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Our talented people work with clients to create a brighter future for all New Zealanders. These professionals are architects, engineers, environmentalists, planners, scientists, strategists and technicians. We engage a global network of more than 8500 people to deliver bespoke solutions to your infrastructure challenges. Your challenges, your success, that’s what motivates us and shapes our business.

Established in Australia in 1928, GHD went on to begin their New Zealand operations in 1999. As you would expect from a company of our longevity and reputation, we understand markets and how they work. We aspired to be an integral part of New Zealand’s success, creating a legacy for our business out of service to clients and the wider industry. We also invest significantly in innovation because we like nothing better than finding you a new and better way of doing something.

We hope to leave a positive impression on the communities our projects impact, and encourage our people to be actively involved with community projects. We are actively involved with Habitat for Humanity in New Zealand, on new builds and renovation projects across the country. Through our GHD in the Community programme, GHD young professionals have travelled to countries such as Nepal, to assist in Habitat for Humanity village housing builds. 

We also have a partnership agreement with Volunteer Services Abroad (VSA), with many of our people taking leave to work in developing countries.  Our young professional group also extends their support to Engineers Without Borders.

Our strength comes from living our core values – integrity, respect and teamwork. It starts with choosing to work with and for people who share these values and then doing what is necessary to achieve not just a good outcome, but the right outcome.

We are proud members of a number of industry bodies and associations in New Zealand including:

GHD operates from three hubs in New Zealand with a number of specialist project offices in the central and lower North Island.

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Barry Potter

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With more than 30 years' experience across all sectors, Barry leads GHD in New Zealand. Recently returned from China as General Manager Asia, he has also held the position of Global Market Leader – Property & Buildings with GHD. Have a chat to Barry about how GHD can take your business to new levels.       

Position:
Operating Centre Manager, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 370 8000

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Martin Smith

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Martin is a proven leader and well known player in the water space. With over 25 years’ experience, Martin is not only technical skilled but exceptionally business savvy. As an elect member of the Board of the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association (Water New Zealand) and past President, Martin is well positioned to talk about New Zealand’s water industry.

Tel: +64 27 471 3383
Position: National Business Group Manager – Water   

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Donna Bridgman

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As GHD's Property & Buildings Business Group Manger, Donna is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team and for driving business improvement and performance across GHD in New Zealand. Donna has held a key international position at Norman Disney & Young, and management positions at URS and MWH, giving her a strong platform for interpreting client needs, drivers and delivering successful projects. Talk to Donna about risk assessment, specialist infrastructure planning and high technology engineering design.

Tel: +64 27 501 6069
Position: Business Group Manager – Property & Buildings, New Zealand

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Maurice Hoban

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Maurice is a senior manager with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic advice, commercial management, team leadership, project delivery and communications and recently joined GHD to lead our Environment and Planning team. Working in a variety of roles within both local and federal government, as well as private organisations has provided Maurice with a unique perspective of project management. If you have a question about environment or planning, then give Maurice a call.

Tel: +64 9 370 8212
Position: National Business Group Manager – Environment & Planning

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Dave Proctor

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Dave is a civil engineer with more than 29 years' experience in the investigation, design and construction administration of transportation projects. He is based in GHD's Hamilton office.

He has significant experience delivering large projects for local authorities and central government. His experience is centred on delivering new and rehabilitated roads ranging in magnitude from urban streets to dual carriageway freeways.

Position: National Business Group Manager, Transportation, New Zealand
Tel: +64 7 834 7903

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Darryl Hubbard

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With his ability to apply a long-term perspective, Darryl is an ideal person to advise on maintaining and developing assets. Nine years of strategic and operational facilities planning, budgeting, and asset management means Darryl is well-placed to lead our national Management Consulting group. Have a conversation with Darryl about optimising your business and/or the performance of your assets.

Tel: +64 27 430 2014
Position: National Business Group Manager – Management Consulting

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Robert Sinclair

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Robert has more than 30 years’ experience in the food industry, and is leading GHD’s new and exciting business unit – Food & Agribusiness. Robert has worked in many areas of our business, and the wider consulting industry, delivering realistic and successful outcomes for his clients. To talk about how we can help you add value to your business and operations, touch base with Robert.

Tel: +64 27 444 6706
Position: National Business Leader – Food & Agribusiness

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Matthew Cotterall

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As our Operations Manager for New Zealand, Matthew brings with him 13 years of local and international experience with blue chip organisations’ including Dell, IBM and Nissan. As a key component in the operations of GHD, his skills have lent to improving the performance of the business, which means better results for our client’s and their projects. Touch base with Matthew to talk finance, quality assurance, HSE, or strategy.

Position: National Business Group Manager – Operations
Tel: +64 29 307 7352

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Sheryl Cornelius

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The power house of our organisation is our people. With more than 20 years working with the best talent in New Zealand, Sheryl’s people skills are finely tuned. If you want to know about any of our people Sheryl is who you need to talk to.

Tel: +64 9 370 8000
Position: National Business Group Manager – People

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Russell Hawken

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Recently returned from the Middle East and Australia, Russell is in Christchurch to assist with the rebuild and lead major projects across New Zealand. His 35 years of experience, which touches all areas of buildings development, means he is skilled in large-scale project delivery. Contact Russell to talk about the built environment across New Zealand.

Tel: +64 27 646 4208
Position: Business Leader – Property & Buildings

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Gary Payne

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Gary supports our Christchurch business development and manages our business improvement portfolio. As he sits on the board of NZCID, Gary has visiblity of the issues affecting New Zealand businesses. To find out how we are helping our second largest city become great again, give Gary a call.

Tel: +64 29 431 4428
Position: Business Leader – Christchurch

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Fraser Watt

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Having spent five years as Operating Centre Manager – Philippines and India, Fraser now leads business development in our ever growing South Island market. His experience gives him a wide range of environmental knowledge, but more importantly within a business context. Have a chat to Fraser about environmental impacts, planning and consenting requirements or the remediation of contaminated sites.

Tel: +64 3 378 0985
Position: Business Development – South Island

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2014

  • Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 – GHD, NZ Transport Agency and Beca, Best Practice Award: Strategic Consultation and Participation Strategies and/or Processes 2013 - New Zealand Planning Institute

2013

  • Opua Sanitary Works Subsidy Scheme – Submitted by United Civil Construction, winner $1m to $5m category, Hirepool Construction Awards 2013 - New Zealand Contractors' Federation Hirepool Construction Awards 2013
  • Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team - 2013 Brunel Medal for Engineering Excellence - Institution of Civil Engineers New Zealand
  • Project New Grad Program - Auckland Transport, Fulton Hogan and GHD,  HR Business Contribution of the Year Award 2013 - Human Resources Institute of New Zealand’s (HRINZ)
  • Project New Grad Program - Auckland Transport, Fulton Hogan and GHD, 2013 Commendation for Best Practice Award - People Category - Roading Excellence

2012

  • Kopane Bridge Replacement, Horizons Regional Council, Highly Commended Ingenium Award, Ingenium, Association of Local Government Engineering New Zealand
  • Tetra-Trap Stormwater Device, Project Innovation Award Honour Award Small Project Category, International Water Association

2011

  • Tetra-Trap Stormwater Device, Arthur Mead Award, Environment and Sustainability, Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
  • Oakura Sewerage Scheme, Merit Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence, Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ)
  • East Coast Road Widening Project, Excellence Award, Medium Road Project Category, Roading New Zealand

2010

  • SH60 - Eureka Bend Reinstatement, Takaka, Silver Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence, Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ)

2009

  • Mission Heights Schools, Merit - Coffey Projects Education and Arts, Property Council NZ (submitted by Hawkins Construction)
  • DreamFoam®, Green Ribbon Award for improving New Zealand’s air quality, Green Ribbon Awards (submitted by Sleephead, written by GHD), Ministry for the Environment

2008

  • Hamilton Water Treatment Station Upgrade, Merit – Silver Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence, Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ)
  • Agromar Lamb Processing Plant – Chile, Food, Bioprocess and Chemical Award, New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards

2007

  • Grafton Bridge Safety Screens, Special Category – Winner Resene National NZ Award for Architecture, New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • Hamilton Water Treatment Station Upgrade
    • Projects over $1M - Highly Commended INGENIUM Award, INGENIUM New Zealand
    • Projects of Investigation and Reporting - Winner, INGENIUM New Zealand

2003

  • Sub-Regional Animal Management Shelter, Merit Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence, Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand (ACENZ)
Auckland
  • Auckland
    GHD Centre, Level 3, 27 Napier Street
    Freemans Bay Auckland 1036
    +64 9 370 8000
Canterbury
  • Christchurch
    226 Antigua street
    Christchurch Canterbury 8011
    +64 3 378 0900
Hawkes Bay
  • Hastings
    134 Queen Street East
    Hastings Hawkes Bay 4156
    64 6 870 9105
King Country
  • Taumarunui
    Level 1, 18 Manuaute Street
    Taumarunui King Country 3920
    +64 7 895 7772
Manawatu
  • Palmerston North
    Level 2, 52 The Square
    Palmerston North Manawatu 4410
    +64 6 353 1800
Waikato
  • Hamilton
    Level 3, T & G Building, 149 Alexandra Street
    Hamilton Waikato 3204
    +64 7 834 7904
Wellington
  • Wellington
    Level 1 Grant Thornton House, 215 Lambton Quay
    Wellington Wellington 6011
    +64 4 472 0799