Jim Boult goes to Hawkins Construction

MARTA STEEMAN
Last updated 16:53 04/02/2014
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NEW ROLE: City Care chair Jim Boult has resigned.

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Former Christchurch International Airport boss Jim Boult is heading to the construction business.

Hawkins Construction said today that Boult had been appointed as an executive director and would be involved in business development and governance.

Hawkins is one of the country's largest privately owned construction companies, with more than 65 years in the industry.

Boult last week stepped down from the chairmanship of City Care, a company involved in civic maintenance and infrastructure, including construction, citing a conflict of interest with his new role, which he declined reveal.

Boult had been in that role for only two months.

Hawkins Group chairman Arthur Young said the company had been looking for the right person to bolster its South Island presence.

"He already has a keen understanding of our business, having been the former CEO of Christchurch International Airport during the recent terminal expansion programme, for which Hawkins was the lead contractor," he said.

Hawkins has been based in Canterbury since 1986 and has built some of the region's major facilities. They include the rebuild of the Christchurch civic building, the terminal expansion at Christchurch Airport, the temporary AMI Stadium and work at the University of Canterbury after the earthquakes.

Boult is a former director of Tourism New Zealand and has had several other governance and management roles in several business sectors.

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