Warren and Mahoney has announced the appointment of Andrew Tu’inukuafe as the newest Chair of Warren and Mahoney Limited, continuing on from Graeme Finlay who has overseen the recent growth and development of the company.
Andrew Tu’inukuafe has been a member of the Board since 2021, and is a Principal based in the practice’s Auckland studio since 2015. Most recently, he has held the role of Auckland Studio Principal where he was responsible for defining and delivering on the strategy of the practice’s largest studio.
Managing Director John Coop thanks Graeme Finlay for his tireless passion and welcomes Tu’inukuafe as Chair and says he is well suited as the practice expands their reach and influence across the Pacific Rim.
“Graeme’s contribution to Warren and Mahoney has been immense, driving business strategy, growth and design excellence. Now at the end of his term, he hands over to Andrew who steps up as a trusted and respected member of the Warren and Mahoney team.
“Andrew brings a wealth of talent, insight and expertise. His clear strategic vision for the future and his ability to build relationships will aid Warren and Mahoney as we continue to grow, innovate, and build a strong, sustainable future.”
Incoming Chair Tu’inukuafe says taking on the position is a huge honour for him and reflective of the increasing diversity in the firm and the sector.
“As a passionate architect, New Zealander and Tongan, becoming the Chair of Warren and Mahoney is a huge privilege. The firm is in a fantastic position, and I look forward to working even more closely with the leadership team, the Board and all of our employees to ensure we continue to provide an exceptional service to our clients by delivering extraordinary outcomes.
“I am also passionate about how we can drive positive impact through the profession, embracing diversity and environmental sustainability within our firm, but also in the design process to create places and spaces that best serve all of our communities.”
Rotating the position of Chair is part of the Warren and Mahoney strategy and now at the end of his Term, Finlay looks forward to contributing in different ways.
“My tenure as Chair of Warren and Mahoney has been a career highlight and to see the growth of the firm, our people and our projects over this period brings immense satisfaction.
“Now handing over to Andrew, the firm couldn’t be in safer hands, and I look forward to the next step in the evolution of the business. While I will remain on the Board, I am also excited to have more time to contribute in different ways – in particular, driving the sustainability agenda, which must become an urgent focus for our industry to help create a better outlook for people, our cities and the environment.”
Finlay officially hands over to Tu’inukafe from 1 April 2022.