Our staff

Isaac Construction has earned a reputation for excellence. Achieving quality goes so much further than hiring the best talent, it means making sure that our people feel valued and supported, selecting people that share our passion for the environment, and equipping them with the tools they need to do great work. The Isaac Construction Limited Board of Directors have a wealth of experience across many sectors of business over many years and together form a strong team that governs the business. The directors are also trustees of The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust and as such ensure a consistent set of values and aligned strategy are present across both the company and the trust.

Board of directors

Rob Clarke
Chairman of Directors

Rob Clarke is a director of all the companies within the Isaac Group. A chartered accountant, he was a partner in Ernst & Young and associated partnerships from 1975 until 2004.

Rob Clarke has been a director with Isaac Construction since 2001 and was co-director alongside Lady Isaac until her death in November 2012. Rob is heavily involved in the running of Isaac Construction and a valuable member of our leadership team.

William (Bill) Luff

Bill was appointed a director of Isaac Construction in 2012. His past directorships include Silver Fern Farms and the Lyttelton Port Company and Bill is currently a Director of the Christchurch City Council company Enable Networks Services Limited and Chairman of Directors J. Ballantyne and Company Limited.

Bill is also a Trustee for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Trust and the Lighthouse Vision Trust. Prior to this Bill has spent more than 30 years in government and business roles, predominately with British Petroleum.

Alister McDonald

Alister was appointed a Director in 2013 after the passing of Lady Isaac. Alister is a partner in Chapman Tripp, a New Zealand national firm of Solicitors and has been associated with the Trust and the wider Isaac Group, as a solicitor since 1990.

Leadership team

Jeremy Dixon
Chief Executive Officer

I have been working in the industry for over 20 years, 14 of them within Isaac, in various roles .

The Civil Construction industry is a great one for providing people with some drive and passion with the opportunity to build a successful career and a life for themselves and their families, no matter where they start from.

At Isaac we believe in giving people an opportunity to be the best they can be. We invest heavily in our staff and our company culture, as we believe that every dollar we invest will ultimately come back to us through better outcomes. Better outcomes from higher engagement levels and better decision making from our staff, both in their work lives and personal lives. We have ambitions to continue to give our staff opportunities to grow and develop themselves and their careers, as this is what will ensure our company endures. To achieve this our business needs to continue to grow and succeed.

We have a proud history as a company, and we are excited about building a great future for Isaac, its people, and the communities in which we work.

Jeremy Dixon

Arlee Folkers
Group Chief Financial Officer

My career has traversed diverse commercial environments and industry sectors that include public and private sector resulting in a comprehensive understanding of the business environment.

Today my focus as a senior executive is to provide strategic leadership at, management and operational levels within business, whilst modelling the values and building the wider team to achieve the strategic objectives.

My philosophy is simple, contribute as a strategic business partner where I can add value and make a difference to the success of the business.

Arlee Folkers

Jeff Collins
Industries Manager

Since joining Isaac in 2017, I have been involved in managing the quarry, engineering and laboratory teams. I get a real pleasure out of seeing the company put so much back into our local environments through the Isaac Wildlife & Conservation Trust, as well as our strong training and development programmes nurturing our staff into future industry leaders.

I firmly believe in our Isaac core values, especially as we work in an ever changing high risk environment. Getting our teams home safely to their loved ones each night is top priority.

Jeff Collins

Jim Shankie
Fleet Manager

I live an active life with high values and a professional positive outlook.

Promoting Isaac’s positively comes natural to me and my team who share this value with pride.

Jim Shankie

Quintin Rolston
Construction Manager

Each of our 5 core values are important to our identity as a company, and for the culture of our teams. The one that resonates most with myself is, “To get everyone home safely each night".

Quintin Rolston

Kim Masina
Surfacing Manager

Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, I joined Isaac Construction in 2014 as Paving Manager. Now in my current role as Surfacing Manager I am responsible for;

  • Contract management and programming
  • Developing and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Management of 50 staff
  • Planning and tendering of project work
  • Safety, quality and environmental risk management
  • Management of contractual issues and project documentation
  • Establishing control framework and monitor process including project budgets and resource management
  • Responsible for pricing paving and sealing jobs and tenders
  • Purchasing new plant
  • Ensuring the health and safety of all site personnel
  • Maintaining delivery of a quality product and service
  • Financial performance of Isaac paving and sealing contracts

I also manage the sponsor relationships between the Crusaders and Highlanders Rugby Franchises, while working alongside Plato Creative in the marketing of Isaac Construction.

Kim Masina