Our reputation for teamwork is
the result of an outstanding team 

Our Team

We strive to continually strengthen our  friendly, solutions based staff. 

We employ people that are passionate about our industry and are here because they want to
make a difference to the service you expect

Cemac Auckland

To join our team of passionate people, please email your CV and covering letter to Melissa Taylor

Derek Finnigan - Managing Director

Derek Finnigan

Derek joined Cemac Wellington back in 1985 as a Quantity Surveying Cadet. He transferred to Auckland to run the fitout team in 1987.  In 1993 the opportunity arose to purchase the Auckland business from Carter Holt Harvey, and so along with business partner Owen Noonan the business became a privately owned company again. Derek has extensive Commercial Interiors experience. His non-adversarial approach to projects, helps ensure a team approach for all parties involved, and works on the belief that good relationships within a contract are the key to success.

Dereck Waar - Fitout manager

I grew up in South Africa, Cape town, in 1999 I started my career in the fit out sector as a carpenter for a national fit out company and through hard work and determination with in 5 years I managed to work myself in a managerial position running the Western Cape division of the business. In 2013 was given an opportunity to open my own fit out company, due to my strengths in relationship building, planning and a very hands on approach I was able to create very successful small to medium fit out business with in the Western Cape. Subsequently myself and family relocated to New Zealand where I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity in running Cemac Commercial interiors. I believe that the key to a successful fit out contract revolves around good relationships, trust and forward planning.

Marc Harmsen - Project Manager

Over 14 Years experience in the construction industry with 7 years of Project Management Marc's practical knowledge along with his enthusiastic approach to each project sets him apart from your everyday Project Manager.

You can rest assured that you are in good hands when it comes to delivering your Project with a big smile.

Clint Gerneke - Project Manager

Originally from Cape Town South Africa, Clint Gerneke has joined us with 13 years experience in project managing turnkey solutions. He is extremely focused and will go out of his way to deliver your project on time. He enjoys a challenge and is a natural problem solver with an eye for detail.

Jack Zhang - Quantity Surveyor

Jack has worked as a Quantity Surveyor in New Zealand for over 5 years. His experience covers both commercial and residential projects, he has previously specialised in suspended ceilings, wall partition & seismic design. Jack speaks English and Mandarin, he has an honestly & friendly personality. and a passion with work, not afraid to challenges

Mike Barlow - Access Flooring Sales

Mike Barlow - Access Flooring Sales

Mike has been with Cemac since 1996 and specialises solely in raised access flooring. Mike has sold, seismically designed, priced and managed computer room and access floor installations across New Zealand since that time. With an 18 year project management background in Interiors both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Michael adds a substantial and thorough knowledge of the people, pitfalls and processes involved within the industry.