Steering group members

Sir Neville Jordan, Steering Group Chair
Neville is founder and executive chairman of Endeavour Capital. READ MORE...

Richard Atherton, Associate, Civil Engineering - Beca
Richard has 12 years’ experience in managing, designing and delivering civil engineering and multi-disciplinary projects.

Geoff Douch, GM Asset Management - Counties Power
Geoff is responsible for planning, maintenance and operation of the Counties Power distribution network. READ MORE...

Lisa Drysdale, Chair - Board of Engineering Diplomas
Lisa is Group Asset Maintenance Lead at Waikato Regional Council.

Matthew Durkin, Director Systems Engineering - Aviat Networks
Mathew has a background in software engineering.

David Christiansen, Interim CE - Wintec
David is responsible for $86 million revenue, over 950 staff and 20,000 students.

Andy Goldie, Senior Engineering Manager - Fletcher Construction
Andy has 18 years’ experience in managing the design and construction of international infrastructure engineering projects.

Tony Gray, CE - Ara Institute of Canterbury
Tony has a background in education, and has worked in various education sectors.

Susan McFadyen, Investment Manager - Tertiary Education Commission
Susan is responsible for initiatives relating to institutes of technology and polytechnics.

Michael Pervan, General Manager - AIM Altitude
Michael brings his background in engineering to the general manager role.

Suzanne Naylor, Northern Networks Manager - Watercare Services
Suzanne is responsible for getting water and wastewater to and from most of Auckland. She features in several Make the World publications. READ MORE...

Rachel Simpson, Manager – Education, Skills and Immigration, Business New Zealand
Rachel has held education management roles in tertiary policy, international education, vocational education and strategy.

Linda Sissons, CE - Primary ITO
Linda has a background in the vocational education sector. Her previous roles include Deputy CE of The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, and CE of Wellington Institute of Technology.

Professor Janis Swan, Dean of the Science (Acting) - Waikato University
Janis’s research interests include bioprocess engineering, large-scale separations and engineering education. READ MORE...

Brett Williams, General Manager, Professional Standards - Engineering New Zealand
Brett works in the key areas of graduate support, continuing professional development, qualification accreditation and competence assessment. READ MORE...