from IOANZ especially in regard to influencing Government and decision makers in the role insulation plays in the built environment and the health and well being of New Zealanders. 

Sumaria Beaton | Awarua Synergy

Sumaria Beaton 

Sumaria Beaton has been the main lead and driver of Awarua Synergy based in Invercargill Southland.  Awarua Synergy began 16 years ago as a Marae hapu based social enterprise based at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff and expanded the business delivering all over Southland now based in Invercargill.   Sumaria is passionate about education and recently produced Hauora Homes training for Whanau ora navigators on the importance of insulation and energy efficiency.

Anthony Stone  | Tasman Insulation

Anthony Stone

Anthony leads Comfortech NZ which is a subsidy of Fletcher building. He has a significant interest in growing the wider industry and supporting installers particularly given the size of the Pink Fit brand. Anthony is open minded, focused on wider industry development and collaborative as demonstrated during his current tenure on the IAONZ Executive.