Honorary Life Membership from Concrete NZ

Dene Cook Chairman of ConcreteNZ presenting to Bob Officer National Services Manager left

First granted in 2021, Honorary Life Membership recognises individuals for their eminent contribution to the concrete industry. It is the top tier of Concrete NZ membership; the standard to achieve it is set exceedingly high.

To be considered for Honorary Life Membership, a nominee must demonstrate attributes including eminence, sustained leadership and industry mana.

Bob was chosen for the honour due in no small part to the huge regard with which he is held across industry for his broad experience, technical expertise, and political acumen.

A supremely effective communicator, capable of connecting with the complete range of practitioners and specifiers across the wider construction sector, Bob has always been a natural figurehead, willing to lead industry on matters of common interest while at the same time meeting his own professional commitments with Palmers Concrete and then Allied Concrete.

Bob's drive to advance the entire concrete industry is nowhere more evident than in his involvement with the New Zealand Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NZRMCA) as a Council member, and on the Board of the Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ). More recently, his strategic and governance acumen played a pivotal role in realising the vision to consolidate five concrete industry associations into Concrete NZ.

In short, Bob’s passion for the concrete industry and his dedication / loyalty to both his employer and associations has endured for close to 30-years and make him a worthy recipient.