Our People

Fraser Thomas’ team includes twelve Chartered Professional Engineers, two of whom are Fellows of Engineering New Zealand.

Our People
There are five licensed surveyors, your assurance that our staff are well qualified and experienced. Also as Members of Engineering New Zealand (Formally known as IPENZ), ACE (Association of Consultants and Engineers) and the NZ Institute of Surveyors, we abide by high professional and ethical standards. Fraser Thomas employs a strong team structure led by a company director in each discipline. Combined with a high degree of interaction between teams, this enables us to offer a comprehensive and integrated range of services for a wide variety of projects, including land development, residential, commercial and industrial developments, parks/sportsfields and landfills. We have strong links with other companies offering complementary disciplines such as planners, architects, landscape architects, arborists, traffic, lighting, electrical engineers etc. 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.
DIRECTORS

Eight highly qualified and experienced engineers and surveyors manage the Fraser Thomas Group

Greg Maddren

Greg Maddren

MANAGING DIRECTOR,

DIRECTOR CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

With 33 years engineering experience, Greg leads the Fraser Thomas Group, while specialising in:

  • 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

Stephen Eagle

DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL

27 years experience in development projects:, Stephen’s work environment incorporates a worldwide focus, including, but not exclusively encompassing:
  • Environmental assessment and management planning
  • Multidisciplinary team management
  • Socio-economic assessment
  • Advanced editing/report writing
  • Project design
  • Natural resource management.
Sean Finnigan

Dr Sean Finnigan

DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

With 22 years experience and a doctorate in the Environmental Engineering field, Sean is renowned for his expertise in:

  • Stormwater management
  • Contaminated land
  • Solid waste management
  • Sportsfields/recreational facilities
  • Wastewater
  • Water supply
  • Urban infrastructure improvement
  • Expert witness.

Richard McLean

DIRECTOR SPECIAL PROJECTS

20+ years experience with Fraser Thomas in the Civil Engineering field, in medium to large scale specialised development projects. Richard specialises in:

  • 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.
Mason Reed

Mason Reed

DIRECTOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING,

CHRISTCHURCH BRANCH MANAGER

Responsible for managing the Christchurch branch and all our South Island geotechnical work. Mason is a specialist chartered professional (CPEng) geotechnical engineer with 22 years experience.  His areas of expertise include:

  • Engineering geology
  • Foundation appraisals
  • Forensic engineering assessments
  • Slope stability assessments
  • Geotechnical hazard assessments
  • Investigations for residential and commercial developments
  • Investigations for sewage tank and pump station developments.
Martin Webb

Martin Webb

DIRECTOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

With 29 years experience, Martin is a leader in the field 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.  Martin is recognised for his work in:

  • Project Team Leader and project engineering
  • Structural design of commercial, industrial & residential buildings
  • Contract administration of commercial and industrial projects
  • Investigation and forensic reporting.
Gary Blyth

Gary Blyth

DIRECTOR SURVEYING

Gary is a Registered Professional and Licensed Surveyor with over 35 years experience. He manages the Company’s Land Development and Surveying Teams and is responsible for marketing, securing and completion of the projects.  Gary supports the wider Fraser Thomas Group in the capacity of Company Secretary, as well as providing survey clients with his technical expertise in:

  • Cadastral, topographical and engineering surveying
  • Feasibility assessment for land development
  • Preparation of Resource Consent Applications
  • Consultation and liaison with affected parties
  • Project management.
Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

DIRECTOR BARRY SATCHELL CONSULTANTS LTD

Paul holds 32 years of experience in the engineering industry, and currently leads Barry Satchell Consultants Limited (BSCL).  In addition to his skills with concept development, design and construction management, Paul specialises in:

  • 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.
PRINCIPALS

Fraser Thomas’ Principals are recognised by the industry as experts within their fields

Barry Brown

Barry Brown

PRINCIPAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Barry is a recognised expert in the field of Structural Engineer, with over 40 years experience.  Barry specialises in design of buildings and industrial structures in earthquake prone areas, for developers, architects and/or institutional clients, as well as:

  • Buildings, industrial, and special structures
  • Regulatory compliance of buildings in terms of performance-based building standards
  • Building control systems and applications to specific projects
  • 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

John Howse

PRINCIPAL INTERNATIONAL

John is a public management and utility infrastructure specialist with over 50 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, including:

  • Project management/Team Leader of multi-disciplinary international development and infrastructure projects for governments, aid agencies, Asian Development Bank and World Bank, etc.
  • Strategic, conceptual and detailed design of water supply and distribution systems and wastewater systems
  • Urban and rural development
  • Asset management
Pat Shorten

Pat Shorten

DIRECTOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Over 40 years of experience in the geotechnical field, Pat has specialist experience with litigation support and provision of expert evidence for hearings in the High Court, the Environment Court, and mediations, arbitrations, adjudications and Council committee hearings.  He has a sound background in geotechnical investigations and appraisal, multi-storey building developments, with particular experience in determining the settlement effects of deep excavations and dewatering on neighbouring properties, as well as:

  • Foundation engineering
  • Geotechnical hazard assessments
  • Engineering geology
  • Forensic investigations
  • Investigation and appraisals for roads, landfills and quarries
  • Embankment dams.
ASSOCIATES

From managing the teams to intricate design work, our Associates have a wealth of experience and broad skill-sets.

Adam Mead

Adam Mead

ASSOCIATE SENIOR SURVEYOR

Adam is a Senior Technician Surveyor who is responsible for the day to day management and programming of the survey teams within our Highbrook Office.  He has 26 years experience in both cadastral and engineering surveying. Adam has worked within the Auckland Region for the entirety of his career and has an extremely strong background in data collection, topographical and cadastral surveys, as well as:

  • Setting out surveys
  • Electronic data management
  • Monitoring surveys
  • Topographical surveys
  • Land transfer survey.
Craig Reeves

Craig Reeves

ASSOCIATE SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER

Craig is a Senior Civil Engineer with 25 years experience within the field of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure.  His strengths include identifying and assessing any land development infrastructural constraints along with implementing project control measures such as project timelines, schedules, and risk analysis, including managing a number of medium to large civil engineering projects.  Craig’s expertise also includes:

  • Civil engineering project management
  • Contract supervision
  • Hydrological evaluation and hydraulic modelling
  • Road and pavement designs
  • Wastewater and water reticulation
  • Earthworks and sediment control.
Alistair Stuart

Alistair Stuart

ASSOCIATE SENIOR ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST

With 12 years experience in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering, Alistair is responsible for planning and supervision of the geotechnical team, geotechnical investigations, geotechnical and geological mapping and preparation of geotechnical factual and interpretative reporting relating to foundation considerations.  Alistair has a wide range of experience, which also includes specialist skills with:

  • Engineering geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Foundation design and inspection
  • Geotechnical design
  • Forensic investigations
  • Groundwater and slope stability analyses
  • Geotechnical assessments and project management.
Ben Holliss

Ben Holliss

ASSOCIATE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Ben is a highly competent and versatile structural engineer with 10 years experience. He has expertise in the structural design and supervision of residential, industrial, and commercial projects. These include, water retaining and soil retaining structures, investigation and assessment of damaged commercial, residential, and industrial buildings. Ben also specialises in the following:

  • Detailed assessment of building seismic strengths
  • Design and specification of emergency securing works for Earthquake and impact damaged buildings
  • Design of commercial, industrial and residential buildings
  • Design and ground and water retaining structures
  • Foundations in expansive soils
  • Contract administration to NZS3910
  • Structural damage assessment and remedial design.
Kane Miller

Kane Miller

ASSOCIATE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

With over 13 years experience in structural design and specialist construction methods, Kane is responsible for leading, supporting and directing our Structural Engineering team.  Having worked both as a consultant and a design & build contractor, Kane’s specific areas of expertise are:

  • Building / civil / industrial / marine infrastructure
  • Assessment and strengthening of EQ prone buildings
  • Architecturally designed residential and commercial buildings
  • Structural alterations to existing structures
  • Providing design and constructability advice
  • Design and project management
  • Temporary works design and construction methods
  • Base isolation and base isolation retrofit
  • Expert witness (structural engineering)
  • Forensic engineering.

Call us today to discuss your project

Auckland 09 278 7078

Napier 06 211 2766

Christchurch 03 358 5936

Cromwell 03 428 3292