Branch Manager, WLG & CHC
Shane has been with Camelspace since 2015, moving into the business when it acquired a local Christchurch scaffolding company. He splits his time between Christchurch and Wellington, with the various projects happening at each branch determining where he needs to be. Shane is responsible for all business operations in the two locations, focusing on sustainable business growth, solving problems and delivering solutions for clients, and managing the local teams. The Operations Managers, Business Development Managers and Office Managers report to him.
Originally hailing from Invercargill, Shane entered the workforce in 1985 with the family business, Brazier Scaffolding Limited. In 1987, he left to gain overseas experience, a rite of passage for many kiwis. He worked as an advanced scaffolder in Perth, Western Australia, for GKN Mills before returning to New Zealand when Brazier Scaffolding was awarded the Clyde Dam project, following its previous success in executing the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter project. Shane was prominently involved in both these cornerstone projects, which put the family business firmly on the map.
In 1991 Shane embarked on another OE, staying within the industry as a crew leader and advanced scaffolder for Willian Leane Scaffolding in London. On his return to NZ in 1992, Shane took up a management position in the family business, by which time it was the largest of its type in the South Island and boasted bases in Invercargill, Queenstown, Christchurch and Dunedin.
When Shane departed the business some 21 years later, he was CEO of the Brazier family group of companies which, in addition to scaffolding, included interests such as mining. He spent 2013 as Branch Manager of Acrow’s Christchurch branch (c.50 staff); then took on a transformation role as General Manager of Skyhigh Scaffolding, Christchurch (c.80 staff).
Shane has spent the past decade in executive roles encompassing HR, health and safety, training, sales, budgetary and financial performance responsibilities in sizable scaffolding companies. He has run many high-profile scaffolding projects, including the Dunedin Stadium construction and the Benmore Hydro Dam upgrade, scaffolding contracts worth $3m and $6m respectively.
Shane is a previous Executive Board Member of the Scaffolding, Access and Rigging Association of NZ.