Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited - Board Member Biographies


Justin Murray (Chair)

Justin Murray has a strong background in business, board governance and finance. He is currently the Executive Chairman of investment banking firm Murray & Co, which he founded in 2004. He is a Director of Christchurch International Airport (where he chairs the Property and Commercial Committee) and was previously Deputy Chair of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust Advisory Board.



Lindsay Crossen comes from a civil engineering background and has extensive experience in leadership and governance roles. He has worked in design, Local Government infrastructure and contracting disciplines. Lindsay was CEO of Fulton Hogan (NZ) for eight years. Lindsay is a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering NZ a Fellow of NZIM(South) and a Life Member of Civil Contractors NZ. Over the past four years Lindsay has had leadership roles in Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd, Enable’s Fibre Broadband construction and three University of Canterbury building projects. Previously, Lindsay has been a Director for the National Infrastructure Advisory Board, Port of Lyttelton, Harewood Golf Club, Roading NZ, and several engineering training companies.


Helen Trappitt is a structural engineer, Director and shareholder at Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers based in Christchurch. She is on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Canterbury Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department, from which she graduated with First Class Honours in 2000. Helen specialises in the seismic strengthening of heritage buildings and has experience in this sector both before and after the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. She is also well respected for her expertise in helping to resolve complex residential insurance claims. Helen was awarded the Engineering New Zealand Canterbury Branch Award for Excellence in Service to the Community in 2018 for her pro bono work helping Gap Filler, CoCA, FESTA and SCAPE Public Art; and for her efforts in promoting engineering as a career at girls’ schools.


Anthony Leighs is the Managing Director of Leighs Construction. From its inception in 1995, Anthony has led Leighs Construction to become a highly successful and well-respected national commercial construction company. Anthony is an experienced director and is a former chair of the NZ Registered Master Builders’ Association, and the Building Research Advisory Council. He is also a member of the New Zealand Government Building Advisory Panel and the Construction Strategy Group. Anthony’s contributions to the construction industry have been recognised on many occasions – he was winner of the NZIOB Young Achiever in 2002, and joint winner of the NZIOB Supreme Award and Innovation Award in 2005. In 2015, he received the Special Commendation Award at the Champion Canterbury awards for his contribution to Canterbury.


Penny Hoogerwerf  has a Bachelor of Laws and Arts degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and has over 15 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer. Her trans-Tasman career has included partnership at a leading New Zealand law firm and a number of General Counsel roles, including most recently the Central Plains Water infrastructure project. She is a legal and corporate governance specialist, with strong infrastructure and construction experience. Penny is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Law Society of New Zealand.