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    Mario Bennett - chosen by Fletcher Building for its Maori Leadership Programme

Mario Bennett - chosen by Fletcher Building for its Maori Leadership Programme

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Mario Bennett first started at CSP Pacific back in 2012 and has become a reliable and trusted member of the CSP Pacific Hire Team.

A Cantabrian from birth, Mario spent the first seven years of his career in Melbourne in the roading industry, then three years on large scale projects in Brisbane before coming back to Auckland and starting with RSEA Hire NZ - where he worked for 18 months. He then took on the role of Hire Sales Engineer for CSP Pacific.

“After the earthquakes I really wanted to get back to my family and my roots in Canterbury, also to be a part of rebuilding the city,” explains Mario. “So when the South Island Managers role came up in 2015 for CSP Pacific, I took the opportunity to take my family home.”

As part of developing talent, leadership capability and aligned to its diversity strategy, earlier this year Fletcher Building launched the Maori Leadership Development Programme – ‘Whakatupu.’  Mario was asked if he was keen to take part.

“I had attended one of Fletcher Building's management programmes before and thought it was extremely worthwhile,” says Mario. “So when I was approached about ‘Whakatupu’ I was really keen to give it a go.  Having lived away from home for many years I felt like I had lost connection with my roots and my culture. When this opportunity to attend Whakatupu was offered to me it felt right to say yes. My knowledge of my own culture, I have to say, was lean, so I am really thankful I have been given this opportunity, through CSP Pacific and Fletcher Building, to be involved.”

Whakatupu means ‘To Grow’. Fletcher Building’s Whakatupu programme is spread over four months and is designed to develop a pipeline of Maori leaders and supervisors.

For Mario’s contact information click here.

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