Simon Murphy

Planning and Regulatory Manager, Piritahi Alliance, and Executive Director

Prepare for take-off. It’s what Simon does every day as he leads the feasibility and early planning of our key Airport and Alliance projects, ensuring efficient and fit for purpose outcomes for our clients.    

You know you’re in safe hands too. With over 30 years of civil, infrastructure and urban development engineering experience, Simon has worked across a wide range of large-scale airport infrastructure, commercial and land development projects. 

Drawing on his wide technical knowledge, and analytical, strategic and communication skills, Simon has gained a reputation for excellence and reliability in the leadership and delivery of many successful airport projects.    

“There are so many wonderful things about working at Harrison Grierson for over 25 years,” he says. “My favorites are the company culture and working with people and clients to solve problems on very complex projects throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand.”

Currently seconded from HG into the Piritahi Alliance, Simon is busy ensuring efficient and repeatable design of build-ready land and infrastructure can be delivered on behalf of Kainga Ora.

When his thoughts (and feet) are more firmly on the ground, Simon enjoys spending his spare time skiing, surfing and sailing.


Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)

Engineering NZ Chartered Member (CMEngNZ)

International Professional Engineer (IntPE-NZ)

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