Hawkins Senior Leadership Team

Peter McCawe

Peter McCawe

Central Regional Manager

Peter has been with Hawkins since 2010 and joined the Central team in 2015 having previously been based in Wellington.

As Central Regional Manager, Peter is responsible for all aspects of the Hawkins Building Projects business in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Central North Island regions. The region has a wide geographical expanse, serviced by around 90 top-class construction individuals.

“Delivering on promises is one of the most important parts of what we do at Hawkins. It’s incredibly satisfying to not only meet but exceed our client’s expectations – the sense of achievement is priceless.”

Peter’s personable and approachable nature makes him an effective leader with a big focus on relationship building. His style of management creates harmony through the construction process to ensure outcomes are not only achieved but the journey is enjoyed by all involved.

“Our people make us who we are and it’s rather humbling to work alongside such passionate and talented individuals. Ensuring the team is enjoying their work equals results: so making sure this happens is paramount.”




  • Working with a diverse range of clients through-out New Zealand, delivering some great projects.
  • Helping to create a delivery focused business within Hawkins and insuring a culture of trust and openness is maintained.
  • Leading the team on the SPCA Project Rehome which saw the charitable organisation moving into, and rescuing, a heritage listed building that had been derelict for over 10 years. This project won numerous awards.