Industry Advisory Group

We work side by side with our industry partners to ensure that our Engineering students graduate with the skills and experience that New Zealand needs considering both present and future industry.

The Industry Advisory Group, divided into three clusters of specialists, is a key body that helps ensure that the School of Engineering understands the engineering education and research needs of New Zealand.

The Advisory Group provides ‘external’ advice to the Dean of Engineering regarding priorities and directions of current activities and future developments. Its members are professional engineers, engineering managers, and senior managers, with extensive experience from working in industry, academia, or government.

IAG Chair

  • Keith Gallagher | Electronics Technical Leader, Gallagher Group

Civil & Environmental Engineering Sub-group

  • Steve Raynor | Director of Research, Rcon Pacific
  • Jivir Viyakesparan | Technical Principal Water Assets, WSP OPUS
  • Mike Lord | Business Partner, Consultant, Contractor
  • Mark Mole | Director, SRD Consultants
  • Blair Currie | Managing Director, BCD Group
  • Chong Heng Pang | Structural Engineer, Bloxam Burnett & Olliver
  • Judith Makinson | Transportation Engineering Manager, CKL Planning

Mechanical, Chemical, Process & Materials Engineering Sub-group

  • Arnold Yeoman | Site Manager, Evonik Degussa
  • Gerard O'Connor | Managing Director, PDV Consultants Ltd
  • Bernard Fulton | Head of Assets & Engineering, Fonterra
  • Mike Williams | Tauranga Engineering Manager, MWD Design
  • Les Roa | Director, Longveld Engineering
  • Campbell Upperton | Construction Manager, PFS Engineering

Mechatronics, Electrical, Electronic & Software Engineering Sub-group

  • Keith Gallagher | Electronics Technical Leader, Gallagher Group
  • Sandra Glasse | Electrical Engineer, Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products
  • David Hallett | Co-founder, Company X
  • Dr Alistair Scarfe | Founder, Director & Chief Technology Officer, Robotics Plus Ltd