Nigel Butt

Commercial Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Whiwhinga Matua

Alongside Chris, Nigel is responsible for building the Aoraki team of project managers, site managers, quantity surveyors, cadets, and
administration. Overseeing the commercial delivery of all projects, including monthly project reviews. Resolving disputes, developing robust
systems and mentoring commercial teams across the business.

Nigel is known and well-respected in Wellington as an extremely experienced, astute, knowledgeable, fair and transparent construction commercial mind. He understands development as much as he understands the many risks faced in a construction project, and has a philosophy of working with clients and developers to achieve fair risk apportionment and win-win outcomes.

Prior to Aoraki, Nigel was the Commercial Manager who oversaw many successful projects in Wellington for Arrow International, before being promoted into a National Commercial Manager role. Nigel leads his teams by example, by keeping on top of detail as an expert at commercial contract administration, including identifying and managing project commercial risk. Nigel is also talented in interpreting design details to inform his practical first principles estimating, and driving a procurement process that achieves best quality and value for money for his clients.