Ian Craig

Ian Craig

Ian Craig

Urban Design Manager

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Ian Craig

Urban Design Manager

Most of us read a book or watch a movie when we fly. Ian likes to look down and see a master plan that he’s designed take shape, as it turns into a community.

It’s this passion for planning and design that led Ian to found our Urban Design division 14 years ago. He continues to manage the division, and leads major planning projects for residential and business growth areas.

A skilled drafter of strategic planning documents, statutory planning provisions and design guidelines, Ian is widely recognised for his expertise in subdivision design and medium density housing. He’s less renowned as a runner and cycler.

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Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Manager - Buildings and Structures

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Andrew Thompson

Manager - Buildings and Structures

Andrew’s a technical director and leads our specialist Structural Engineering team from our Auckland office.

Over the past 20 years he’s designed everything from pump stations and water retaining structures, to bridges and retaining walls. Now responsible for managing and coordinating structural projects for a number of private and territorial authority clients, Andrew’s driven by the camaraderie that comes with working at Harrison Grierson. He’s an expert in structural design, seismic engineering, earthquake assessment and strengthening.

Andrew suffers from seasickness, but doesn’t let that stop him from sailing competitively every Wednesday night.

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Iain Rabbitts

Iain Rabbitts

Iain Rabbitts

Water & Wastewater Manager

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Iain Rabbitts

Water & Wastewater Manager

During a 20-year career in the water sector, Iain has worked in 11 countries on five continents. While he’s driven by a passion to design world-class water plants, it’s seeing young engineers succeed beyond their expectations that inspires him most.

Iain manages our water treatment design team, and is responsible for the assessment of existing treatment plants, operating philosophies, functional descriptions, process design and project management.

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Nigel Tse

Nigel Tse

Nigel Tse

Infrastructure and Networks Manager

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Nigel Tse

Infrastructure and Networks Manager

Nigel is a senior principal and leads the networks infrastructure team. He’s been managing our specialist network and infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific for over 20 years.

Nigel’s worked extensively in water, wastewater and water resource engineering, particularly infrastructure assessment and design. Responsible for the management and coordination of many large multidisciplinary projects, Nigel conducts investigation, design, analysis, contract and project management for both private and territorial authority clients.

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David Needham

David Needham

David Needham

Bay of Plenty Manager

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David Needham

Bay of Plenty Manager

David is a principal at Harrison Grierson, and a guest lecturer at Waikato University.

He’s successfully managed many multi-office, multidiscipline land development projects from start to finish – always on time and budget.

Despite over 16 years’ experience in land development and statutory planning, he’s yet to get his dream project off the ground – managing the redevelopment of the Augusta National Golf Course.

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Phil Comer

Phil Comer

Phil Comer

Planning Manager - Auckland Airport

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Phil Comer

Planning Manager - Auckland Airport

With over 16 years’ experience both here and in the UK, Phil brings an abundance of know-how to Harrison Grierson. He’s involved with everything from strategic planning and land development, to resource consents and structure planning. So it’s not surprising that it’s the diversity of clients and projects that Phil loves most about his work.

Phil’s managed a number of multidisciplinary projects, and been an expert witness in Council hearings and in the Environment Court. He’s currently lead planner for a number of projects in the South Auckland region.

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Shane Dixon

Shane Dixon

Shane Dixon

Survey Manager - Christchurch

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Shane Dixon

Survey Manager - Christchurch

Shane’s a principal of Harrison Grierson and an expert on land surveying projects for government agencies as well as residential and commercial projects. He manages a team of surveyors who work on legalisation surveys, subdivisions, land and building developments and rebuild projects.

Shane has worked with Central Government on legislative changes to deal with property definition following the Canterbury earthquakes.

His current role has enabled him to demonstrate and hone his skills in client understanding and put into action his commitment to continually provide timely and accurate advice.

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John Collie

John Collie

John Collie

Survey Manager - Tauranga

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John Collie

Survey Manager - Tauranga

John’s a senior principal of Harrison Grierson. A registered professional surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in land development for rural, industrial, commercial and residential purposes, he’s responsible for the overall management of our survey projects.

John’s a specialist in topographical, engineering and cadastral surveying; the preparation of concepts and scheme plans for development; the provision of expert evidence; and the management of contract construction works for developments.

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Stephen Finnemore

Stephen Finnemore

Stephen Finnemore

General Manager - Infrastructure

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Stephen Finnemore

General Manager - Infrastructure

Based in Auckland, Steve’s responsible for leading the company's infrastructure teams. He’s also one of our technical directors.

For more than 20 years Steve’s been planning, designing and implementing major multidisciplinary water infrastructure projects. In that time, he’s built a particular expertise in membrane technology.

While he’s worked on hundreds of assignments throughout Europe, Australasia and the Pacific Rim, he ranks the project to bring water to New Zealand dairy farmers during the worst drought in 80 years among his most significant achievements.

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Colin Cranfield

Colin Cranfield

Colin Cranfield

Technical Director

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Colin Cranfield

Technical Director

Colin’s spent more than 30 years planning and designing infrastructure projects for the utilities and tourism sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Over the past 20 years, Colin’s specialised in municipal and industrial water and water engineering.

Colin is a member of the Association of Consulting Engineers NZ, and still finds time to study Bauhaus and its influence on modern architecture.

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Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

Project Manager

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Mark Bowden

Project Manager

Based in our Auckland office, Mark has a 40-year career with Harrison Grierson. He’s developed high-level expertise in tenancy lease area surveys and building as-builts, including Green Star.

He’s also spent 30 years learning guitar, although not to the same level of expertise as he’s achieved professionally.

Today, Mark’s responsible for securing and managing a wide range of surveys for office, industrial, commercial and retail buildings across New Zealand.

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Simon Murphy

Simon Murphy

Simon Murphy

Land Development Manager - Auckland

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Simon Murphy

Land Development Manager - Auckland

With 25 years in the business, Simon’s experienced in all aspects of land development and civil infrastructure, including design, contract preparation, administration, cost planning, tender evaluation, project management and construction.

Simon’s one of our technical directors and recently took on the role of managing our land development team in Auckland, after a number of years as engineering manager at the Auckland Airport office. He says the wide range of interesting and challenging projects at Harrison Grierson keeps him on his toes.

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Glen Cornelius

Glen Cornelius

Glen Cornelius

Managing Director

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Glen Cornelius

Managing Director

Since becoming managing director in January 2012, Glen’s been steering our 132-year old company through significant transformation and growth.

A passionate client champion, Glen enjoys working alongside highly engaged clients on a diverse range of projects. He regularly visits our clients and our seven offices across New Zealand. He’s excited about helping to turn clients’ visions into reality and making the world a better place for everyone.

A highly experienced civil engineer with a Masters in Engineering, Glen’s a Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Management. He’s also a board member of Habitat for Humanity Christchurch.

Glen was recently made a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) in recognition of his significant contribution to engineering.

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Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

General Manager - Planning

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Andrew Collins

General Manager - Planning

Based in our Tauranga office, Andrew is responsible for leading the company's planning and urban design disciplines. He’s also sector leader for Health & Education, and Transport - Maritime & Energy.

Andrew has over 25 years’ planning and resource management experience, as well as considerable executive and strategic expertise. His dream job is alternating projects at a ski resort and a Pacific Island beach resort; but it’s being able to successfully negotiate his clients’ positions and avoid costly Environment Court proceedings that really make him happy.

Andrew is also the Bay of Plenty Vice-President of the Property Council of New Zealand.

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John Tik

John Tik

John Tik

Auckland Airport Manager

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John Tik

Auckland Airport Manager

A good day in the office for John is one where he’s given his clients the best service possible to achieve their business goals and they’ve enjoyed working together in the process.

A lover of fishing and good red wine, John considers himself fortunate to have a job that’s fun, with great clients and people to work with, and involves helping staff and clients to achieve what they want.

John’s had 30 years in land development and civil infrastructure engineering, and he’s our sector leader for Land and Buildings - Residential.

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Mike Benning

Mike Benning

Mike Benning

Regional Manager - Northern

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Mike Benning

Regional Manager - Northern

Mike is our Regional Manager - Northern and is responsible for the management of our Auckland and Bay of Plenty offices.

Mike is a Registered Professional Surveyor based in our Auckland office and his experience is in the Land and Buildings sector leading and implementing major property projects in both the residential and commercial space.

Mike’s works closely with our corporate clients advising on large property portfolios. He considers it a privilege to earn his clients’ trust and participate in their business objectives, opportunities and needs.

Mike has significant executive management expertise, is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and has been on the Harrison Grierson Board since 2005.

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Poul Israelson

Poul Israelson

Poul Israelson

Planning Manager - Wellington

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Poul Israelson

Planning Manager - Wellington

Poul has over 21 years of experience advising clients in the public and private sectors. He's an experienced manager who leads teams of planners and other consulting professionals on projects in the land development, commercial, residential, education and network utility sectors.

Poul's one of our technical directors and recently returned to Wellington after four years working with Harrison Grierson in Brisbane. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, and a Master of Regional and Resource Planning (Distinction).

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Ash Deshpande

Ash Deshpande

Ash Deshpande

Lead Process Engineer

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Ash Deshpande

Lead Process Engineer

Ash is a technical director at Harrison Grierson and leads our wastewater team in Auckland. He has a wide knowledge of treatment plant processes, after being in the industry for over 18 years, including eight years in Mumbai, India.

Ash brings innovation and experience to the team. As well as process design and detailed engineering of wastewater treatment plants, he’s responsible for project delivery and staff management, including client liaison and team co-ordination.

Ash’s qualifications include a BTech (Environmental), and a Master of Marketing Management, NMIMS. He’s a member of Water NZ and WEF.

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David Mawhinney

David Mawhinney

David Mawhinney

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

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David Mawhinney

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

David’s a senior surveyor in our land development team in Christchurch. He has over 10 years’ experience in various survey fields within land development - including cadastral, engineering, topographic and as-built surveys. He’s also experienced with civil engineering design and contract management for land development projects.

David has a Bachelor of Surveying and is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.

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Clare Covington

Clare Covington

Clare Covington

Senior Planner

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Clare Covington

Senior Planner

Clare’s highly experienced in statutory planning, particularly information requirements and preparation of land use and subdivision consents. She’s been involved in a number of major development projects, such as school halls, retirement village redevelopments and hospitals.

Clare’s a principal in our Auckland office, and has a BA (Hons) Town and Country Planning and a Bachelor of Town Planning. She's also a Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.

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Melissa Davis

Melissa Davis

Melissa Davis

Senior Landscape Architect

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Melissa Davis

Senior Landscape Architect

Melissa’s worked in New Zealand and the UK, and has a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture (Hons). She’s also a registered member of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects.

Her 13 years’ experience has involved a wide range of projects including landscape restoration and rehabilitation of rural land, coastal and riparian areas, and urban redevelopment.

Melissa was lead landscape architect for the campus re-development of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s Whakatane Hospital grounds; and the implementation of the Landscape Masterplans for Auckland Airport's Gateway and The Landing developments.

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Abu Hoque

Abu Hoque

Abu Hoque

Senior Urban Designer

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Abu Hoque

Senior Urban Designer

Abu’s an award-winning senior urban designer and principal in our Auckland office. He takes a lead design and project management role on major master planning and medium density housing development projects. He’s also involved in town centre development plans, structure plans, all types of sustainable housing schemes, resource consent applications, environmental impact assessment, CAD and other computer based graphical illustrations.

Abu led our multidisciplinary team on the Scott Point Structure Plan and Plan Variation in Auckland, which won two awards - including the prestigious Supreme Practice Award - at the New Zealand Planning Institute’s 2016 Awards.

With over 25 years’ experience, Abu has an MArch (Hons); an MUrbPlan; a BArch and a Cert. of Proficiency in Env. Law & Env. Impact Assessment. He’s a member of the NZ Planning Institute, the AHI; the ICTC Society; the Institute of Architects (Bangladesh) and the Bangladesh Planning Institute.

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Anita Simpson

Anita Simpson

Anita Simpson

Senior Process Engineer

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Anita Simpson

Senior Process Engineer

Anita’s expertise include wastewater treatment process design, water treatment plant process design, trade waste bylaws and compliance and resource consents assessment of environmental effects.

Based in our Auckland office, Anita’s a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPENG) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) (R).

Her qualifications include a BEng (Environmental Engineering) and Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers (COP). She’s also a member of MIPENZ, Water NZ and WEF.

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Ricky Schamall

Ricky Schamall

Ricky Schamall

Senior Surveyor - Auckland

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Ricky Schamall

Senior Surveyor - Auckland

Since coming to New Zealand in 2003, Ricky has gained an excellent understanding and knowledge of rentable area surveys and building as-builts for architectural design. She has become one of our key contacts for queries in these fields for both external and internal clients.

Ricky has more than 30 years’ experience covering a wide range of survey work including set out, topographical and cadastral surveys. She is passionate about environmental issues and chairs our sustainability advisory group.

Her German qualification is equivalent to a New Zealand bachelor’s degree. She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.

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David Napier

David Napier

David Napier

Engineering Manager - Tauranga

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David Napier

Engineering Manager - Tauranga

David's a principal at Harrison Grierson and leads our engineering team in Tauranga.

He’s had 25 years’ experience as a consultant, involving a wide variety of projects for clients from central and local government to commercial and industrial, and private individuals. David’s managed many large projects and taken lead technical roles in others. His areas of expertise are infrastructure management and reticulation design, stormwater management, wastewater handling and treatment, project management and land development.

David has a BEng (Civil) (Hons) and a CPEng, and is a member of IPENZ, WaterNZ, IPWEA and NZ Geotechnical Society.

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Ioannis Prionas

Ioannis Prionas

Ioannis Prionas

Structural Engineering Team Leader - Auckland

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Ioannis Prionas

Structural Engineering Team Leader - Auckland

Ioannis has a scientific background and over 17 years’ experience designing, managing and controlling the structural engineering aspects of a wide range of complex, high-value civil engineering and construction projects - including three Olympic Stadiums in Athens. He’s also an expert in seismic isolation of bridges and structures, seismic retrofitting and structural dynamics.

Ioannis is a principal at Harrison Grierson. His qualifications include an MSc Analysis and Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures - National Technical University of Athens, Greece (2001) and a Diploma of Civil Engineering - National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He also has a BA (Civil) Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece.

He’s a member of IPENZ, SESOC, NZSEE, and a member of EUR ING - European Federation of National Engineering Associations (2011).

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Lauren White

Lauren White

Lauren White

Senior Urban Designer

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Lauren White

Senior Urban Designer

Lauren’s a senior associate in our Auckland office. She’s also on the staff of Auckland University, teaching in the Master of Urban Design programme.

Lauren has over 15 years’ experience on a wide range of public and private sector projects in New Zealand and overseas. Her particular skills in design and conceptual thinking enable her to scope projects and contribute creatively at all stages of project development.

Lauren’s experience ranges from architectural design, housing and master planning projects to large growth planning projects. She’s also experienced in development feasibility projects and public consultation.

Lauren has a Master of City Planning and Urban Design. She’s an associate of the MNZPI and a member of the Urban Design Forum. And she's a member of the Auckland Council Urban Design Panel.

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Megan Tongue

Megan Tongue

Megan Tongue

Senior Landscape Architect

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Megan Tongue

Senior Landscape Architect

Megan’s had extensive experience providing landscape architectural input into a wide range of multidisciplinary projects at all stages of development.

She’s an expert on feasibility studies, landscape and visual assessment, master planning, comprehensive landscape development plans, site planning, planting plans, tender documentation, soft landscape project management and contract supervision and maintenance and management plans.

Megan has a BArch (Hons) and is a member of the NZILA.

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Nev Smyth

Nev Smyth

Nev Smyth

Senior Engineer - Auckland Airport

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Nev Smyth

Senior Engineer - Auckland Airport

Nev has over 14 years’ experience in land development and civil infrastructure projects with Harrison Grierson, principally managing projects in the public, residential and commercial sectors.

He has extensive expertise in civil design and construction (roads, earthworks, stormwater, sewerage, water supply, servicing) and managing multidisciplinary projects and comprehensive urban design.

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Jeff Needham

Jeff Needham

Jeff Needham

Wellington Manager

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Jeff Needham

Wellington Manager

As manager of our Wellington office, Jeff enjoys the challenges of an active market with unique projects keeping the team on its toes.

Jeff is immediate past President of the NZ Institute of Surveyors with a strong sense of professionalism and client focus in technical work and across the commercial realities of multidisciplinary projects.

He’s known nationally for his work as the survey profession’s champion in the development of Landonline, an international first in digital national land information systems.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Survey and is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and a NZIS Registered Professional Surveyor.

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Karen West

Karen West

Karen West

General Manager – Marketing

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Karen West

General Manager – Marketing

Since her appointment in late 2011, Karen’s worked closely with our managing director on a range of transformational projects. This culminated in March 2014 with the launch of our new visual identity, reflecting the significant positive change we’ve undergone.

Karen’s passionate about our brand strategy, our brand values and our company image. She’s been the key driver of our focus on clients and exceptional service delivery and has made these a fundamental part of life at Harrison Grierson.

A member of the management team, Karen’s strategic advice is required across all aspects of the business. Her exceptional performance as a senior manager is reflected in her recent appointment to the Harrison Grierson Board for a three year term. Karen is the first female director from within the company.

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Craig Gillett

Craig Gillett

Craig Gillett

Learning and Organisational Development Manager

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Craig Gillett

Learning and Organisational Development Manager

Craig describes himself as a change catalyst who thrives in changing environments and business transformations.

Craig’s committed to maximising the potential of all our staff, at all levels. He leads the development and implementation of programmes, initiatives and tools which accentuate best practice and help us to reach new levels as an organisation. This includes our change initiatives around technology and culture. He’s also responsible for leadership development and staff engagement at all levels.

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Debbie Wood

Debbie Wood

Debbie Wood

General Manager - People & Development

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Debbie Wood

General Manager - People & Development

Debbie’s worked in human resources all around the world in a variety of industry sectors. She’s had high level experience at a number of global companies.

With our business and workloads growing fast, Debbie’s always busy with recruitment. As well as recruiting and selection, Debbie advises on performance management and competency development, change management and learning and development programmes.

As a member of our Management team, Debbie also assists with strategy development and business planning.

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Margaret Devlin

Margaret Devlin

Margaret Devlin

Chairman

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Margaret Devlin

Chairman

Margaret created Harrison Grierson history when she became our first independent director in August 2011, and then our chairman in 2012.

A respected business leader, Margaret’s highly successful track record includes more than 20 years at senior executive and director level in the infrastructure and retail sectors in New Zealand and the UK.

Margaret is chairman of Watercare Services Ltd and of WEL Networks. She’s also Chairman of the Women in Infrastructure Network and Titanium Park Ltd. Margaret’s a director of Meteorological Services of New Zealand and the Waikato Regional Airport Ltd. She’s a government appointment to Wintec, the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Margaret is the externally appointed Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Waikato District Council, and Chairman of the Joint Committee of the Waikato Spatial Plan. Close
Elena Trout

Elena Trout

Elena Trout

Independent Director

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Elena Trout

Independent Director

A professional engineer with extensive experience as a company director, project director and consultant, Elena specialises in change management, asset management and contract procurement. Also, project development and implementation of large scale infrastructure developments - particularly energy and transport.

Elena’s a director of Contact Energy Ltd, Marsden Maritime Holdings Ltd, and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. Elena is also a member of the Unitec governing council. She has recently completed her term as President of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ), the second woman in its 100 year history to hold the position.

Elena is a member of the Institute of Directors and New Zealand Global Women, and a fellow of IPENZ. She holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree from Canterbury University. Close
Brian Wood

Brian Wood

Brian Wood

Independent Director

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Brian Wood

Independent Director

Brian is an experienced professional director with a wealth of experience from a range of private and public sector roles.

Brian is Chairman of Buller Holdings Ltd and Canterbury Linen Services Ltd. He is a director of Dunedin City Holdings Ltd, Westport Harbour Ltd, Westreef Services Ltd, Dunedin City Treasury Ltd, the Lyttleton Port Company Ltd, Buller Recreation Ltd. Brian’s also chairman of the Christchurch City Council’s project steering groups for the Library and Town Hall rebuilds.

A former managing director Asia Pacific for the global civil engineering consultancy MWH, Brian’s also been chief executive of the Southland District Council and CFO of Dunedin City Council.

He’s an accredited company director, a fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and a fellow of the NZ Institute of Management.
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AMANDEEP KAUR

AMANDEEP KAUR

AMANDEEP KAUR

Business Improvement, Quality and HSE Manager

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AMANDEEP KAUR

Business Improvement, Quality and HSE Manager

Amandeep’s a lateral thinking professional who pays meticulous attention to detail. With over 15 years’ experience in quality assurance, occupational health and safety, environment and sustainability, risk assessment and auditing, Amandeep’s highly qualified to be managing these critical areas for us.

Her in-depth knowledge of international standards for quality, occupational safety, environmental management and sustainability, safety auditing, accident investigation, hazard identification, risk assessment and process safety, arise from her work for large global organisations in New Zealand and overseas.

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Nick Grala

Nick Grala

Nick Grala

Planning Manager - Auckland

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Nick Grala

Planning Manager - Auckland

Nick’s a problem solver who takes pride in delivering services on time and helping to ensure a project’s success.

He’s been involved in many nationwide land development and utility projects. This involves working with a wide range of infrastructure providers and property developers providing feasibility advice, securing resource consents and acting as an expert planning witness in Environment Court appeals.

Nick's a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand.

He’s also a big sports fan and an avid golfer. He recently retired from playing top grade cricket after more than a decade.

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Josh Mason

Josh Mason

Josh Mason

Senior Surveyor

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Josh Mason

Senior Surveyor

After 20 years of survey experience, Josh is happiest watching a project being built (as a big All Blacks fan, working on the Eden Park redevelopment for the 2011 Rugby World Cup was a highlight).

He particularly enjoys working closely with clients on new projects and using the latest survey equipment and software to ensure they achieve the results they want.

Josh specialises in tenancy area measurements for lease documentation, unit title, building as-built for design purposes, building set out and monitoring of structures for movement.

He has a National Diploma in Land Surveying.

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Richard McIntosh

Richard McIntosh

Richard McIntosh

General Manager - Land Development

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Richard McIntosh

General Manager - Land Development

Richard’s a highly accomplished chartered engineer and project manager. He joined us from Watercare in Auckland, where he successfully managed a range of major multidisciplinary projects. He was previously a water and wastewater design engineer in the UK.

A strong believer in the ambitions and goals of our company, Richard says it’s exciting to be leading his team at such a critical time in land development.

Richard is a member of the management team, Charirman of our Health and Safety Committee, and was recently appointed as the Emerging Director for a 12 month term.

Richard has a Bachelor (Hons) Civil Engineering and a NZIM Diploma in Managerial Excellence in Engineering and Construction.

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Glen Hughes

Glen Hughes

Glen Hughes

Regional Manager – Southern

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Glen Hughes

Regional Manager – Southern

Glen’s based in our Christchurch office and manages our South Island and Wellington teams.

A planner with over 20 years’ experience in professional consultancy, Glen’s previously chaired the professional services advisory group to SCIRT and was a project director for the Avon River Precinct redevelopment project; the first anchor project let in Christchurch.

Glen’s a member of the NZ Planning Institute, a companion to the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ, a member of the Institute of Directors, past president of the University of Waikato Alumni Association, and a trustee of the University of Waikato Foundation Board.

He’s also Harrison Grierson’s inaugural emerging director, and was appointed to the board for a one year period in June 2016.

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Jenson Prasad

Jenson Prasad

Jenson Prasad

Land Development Manager

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Jenson Prasad

Land Development Manager

Based in our Auckland Airport office, Jenson’s a principal with over 14 years’ consulting experience providing specialist engineering advice to private, commercial and local authority clients.

He has extensive experience in land development and infrastructure engineering services, particularly local authority and site works. This includes project management of multi-faceted development projects involving engineering design, procurement, contract management, and risk management in the residential and commercial sectors.

When he’s not working, Jenson is a keen mountain biker and runner.

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John Petrovic

John Petrovic

John Petrovic

Project Engineer

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John Petrovic

Project Engineer

John’s a land development expert. He manages engineers working on medium to large development projects in different regions, undertaking all client, council and contractor liaison.

John moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2002 where he worked in the strict Health & Safety regulated railway sector. Since then he’s accumulated 12 years’ experience in detailed engineering design and contract administration of general infrastructure and land development projects.

He has a BEng (First Class Hons) and is a Chartered Professional Engineer and member of IPENZ (CPEng, MIPENZ).


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Neil Purdie

Neil Purdie

Neil Purdie

Team Leader – Building Services

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Neil Purdie

Team Leader – Building Services

Neil’s a senior building services engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience designing and managing multidisciplinary projects for a wide range of health, commercial, institutional and industrial clients across Australasia. He has extensive knowledge of New Zealand, Australian and British Codes in the design of HVAC, hydraulics, fire services and lifts.

Neil’s a technical committee member and assessor for the New Zealand Green Building Council and accredited NABERSNZ assessor. Additional specialist skills include hospital buildings services design, sustainability, energy auditing and smoke hazard management.

Neil has a BEng (Hons) and is based in our Auckland office.

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Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson

Senior Structural Engineer

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Andrew Simpson

Senior Structural Engineer

An innovative approach and great teamwork has created strong professional relationships between Andrew and his many clients.

With over 25 years’ experience in design and project management, Andrew’s expertise includes structural design leadership, and structural investigation and renovation. His clients include local authorities, government departments and private companies.

Andrew has a BEng (Civil), and is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Structural & Civil) and a member of IPENZ.

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Grant Rae

Grant Rae

Grant Rae

Land Development Team Leader

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Grant Rae

Land Development Team Leader

Based in our Tauranga office, Grant is the team leader of our growing Bay of Plenty Land Development team.

Grant’s expertise includes project management, subdivision design and construction, general civil engineering and contract management. He’s kept busy with the design and contract administration for a wide variety of land development projects – including residential subdivisions, civil infrastructure, retirement villages and reserve developments.

Grant is a principal of Harrison Grierson and has a BEng (Civil) (Hons).

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Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming

Matthew Fleming

Chief Financial Officer

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Matthew Fleming

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew joined us from NZX listed Trilogy International Limited where he was Group Financial Controller.

A chartered accountant with over 20 years’ senior financial expertise, Matthew’s worked in high-level positions in Auckland, Seattle, London, Dublin and Central Europe. His experience includes manufacturing, private equity real estate development and investment, asset and property management. He’s been involved in international and dynamic companies and sectors, including mergers and acquisitions. He’s also worked in sports administration for the Auckland Rugby Football Union and the Blues.

As well as responsibility for Harrison Grierson’s financial management and reporting, Matthew provides leadership across the company, understanding all aspects of the business and the impact on our financial and operational performance.

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Warren Ladbrook

Warren Ladbrook

Warren Ladbrook

Civil and Infrastructure Services Manager

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Warren Ladbrook

Civil and Infrastructure Services Manager

Warren’s impressive background includes large post-disaster reconstruction programmes in dangerous environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, India and Sri Lanka - into which he’s made over 40 trips.

Warren joined Harrison Grierson from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). While at CERA he served as Technical Manager for Infrastructure from 2012-2013 and then as Manager of Engineering Programme - Infrastructure from 2013.

The winner of two prestigious American Planning Association Awards, Warren’s experience includes managing teams on a multitude of large complex international and inter-agency projects where he’s directed the planning, engineering and construction.

Warren has a BSc Engineering and is a Professional Engineer (GA, CO, TX, MO) and CPEng (Civil, Environmental), IntPE (United States of America and New Zealand) and LEED AP-ND.

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Simon Warren

Simon Warren

Simon Warren

Water Resources and Networks Manager

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Simon Warren

Water Resources and Networks Manager

Simon’s an international water expert from the UK. His extensive experience in the water sector includes five years at Watercare in Auckland, where he was the Group Manager – Infrastructure New Development.

Among other roles, Simon’s consulted to the Water Research Centre (a leading UK research provider to water industries worldwide). He’s also audited the Northern Ireland Water Services 30-year Water Resources Strategy and was Supply Demand Manager for Anglian Water Services Limited.

Simon holds a BEng (Hons) and is based in our Auckland office.

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Sina Tait

Sina Tait

Sina Tait

Infrastructure Team Leader

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Sina Tait

Infrastructure Team Leader

Sina leads our South Island infrastructure team from Christchurch. She’s a chartered professional engineer and senior design manager. She also recently completed an MBA.

Sina specialises in project management of civil engineering design and construction; and engineering investigations and design of infrastructure including stormwater, roading, sewer, water and services. She’s been actively involved in the rebuild of Christchurch and leading the delivery of multidisciplinary projects including new schools and site redevelopments.

Her qualifications include a BEng (Civil) and an MBA from the University of Canterbury. She’s also a member of IPENZ. Along with studying towards a PhD, Sina’s gaining new appreciation of the client experience through building a new family home.

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JAMES LEACH

JAMES LEACH

JAMES LEACH

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEAD

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JAMES LEACH

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEAD

James’ role at Harrison Grierson is to strengthen our position in major projects in the public sector.

James is a highly qualified civil engineer with an infrastructure project and senior business leadership background. He’s worked in high-level roles in the buildings, rail, water, utilities and aviation sectors for over 20 years.

James was formerly the General Manager, Construction at Transfield Services NZ Limited. Before that he was Country Manager for John Holland (NZ), an Australasian engineering services company, which formed part of the Leighton Group.

James has a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering; a Master of Engineering Studies in Transportation; and an MBA in International Business. He’s also a fellow of ICE - Institution of Civil Engineers (UK).

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Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott

Senior Engineer

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Daniel Scott

Senior Engineer

Daniel’s been designing and managing land development projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors since 1994.

A principal in our Auckland office, he’s had over 20 years’ experience in the land development and infrastructure fields in both New Zealand and the UK. This includes earthworks, sediment control, drainage, pavements, water supply and services associated with land development, especially in the Auckland area. Daniel’s also skilled in public relations and consultation.

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Mike Chapman

Mike Chapman

Mike Chapman

Senior Hydrologist

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Mike Chapman

Senior Hydrologist

Mike’s a specialist in water sensitive design, flow analysis and flood modelling of streams and rivers, and stormwater civil design.

A principal at Harrison Grierson, he’s had over 17 years of hydrology and hydraulic modelling experience, focusing on surface water management. His particular interest is land development and flood risk, gained while living and working in London for seven years.

Mike’s worked in consultancy and local government roles in New Zealand and North India.

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Darryl Martin

Darryl Martin

Darryl Martin

Project Manager

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Darryl Martin

Project Manager

Based in our Auckland head office, Darryl's a senior surveyor and a project manager within our Survey team. With over 30 years’ experience, he has developed expertise in subdivision project management and working with multidisciplinary teams.

As a survey team leader, Darryl takes a lead role on managing a wide range of survey projects. He has a particular interest in high density subdivision and is currently project managing the Hobsonville development.

Darryl's a principal at Harrison Grierson, and is a member of the NZ Institute of Surveyors.

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Clare Tolan

Clare Tolan

Clare Tolan

General Manager - Survey

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Clare Tolan

General Manager - Survey

Clare’s worked on 55-storey buildings in Melbourne, large rural subdivisions in Central Hawke’s Bay, and ‘everything in between.’

Specialising in cadastral surveying and land development, Clare’s enjoying leading our survey team into the new tech era - as well as our surveyors’ ‘uncanny ability to find humour in the details.’

Previously in our Christchurch office, Clare was the senior surveyor for the 114 ha Waterloo Business Park and provided consultancy services to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority for CBD redevelopment projects. Now in Auckland, she’s busy with rapidly growing Special Housing Area projects.

Clare holds a Bachelor of Survey from Otago University, is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, and is studying towards an MBA through Edinburgh University School of Business.

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Daryl  Murray

Daryl Murray

Daryl Murray

Survey Manager - Auckland

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Daryl Murray

Survey Manager - Auckland

Daryl leads our Auckland survey team and has been part of this successful, tight knit group for over 20 years. His Aikido and Tai-chi training brings a centred and calming yet focused disposition to the survey project work flow.

A Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and Registered Professional Surveyor, Daryl has expertise in strata subdivision and unit titles. He also works closely with our construction set-out and commercial development experts.

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Nicky Smalberger

Nicky Smalberger

Nicky Smalberger

Water Team Leader

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Nicky Smalberger

Water Team Leader

Nicky’s a rising star in the water world, and a past recipient of Water NZ's Young Water Professional of the Year. She was part of our award-winning team on the Kerepehi water treatment plant project.

As leader of our Auckland water process team, Nicky leads the process design, managing water treatment plant design and construction projects from concept through to commissioning. She’s experienced with small, medium and large scale plants and projects involving clarification, membranes, sand filters, UV and chemical plants.

Nicky holds a first class honours Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Auckland.

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Dan  O’Neill

Dan O’Neill

Dan O’Neill

Senior Surveyor

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Dan O’Neill

Senior Surveyor

Dan’s been playing drums in a punk rock band for over 25 years. He’s also been working in our Auckland survey team for over 19 years. Dan started with us as a survey assistant; he’s now a project manager and team leader and specialises in large scale subdivisions.

Dan’s excellent general knowledge of surveying is backed by a National Diploma in Land Surveying.

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Michael  Dewhirst

Michael Dewhirst

Michael Dewhirst

Survey Team Leader

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Michael Dewhirst

Survey Team Leader

Michael has an eye for detail, which shows in his outstanding project management. As the Survey Team Leader in our Tauranga office, his experience spans over 20 years. He’s worked on small two lot subdivisions to multi-lot, multi-stage subdivisions, and everything in between.

Michael’s also expert in legalisation and Maori Land surveys. He’s a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and Registered Professional Surveyor.

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Ross McDowell

Ross McDowell

Ross McDowell

Senior Surveyor

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Ross McDowell

Senior Surveyor

If he’s not busy designing something or mentoring the younger members of the team, Ross is probably out coaching his two boys on the football field.

Based in our Tauranga office, Ross is a senior member of the land development team.

His expertise is largely in land development design. This includes subdivision layout, earthworks modelling and civil infrastructure using 14 years of experience with the design software 12d Model. Ross is an associate of Harrison Grierson, a Registered Professional Surveyor and has a BSurv.

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Mark Yeo

Mark Yeo

Mark Yeo

Building Services Team Leader

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Mark Yeo

Building Services Team Leader

When he’s not mountain biking somewhere in the Wellington hills, Mark is busy leading the building services team in our Wellington office. His team of specialist engineers encompass all aspects of building services.

As a chartered professional electrical engineer, Mark’s expertise is electrical, lighting, communications and electronic security system designs.

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Kelly Seekup

Kelly Seekup

Kelly Seekup

Senior Planner

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Kelly Seekup

Senior Planner

Kelly is solutions focused and has 16 years of planning experience in NZ and the UK.

She’s been involved in all statutory planning processes, including large scale residential projects requiring consenting strategy and liaison with Council Officers to ensure a cost-effective and innovative approach to the development. Kelly uses her broad experience to successfully collaborate with clients and Council, and she has a keen interest in adding value through sustainable design.

Kelly's a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and a member of the Sustainable Society and the Property Council.

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Ian Ho

Ian Ho

Ian Ho

Senior Process Engineer

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Ian Ho

Senior Process Engineer

Ian’s a firm believer in building trusting relationships with our clients. A senior process engineer and an HG Principal, he’s an integral part of our award-winning water and wastewater treatment team.

Ian specialises in wastewater treatment plant design, plant auditing, infrastructure master planning, plant commissioning and operational support. He’s delivered multidiscipline projects and led numerous audits of water and wastewater treatment facilities in both Queensland and NZ.

Ian has a Master of Engineering and holds CPEng and RPEQ registration. He’s also a member of IChemE, WaterNZ, WEF and IAM, and is working towards a formal asset management qualification.

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Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans

Senior Planner

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Ruth Evans

Senior Planner

Ruth’s a senior planner in our Christchurch office. She’s been with HG for over eight years, returning home to Canterbury in 2014.

Ruth’s planning services include preparing resource consent applications and working with local government on their district plan reviews.

Outside work, Ruth’s transforming the paddock surrounding her house into a garden and lawn. It’s a long term project.

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Sam Coles

Sam Coles

Sam Coles

Senior Urban Designer

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Sam Coles

Senior Urban Designer

A senior urban designer with more than 10 years at Harrison Grierson, Sam has a broad range of design skills and specialises in the design of multi-unit residential developments. He confidently leads the urban design inputs to some of New Zealand’s largest masterplanning projects.

Sam is passionate advocate of new technology and utilises an interactive design process to optimise and communicate design solutions to the project team.

World travel is great source of inspiration for Sam. On the home front he is actively developing hands-on construction experience through DIY projects.

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Rachel Ducker

Rachel Ducker

Rachel Ducker

Planning Manager - Christchurch

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Rachel Ducker

Planning Manager - Christchurch

A big picture thinker, Rachel recently returned home to Christchurch after 16 years in Melbourne, where most recently she managed a large strategic planning team for an inner city council.

With over 20 years’ planning and leadership experience in the public and private sectors in Australasia, Rachel specialises in strategic planning, including preparing land use and development policy, managing multidisciplinary studies and contributing to business cases.

Rachel’s strong local government track record includes senior roles for the Dunedin City Council, Kaikoura District Council and Stonnington City Council (Melbourne). She’s had extensive experience preparing and assessing resource consent applications in the government, water, infrastructure and transport sectors.

Rachel has a Master of Science (Hons) Natural Resource Management.

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Stephanie Blick

Stephanie Blick

Stephanie Blick

Senior Planner

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Stephanie Blick

Senior Planner

Stephanie loves a challenge. A keen kite surfer, she works in both our Auckland and Wellington offices, where she’s highly motivated to exceed client expectations.

An associate of Harrison Grierson, Stephanie’s been in planning and resource management for over eight years. Her particular interest is master planning and plan changes, and she has significant experience in master planning large scale developments and redevelopment projects.

Stephanie’s also active in project management and regulatory planning, including resource consent applications. She provides resource management advice to public and private clients on planning feasibility studies and due-diligence reporting.

Stephanie’s a member of the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand, and an associate member of the New Zealand Planning Institute, where she’s been part of the Wellington branch committee.

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Mike Tottman

Mike Tottman

Mike Tottman

Team Leader - Civil and Survey

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Mike Tottman

Team Leader - Civil and Survey

An aspiring keel boat sailor, Mike’s a Scotsman who’s been living in Christchurch since 2005.

Joining NZTA after arriving in Christchurch, his later work has included secondment into the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) as Civil Project Team Leader. More recently, he’s been heading urban development and transportation teams and projects.

Mike joined Harrison Grierson in January 2017 to head our Christchurch civil and survey team, and lead the team in applying innovative survey and engineering technologies to provide the best solutions for our clients.

He’s a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and a Chartered Civil Engineer registered with the UK’s Engineering Council (CEng). Mike has a ScotVEC National and Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering from Stow College, Glasgow.

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Lee Dove

Lee Dove

Lee Dove

Planning Manager - Tauranga

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Lee Dove

Planning Manager - Tauranga

Lee heads a growing team of planners in our Tauranga office, where his public and private sector experience brings a depth of knowledge and expertise.

Formerly a senior planner at Tauranga City Council, Lee has over 12 years’ experience in resource management and local government. His resource management experience includes statutory, policy and strategic planning. He’s provided planning services to numerous consent authorities, and has led and project managed large multidisciplinary projects in the private sector.

After hours, Lee’s kept busy by two young daughters, and playing golf and soccer.

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Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Team Leader – Structural Engineering

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Bradley Cooper

Team Leader – Structural Engineering

Based in our Tauranga office, Bradley has significant experience with new build and alteration projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, seeing them through from concept to construction.

Bradley has 9 years’ experience, and has recently joined us from Melbourne where he was responsible for the civil and structural design of new projects, remedial investigations and alterations, and project management.

Bradley’s key expertise is project management; timber, concrete and steel design; existing building inspections and remediation plans; concept and detailed design; and construction phase services.

Originally from the UK, he has a BEng (Hons) (Civil) University of Portsmouth, England.

Bradley's also a keen motorcyclist and a proud father of young twins.

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Sarah Rasmussen

Sarah Rasmussen

Sarah Rasmussen

Commercial Project Manager, Southern Region

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Sarah Rasmussen

Commercial Project Manager, Southern Region

Sarah assists our Wellington and Christchurch teams to achieve the best possible results on every project by advising on good commercial and financial practices.

An associate of Harrison Grierson, Sarah uses her 11 years’ experience in business administration and her operations manager background to support our project managers to deliver successful outcomes.

Sarah enjoys playing a part in our projects, and finds it rewarding to see them completed when she’s out and about in both cities.

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Rob Rimmer

Rob Rimmer

Rob Rimmer

Land Development Team Leader

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Rob Rimmer

Land Development Team Leader

Rob loves subdivisions and any project involving diggers and trucks. His dream project involves working on the expansion of a tropical resort marina from a project office located in a 51ft ketch moored on site.

A principal of Harrison Grierson, Rob works across the HG teams to deliver our clients civil engineering solutions that he is proud of.

Rob has 23 years’ experience and a MSc (Project Management in Construction) and BSurv.

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