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Nigel Richards


“What I’m most proud of is the respect the team engenders – from their peers, stakeholders and most importantly each other.”

With a background in civil engineering, Nigel has over 30 years’ experience in the property development and construction industry in the UK and New Zealand.

While in the role of General Manager for McConnell Property, Nigel led the planning, marketing, funding and physical delivery aspects of some of the company’s largest developments. He charted and led the company through the post-GFC environment to deliver a suite of mainly residential developments.

Prior to joining McConnell Property, Nigel was the Regional General Manager of Lend Lease Projects, overseeing several multimillion dollar projects including the $450m Mangere wastewater treatment plant upgrade, Quay West apartments and PwC Tower.

Nigel has considerable experience in corporate advisory roles. He has led or completed real estate assignments for General Electric, Carter Holt Harvey, AMP, Housing New Zealand, Solid Energy, Manukau City Council and Goldman Sachs JBWere.

Nigel Richards
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