• Mr Jon WilliamsBE, FIPENZ, CPEngChairman

    Mr Jon Williams
    BE, FIPENZ, CPEng
    Chairman

    Appointed member 1 July 2010 until 31 November 2019

    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 Assessment 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 KnottBE(Civil,Hons), MEngNZ, MSc(LSE)

    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 subsidiary of Meridian Energy formed in 2016. Rebecca is the immediate past 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 has represented New Zealand on the International Commission on Large dams. 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.
  • Ms Susan SimonsBA(Hons) LLB

    Ms 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 further 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.
  • Mr Ross TannerMA(Hons), MPA(Harvard), CFInstDDeputy Chair

    Mr Ross Tanner
    MA(Hons), MPA(Harvard), CFInstD
    Deputy Chair

    Appointed member 1 September 2013 until 31 November 2019

    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 an international company that specialises in software for the primary health sector. He also contributes his time and skills in a number of voluntary board 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 a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
  • Mr Christopher HarrisonBE(Hons), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), FEngNZ Ret

    Mr Christopher Harrison
    BE(Hons), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), FEngNZ Ret

    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) 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.
  • Ms Sandra HardieNZCE, BE(Civil), CPEng, IntPE, MIPENZ, GDBS (DisRes)

    Ms Sandra Hardie
    NZCE, BE(Civil), CPEng, IntPE, MIPENZ, GDBS (DisRes)

    Appointed member - Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) nominee 30 October 2016 until 31 July 2022

    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.
  • Mr Alan WinwoodBE(Civil), Dip Bus Admin, FIPENZ

    Mr 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.
  • Ms Sarah SinclairMBA, BEng(Hons) CEng, FICE, FEngNZ, MInstD

    Ms Sarah Sinclair
    MBA, BEng(Hons) CEng, FICE, FEngNZ, MInstD

    Appointed member 1 August 2019 until 31 July 2022

    Sarah worked in engineering consultancy for 22 years before joining Auckland Council as Chief Engineer in 2012. Her broad experience in infrastructure in the UK and New Zealand includes experience in innovation, resilience and sustainability, and in planning for and recovering from natural hazard events. She has worked in governance, advisory and voluntary roles across engineering and other sectors including past directorships with IPWEA NZ, Southern Response Earthquake Services and the Sustainable Business Network. Sarah is a professional reviewer and past Country Representative for the ICE in NZ. She chairs the advisory board for Auckland University School of Engineering Taught Masters Programme, and is on the advisory board for the women’s infrastructure network (WIN). She is a lifeline utility coordinator for civil defence in Auckland, and currently chairs the Auckland Lifelines Group. She was recipient of the Engineering NZ MacLean Citation 2018.