Our People


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Our people are at the core of what makes Ergo different. Meet some of the faces and have a brief introduction to the wealth of experience and talent we have to offer at Ergo.

Chris Turney

BE. CPEng MEngNZ

Owner/Director

Chris Turney

Director – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 36

Years at Ergo: 15

Richard Cuthbert

BSc (Hons), MSc., CEng, FEngNZ

Chairman

Richard Cuthbert

Chairman

Years’ experience: 32

Years at Ergo: 4

Craig Brown

BA, BCom.

Advisor to the Board

Craig Brown

Commercial Manager

Years’ experience: 28

Years at Ergo: 5

Tony Armstrong

Institute of Directors NZ, REA, NZCE

Advisor to the Board

Tony Armstrong

Senior Manager

Years’ experience: 30

Years at Ergo:1

Steve Gaskin

CPEng (Civil/Structural) BE NZCE

Head of Department – Civil & Structural Engineering

Steve Gaskin

Head of Department – Civil & Structural Engineering

Years Experience 20

Years at Ergo 1

 

Alistair Williams

MSc., CEng.

Head of Department – Power Systems

Alistair Williams

Head of Department – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 25

Years at Ergo: 4

Kane Morison

BE (Hons) – Mechanical, University of Canterbury

Wellington - Office Leader

Kane Morison

Wellington - Office Lead

Years’ experience: 10

Years at Ergo: 1

Ali Shackell

B Soc Sci (Psych), Post Grad Dip Business Admin (HR)

Human Resources

Ali Shackell

Human Resources

Years' experience: 28 years

Years at Ergo: 3

Akshata Singh

CA, BCom.

Finance Manager

Akshata Singh

Finance Manager

Years' Experience: 10

 Years at Ergo: 1 

 

Jack Stainton

BE (Hons), BSc

Operations Manager

Jack Stainton

Operations Manager

Years’ experience: 5

Years at Ergo: 3

Chris Turney

BE. CPEng MEngNZ

Technical Director – Power Systems

Chris Turney

Technical Director – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 38

Years at Ergo: 18

Alistair Williams

MSc., CEng

Head of Department – Power Systems

Alistair Williams

Head of Department – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 26

Years at Ergo: 5

Carla Smith

BE., NZCE, CPEng MEngNZ

Technical Director – Power Systems

Carla Smith

Technical Director – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 29

Years at Ergo: 17

Ross Dodd

NZCE

Principal Engineer – Section Lead – Power Systems

Ross Dodd

Principal Engineer – Section Lead – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 37

Years at Ergo: 16

Rose Jayaweera

BE (Hons)

Engineer – Power Systems

Rose Jayaweera

Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 6

Years at Ergo: 1

Matthew Whitmore

BE (Hons)

Engineer – Power Systems

Matthew Whitmore

Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 4

Years at Ergo: 4

Peter Kim

BE (Hons)

Engineer – Power Systems

Peter Kim

Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 7

Years at Ergo: 1

Jacob Smith

BE (Hons)

Engineer – Power Systems

Jacob Smith

Graduate Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 3

Years at Ergo: 3

Jun Qin

BE (Hons)

Graduate Engineer – Power Systems

Jun Qin

Graduate Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 2

Years at Ergo: 2

Fergus Duggan

BE (Hons)

Graduate Engineer - Power Systems

Fergus Duggan

Graduate Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 1

Years at Ergo: 1

Soumya Doar

BE (Hons)

Senior Engineer – Section Lead – Power Systems

Soumya Doar

Senior Engineer – Section Lead – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 10

Years at Ergo: 10

Alan Barrow

Elec. HC, BA

Technical Specialist – Principal Engineer – Power Systems

Alan Barrow

Technical Specialist – Principal Engineer – Power Systems

Specialty - Protection Systems

Years’ experience: 44

Years at Ergo: 5

 

Maria Kobe

BE, PhD (Electrical)

Technical Specialist – Senior Engineer – Power Systems

Maria Kobe

Technical Specialist – Senior Engineer – Power Systems

Specialty - Modelling & Earthing 

Years' experience: 29

Years at Ergo: 10

Steve Timmins

NZCE

Technical Specialist – Senior Engineer – Power Systems

Steve Timmins

Technical Specialist – Senior Engineer – Power Systems

Speciality – Protection Systems

 

Years’ experience: 44

Years at Ergo: 14

Larry Nerida

Bsc Electrical

Senior Engineer – Power Systems

Larry Nerida

Senior Protection Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 10

Years at Ergo: 1

Jandric Salvado

Bsc Science (Power)

Electrical Engineer

Jandric Salvado

Electrical Engineer 

Years’ experience: 10

Years at Ergo: 1

David Fraser

BE (Hons)

Technical Specialist – Engineer – Power Systems

David Fraser

Technical Specialist – Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 6

Years at Ergo: 6

Allan Fong

BE (Hons)

Technical Specialist – Engineer – Power Systems

Allan Fong

Technical Specialist – Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 5

Years at Ergo: 5

Mufid Altorok

BE, MEngNZ

Engineer – Power Systems

Mufid Altorok

Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 10

Years at Ergo: 1

Caitlin Bergervoet

BE (Hons)

Graduate Engineer – Power Systems

Caitlin Bergervoet

Graduate Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 1

Years at Ergo: 1

Christina Yuan

BE (Hons)

Graduate Engineer

Christina Yuan

Graduate Engineer

Years’ experience: 1

Years at Ergo: 1

Ben Buckley

BE (Hons)

Graduate Engineer – Power Systems

Ben Buckley

Graduate Engineer Engineer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 1

Years at Ergo: 1

Maria Juvy Karamihan

CAD Designer – Section Lead - Power Systems

Maria Juvy Karamihan

CAD Designer – Section Lead - Power Systems

Years’ experience: 13

Years at Ergo: 4

Olivia McIntyre

CAD Designer – Power Systems

Olivia McIntyre

CAD Designer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 11

Years at Ergo: 11

Antonio Garais

CAD Designer - Power Systems

Antonio Garais

CAD Designer – Power Systems

Years’ experience: 12

Years at Ergo: 1

Steve Gaskin

BE NZCE, CPEng (Civil/Structural)

Head of Department – Civil & Structural Engineering

Steve Gaskin

Civil Engineer – Head of Department

Years’ experience: 21

Years at Ergo: 2

 

 

 

Nigel Stent

NZCE (Mech)

Design Delivery Manager – Civil & Structural Engineering

Nigel Stent

Design Delivery Manager – Civil & Structural Engineering

Years experience 32

Year at Ergo 2

 

Shashi Patel

BE (Civil)

Senior Structural Engineer – Civil & Structural Engineering

Shashi Patel

Structural Engineer – Civil & Structural Engineering

Years Experience 11

Years at Ergo 2

 

Stuart Dring

BE (Civil/Structural )

Civil Engineer - Section Lead - South Island

Stuart Dring

Civil Engineer - Section Lead - South Island - Civil & Structural Engineering

Years' Experience 12

Year's at Ergo 1

 

 

Reynante So

Bsc Science (Civil)

Senior Structural Engineer

Reynante So

Senior Structural Engineer 

Years Experience 15

Years at Ergo 1

Chris Avery

BE (Hons) Civil

Civil Engineer - Lead Designer

Chris Avery

Civil Engineer  - Lead Designer 

Years Experience 20

Years at Ergo 1

Claire Alderton

BSR

CAD Draftsperson – Civil & Structural

Claire Alderton

CAD Draftsperson – Civil & Structural

Years experience 6 

Year at Ergo 2

 

Wilbur Peters

BE (Civil/Structural )

Graduate Engineer

Wilbur Peters

Graduate Engineer - Civil & Structural Engineering

Years Experience 1

Years at Ergo 1

 

 

Richard Cuthbert

BSc, MSc.

Chairman

Richard Cuthbert

Chairman

Years’ experience: 33

Years at Ergo: 5

Craig Brown

BA, BCom.

Commercial Manager

Craig Brown

Commercial Manager

Years’ experience: 29

Years at Ergo: 6

Ali Shackell

B Soc Sci (Psych), Post Grad Dip Business Admin (HR)

Human Resources

Ali Shackell

Human Resources

Years' experience: 30 years

Years at Ergo: 4

Akshata Singh

CA, BCom.

Finance Manager

Akshata Singh

Finance Manager

Years' Experience: 10

Years at Ergo: 1 

 

Shalini Bhandari

B Com, Post Grad Dip Business Admin (HR)

Administration & Accounts Support

Shalini Bhandari

Administration & Accounts Support

Years' experience:13

Years at Ergo: 3

Karen Wolmarans

Admin Support

Karen Wolmarans

Administration Support

Years' experience:10

Years at Ergo: 1

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