Meet the Team

Working together

“One Team”

Bryan Symes

Bryan Symes

Managing Director

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in Building Management

HISTORY
Bryan has been involved in the construction industry for 30 years in that time has gained extensive experience in all aspects of contract management, design management, project management and administration in all types of commercial construction. His knowledge, leadership and motivational skills have been the key to the successes he has achieved.

Nataszha Fitzgerald-Symes

Nataszha Fitzgerald-Symes

Office / Accounts Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in Health Science (Registered Nurse)

HISTORY
Nataszha has been an active part of the company since it’s conception 15 years ago. Nataszha has developed most of the systems and processes currently keeping the administrative department running. She keeps the office running, accounts up to date and most importantly the staff paid.

 Blair

Blair

Commercial Manager / QS / Estimator

QUALIFICATIONS
Arics

HISTORY
Blair has over twenty years experience as a qualified quantity surveyor and estimator. He has extensive experience nationally and internationally in both Professional and Contractor roles. Blair is responsible for the commercial management and administration of Capri projects.

Aaron

Aaron

Project Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in Construction Management

HISTORY
Aaron has been involved in the construction industry for 20 years in that time has gained experience in all types of commercial construction generally from a site based management position. He posses good Practical / Technical Knowledge and leadership skills, these skills have helped him achieve a high standard management so far in his career.

James

James

Project Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Trade qualified Through NZ Army

HISTORY
James has been involved in the industry for over 30years, James was trained in the NZ army Engineers corp, since leaving the army in the 1996 James has gained extensive experience in the NZ commercial market in and overseas for the past 12 years he has had various postings around the world with the Defence force and Private companies, in 2004 james was honoured with a MNZM for his services in Iraq, due to his great communication skills, versatility and varied skill set James is a great asset or leader in any team.

Hao

Hao

Construction Management Trainee (Cadet)

QUALIFICATIONS
Master of Engineering in Construction Management
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (China)

HISTORY
Hao has been working in construction for almost 4 years in Beijing after he finished his bachelor of civil engineering. In 2015, he came New Zealand to study master of construction management at University of Canterbury. After he achieved his master, Hao joined Capri to start a cadetship in construction management. He is a hard worker and his knowledge provide a different perspective on managing projects.

Robert

Robert

Construction Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate in Sales Training
Certificate of Building Engineering
Diploma in Safety for Operational Services

HISTORY
Robert is highly qualified in the field of building and managing projects (construction, renovation and maintenance) with experience owing and managing his own business in The Netherlands, leading a team of around 50 staff and subcontractors. He has great leadership abilities, employs excellent communication skills and advanced organisational and planning skills. Robert is a team player who applies his technical skills, and a hands-on approach across every project he is involved in.

Michael

Michael

Site Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Construction in Construction Management
National Certificate in Carpentry
Licensed Building Practitioner

HISTORY
Michael has been working in construction for more than 10 years beginning his career as an apprentice builder. In 2012 he worked for a year in Germany involved in plumbing and electrical heating systems. Once back in New Zealand he moved into a project management role at RCP. Following this in 2014 Michael joined Capri to start a cadetship in construction management. He has since completed his Bachelor of Construction Majoring in Construction Management. This degree and his experience can bring practical solutions to everyday problems over a wide variety of the construction sector.

Lochlainn

Lochlainn

Quantity Surveyor Cadet

QUALIFICATIONS
Construction Economics (1st Year at Unitec)

HISTORY
Lochlainn is currently completing his cadetship with Capri and 1st year Construction Economics at Unitec. He works under supervision of the senior site managers developing construction management skills.

Zaid

Zaid

Junior Construction Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Construction Management (In Progress 3rd Year at Unitec)

HISTORY
Zaid is currently completing his cadetship with Capri and 3rd year Construction Management at Unitec. He works under supervision of the project managers developing construction management skills. Zaid has worked with Capri for 3 years, bringing his confidence and hard-working skills to the team.

Cristian

Cristian

Site Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
National Diploma in Construction Management
Technician in Construction (Chile)

HISTORY
Cristian has been involved in the construction industry for almost 8 years. He started as a Construction Manager Cadet in Capri Construction after finishing his studies at Unitec. Prior to Capri, Cristian has worked in various trade based roles in the Auckland market. Cristian is a great problem solver and programmer, which is evident in his daily management and timely task completion on site.

Capri Staff Management Team

Management Team

Capri is lead by a wealth of experience with over 100 years between the 4 key staff members. Capri is a tight knit team, we understand the need for a team environment. Management staff cannot build the projects alone, our subcontractors and suppliers play a large part of success.

Capri Training

Training

Capri is very keen on training, both Blair and Bryan completed cadetships in their respective fields back in the 80’s. Aaron completed his cadetship under Bryan in the late 90’s and now training a third generation a new breed of cadets in this ever changing world with Lochlainn, Michael and Zaid. We believe if you want the best, train them yourself.

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