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New Chief Executive at Generation Homes
Posted on 24 Jan 2023

Experienced building industry executive manager Craig Hopkins has been appointed Chief Executive of national home builder Generation Homes, Board Chair Tony Sewell announced today.

“The experience Craig has in the building sector and his diverse management capabilities complement our corporate history as one of New Zealand’s top 10 residential building companies by volume,” Tony Sewell says.

“We are looking forward to Craig sharing his depth of knowledge with our team and enhancing our differentiating factor – the Generation Homes build planning process and project management to deliver a house on an agreed date at a fixed price,” he says.

“From April 4 Craig will lead our team from our national office in Tauranga,” Tony Sewell says.

“We are excited to start 2023 by appointing Craig and supporting him as Generation Homes grows under his leadership in years to come.”

Craig’s broad background in the property, retail, veterinary and construction industries includes strategic planning, project management, asset management, commercial construction, business development, stakeholder management and contract negotiation.

Most recently he has been the Auckland Regional Manager for Cook Brothers Construction for seven years.

He has extensive executive management experience and is a Board Member of the New

Zealand Institute of Building. 

“I’m looking forward to consolidating and advancing what is already a strong business model as the vision and values of Generation Homes align with my personal integrity and focus on developing people and team building,” Craig Hopkins says.

Generation Homes is a national group home builder having built over 6,500 homes across its key regions. It is a Joint Venture housing company, comprising eight different partnerships with local owners across the country, more than 100 staff, and an annual turnover of $250 million.

The partnerships are in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Kawerau, Taupo and Christchurch.



Generation Homes New Zealand is an established residential building company, celebrating 26 years in business. In 1997 Tauranga electrician Graham Hockly and builder-business partner David Mansel formed Generation Homes.  Their partnership was forged on trust, an ethic of hard work, quality workmanship, integrity and providing value for money. Those ethics are still as strong within the company as they were 26 years ago and are the bedrock to its success.


Caption: New Generation Homes CEO Craig Hopkins

For further information, please contact:

Janine Ogier | Convergence Communications | E: janine@conv.co.nz | M: 027 753 4360