Mr Whitehead owns Whitehead Plumbing and Gas Ltd which is based in Christchurch. They currently employ 25 staff and undertake a wide range of plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying serving the domestic and commercial sectors. He is a Certified Plumber, Gasfitter & Drainlayer and been a shareholder with NZPM for over 30 years.

Mr Whitehead has over 35 years’ experience as a business owner and has a wealth of managerial and governance expertise including currently being a Director of Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Inc, and Chairman of Masterlink. Mr Whitehead is a past director on the PGD Board, Industry Training Organisation, and was National President of New Zealand Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Inc, and has been involved with several community sports and school groups.

Mr Whitehead is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc.). He is Chairman of NZPM’s Remuneration Committee and is also a member of the Compliance Committee.