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Mr Jon Williams - BE, FIPENZ, CPEng, Chairman, appointed member 1 July 2010 until 30 June 2018. 

Jon has worked in the building services consulting engineering profession for over 30 years including positions in the UK, Central Africa and New Zealand. He has worked for Beca for 20 years in project delivery, line management and most recently technical business process development and leadership. He has previously been an IPENZ (now Engineering New Zealand) practice area assessor and sat on the Competence Assement Board for 5 years. In the early 2000's Jon worked with an industry group to develop the Construction Industry Council (CIC) Design Documentation Guidelines. He is currently on MBIE's BIM Acceleration Committee and led the group responsible for publishing the NZ BIM Handbook in 2014. He also sits on AUT's industry advisory board and chairs Takapuna Grammar Board. He was proposed on to CPEC by ACENZ, has been a member since July 2010 and chair since December 2014.  


Ms Rebecca Knott - BE(Civil,Hons), MEngNZ, MSc(LSE) - Engineering New Zealand nominee, appointed 1 February 2018 until 31 January 2020.  

Rebecca has been part of the dam industry for over 20 years, since starting with the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand (ECNZ). She is the General Manager of Dam Safety Intelligence Ltd, a subsudiary of Meridian Energy formed in 2016. Rebecca is the current Chair of the New Zealand Society on Large dams (NZSOLD), a Technical Interest Group within Engineering New Zealand actively involved with technical, environmental, social, economic, regulatory and administrative aspects of dams and their safety. She represents New Zealand on the International Commission on Large dams. Rebecca is part of the Technical Working Group for the New Zealand Government's proposed National Environmental Standard for Dam Safety. Rebecca has also worked in not for-profit organisations for 3 years, both in New Zealand and Guatemala, and project managed an NZ Aid funded dam safety project in Viet Nam.

S Simons photo cpecMs Susan Simons- BA(Hons) LLB, appointed member and Consumer Representative 1 December 2015 until 31 January 2020.

For more than 25 years, Sue Simons has been at the forefront of Environmental and Resource Management Law, working in every aspect of the speciality. Sue Simons is co -owner and Partner in a specialist Environmental Law firm. Sue is an Advocate and litigation specialist with a career that features a number of precedent setting decisions and successes across the varied fields of Environmental and Planning law. Her expertise futher includes public law and local government law. Sue's vast experience also includes high level mediation and representation at all levels of the Court system, as well as appearances before select committees on a range of legislation. Her client base is involved in the development and construction industries.


R Tanner Photo cpecMr Ross Tanner - MA(Hons), MPA(Harvard), CFInstD, Deputy Chair, appointed member 1 September 2013 until 31 August 2018.

Mr Tanner is a professional director, and a consultant specialising in public sector management and governance. He has had extensive career experience in the Public Service including senior management roles in Government departments and the leadership of several major change projects in the State sector. Mr Tanner is an experienced organisational strategist, and currently serves on the board of a listed Australasian company that specialises in software for the primary health sector. He also contributes his time and skills in a number of voluntary roles. He was President of the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) from 2006 to 2009. In 2004 he was appointed as an Honorary Fellow at the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. 



cpec Sandra D Hardie 218pxMs Sandra Hardie - NZCE, BE(Civil), CPEng, IntPE, MIPENZ, GDBS (DisRes) appointed member -  Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) nominee 30 October 2016 until 29 October 2018.

Sandra is a director and consulting structural engineer of a Tauranga based consulting engineering firm. She has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, and has been involved in a wide range of projects for individuals, local government, the energy, paper and food industries, including being a member of the board of inquiry for the Waterview Connection Roading Project in 2010. 




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Mr Christopher Harrison - BE(Hons), CPEng,IntPE(NZ), FIPENZ, MHKIE, appointed member - Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) 21 December 2014 until 31 January 2020.

Mr Harrison is a Tauranga-based Chartered Professional Engineer (management practice area), a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ(now Engineering NZ), Member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and is registered as an International Professional Engineer. His background is in civil and marine structures engineering and he has over 35 years' professional experience which has spanned both the public and private sectors. He has held senior engineering / business management positions in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Canada. He is familiar with the multi-disciplinary elements of infrastructure development projects, large and small in developed and developing countries - including capacity development, community development and environmental facets.  



A Winwood Photo cpecMr Alan Winwood - BE(Civil), Dip Bus Admin, FIPENZ, appointed member 18 December 2015 until 31 January 2020.

Alan is a retired construction engineer who has worked in New Zealand and Western Samoa on a range of infrastructure and commercial projects. He is a past member of the IPENZ Board and co-ordinated the sesquicentennial "IPENZ Engineering to 1990" project. Alan was presented with IPENZ Communications award in 1991. He is a Rotarian, past Rotary President, and a Paul Harris Fellow.