John Gardiner is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand and is a Director of Building Confidence Ltd. This consultancy focuses on helping businesses in the building sector or those that own buildings to make quality and appropriate decisions particularly about compliance issues. Prior to to setting up Building Confidence, John was Manager Determinations and Assurance at MBIE. At MBIE he was the decision maker for Determinations under the Building Act, was responsible for building product issues as well as being programme Manager for the implementation of the new Earthquake-prone Buildings legislation. Prior to joining MBIE he was Deputy Chief Executive of Engineering New Zealand (then IPENZ).