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December 2014 New Board Appointments

The Minister for Building and Housing announced the following appointments to the Board;



Dr Robin Dunlop QSM


Ministerial Appointment





Glynn Cowley


IRHACE Nomination




Deborah Cranko Reg Arch


Ministerial Appointment




Raymond Grant


Inst M & P Engrs Nomination




Graeme Wells REA


DANZ Nomination




Victor Gradowski REA


Gas Assoc Nomination


New appointment


Karen (Debbie) Illenberger


Ministerial Appointment


New appointment


Bruce Hurley REA


Electronics Inst Nomination


New appointment


Tony McKee


NZIHE Nomination


New appointment

The Board has appointed Deborah Cranko as Deputy Chair.

L to R standing: K D Illenberger; A McKee; G M Cowley; G D Wells; R W Grant; E B Hurley.
L to R seated: V Gradowski; D J Cranko (Deputy Chair); R J Dunlop (Chair); J V Edgar (Registrar).

Schedule of Fees

REA Fees

Effective from 1 July 2013, the Engineering Associates Fees Amendment Regulations 2013 are (incl GST):

For an application for registration


For annual registration
     Less $10.00 after first year of registration if fee paid before 1 July.



REAcap Fees from 1 October 2010 all inclusive of GST at 15% (Not within the above Regulations for REA fees)

REAcap Application Date

Application Fee

Annual Fee

Within 1 year from initial REA

No Charge

$60.00 due 1 April following REAcap

REA registered earlier


$60.00 due 1 April following REAcap

CPEngNZ – current


$60.00 due 1 April following REAcap


August 2012 Board Marks 50th Anniversary

Available as:

New appointments announced

6 April 2010.

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson has announced the appointment of Dr Robin Dunlop as the chair of the Engineering Associates Registration Board.

"Dr Dunlop has a high level of understanding of governance principles and has held a considerable number of senior board appointments," Mr Williamson says.

"He has demonstrated an ability to lead a board consisting mainly of representatives of nominating associations with a diverse background."

Mr Williamson also announced that David Leask has been reappointed as a member of the Engineering Associates Registration Board, after previously serving on the Board as the Institute of Measurement and Control's representative from 1992 to 2006.

The Engineering Associates Registration Board was established under the Engineering Associates Act 1961. Its primary function is to consider the competence of Engineering Technologists and approve or decline their applications for registration.

Dr Dunlop replaces Ian Shearer, who resigned his position last year to accept an employment offer overseas. Due to legislative requirements, Dr Dunlop's initial term will be until September 2010.

Dr Robin Dunlop

Dr Dunlop was born in New Zealand and graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Engineering with honours in 1968 and a PhD in Civil Engineering in 1972.

Dr Dunlop has been Chief Executive of Transit New Zealand and Secretary for Transport. He has previously held a number of positions in New Zealand Rail and Ministry of Works and Development, as well as working for six months in the Transport and Road Research Laboratory in Crowthorne, England. Dr Dunlop started his career with the New Zealand Railways before moving to the Ministry of Works and Development.

Dr Dunlop has represented New Zealand at conferences both overseas and in New Zealand. He has also consulted for the World Bank and International Road Federation on roading agency structures and management.

Dr Dunlop has held a number of industry body positions: he is a Fellow and past President of Logistics Transport In New Zealand; past Chair of the National Board of the New Zealand Institute of Management; a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ. He is also a past President of the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia, and a former Chairman of Austroads. Dr Dunlop currently serves on the Destination Wairarapa Tourism Board and the St Lukes Parish Council.

Legislative News

November 2007

The Engineering Associates Amendment Act 2007 came into force on 19 September 2007, and provides for the following changes to the original Act:

  1. Section 4(2) the quorum for meetings of the board is reduced from 7 to 6.
  2. Section 11(1) has had the minimum ages removed from clauses (b) and (c). The date in clause (a) remains unchanged.
  3. Section 11(5) providing for access to the register has been modified from ordinary office hours to reasonable office hours.

Valuable Employment Related Qualifications Lost in the Fog

"It is very sad that valuable nationally and internationally recognised employment related qualifications for the engineering industry have been 'lost' in the mish-mash of new qualifications highlighted at the launch of '' " said Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Engineering Associates Registration Board.

Press Release now available (10 Sept 2003 - PDF, 13kB)