Shane Brazier

Branch Manager WLG & CHC


Hailing originally from Invercargill Shane entered the workforce in the city in 1985 with the family scaffolding business, Brazier Scaffolding Limited.  In 1987 by way of a rite of passage, he left the family business to work as an advanced scaffolder in Perth, Western Australia for GKN Mills until returning to New Zealand to assist the family business with the Clyde Dam, awarded after its previous success in executing the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter project; two of a number of cornerstone projects putting the family business firmly on the map with which Shane was prominently involved.

In 1991 Shane embarked on another OE, again staying within the industry working for Willian Leane Scaffolding in London as a crew leader and advanced scaffolder.

In 1992 Shane returned to New Zealand to take up a management position in the family business.  By which time it was the largest such business in the South Island with predominate market share in the lower South Island and boasting bases in Invercargill, Queenstown, Christchurch and Dunedin.

By the time Shane departed the business some 21 years later in 2013 he was CEO of the Brazier family group of companies.  A group which in addition to scaffolding included interests such as mining.

For all of 2013 Shane was branch manager of Acrow’s Christchurch branch (c.50 staff); 2014 was taken up in a transformation role as General Manager of Skyhigh Scaffolding, Christchurch (c.80 staff).

Shane has spent the past 10 years of his career in executive roles in sizable scaffolding companies encompassing overall: HR, Health & Safety, training, sales, budgetary and financial performance responsibilities in all cases.

Shane is a previous Executive Board member of the Scaffolding, Access and Rigging Association of NZ.

In addition to branch operational roles Shane has previously been responsible for running such high profile scaffolding projects as the Dunedin Stadium construction and the Benmore Hydro Damn upgrade, $3m and $6m scaffolding projects respectively.