Hawkins Senior Leadership Team

Gary Walker

Gary Walker

Executive General Manager, Hawkins Building Projects

Gary has experience in a wide range of senior construction and design-related roles throughout the world. He has significant experience in the leadership of large site based construction teams, internal departments, regional business units, multidisciplinary design teams and multiple stakeholder environments.

As Executive General Manager of Hawkins Building Projects, Gary actively promotes holistic, the whole of life and human factor thinking. Gary is responsible for all aspects of the Hawkins business from setting the strategic vision and direction to overseeing operational delivery.

Gary is passionate about sustainability and is the Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC). His focus is on the human factors of the built environment and is responsible for the overall Health and Safety management and wellbeing of projects nationwide, driving improvement in safe project delivery.

“I work to foster a team environment by making sure people understand one another’s roles, our principles and culture and that innovation and idea sharing is always encouraged and supported.

It is important that our teams have the support, tools and technology to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, so I am focussed on ensuring that as a business we are embracing new thinking and technology in ways that will empower our staff."

Gary is a member of several industry bodies including being a Board Director of SiteSafe. All of his memberships allow him to pursue his goals for sustainability of people and places.


  • Chair of the Board of NZ Green Building Council
  • Successfully delivered the first ever PPP in New Zealand – Hobsonville Point primary and secondary schools.
  • Worked on a diverse range of major international projects in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Europe, Oman and East Africa.