News

New office in Auckland, New Zealand

Johnstaff New Zealand’s Auckland team have recently moved into new office accommodation located in the heart of the CBD at 57 Fort St, Auckland. The staff have embraced the new office environment with a spacious open plan office layout, larger and more readily available meeting rooms, dedicated lunch / break out space and significantly better access to Video Conference through our Zoom room. The new office provides a dedicated Johnstaff office environment for the staff to be proud of, and the centralised location will provide great access for our clients.

2019 New Zealand Building Industry Awards

A big congratulations to New Zealand team member Todd Riordan who took out two awards at the New Zealand Building Industry Awards held in Auckland on the 23rd August. For his role on the new Christchurch Hospital Outpatient Building, Todd was successful in both the Consultants Award and, in the partnership with Leigh Construction and CCM Architects, the Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award.

2019 Australian Institute of Building Awards

Well done to Natalie McDonald and Ben Rowe! They received an award from the Australian Institute of Building at the 2019 Victoria Professional Excellence Building Awards for their work on the Carlton Project (CPG), Geelong. We would also like to congratulate Tim Wilkinson and Stuart Connell who were recently presented with Victorian Professional Excellence in Building awards by Australian Institute of Building.

Johnstaff acquires Carramar Consulting

We are delighted to announce Johnstaff and Carramar Consulting have joined forces to create the strongest health advisory team in Australia and New Zealand. Carramar’s highly regarded advisory staff will join our growing professional Advisory team.

We welcome the Carramar team to Johnstaff and look forward to demonstrating the significant benefits the integrated team will bring to our clients in the Health sector through an expanded resource base and greater depth in health analytics and advisory – from strategic, stakeholder engagement to operational outcomes.

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Carramar’s professional education and training services will continue to be provided through a dedicated business, Carramar Education. This will continue to be led by Anne Morrison.

Construction Services launched in NSW and QLD

Johnstaff has launched its Construction Services offering in NSW and QLD following the acquisition of J&T Group in July 2018. J&T Group, led by Managing Director Simon Roberts, has provided professional construction services in the Pharmaceutical, Health and Education/Research sectors in NSW since 2014.

Simon, who has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry working with both tier 1 and 2 contractors, will be supported by Johnstaff’s Discipline Leader for Construction Services, Sam Gill, who has relocated to Sydney to assist in firmly establishing the offering in this market. The Construction Services team will trade under the Johnstaff brand.

Since the acquisition of J&T Group, Johnstaff Construction Services NSW has secured a number of significant Pharmaceutical and Health commissions in metropolitan and regional NSW.

New Office Locations

Having outgrown our previous home in Pitt Street, our NSW team recently relocated to 9 Castlereagh Street following an intensive refurbishment by the Johnstaff Construction Services team to transform the existing dark and drab space into a fit-for-purpose facility for our 60+ employees. Spread over an entire level, the space provides a combination of front-of-house meeting areas and back-of-house collaboration zones, as well as large open plan working areas for Johnstaff's ever-expanding NSW business unit. Borrowing from the open-plan 'Family Room' concept adopted in Johnstaff's Victorian office, the NSW office incorporates a centrally-located breakout zone which encourages staff collaboration and socialisation between the multiple disciplines. The works were completed in just 5 weeks and Johnstaff's Construction Services team worked closely with the support teams to ensure a seamless transition.

The Johnstaff WA team also moved into a new, modern office at 2 Mill Street Perth.  The CBD location has been warmly received by our staff and clients.  Clients enjoy coming to our office for meetings and with our Zoom rooms fully operational, it has significantly improved both intracompany and intercompany communications.

New Key Starters with Johnstaff

Richard Mann – Executive Consultant
Transport Sector Leader



Richard joined Johnstaff in August 2018 after a long career with the Western Australian (WA) Government, more than 10 years as an Executive Director. He has extensive, first-hand experience in the planning and delivery of major strategic projects – including land assembly, statutory approvals, legislative process, strategic and business planning, procurement, resource management and communications strategies.

Through his experience in hands on delivery and executive-oversight of major transport projects, Richard has a deep understanding of the policy, economic, social and environmental drivers that impact and influence the ongoing development and sustainability of transport systems.

Launch of Graduate Program here at Johnstaff

Johnstaff will launch the company’s Graduate Program in early 2019, mobilising our strategy to inject and grow our talent pipeline.

The Graduate Program is open to Building & Construction, Project Management and Engineering students graduating university during 2019 and is part of our long-term commitment to career development.

“We recognise that this program is the perfect way to develop a workforce of ‘home grown’ talent. We will contribute towards making a significant impact in the futures of these individuals and we will have the opportunity to boost their learnings with real-life insights and experiences, while providing them with the knowledge needed to lay the foundation for successful careers and growth within our Project Management and Construction teams. We are really looking forward to it”. Jarrod McCartney, Chief Operating Officer.

The first Graduates identified through this program will commence with Johnstaff in February 2020.

After establishing in New Zealand almost 5 years ago, we have finally reached a scale in Auckland where we can move from the shared office arrangement into our first permanent “Johnstaff” office. While the shared office arrangement has been suitable and cost efficient for Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland to date, we are extremely proud to move into an office we can call our home. This is a vital step for our staff, which has now reached 10 in Auckland, to have a place where we can display our brand to our clients and is vitally important in the recruitment of professionals going forward. The move was swift and we are still in the setting up phase, with the fitout progressively changing over from the base build to something more appropriate, with our signage and branding going in over the coming 4 – 6 weeks. The office has the capacity to accommodate around 18-20 staff, so we have room to move, but the intention is to have the problem of needing to move in the next 2 years due to the continual growth of the Auckland team.

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