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Hill awarded lifetime AuSAE award

Hill awarded lifetime AuSAE award

Nick Hill has been awarded Life Member of the Australasian Society of Association Executives.

Graham Catt, AuSAE’s president, presented Nick with his life membership at the recent LINC conference in Auckland, explaining his significant contribution to AuSAE and the association sector as a whole.

Catt said the board has the ability to award life membership, however this is not done often or lightly. Life membership is received to individuals whose contribution to AuSAE, to the sector and to the community as a whole is extraordinary.

Nominations are not based on what the individual has done or their title, they're accessed on merit, they're nominated and they're seconded and reviewed by the board.

Only 13 other members have been granted this achievement, the highest award that can be received from AuSAE to members who are substantially involved and have supported AuSAE for numerous years.

Hill is the chief executive of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ), the peak body representing the building surveying sector which includes building controls, building inspection and specialist property inspection.

The institute is dedicated to improving the quality and performance of the built environment. After the devastating Christchurch earthquake in 2011, BOINZ notably coordinated and managed the response logistics of getting building surveyors into the area to assist with the residential building evaluation. As the institute was the only organisation that had a database to mobilise building surveyors, an enormous amount of work was contributed including designing a communication system, a travel log system, an equipment kit requirement for all surveyors deployed, temporary accommodation set-up, and the mobilisation of 400 people into Christchurch over 10 nonstop days to survey 72,000 houses and a large number of commercial buildings in the CBD.

Hill is also the past president of the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE), with operations in both Australia and New Zealand to support and enhance the value of the association sector and its executives.

Hill co-led the merger between the Australian and New Zealand organisations culminating the Australasian organisation being formed in 2011. Prior to the merger he was a member of the New Zealand association, Associations New Zealand Incorporated (ANZi) since 2005 and a past chairman.

Hill's other roles and responsibilities include:- chairman Australasian Certification Authority for Structural and Reinforced Steels (ACRS); an executive member of New Zealand’s Construction Industry Council (CIC); Wellington District Councillor for the New Zealand Automobile Association (NZAA); and an industry representative or board member on a number New Zealand's Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment's advisory groups. He is also secretary and councillor on the International Code Council's (ICC) Global Management Council headquartered in the USA. Hill also consults in the areas of business management and franchising.

Hill has previously held general management and senior leadership roles within GEC (NZ) Ltd and the Motor Trade Association of New Zealand as well as industry representative, advisory and chairing roles over a wide range of motor industry regulatory and project areas. He was also a board member of the New Zealand Masonry Trades Registration Board Incorporated. His sector exposure includes industrial chemicals, illumination engineering, electrical wholesaling, construction, and the motor industry.