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
Tamlyn Adams

Tamlyn Adams

Structural Group Manager

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
Rob Haskell

Rob Haskell

Geotechnical Group Manager

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
Aaron Holland

Aaron Holland

Civil Group Manager

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
Chelsea Young

Chelsea Young

Administration Group 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
Andrew Appleby

Andrew Appleby

Civil Manager - Central

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
Dave Dravitzki

Dave Dravitzki

Geotechnical Manager - Central

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
Gareth Harding

Gareth Harding

Geotechnical Manager - Northern

Gareth is a Chartered Professional Engineer in the fields of Geotechnical and Civil engineering with more than 18 years of experience. He is based in our Whangarei office and brings a wealth of experience in earthwork and dam design, slope stability/seepage analysis and remediation, Quality Assurance and Project Engineering and Management.

Phone: 09 974 8799
Frances Neeson

Frances Neeson

Geotechnical Manager - Eastern

Frances is a Chartered Geologist with 11 years of experience within New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has a strong background in site investigations, terrain evaluation and reporting, as well as assessing and responding to natural hazards including earthquakes and landslides. Frances played a key role in the Kaikoura Earthquake Recovery project, having led the Geotechnical emergency response and recovery of the transport infrastructure.

 

Phone: 06 867 3035
Korbi Schallinger

Korbi Schallinger

Civil Manager - Eastern

Korbi is a civil engineer experienced in a broad range of engineering specialties, from geotechnical assessment, coastal road dropout and slip remediation, to civil designs for river and coastal revetments.  His extensive understanding of coastal regions gives an advantage in applying personalised solutions to individual projects. 

Phone: 06 867 3035
Jamie Simson

Jamie Simson

Civil Manager - Northern

Jamie is a civil engineer experienced in a broad range of engineering specialities within the civil, geotechnical and structural engineering fields.  His expertise includes civil infrastructure design, stormwater management and treatment, and geotechnical investigations for coastal works.  He also has experience in the structural design of foundations and retaining walls, remediation of ground deformation from land slippage and erosion, construction monitoring and asset condition assessment.  

Phone: 09 280 6645
Cynthia Alva

Cynthia Alva

Office Administrator

Cynthia is a people-oriented administrator with experience in Human Resources management and Health and Safety coordination.

Phone: 06 867 3035
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
Ellen Atkins

Ellen Atkins

Engineering Geologist

Ellen is an Engineering Geologist with experience in carrying out investigations, preparing reports and conducting liquefaction and slope stability modelling and analysis. She is passionate about customers satisfaction and thrives on developing meaningful relationships for successful business outcomes.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Chip Babbott

Chip Babbott

Civil / Structural / 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
Barbora Barone

Barbora Barone

Project Coordinator

Barbora is an experienced project manager with a focus on developing strong internal and external relationships.

 

Phone: 06 867 3035
Ralph Benoy

Ralph Benoy

Civil Engineer

Ralph has over 30 Years of professional experience within the various fields of civil engineering.  He is a registered Professional Technologist and has been involved in a variety of engineering disciplines. His roles have included design, detailing, contract & project management, and site supervision.

 

Phone: 09 425 0137
David Bosse

David Bosse

Engineering Geologist

David is a recent addition to our team of engineers. He has a broad skill set from project conception to project completion. He has experience in undertaking, planning and supervising extensive ground investigations and monitoring programs using a wide range of methods. These include conducting slope stability analyses, geomorphic interpretations, and the preparation of factual, interpretive, and completion reports.

Phone: 09 425 0137
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 based in our Gisborne office with expertise in investigation and repair design of slips, slope stability, remediation, drainage and quantity surveying.  He also has experience in coastal and fresh-waterway erosion assessments and remediation strategies, particularly in in the Gisborne, East Cape, Wairoa and Hawkes Bay regions.  

 

 

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
Javan Cassidy

Javan Cassidy

Senior Soil Technician

Javan has 10 years of experience working in land based and near-shore CPT Operation and Management. Based in Gisborne, he works closely with the Geotechnical team and is committed to providing affordable CPTu, borehole and piezo testing throughout New Zealand.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Greg Clements

Greg Clements

Geotechnical Engineer

Greg has been involved in a wide variety of residential, commercial and large infrastructure projects in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has significant experience in interpreting field data, slope stability analysis, retaining structure designs, and providing general geotechnical recommendations for both commercial and residential sites.

Phone: 09 974 8799
Jeff Davenport

Jeff Davenport

Senior Environmental Scientist

Jeff has 14+ years professional experience both in New Zealand and abroad.  He is an expert in contamination investigations and strategic remediation planning for contaminated sites, having developed ground-breaking remedial approaches for a range of challenging sites.  Jeff is team leader to LDE’s environmental team, reviewing and enhancing group performance.

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
Yvonne Dippenaar

Yvonne Dippenaar

Structural / Civil Designer

Yvonne is a Civil/Structural 2D CAD and 3D Bim Drafter/Designer with more than 25 years experience. She has experience in transport projects, earthworks, stormwater reticulation and waste water services. She is also involved in structural drafting projects such as concrete, steel and reinforcing prelim design to consent drawings for architectural buildings, residential houses, commercial, industrial and mining industries. 

Phone: 07 975 0029
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
Farzad Farvizi

Farzad Farvizi

Geotechnical Engineer

Farzad is an intermediate geotechnical engineer with a broad range of experience in the geotechnical analysis of construction site conditions. His most recent experience includes designing remedial solutions for slope stabilisation problems, foundation upgrades for seismic strengthening, and landslide assessment.  He will soon complete his PhD in Civil Engineering.

Phone: 09 974 8799
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
Kellan Griffith

Kellan Griffith

Office Administrator

Kellan is based in the Gisborne office and draws on years of customer service experience to provide quality administrative support.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Charli Haskell

Charli Haskell

Office Administrator

Charli is an experienced administrator with a background in customer services, administration, marketing and event coordination.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Natalie Hawes

Natalie Hawes

Office Administrator

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

Phone: 06 867 3035
Cam Hellyer

Cam Hellyer

Engineering Geologist

Cam has joined the Napier team after completing a Bachelor of Earth Science and Geography.  He has a strong Customer Service background, and has experience in Geomorphology, quaternary sedimentation and soil development, and mineral identification.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Lance Hope

Lance Hope

Civil / Geotechnical Engineer

Lance is a Civil and Geotechnical Engineer based in our Napier office.    His experience is predominantly in land development, having worked on several major subdivisions.  He has also worked in engineering design, construction supervision and as an engineer’s representative.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Engineering Geologist

Andrew is an engineering geologist with 10+ years’ experience.  He is based in Whangarei and specialises in complex geotechnical site investigations and construction monitoring for rural, subdivision, residential and commercial sites.  Andrew is experienced in a range of analyses including  liquefaction, lateral spreading and slope stability.  He also has experience in damage assessment of foundations/retaining walls and site testing for the assessment of contaminated land. Through his broad skill set, Andrew delivers cost effective, customer focused solutions.

Phone: 09 974 8799
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
Robert Loomes

Robert Loomes

Engineering Geologist

Robert is an Engineering Geologist based in our Napier office. He specialises in managing and undertaking geotechnical investigations, while providing guidance in regards to earthworks/land development and foundation design solutions.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Andre Magdich

Andre Magdich

Civil Engineer

Andre is a civil engineering specialist based in Napier with significant experience in three water and roading civil engineering designs for resource consents and subdivisions. With engineering and architectural drafting qualifications as well as surveying experience, he brings accuracy and precision to his designs and construction supervision.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Alex Mayhead

Alex Mayhead

Engineering Geologist

Alex is an Engineering Geologist with additional skills and experience in Geotechnical and Civil Engineering, as well as surveying.  He has also designed numerous wastewater and storm water management solutions and has a background in building construction.

Phone: 07 975 0029
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
Stella Miao

Stella Miao

Civil / Environmental Engineer

Stella is based in our Auckland office and has more than 5 years experience.  She applies both her theoretical knowledge and professional experience to establish sound and functional designs.  She is efficient, with a substantial portfolio of engineering skills and a focus on stormwater design and analysis. 

Phone: 09 280 6645
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
Felicity Penman

Felicity Penman

Civil / Geotechnical Engineer

Felicity is a civil engineer based in our Napier office. She specialises in stormwater, wastewater and water design for subdivisions and roading projects. She also has experience in stormwater modelling, CAD design and construction monitoring.

Phone: 06 929 0720
Murray Peters

Murray Peters

Building Administrator

Murray is our maintenance extraordinaire!  He looks after the Gisborne workshop, equipment and vehicles.

Phone: 06 867 3035
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

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
Louis Reed

Louis Reed

Civil Engineer

Louis is a Civil Engineer with our Gisborne office. He has experience in design, construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure, as well as project management.

 

Phone: 06 867 3035
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
Danielle Southwick

Danielle Southwick

Civil / Geotechical / Structural Engineer

Danielle is one of our North Shore based Engineers. Her expertise ranges is in Geotechnical, Structural and Civil with project management experience.

Phone: 09 601 1005
Nicole Stannard

Nicole Stannard

Engineering Geologist

Nicole is an Engineering Geologist with our Gisborne office.  She specialises in complex site investigations,  geotechnical analysis 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: 06 867 3035
Janelle Taplin

Janelle Taplin

Engineering Geologist

Janelle is a 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
Manuela Tost

Manuela Tost

Engineering Geologist

Manuela is a PhD-Earth Scientist located in our Gisborne office. She has experience in Geomorphology, Geological Mapping and Natural Hazard assessment, including slope stability, earthquakes and coastal erosion. She specialises in geotechnical 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
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
Wilton Wratten

Wilton Wratten

Project Manager

Wilton is based in our Gisborne office. He brings with him an extensive background in project management and client management.

Phone: 06 867 3035
Maddie Zadeh

Maddie Zadeh

Environmental Scientist

Maddie is an Environmental Engineer and scientist with a substantial background in environmental risk assessment, soil and water monitoring, field and lab work.  She has strong writing skills with a good understanding of environmental planning and resource management principles. 

 

Phone: 06 867 3035