Our People

Baden Turley

Baden Turley

Managing Director

As managing director Baden brings a strong commercial understanding to the wider business, and a personal focus on ICT using the latest technologies to support the team and provide our client base with state of the art solutions.  He is also a champion for work/life balance and realises it is our people that makes our team successful...

Phone: 06 867 3035
Bruce Walters

Bruce Walters

General Manager

Bruce is an experienced business manager with more than 15 years of corporate, government and local business practice behind him.  Specialising in customer support Bruce has a knack for hand picking the best of the best when recruiting talented engineers with an empathy for building and development.  With an unwavering belief that happy people make happy clients Bruce's work life management model underpins LDE's strategic direction.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Georg Winkler

Georg Winkler

Senior Engineering Geologist - Geotechnical Engineer

Georg is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a member of IPENZ (MIPENZ) with more than 24 years of professional experience. He specializes in Complex Geotechnical and Geological Investigations, technical Slope Stability and Liquefaction Investigations, Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in complex and often remote geological terrain.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Aaron Holland

Aaron Holland

Civil Group Leader

Aaron is a Chartered Professional Civil Engineer with an extensive background in civil, mechanical and geotechnical engineering and more than 25 years in the engineering field. Further specialisms include contract management, coastal engineering, and infrastructure design.

Phone: 09 425 0137
Rob Haskell

Rob Haskell

Geotechnical Group Leader

Rob is a geotechnical engineer and engineering geologist with significant experience on major projects. His key focus areas are landslide assessment, complex geotechnical investigations, geotechnical design and remediation of civil infrastructure, highly compressible soils and construction monitoring. 

Phone: 06 867 3035
Tamlyn Adams

Tamlyn Adams

Structural Group Leader

Tamlyn is a structural engineer with a BE specialising in structural engineering. She has more than 5 years experience particularly in the design of steel and concrete structures, retaining walls and foundations for major structures. She is experienced in CAD design and leadership of design teams. 

Phone: 09 425 0137
Jonathan Andrew

Jonathan Andrew

Geotechnical Engineer

Jonathan is a graduate Civil Engineer with expertise in the areas of transportation, geotechnical and coastal engineering. He is a part of the geotechnical team in Gisborne, conducting site investigations and assessments. 

Phone: 06 867 3035
Andrew Appleby

Andrew Appleby

Civil - Structural - Environmental Engineer

Andrew Appleby has been involved in the Civil Engineering industry for more than 22 years. He has a New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering and is experienced in subdivision and foundation designs, civil and structural drafting and construction supervision, engineering surveying, earthworks, utilities, and the preparation and management of civil engineering contracts.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Chip Babbott

Chip Babbott

Civil - Structural - Mechanical - Environmental Engineer

Chip is a Chartered civil engineer, with expertise in mechanical engineering, heavy steel structural design, on-site wastewater, storm water and residential foundation design as well as CAD drafting.

Phone: 09 425 0137
Leon Botha

Leon Botha

Structural - Civil Designer

Leon is a Structural CAD technician with extensive 3D modelling and CAD drafting experience ranging from residential and commercial developments through to heavy industrial projects both on and offshore. Drawing office and CAD management with proficiency in several CAD software suites.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Jorge Buelna

Jorge Buelna

Civil - Geotechnical Engineer

Jorge is a Civil and Geotechnical Engineer that specializes in slope stability, failure remediation and highway design. He is also skilled in CAD and civil designs including slip repair and wastewater.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Greg Bush

Greg Bush

Civil - Geotechnical Engineer

Greg is a graduate engineer with expertise in geotechnical investigation and remediation, with project management experience as well as civil design skills. 

Phone: 06 867 3035
Jess Candy

Jess Candy

Office Administrator

Jess is a quality focused administrative professional with previous experience in retail and sales.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Ross Cumming

Ross Cumming

Senior Engineering Geologist - Geotechnical Engineer

Ross is a specialist in geological and geotechnical engineering, particularly in relation to slope stability and foundation engineering. Ross has more than 11 years of educational and professional experience. He has experience in many facets of geotechnical and geological engineering from small to large scale geotechnical projects. Ross has taken a leading role in project co-ordination and management of site investigations and has a pragmatic approach in the derivation of solutions to complex geotechnical issues.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Jeff Davenport

Jeff Davenport

Senior Environmental Scientist

Jeff is our Senior Scientist based in our Auckland Office. His expertise is in contaminated land site assessments and Environmental Science projects.

Phone: 06 867 3035
James Davidson

James Davidson

Engineering Geologist

James is an Engineering Geologist with significant experience in coordinating and undertaking geotechnical investigations, construction supervision, earthworks and land development testing.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson

Engineering Geologist

Based in our Whanganui office, Michael specialises in geotechnical assessments in both commercial and residential settings. He has experience in assessing damaged infrastructure in Christchurch following major earthquakes, including assessing geotechnical risks in roading, state highways, and railway lines. 

Phone: 06 867 3035
Dave Dravitzki

Dave Dravitzki

Senior Engineering Geologist-Geotechnical Engineer

Dave is a Chartered Senior Engineering Geologist based in our Napier office. Dave has expertise in complex geotechnical and geological hazards, slope stability of hillsides and complex landslides, earthworks construction supervision, contaminated site (NES) assessments and on-site wastewater design.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Helena Dubinko

Helena Dubinko

Civil - Structural Engineer

Helena is a hard working civil-structural design engineer with several years experience as an associate designer for commercial and industrial buildings. She is skilled in 3D structural design of commercial and industrial buildings, site management, roadworks, highway and rail system design, stormwater and wastewater management, wastewater treatment plants, sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental engineering.

Phone: 09 280 6645
Sarah Duncan

Sarah Duncan

Senior Civil Engineer

Sarah has over 10 years experience in civil and environmental engineering. She has worked throughout NZ and overseas. Her varied career has covered all aspects of site investigation, small-scale residential design, large scale developments and on to project management and complex consenting issues. Her strengths cover not just the design aspects of engineering, but also the ability to communicate information to colleagues, clients and stakeholders in simple, clear language.

Phone: 09 425 0137
Mahinda Ellegala

Mahinda Ellegala

Senior Structural Engineer

Mahinda is a Chartered Structural Engineer, a member of Engineering New Zealand(CMEngNZ) based in our Napier office. Mahinda has around 20 years of industry experience after graduating. He has 7 years of structural design experience in New Zealand. He has experience in both Buildings and Civil Structures in New Zealand. Mahinda has carried out Detailed and Initial Seismic Assessments(DSA and ISA) and Strengthening of many buildings around New Zealand.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Erin Findlater

Erin Findlater

Marketing Administrator

Erin is a hardworking and focused administration professional with experience in a variety of related roles. 

Phone: 09 974 8799
Natalie Hawes

Natalie Hawes

Office Administrator

Natalie is a Customer Service Professional with experience in Office Management and Administration Support.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy

Soil Technician

Craig works closely with the Geotechnical and Environmental teams at LDE. He is practically minded with a professional attitude and is always looking to provide quality results.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Mark Little

Mark Little

Structural Engineer

Mark is a Structural Engineer based in our Warkworth office. He also has qualifications in Civil Engineering. He has experience in a range of steel structures, reinforced concrete design, foundations, walls and civil works in the public, commercial and private sectors.

Phone: 09 425 0137
Barry McCarthy

Barry McCarthy

Structural Engineer

Barry is a Structural Engineer with significant analysis and design experience covering a broad range of structures including residential, commercial, civil infrastructure and wind sensitive structures.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Alex Mayhead

Alex Mayhead

Engineering Geologist

Based in Tauranga, Alex works with the geotechnical and environmental teams of LDE and has recently completed a Professional Masters of Engineering Geology PMEG.

Phone: 07 975 0029
Raquel Miller

Raquel Miller

Senior Engineering Geologist - Geotechnical Engineer

Raquel is a senior engineer based in our Tauranga office. Her particular area of expertise includes design and reporting for deep and shallow foundations, seismic analysis and design, project management, complex investigations for ground improvement, residential and commercial structures, earthworks and construction supervision.

Phone: 07 975 0029
Jonathan Mukhtar

Jonathan Mukhtar

Engineering Geologist

Jonathan is an Engineering geologist who deals with geotechnical engineering investigations and reporting. He specializes in detailed slope stability analysis, liquefaction assessments, geomorphology, fault mapping, on-site wastewater designs and construction supervision.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Joel Pollock

Joel Pollock

Engineering Geologist - Geotechnical Engineer

Joel is part of the geotechnical team at LDE. He plays a significant role in assisting with the data interpretation and geological modelling of areas affected by earthquakes. Joel is involved in a variety of geotechnical projects around the Gisborne region where he is utilising his interest in geology, geomorphology, coastal processes, and engineering and is renowned industry wide for producing concise and comprehensive geotechnical reports.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Conor Pullman

Conor Pullman

Engineering Geologist - Geotechnical Engineer

Conor is an engineering geologist with significant experience working in Northland over a broad range of projects including geotechnical investigations and construction monitoring for subdivisions, residential, commercial and rural development.

Phone: 09 974 8799
Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson

Environmental Scientist - Engineering Geologist

Sarah is an earth scientist based in Gisborne with passion for environmental engineering and a strong working knowledge of the National Environmental Standard (NES) specialising in the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) activities. Sarah is also an experienced engineering geologist.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Hernan Sanchez

Hernan Sanchez

Civil Engineer

Hernan is a Civil Engineer, specializing in slope stability, slip repair, CAD design and Geotechnical investigation and interpretation.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Korbi Schallinger

Korbi Schallinger

Geotechnical - Civil - Structural Engineer

Korbi is an engineer with expertise in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering and Design, advanced Surveying and CAD Designs and Structural Engineering.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Jason Schirnack

Jason Schirnack

Project Manager - Civil Engineer

Jason is a project and contract manager with over 25 years' industry experience. He handles projects from initial budget management through to reporting and client liaison.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Jamie Simson

Jamie Simson

Civil - Geotechnical Engineer

Jamie is a Civil and Geotechnical Engineer based in our Auckland office. His particular area of expertise includes Geotechnical Investigation, Surveying and CAD designs.

Phone: 09 280 6645
Nicole Stannard

Nicole Stannard

Engineering Geologist

Nicole has recently joined LDE and is specialising in geotechnical site investigations, assessments, and reporting.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Mika Steinmetz

Mika Steinmetz

Civil - Geotechnical Engineer

Mika is a Civil and Geotechnical Engineer who specialises in Geotechnical investigation, Stormwater modelling and CAD design.

Phone: 09 280 6645
Janelle Taplin

Janelle Taplin

Engineering Geologist

Janelle is a recent graduate of the Professional Masters of Engineering Geology. She is involved with the LDE geotechnical team conducting site investigations, assessments and reporting.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Lewis Verberne

Lewis Verberne

Civil Engineer

Lewis is a civil engineer based in our Warkworth office. His expertise includes environmental, coastal and civil engineering.

 

Phone: 09 425 0137
Gina Vettoretti

Gina Vettoretti

Engineering Geologist – Environmental Scientist

Gina is an Engineering Geologist and Environmental Scientist. She is involved in geotechnical site investigations, foundation assessments and contaminated land site testing and assessments.

Phone: 09 425 0137
Finlay Wallen-Halliwell

Finlay Wallen-Halliwell

Engineering Geologist

Finlay is an Engineering Geologist based in our Whangarei office. His particular area of expertise includes soil and rock mechanics, geomorphology, hydrogeology and construction practices.

Phone: 09 974 8799
Ben Wellington

Ben Wellington

Engineering Geologist - Environmental Engineer

Ben is an Engineering Geologist and earth scientist with significant experience in geotechnical investigation and onsite wastewater assessment and design within ground in the Waikato, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay and Far North regions.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Trevor Wilson

Trevor Wilson

Civil Engineer

Trevor is a Chartered Civil Engineer, member of IPENZ (MIPENZ) based in our Whanganui and Napier offices. He has an extensive background in general Civil Engineering fields which includes Stormwater & Sanitary Sewer Design & Local Road Design for Land Development/Buildings & Infrastructure Projects encompassing Design & Construction Supervision through to Asset Maintenance of State Highway Bridges/Roads & Local Authority Roads.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Chelsea Young

Chelsea Young

Administration Manager

Based in our Gisborne office, Chelsea heads the administration team to support staff across the country. She comes to us from Australia with 9 years of experience in both HR and administration within the mining, engineering, and construction industries. Chelsea is committed to quality and continuous improvement within our growing business.

Phone: 06 867 3035