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

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.


Greg Maddren

Greg Maddren


NZCE, BE (Hons), M Eng Sci (UNSW), CPEng, IntPE(NZ)
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

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

Stephen Eagle


BSc (Forestry), MSc (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.
Dr. Sean Finnigan

Dr. Sean Finnigan


BE (Hons), M Eng Sci (UNSW), PhD (Bath, UK), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), CEnvP-CL
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

Highly competent and versatile senior environmental engineer with 21 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

Richard Mclean


NZCLS, NZCE, BE (Civil), CPEng
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

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.
Mason Reed

Mason Reed


BE (Civil), CPEng, IntPE(NZ)
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

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
  • 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


Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

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

Gary Blyth


BSurv (Distinction)
Registered Professional Surveyor
Member of New Zealand Institute of Surveyors

Gary is a Registered Professional and Licensed Surveyor with over 34 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
  • Feasibility Assessment for Land Development
  • Preparation of Resource Consent Applications
  • Consultation and Liaison with Affected Parties
  • Project Management
Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson


Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

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

Barry Brown


MSc (Eng), DIC, BE (Hons), DIC, CPEng (NZ)
Fellow Member of Engineering New Zealand

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. He has designed and/or reviewed a wide range of building and industrial projects in New Zealand and overseas. Recent commissions include a number of forensic engineering investigations relating to building performance on existing buildings eg. durability failures.

  • 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


Chartered International Engineer
Fellow Member of Engineering New Zealand

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.

  • 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



BSc (Hons), MSc (Eng Geol), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), FGS
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

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 ground subsidence 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


Adam Mead

Adam Mead



Adam is a Senior Technician Surveyor who manages the survey teams within our Highbrook Office. He has over 20 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. He has managed the surveys completed under the Relevant Experience and Track Record Section for the projects completed for.

Craig Reeves

Craig Reeves


NZCE (Civil), Dip. Project Management, Dip. Surv, REA
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

Craig is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 20 years experience within the Greater Auckland area and throughout New Zealand. Craig holds a Diploma in Project Management which compliments his extensive technical experience with the field of civil engineering and infrastructure. Craig’s engineering expertise includes identifying and assessing any infrastructural constraints along with implementing project control measures such as project timelines, schedules, and risk analysis, including managed a number of medium to large civil engineering projects

  • 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


BSc (Geol), MSc (Hons), FGS
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

With over 11 years experience in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering, Alistair has a wide range of experience in foundation engineering, geotechnical hazard assessments, engineering geology, and forensic investigations. Alistair is responsible for planning and supervision of geotechnical investigations, geotechnical and geological mapping and preparation of geotechnical factual and interpretative reporting relating to foundation considerations.  He has a sound background in geotechnical investigations and appraisal for land development projects including investigation, mitigation and remedial recommendations.

  • 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


BE (Hons), CPEng
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

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, shallow foundations in expansive soils, investigation and assessment of damaged commercial, residential, and industrial buildings. Ben also specialises in detailed assessment of building seismic strengths (ie Initial Seismic Assessments and Detailed Seismic Assessments) for commercial, industrial, and unreinforced brick masonry buildings. His experience also includes design and specification of emergency securing works for earthquake and impact damaged buildings; and seismic strengthening systems for commercial and industrial structures.

  • 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


BE (Hons), CPEng
Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand

Kane is the Structural Engineering Manager for the South Island and is responsible for leading, supporting and directing our engineering team.

Kane is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 13 years experience in structural design and specialist construction methods in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Europe, and Asia.  Kane has worked for world leading specialist consulting and design & build construction companies, and has experience and knowledge in general, complex, and specialist design and construction techniques from around the world.

Having worked both as a consultant and a design & build contractor, Kane strongly believes in a collaborative approach between the design team, contractors, and client.

His 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




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