Meet the Team

The Team at Henwood Construction


Terry Henwood

LBP 112412

Terry Henwood formed Henwood Builders in 1993 and is the driving force behind the company, now named Henwood Construction.

Prior to forming his own business, Terry had trained/worked extensively in NZ and also traveled for 3 years in Europe where he worked as a foreman/carpenter.

On his return in 1992 Terry and his wife Leisa formed Henwood Builders, and have worked over the years to make Henwood Construction one of the leading Construction Companies in the North.

With over 27 years as a builder, he has seen many changes occur in the building industry and has worked under differing delivery contracts. The end result has always been the same – a quality building which meets, if not exceeds, the end goals of the client.

Terry has overseen and worked closely with clients on many high end projects, including the design and build on the Kerikeri Sports Complex. He was Project Manager for the Waterline Apartments complex in Paihia (valued at over $5 million), the upgrade of the 5 Star Paihia Beach Resort.

Over the years Terry and Henwood Builders have been the preferred Contractor at the Waitangi National Trust, along with trusted sub-contractors, who have continually delivered projects on time and on budget.

Terry employs site foremen who have been with him for many years. These people understand the company systems and expectations as well as current building regulations – which are adhered too without exception.

Terry is a keen fisherman and diver and in his spare time can be found on his boat in the Bay of Islands with his wife Leisa and their three boys.





Leisa Henwood

Office Manager

Leisa Henwood is the Office Manager and Occupational Health and Safety Manager.

Leisa and Terry have built Henwood Construction to be one of the largest Construction Firms in the Far North.

Leisa originally began her working career in banking, both in New Zealand and in London, before she settled down to have children.

She now runs the administration side of Henwood Construction.

Leisa is dedicated to Occupational Health and Safety and currently holds a Certificate in Health and Safety Level 4 and is currently studying for a Diploma in Construction Management.
















Len Pratt

ANZIQS Company Quantity Surveyor 

Len is a Qualified Quantity Surveyor with 37 years experience and is one of only two registered quantity surveyors currently working in Northland.

Len began his career working in Wellington, and progressed to work with a number of varied professional and construction companies in Auckland, Hamilton, Mt Maunganui & Whangarei and has been involved in a wide variety of projects such as:

  • K-Mart Plaza Porirua ($50M)
  • Brunswick Apartments Queenstown ($5M)
  • Farmers Trading Co Building conversion Auckland ($45M)
  • Courier Post / Commercial Development Avondale ($8M)
  • Metlifecare & other retirement complex projects ($20M)

Len has worked in both the role of Professional / Client Quantity Surveyor as well as working as a Construction Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager.

Seven years ago Len and his partner Lorraine made the decision to leave city life and pursue a more unique lifestyle in Northland, with Lorraine ‘growing’ a Native Plant Nursery business.  Len, whilst keen to assist Lorraine, found he was in demand in the Far North as a quantity surveyor, and has continued in his profession.

He has been involved in many large scale Northland projects in recent years, including Carrington Estate, Paihia Mall, Paihia Fire Station, and numerous education department upgrade projects.

Len recently wrote & submitted monthly articles for the NZ Quantity Surveyors Institute Bulletin, which resulted in some interesting and emotive feedback from his peers.

Len specializes in commercial quantity surveying, contract administration, construction legal, and has attended as an expert at mediation and adjudication meetings.

Wayne Doddrell

LBP 112642 – Contract Lead Foreman

Wayne started his apprenticeship with Hawkins Construction (Auckland) back in 1982, at the age of 16.

Wayne is one of our lead foreman and is very much an integral part of our company.

He is an extremely competent and effective foreman. He has run a great deal of our large commercial projects including the Gateway Building at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the Northland Regional Corrections Facility contract, Waterline Apartments in Paihia and Paihia Mall to name a few, and has exceeded all expectations of both the client and employer’s needs.

Below are just a few of those said contracts:

  • Northland Regional Corrections Facility – Ngawha Prison
  • Waitangi National Trust projects – gateway building, toilets, café and walkway
  • Waitangi National Trust – administration building upgrades
  • Probation Department Center – Kaikohe
  • Kerikeri Sports Complex
  • Waterline Apartments
  • Opua Offices
  • Paihia Mall – Petrowsky Trust Project
  • Selwyn Villas

Wayne is dedicated to running his projects to strict guidelines and programs. As you would expect, Wayne is also current with all his Health & Safety requirements which include: Advanced Site Safe Passport, First Aid and Site Management.

Wayne has had a very steady, hard-working history and before joining the team at Henwood Construction, his achievements were with the following companies:

  • 3 yrs: Matches Construction, foreman
  • 5.5 yrs: Hope Construction, foreman
  • 4.5 yrs: Howard Russell Builders, sub-foreman
  • 8 yrs: Hawkins Construction, apprentice.
Jennifer Gray

Occupational H&S Co-Ordinator/HR Manager

Jennie joined Henwood Construction in 2005.

She brings extensive knowledge of office procedures and protocol, health & safety and the building industry as a whole to the team.

Her working history has been in building administration, human resources and various other roles over the years including all aspects of office administration and surgical assessing for Southern Cross Healthcare.

Originally from Auckland, Jennie moved to the far north for a lifestyle change back in 2001. Her 3 children have all grown up and left home so you will find Jennie and her partner James pursuing their love of fishing on the east coast during their down time as well as spending time with her beautiful grandchildren.



















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