From its inception in 1995, Anthony Leighs has led Leighs to become the highly successful and well-respected commercial construction company of today. His abilities have been recognised within the industry - he was winner of the NZIOB Young Achiever in 2002 and joint winner of the NZIOB Supreme Award and Innovation Award in 2005. In 2011, he was awarded commendation at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Anthony is chairman of the New Zealand Registered Master Builders’ Federation and is a former deputy chairman of the Building Research Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Government Building Advisory Panel and the Construction Strategy Group.