Management Team


David Bowman

Brightwater Chief Executive Officer

David joined Brightwater in October 2014. David was previously employed as the Executive General Manager for United Group Ltd (UGL) New Zealand and brings with him a broad range of engineering management and business consulting experience gained across a diverse range of industries including: Shipbuilding, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Newspaper /Media Production, Aviation, Rail, Major Infrastructure Construction (EPCM) & Asset Management.


Stu Mckay

Brightwater Chief Financial Officer

Stu joined Brightwater in December 2013. Stu was previously employed as the Commercial Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the Kaipara Group. He has proven capability and experience in developing and leading a high performing finance operations across multiple locations, business entities and sectors including civil contracting, contract mining, quarrying, transport and property development.

Stu is also the company secretary and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

David Gerrard

David Gerrard

Commercial Manager

David joined Brightwater in May 2009 following seven years as Operations Manager for a medium sized building contractor.  Originally a Fletcher trained quantity surveyor, David is also a qualified and experienced project manager, arbitrator and mediator. David’s knowledge of the commercial environment in the construction sector across the spectrum of subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, main contractors and clients is exceptional. David looks to apply a broad focus on delivering project success while maintaining a strong hand on the commercial aspects that influence positive outcomes.