Hawkins Senior Leadership Team

Terry Buchan

Terry Buchan

Auckland Regional Manager

Terry has over 25 years of practical construction and project management experience, gained from a wide range of commercial building types. He has an outstanding track record in the delivery of major, large scale projects.

As Auckland Regional Manager, Terry is responsible for all aspects of Hawkins Building Projects business in the Auckland region.

 “I learned early on that my role’s about five key things: time, cost, quality, health & safety and client management. It’s vital to build strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders from day one and to make sure the team’s focused on the client’s goals. It’s only by hitting projects hard at the start that you can ensure a successful outcome.

“My mantra is plan, plan and plan some more. You can never over-plan. It is rewarding to see your client smile when their project is delivered and to see how proud our team is.”

It is Terry’s communication and relationship building skills that make him stand out as a team leader. He motivates through example, ensuring the team is focused on a common goal and building trust based on integrity.


  • Building a team of 40 Hawkins staff to deliver the $200 million Britomart development and winning the Award for Excellence in the over $75m category at the 2011 NZIOB awards for the East 1 and 2 buildings at the Britomart development.
  • Seeing team members that Terry has helped to train get better at what they do and develop their careers.
  • Working on several design and build projects in the commercial and educational sectors. As a result Terry understands the design and build process and the required outcomes.