Our People

Our team is headed by Greg Maddren, a highly qualified Civil & Environmental Engineer with over 31 years of hands-on experience.
Greg is supported by a strong team of discipline based Directors, Associates and Principals.

  • Greg Maddren – Managing Director/Civil & Environmental Engineering Director
    NZCE (Civil),  B.E. (Civil), M.Eng.Sci (Water/Waste), MIPENZ, CPEng, Int PE

    With 31 years experience Greg leads the FTL Group of companies and has undertaken investigations, feasibility studies, consultation, consent applications, presented expert evidence at Resource Consent Hearings and undertaken detailed process and physical design and project management of key developments using his broad skills base in Civil and Environmental Engineering including stormwater, water and wastewater and industrial trade processes both locally and in developing countries.

    • Water Supply & Wastewater
    • Developing Country Water and Sanitation
    • Sewerage Pump Station and Rising Main Design
    • On-site Effluent Disposal System
    • Stormwater Management on Industrial Sites
    • Complex Industrial and Commercial Projects.
  • Stephen Eagle – International Department Director
    B.Sc (Forestry), M.Sc (Development Projects)

    27 years experience in development projects, preparation, implementation and evaluation built upon a background in forestry and specialist training in project management and environmental assessment.

    • Environmental Assessment and Management Planning
    • Multidisciplinary Team Management
    • Socio-Economic Assessment
    • Advanced Editing / Report Writing
    • Project Design
    • Natural Resource Management.
  • Sean Finnigan – Environmental Engineering Director
    B.E. (Chem.& Materials), M.Eng.Sci (Water/Waste), PhD (Memb. Filtration), MIPENZ, CPEng, Int PE (NZ), CEnvP (Contaminated Land Specialist)

    Highly competent and versatile senior environmental engineer with 20 years experience and a sound background in investigation, consenting and design of contaminated land, stormwater, solid waste management and other infrastructure projects.

    Peer review and expert witness experience both in NZ and developing countries in the Pacific, Asia and Africa.

    • Stormwater Management
    • Contaminated Land
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Sportsfields / Recreational Facilities
    • Wastewater
    • Water Supply
    • Urban Infrastructure Improvement
    • Expert Witness.
  • Richard McLean – Special Projects Director
    NZCE (Civil), B.E. (Civil), MIPENZ, CPEng

    20+ years experience with FTL in the Civil Engineering field, in medium to large scale specialised development projects.

    A strong reputation for his extensive skills with solid waste management, primarily landfill and construction of earthworks infrastructure.

    • Civil Engineering Project Management
    • Contract Administration, Supervision and Quality Assurance
    • Stormwater Quality and Quantity Management, Hydrological Evaluation and Hydraulic Modelling
    • Civil CAD Computer Design and Earthworks Modelling.
  • Pat Shorten – Geotechnical Engineering Director
    B.Sc (Geology), M.Sc (Eng Geology), MIPENZ, CPEng

    39 years of experience in the geotechnical field, with 33 years in New Zealand. Specialist expertise in foundation engineering, geotechnical hazard assessments, engineering geology, forensic investigations and quality control and assurance. Sound background in geotechnical investigations and appraisal for buildings affected by weather tightness issues, including investigation, mitigation and remedial recommendations.

    • Foundation Engineering
    • Geotechnical Hazard Assessments
    • Engineering Geology
    • Forensic Investigations
    • Investigation and Appraisals for Roads, Landfills and Quarries
    • Embankment Dams.
  • Mason Reed – Geotechnical Engineering Director/Christchurch Office Manager
    B.E. (Civil), MIPENZ, Int PE, CPEng

    Responsible for managing the Christchurch branch and all our South Island geotechnical work.

    Mason is a specialist chartered professional (CPEng) geotechnical engineer with 21 years experience in providing geotechnical consultancy services in NZ and overseas. Experienced in assessment of all geotechnical hazards associated with residential and commercial building developments, landfills and infrastructure projects.

    • Engineering Geology
    • Foundation Appraisals
    • Slope Stability Assessments
    • Geotechnical Hazard Assessments
    • Investigations for Residential and Commercial Developments
    • Investigations for Sewage Tank and Pump Station Developments.
  • Martin Webb – Structural Engineering Director
    B.E. (Civil), MIPENZ, CPEng

    With 28 years experience, Martin provides valuable project leadership in the fields of structural design and supervision, including residential, industrial and commercial projects.

    More recently, Martin has dedicated a vast portion of his time to the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery, working with EQC and local agencies to support the rebuild of the quake damaged region.

    • Project Team Leader and Project Engineer
    • Structural Design of Commercial, Industrial & Residential Buildings
    • Contract Administration of Commercial and Industrial Projects
    • Investigation and Forensic Reporting.
  • Gary Blyth – Survey Director
    B.Surv, Registered Professional and Licensed Surveyor, MNZIS

    Gary is a Registered Professional and Licensed Surveyor with over 32 years experience. He manages the Company’s Land Development and Surveying Teams and is responsible for marketing, securing and completion of the projects.

    • Cadastral, Topographical and Engineering Surveying
    • Civil Design of Residential and Commercial Subdivisions
    • Preparation of Assessment of Environmental Effects
    • Consultation and Liaison with Affected Parties
    • Project Management.
  • Paul Wilson - Director BSCL

    With 32 years experience, Paul leads Barry Satchell Consultants (BSCL) whose team complete a large variety of residential and commercial infill re-developments requiring solutions to a complex range of issues. Paul undertakes concepts development, design and construction management of Public and Private infrastructure for Land development projects and brings a unique set of skills to our clients’ projects due to experience as a Developer, Contractor and Consultant which is of great value in creating solutions.

    Paul is responsible for BSCL Engineering Survey team who provide Construction setout, as builts, monitoring and 3D scanning of very large, complex commercial building projects on some of Auckland’s most iconic projects.

    • Feasibility Assessment and Recommendations
    • Civil Engineering Design and Project Management for Land Development
    • Stormwater Design and Management
    • Consultation and Resource Consent Preparation
    • Contract Management, Monitoring, Engineer to Contract
    • Specialist Expertise in Pavement Engineering and Roading Design and Construction.
  • Barry Brown - Principal
    M.Sc (Eng), B.E. (Hons), FIPENZ (Structural), DIC, CPEng

    Barry is a highly respected Structural Engineer with over 40 years experience, specialising in design of buildings and industrial structures in earthquake prone areas, for developers, architects and/or institutional clients,  building regulation, and forensic engineering.  He has designed and/or project managed a wide range of building and industrial projects in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and South East Asia.

    • Buildings, Industrial, and Special Structures
    • Regulatory Compliance of Buildings in Terms of Performance-Based Building Standards
    • Building Control Systems and Applications
    • Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Performance
    • Civil Engineering Structures, e.g. Detailed Design on Bridge Projects, Wharves, and Marine Structures
    • Management of Multi-discipline Projects.
  • John Howse - Principal
    C.Eng, MICE, FIPENZ, ALGENZ, Assoc. SOLGM, CPEng, Chartered International Engineer

    John is a public utility infrastructure specialist with 42 years experience gained in government, territorial government and the private sector, and since 1988, in specialist consultancy in New Zealand and internationally. He has a rare blend of technical, managerial and Institutional capabilities.

    • Project Management/Team Leader of Multi-disciplinary International Infrastructure Projects for Governments, Aid Agencies, World Bank, etc.
    • Strategic, Conceptual and Detailed Design of Water Supply and Distribution Systems and Wastewater Systems
    • Asset Management.
  • Peter Goldsmith - Principal
    NZCE, B.E. (Hons), PhD (Soil Mechanics), FIPENZ, AMASCE, ANZID, CPEng, IntPE, MIPE PNG, Reg Eng (PNG)

    Peter has 44 years of experience in the civil and geotechnical field, project planning, development and implementation and project management both in New Zealand and overseas.  His experience spans the public, private and academic sectors and is recognised both nationally and internationally.  His technical expertise ranges from civil and geotechnical engineering to risk assessment, resource consent criteria, insurance claim assessment and quality management and assurance.

    • Geomechanics and Foundation Engineering
    • Dispute Resolution/Arbitration
    • Roading and Civil Design Work
    • Waste Management.

Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Consultants


Licensed Professional Surveyors, and Land Development experts


Specialists in Resource Management and Consenting

Resource Management

Certified Environmental Practitioner in Contaminated Land with over 15 years experience.

Contaminated Land


Our Head Office is in Highbrook, Auckland
We also have two other office in NZ

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