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Our team

John Hastie (AJ) – Managing Director

John has over 30 years experience operating his own business. Ten years of involvement in agriculture was followed by a move to the city and the beginning of a construction company in Wellington. Trademark later expanded into Christchurch, diversifying into paving – and growing in size, capability, and success. His strong character was a stabilising force that helped guide the company through turbulent times in a volatile industry. John's commitment to success benefits both Trademark's clients and everyone that makes up the Trademark team.

John also uses the skills and experience he has gained in business to benefit non-profit organisations. This has taken him to places like Indonesia and East Germany to advise on and/or oversee building projects.

Married to Liz for over 40 years, John has four children and 11 grandchildren who give him much pleasure. And, should he require some time alone, he is happiest riding his Honda Blackbird motorbike.

Daniel Skinner – Finance Manager

Daniel joined the Trademark team in 2016 as our company finance manager. Daniel is a qualified chartered accountant. He spent four years working in a public practice as a financial accountant before joining Trademark. He also had a stint in the Beehive working as a political advisor.

Daniel is responsible for the financial management of Trademark, and the administrative systems that ensure we are as efficient as possible in our on-site delivery.

When not at work or home with his wife and two young kids, Dan can be found on tearing it up on the basketball court.


Jai Burrows – Christchurch Operations Manager

Jai Burrows is our Christchurch operations manager and brings a wealth of commercial construction experience and practical knowledge to Trademark. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including hospitals, hotels, and retirement villages. 

As a qualified carpenter, with almost 20 years experience in the industry, Jai works to a high standard and ensures projects are delivered with a quality finish. 


Outside of work, Jai dabbles in trail running and endurance sports, and enjoys spending time with his family. 

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