Navigating a brave future

July 12, 2023
Warren and Mahoney is delighted to announce the ongoing appointment of John Coop as Group Managing Director for a further three year term. John has been Managing Director since 2018 and his continuation in the role reflects his leadership and commitment to advancing the firm’s vision, serving clients across the region.

Through John's leadership, the firm has broadened its reach, fostered an innovative design culture and delivered for its clients across a wide range of sectors. He has also helped shape the firm’s progressive outlook and approach to design at the intersection of culture, sustainability, and technology.

This unique approach was recognised by Fast Company this year, with Warren and Mahoney being named in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture Practices worldwide.

Katherine Skipper, Chair of Warren and Mahoney New Zealand says that along with Andrew Tu’inukuafe’s recent appointment as Chair of Warren and Mahoney Limited, and Blair Johnston’s ongoing role as Head of Design, the firm is delighted with the continuity in its leadership, particularly as the industry is navigating unprecedented challenges.

“Providing continuity, experience and reliability to our clients remains a key focus for the practice. We are proud of what we have been able to achieve together with our people and clients.

“Through John’s tenure as Managing Director, he has led our practice through a period of evolution, diversification, and growth. We acknowledge and thank John for his immense contribution thus far, and we look forward to facing both opportunities and challenges together as we continue to shape the firm to support our clients."

As Managing Director, John oversees the strategic direction of the firm, drives business growth, and nurtures client relationships. His commitment to design excellence, sustainable practices, and technological advancements will help ensure Warren and Mahoney remains at the forefront of the profession and the industry it serves.

I am honoured and excited to continue to lead Warren and Mahoney with our leadership team on both sides of the Tasman. I believe in our collective ability to push boundaries, foster collaboration, and deliver exceptional design outcomes for our clients, and for society more broadly.
John Coop