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 over 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 herself and Bryan established it in 2004. 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 everyone paid.

Georgia

Georgia

Office Administrator

QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate in Business Administration
Diploma in Business Administration

HISTORY
Since joining Capri in 2017, Georgia has established herself as a key member of staff and a front line face of the accounts department of the company. Georgia’s bubbly personality keeps the Capri team on their toes as she supports them in their daily duties, whether sorting out the accounts, social club activities or general administration onsite, Georgia is always there for the Capri team.

Aaron

Aaron

Contracts Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in Construction Management

HISTORY
Aaron has been involved in the construction industry for more than 20 years, in that time he 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.

 Blair

Blair

Commercial Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Arics

HISTORY
Blair has over 20 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.

Grant

Grant

Project Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in Quantity Surveying
Diploma Project Management

HISTORY
Grant has had over 25 years experience in the building industry in South Africa. Starting off a Quantity surveyor he moved into Project Management. He ran his own Construction and Kitchen business for over 20 years constructing various projects including residential, churches, industrial factories and warehouses. Grant joined the Capri team in 2019 and is setting his skills to work.

Michael

Michael

Project Manager

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

HISTORY
Michael commenced his career in the industry as a carpenter. Once qualified, Michael moved into management completing a Bachelor in construction. In 2014 Michael joined Capri to start a cadetship in Construction Management. With this complete, Michael now posseses a good range of technical and practical skills along with a great professional ability to communicate on all levels. Michael is now a key member of the Capri staff project managing his own projects.

Robert

Robert

Construction Manager

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

HISTORY
Robert has vast experience as a construction manager joining the Capri team back in 2015 after leaving his home country in The Netherlands where he managed his own business leading a team of around 50. He has great leadership abilities and employs excellent communication skills. Robert is a team player who applies his technical skills and a hands-on approach across every project he is involved in.

Cristian

Cristian

Construction Manager

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

HISTORY
Cristian immigrated from Chile in 2011, after settling into New Zealand completing various jobs, Cristian commenced his construction management career completing a Diploma in construction. In 2014, Cristian joined Capri to start a cadetship in Construction Management. With this complete, Cristian is now a great construction manager with good communication skills, ability to problem solve and a skillful programmer. This is evident in his daily management on site.

Tom

Tom

Construction Manager

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science majoring in programming
Certificate in Project Management Level 4

HISTORY
After completing his uni studies, Tom embarked on an O.E of construction completing various jobs including drilling and piling, working offshore on Barra Island as a rigger and scaffolding supervisor. He returned to NZ in 2017 where he took up a career in construction management. In early 2019 Tom joined Capri. He is a great communicator and possesses a vast range of construction management skills particularly in programming.

Zaid

Zaid

Construction Manager

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

HISTORY
Zaid commenced with Capri in 2015. He is currently completing a cadetship and is in his 3rd year Construction Management at Unitec. Since joining Capri, he has developed his technical knowledge and management skills where he is now a key member of staff bringing his confidence and hard-working skills to our team.

Hao

Hao

Construction Management Trainee (Cadet)

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

HISTORY
Hao worked in Beijing after he finished his bachelor of civil engineering. In 2015, he came to New Zealand to study a ‘Masters of construction management’, on completion Hao joined Capri in 2017 to start a cadetship in construction management. Since joining our team he has gained the practical experience to back up his technical knowledge. Hao is a hard worker and his abilities provide a different perspective on managing projects.

Lochlainn

Lochlainn

Construction Management Trainee (Cadet)

QUALIFICATIONS
Construction Economics (1st Year at Unitec)

HISTORY
Lochlainn is currently completing his cadetship with Capri and 2nd year Construction Economics at Unitec. He works under supervision of the senior site managers developing construction management skills.

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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