Our People


Ben Perry


Ben Perry, a company founder, is a New Zealand Chartered Professional Engineer practicing in the Civil and Environmental areas. He has attained a Masters of Science degree in Physics, and a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Applied Physics (hons). While able to take on any engineering job, he specialises in coastal and river protection, river and flood protection, low-impact subdivision design, and construction management. His general science background and diverse studies offers clients a unique perspective to difficult engineering problems, providing practical and cost-effective design alternatives.


Joanna (Asia) Druzbicka


Asia is our Environmental Engineer, holding a PhD in Environmental Geology from the University of Otago, along with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Earth Science from the University of Wales. Originally from Poland, Asia has resided in NZ for over 5 years. Asia’s expertise includes geological mapping and assessment, numerical modelling and analysis, GIS systems, HAIL reports, soil contamination testing and geomorphology.


Imogen Webb


Returning to Northland after study in Auckland, Imogen joins our team as our Graduate Engineer, having completed a NZ Diploma in Engineering. Imogen has gained many hours of on-site work experience during her years of study, and among other things is becoming highly skilled in providing detailed drawings using CAD software. Imogen provides invaluable support to our Engineers, and is enjoying the challenges of our industry and the hands-on learning.


Bex Hawksworth


Bex has recently moved to the Bay of Islands, and has joined our team after spending the last 5 years working in Christchurch and Nelson. Bex has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geoscience, and is a member of the NZ Geotechnical Society.

Bex holds the position of Project Engineering Geologist and has experience in project management, land development/sub division design, geotechnical assessments, EQC assessments, slope stability, construction monitoring and regulatory review.


Mark Williamson


Mark holds a BSc in Computer Science and is our Engineering Technician and CAD Draftsperson. Mark has many years of experience in this field and heads our drawing and design team. Mark specialises in architectural design, retaining wall design, stormwater design, sub-division design, roads and car-parks, fire and access, building and resource consent applications. Mark is happy to discuss design solutions with you to achieve the best design for your project.


Chris Liebert


Chris is our Senior Structural Engineer and has over 30 years experience in civil and structural engineering. Chris is a chartered professional and heads our Structural team. Chris’s specialised areas include foundation design, retaining wall design, seismic evaluations, construction management, construction contracts, Health & Safety, feasibility/pre-purchase assessments, property development for commercial and residential subdivisions and property management.


Professional Support Team


Our engineers are backed by a team of technicians and support personnel who are dedicated to achieving client needs.


Operations Manager

Michelle Thorburn


Michelle holds the position of Office Manager and provides administration support to our team. Michelle has many years experience in the administration field and enjoys the variety and challenges our field of work brings. Michelle is always on hand to liaise with our clients, and to help with any queries.