• Kevan Brown

    Kevan Brown

    Director / Operations Manager

    Starting out as a carpenter in the rural and housing markets, Kevan then moved into light commercial fit out work both in New Zealand (including KCI) and overseas. Kevan then moved into the role of Property Project Manager with one of New Zealand's largest banks before returning to KCI as a Director. This experience of being the 'client' gives him empathy for the issues that can be foremost in the mind of the client.

  • Conrad Pearce

    Conrad Pearce

    Contracts Manager

    Conrad began his career as a carpenter in the commercial sector. He travelled overseas and worked in various countries in the high end residential sector. On his return to NZ, Conrad worked in the residential sector in Wellington and then spent a year working as a carpenter in Antarctica. Conrad then moved onto a site management role for a major commercial construction company for seven years. This role exposed him to some very large projects and the complexities involved with them. He then started with Key Commercial Interiors in 2015 as Contracts Manager and enjoys the wide range of projects the company is involved with.

  • Tony Clarke

    Tony Clarke

    Quantity Surveyor

    Tony has been a Quantity Surveyor based in Wellington for over 35 years, working on a wide range of commercial building and civil construction projects. Tony has extensive experience working with architects, engineers and subcontractors on a wide range of projects from conception to completion, with broad experience in positive stakeholder and client team outcomes.

  • Chris Hislop

    Chris Hislop

    Health & Safety Officer

    Chris began his career as a plumber, gasfitter and drainlayer. Since obtaining his craftsman plumbing licence, Chris has been operating his own plumbing business for the last 25 years as well as being a trainer for Weltec and the Open Polytechnic, tutoring in plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying. Since moving to Key Commercial Interiors as the Health & Safety Officer, Chris’s aim is to provide professional and practical health and safety solutions to our staff and clients, ensuring everyone goes home safe every day.

  • Nicki Metcalf

    Nicki Metcalf

    ATM Project Manager

    Nicki has been with Key Commercial Interiors since 2016, having returned after previously working for KCI in 2009. Prior to working for Key Commercial Interiors, Nicki worked within the ATM field for one of NZ’s leading banks – this means she knows what it’s like to be both a client and a vendor. This experience allows Nicki to empathise with, and recognise, client needs and expectations and deliver a comprehensive ATM Installation service at Key Commercial Interiors.

  • Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson

    Maintenance Manager

    Alan started work in 1969 as an apprentice carpenter. He had his own trucking business and built houses for many years before starting work for Key Commercial Interiors in 1995 as a carpenter. Alan manages the maintenance part of KCI, carrying out a lot of work for CCDHB as well as enjoying installing ATMs throughout the country.

  • James Smart

    James Smart


    James began his career in construction in 2002 at a major Wellington company specialising in commercial construction. He left to broaden his experience in the residential sector. After completing his carpentry apprenticeship, he went on to build and supervise architecturally designed houses. In 2015 he joined Key Commercial Interiors and continues to enjoy the interesting and varied scope of work. James enjoys his close relationships with clients and always goes the extra mile to make the building process as smooth as possible.

  • Helen Henkes

    Helen Henkes

    Accounts/Office Manager

    Helen has been working alongside Kevan for a number of years and joined Key Commercial from the outset in the late 80’s. Helen’s role is to manage all the accounts and daily finances.

  • Lance Gay

    Lance Gay

    Master Joiner

    Lance is another of our long serving employees, having been with Key Commercial for over 25 years. He is possibly the best master joiner in the Wellington region. We do not mass produce nor have expensive CNC machinery and therefore provide quality handmade items competitively priced due to lower overheads. As such, we are proud of our joinery workshop in Wellington. It is an invaluable asset to our building team, providing cost effective cabinetry through to high end one-off joinery such as reception counters and the like. We can offer a number of items from rise and fall desks to acoustic panels and all other typical joinery items.

  • Arthur Turchie

    Arthur Turchie


    Arthur started as an apprentice joiner and then moved into the residential building sector mainly doing alterations. In January 2010 he moved indoors taking up a role with Key Commercial Interiors. Arthur controls projects on site in a professional and responsible manner, resulting in a very pleasant environment to work in. He has great people skills and is a good communicator with clients, client representatives and with Key’s senior staff. Arthur can implement Key’s projects on time and to a high standard and is often requested by our clients to “run” their projects.

Our Wider Team

We also have affiliated building companies in Auckland and Napier that form part of our wider team. We've maintained these relationships over time to ensure all client expectations are met.

Working at KEY

Our focus on our people over the years, has created a skilled and stable team, with half of our staff having been with us for 15 years or more.

Building a great team is not rocket science: we employ the right people; provide them with opportunities and support; and ensure that their contribution is valued. We also pride ourselves on the quality of the workplace and benefits that we provide.