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Barry MacKay

Tel 64 3 479 8016

Barry has held the position of Director, Property Services Division at the University of Otago since late 2001. In this role he has responsibility for the delivery of the planning, development, operation, maintenance of all University-owned or leased buildings, grounds and utilities, and the provision of all associated custodial services.

Barry is a carpenter by trade, a facilities manager by profession, and a general manager by choice. He holds Trade Certificate & Advanced Trade Certificate (Carpentry) and New Zealand Certificate of Building (NZCB), Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Otago), is a member of BOINZ and a previous Director & Vice President at Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association of Australasia (TEFMA).

MargaretHendersonPersonal Assistant to the Director

Margaret Henderson

Tel 64 3 479 8055

Margaret is the main contact for the Director of Property Services and is the first point of contact for enquiries to the divisional office. She arranges all meetings for the Director and Senior Management Team within Property Services and plays a pivotal role in ensuring divisional activities and tasks are run successfully and to timetable.

With her vast knowledge of the University network, she manages or delegates the required tasks and administrative functions for the divisional office, ensuring appropriate levels of support are provided to the Director and staff, and that specific deadlines are met.

PaulBenjaminDepartmental Health & Safety Officer

Paul Benjamin

Tel 64 021 279 8236

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Finance & Business Support ManagerMatthewAblett

Matthew Ablett

Tel 64 3 479 8260

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GenericOperations Manager

Garry Grindley

Tel 64 3 479 5064

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MurrayGrayProperty Management Manager

Murray Gray

Tel 64 3 479 3926

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