Ben Harland

Senior Associate - PPM Service Leader

Bio

Ben completed a degree in Construction Management and Construction Economics, and quickly appreciated the importance of combining commercial acumen with the fundamentals of management. He joined RCP in 2012 and enjoys a multifaceted role. He began in the healthcare space but has since broadened his focus to work on a wide variety of projects, across multiple sectors.

Building a solid rapport with clients is a trademark of Ben’s. He works alongside clients to earn their trust and understand what their drivers are so that he can provide the best possible advice – and he’s not afraid to dig deep.

For the past three years Ben has been a senior member of the advisory team, which won the 2021 New Zealand Property Team of the Year award for its successful bid for Aotea Central – Ben is now the senior development manager on the project.

And he has recently taken on the national lead for the Portfolio Management service line. Ben is excited about the opportunity to establish the team, redefine RCP’s offer to the market and showcase how the business can manage entire streams of projects rather than just one large one.

Ben is a massive internal advocate for the digital revolution and adopting technology early. He’s passionate about leveraging data to support RCP and its clients to improve processes and he will explore how technology can be applied to improve RCP’s effectiveness and capability in Portfolio Management.

When Ben isn’t working, he’s spending time with his family, playing the piano or guitar or, if he’s on holiday, somewhere on or near the water, often in the Bay of Islands.

Project experience

The Arts Centre of Christchurch Restoration (The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust)
Lakeview Precinct (Queenstown Lakes District Council)
Auckland Airport (AIAL Ltd)
CDHB EQ Remediation Programme (CDHB)
Christchurch Convention Centre Masterplan (CCDU)
BNZ Centre (BNZ)
All Souls Church and Hall (CPT)