• Kevan Brown

    Kevan Brown

    Owner/ Director/ General 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 Key Commercial) and overseas (the UK and USA). Joining Key Commercial in the late 1990s with Rick Playford, the previous owner/director, Kevan worked in all aspects of the company. This included managing all scales of projects. For career advancement Kevan then moved into a Project Managers role for a large corporate organisation (acting as the client representative) before returning to KEY in 2006 as a shareholder/director and as an exit plan for Rick. In late 2014 Rick retired, with Kevan becoming the owner and General Manager.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mike Wright

    Mike Wright

    Project Manager/ Quantity Surveyor

    Mike commenced and completed his building apprenticeship in high-rise Commercial Construction prior to transitioning into Factory extensions, Service Station upgrades and general house building. At the later stage of this period, Mike moved into the interior partitioning sector completing many branch fit-outs for the BNZ Bank in a Site Foreman / Manager role. Mike joined Key Commercial Interiors in 1997 and for a period of 10 years having completed many office fit-out projects of varying sizes, complexities, and for a wide range of clients both as a carpenter and in a Senior Operations role. Mike moved back into the house construction realm before taking up a role with the Earthquake Commission as a Field estimator, Field Team Leader then as a Team leader of the Costing Analysis Team. After leaving EQC, Mike gained a qualification in Quantity Surveying and is currently completing the Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) part-time. Mike was also engaged by the ARA Institute of Canterbury as a tutor to teach Quantity Surveying. Mike returned to Key Commercial in 2019 to oversee a nationwide project for a large AUS/NZ corporate organisation.

  • James Smart

    James Smart

    Project Manager

    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.

  • Arthur Turchie

    Arthur Turchie

    Site Supervisor

    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.

  • Alexander Babko

    Alexander Babko

    Health and Safety Officer

    Alexander is a HASANZ registered Health and Safety Practitioner and a Professional member of NZISM with more than 13 year’s health and safety experience across different industries including Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, etc. Alex has in-depth knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and Regulations which allows him to identify and successfully manage risks in complex work environments. Alex has a proven record in reducing injury rates by implementing simple and understandable practices in the workplace followed by continuous safety improvement of operational processes.

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.