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Ben Tomason

Ben has worked in the construction industry for over 16 years as a laborer, builder, foreman, supervisor, superintendent and project manager, giving him extensive experience of the industry and an in-depth knowledge of building processes. Ben is also an Associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Building.


He has vast and diverse experience and knowledge in all aspects of the building trade, having started on the tools and worked his way up to managing projects for top tier contractors of $100m+ value with direct reports of up to 260 staff at times. This staff included (but wasn’t limited to) supervisors, safety and quality managers, engineers, architects, programmers, cost controllers and tradesmen. 


Alongside his career, Ben has completed a number of qualifications, including a Diploma in Construction Management and a Masters of Business Administration. Ben is based in our Whangarei office, and is Project Manager on a select number of larger Griffith’s projects at present. 


Ben has experience in managing projects both in NZ and abroad in a number of building sectors, providing well-rounded experience and knowledge. Projects completed/underway include:

  • 45 Luxury house subdivision (Australia)

  • 20 school classrooms across 2 schools (Northland)

  • Iron ore handling/stockyard facility (Australia)

  • State of the art pathology laboratory (Auckland)

  • Campground ablutions/earthworks (Northland)

  • Sports centre (Australia)

  • Award-winning large commercial mid-rise (Auckland)

  • Multiple high-rise fit-outs and refurbishments (Australia/NZ)

  • Industrial buildings/Warehouses (Northland/Central Otago)

  • Train uploader heavy lift package (up to 200 tons) (Australia)

  • Marae projects (Northland)

  • Accommodation 120 rooms (Australia)

  • Project start-ups including iwi, community, retail and development


Ben has a true passion for construction and development, and this is evident in every project he oversees. When not bringing visions to reality with Griffiths, his spare time is usually spent enjoying life with family and friends, relaxing along our beautiful coast, traveling or running around a squash court. Ben is proudly Whangarei born and bred; although he did leave to see the world before coming back to be with family, friends and to enjoy the Northland lifestyle! 


Ben finds true satisfaction in challenging the industry norm, adding value and efficiency for clients and stakeholders, challenging himself and feeling that rush of pride in presenting a successfully completed project to a satisfied client. A dyed-in-the-wool All Blacks supporter, Ben is known around the office as being a fun team player who’s easy to get along with and who uses his integrity, knowledge and honesty to provide the best results for every client. He’s also terribly hardworking – but we don’t hold that against him!


Mansfield House, 127 Bank Street
Whangarei 0110, Northland, New Zealand

PO Box 454, Whangarei 0140


Phone: (09) 430 3072


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