The Fulton Hogan Regional business is led by Tim Ford, Executive General Manager Regional Business, supported by General Manager North Island and General Manager South Island, as well as Regional Managers operating in each region in the country.
Meet the team
Tim Ford, Executive General Manager Regional Businesses
Tim was appointed to the role of General Manager for Fulton Hogan’s Northern operations from 2003 – 2009, and was reappointed at the end of 2010, after 18 months in a similar role for the company’s Mid-Northern Region. In his current role, Tim is responsible for all Fulton Hogan’s strategic development, business planning and general operations across Waikato, Auckland, North Harbour and Northland. He also has oversight of Fulton Hogan’s Contracting Road Maintenance business across New Zealand.
Tim joined Fulton Hogan in 1992 and has held a number of technical engineering and senior management positions within the company. Over this time, he has developed a comprehensive background in the governance and delivery of both NZTA and Local Authority maintenance contracts. He is also a current director of a number of Fulton Hogan joint venture businesses, including Coastline Markers Ltd and a member of the Auckland Motorway Alliance Leadership team. Previous joint venture directorships include Allied Asphalts Ltd and Rodney Aggregate Supplies Ltd.
Tim’s qualifications include a New Zealand Certificate in Civil Engineering and he has completed a number of professional development programs for senior management.
Justin McDowell, National Manager Civil
As the National Manager for Civil, Justin is responsible for the strategic development of civil operations in New Zealand and Fiji. He has been with Fulton Hogan since 2010. Justin has proven himself to be an asset to the company by exceeding all expectations in previous roles such as Project Manager for the Christchurch Southern Motorway, Construction Manager for the Tekapo Canal realigning, Project Director for the Christchurch Rebuild Alliance and then Regional Manager for the South Island.
Justin has a BE (Hon) in Civil and his unique blend of technical and management skills enable him to lead by example and motivate and encourage his teams and direct reports as well as developing and maintaining relationships with clients and other stakeholders. He combines skills, a capacity for innovation, excellent people skills and strong project management skills which have been developed for over 25 years on complex high profile projects.
Simon Dyne, General Manager North Island
Simon is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 15 years’ management experience. He has an excellent track record of leading large multi-discipline teams in across civil construction, road maintenance, surfacing, asphalt production, quarrying and transportation projects.
Simon’s success in the industry was recently recognized at the IPWEA Conference, where he won the AECOM/NZIM Young Leaders Award.
Simon started his career with Fulton Hogan 9 years ago, leading a team of 40 in the regional surfacing division. He then progressed to be the Regional Manager for Auckland, one of Fulton Hogan’s largest regions with an annual turnover of NZ$280M and over 550 employees.
Graeme Johnson, General Manager South Island
Graeme is a Chartered Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the management of large civil construction projects, and the design delivery of civil, public and commercial structures.
Graeme has been with Fulton Hogan since 2004. He has held the role of Regional Manager for Civil North and Pacific Civil, where he was responsible for the delivery of multi-disciplinary civil infrastructure projects and services across a wide range of sectors including transport, water & wastewater, energy and primary industries.
Graeme has a BE (Hon) in Engineering and a BASc. He is also a Member of IPENZ.
Keith Cocking, Regional Manager – Northland
Keith has considerable regional and project leadership experience with Fulton Hogan across New Zealand. He has an excellent aptitude for reviewing operational and financial management of contracts and leading collaborative contracts. In his role as Regional Manager, he leads 5 divisional managers across the Northland Region.
Keith has been with Fulton Hogan since 1997 operating in Auckland, Nelson, Fiji, Christchurch and now Northland. Keith holds a Bachelor of Business Studies, is an Associate Chartered Accountant and has a Diploma in Managerial Excellence in Engineering and Construction. He is also the Vice Chairman of the New Zealand Contractors Federation’s Northland branch.
Matthew MacMahon, Regional Manager – Auckland
Matthew is currently responsible for Fulton Hogan’s operations in the Auckland region. With over 20 years’ experience in the road maintenance industry, Matthew’s management skills and safety achievements see him recognised as a leader in the field.
Matthew previously held the role of General Manager, Industries (South Australia and Northern Territory). Prior to joining Fulton Hogan in 2008, Matthew was a director at PMP Bitumen. During this time he was instrumental to the development of the company and its eventual turnover of over AU$33M. This small business allowed Matthew to hone the skills he needs to succeed in his current position.
Kerry Watkins, Regional Manager – Waikato
Kerry is responsible for operational performance in the Waikato region, providing leadership and developing a business with around 150 staff.
With over 20 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, Kerry has held numerous management and project management roles at Fulton Hogan since he joined in 2002. Kerry holds a New Zealand Diploma in Civil Engineering and Management, is a Registered Engineering Associate (REA) and an IPENZ Graduate Member.
Gavin Riddle, Regional Manager – Bay of Plenty
Gavin is responsible for the Bay of Plenty operations, including Rotorua and Taupo. He has a strong collaborative approach to contracts, a keen attention to detail and a drive for excellence in delivery.
With over 25 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, Gavin has held the position of Contracts Director for a multi-disciplined construction company. He has successfully delivered a large number of wide ranging construction projects during his career.
Gavin holds a National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering (SA) and is a registered Professional Construction Manager.
Bob Wilson, Regional Manager – Taranaki
Bob is Fulton Hogan’s Regional Manager in Taranaki, and oversees business operations across New Plymouth, Stratford and Hawera. With over 21 years’ experience in the industry, Bob brings to Fulton Hogan solid contracting and project management skills.
Bob leads a staff of 65 with an annual turnover of NZ$25M. He joined us in 2006 and was a Department Manager in the New Plymouth District Council contract, progressing to the role of Operations Manager in 2007, and then Taranaki Regional Manager in 2016. Bob holds a National Business Diploma Level 5.
Andrew Harvey, Regional Manager – East Coast
Andrew is responsible for the East Coast Operations which encompasses the Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions. With over 20 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, he leads a staff of 150 with an annual turnover of NZ$50M.
Andrew brings a continued focus on performance and improvement to the East Coast region. He joined Fulton Hogan in 1999 as Divisional Manager for Contracting in the East Coast region.
Andrew is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Member of IPENZ.
Blair Gregory, Regional Manager – Wellington
Blair is responsible for Fulton Hogan’s Wellington region operations, which has a staff of 250 and an annual turnover of NZD$75M. With over 20 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, Blair joined Fulton Hogan in 2010 as a Contracting Divisional Manager in Wellington. He brings to the role a strong contracting background and leadership skills.
Blair holds a NZCE (Civil) and has significant experience prior to Fulton Hogan, working in management roles across New Zealand and Australia.
Tim Glanville, Regional Manager – Marlborough
Tim is responsible for Fulton Hogan’s Marlborough operations with a staff of 60 and annual turnover of NZ$20M.
Tim has been with Fulton Hogan for over 18 years. Prior to his role as Regional Manager, he held Divisional Manager positions in both the Dunedin and Southland regions, looking after the construction, civil, drainage, transport, road maintenance and quarrying activities.
Tim holds a New Zealand Diploma in Civil Engineering and an NZCE (Civil).
Andy Allen, Regional Manager – Nelson
Andy is the Regional Manager for Nelson, which encompasses the Nelson, Tasman and Golden Bay areas. The Nelson region has a staff of 165 and annual turnover of NZD $80m.
Andy brings a wealth of industry knowledge and leadership skills to the role. He has been with Fulton Hogan for over 10 years in a wide variety of roles, including a Department Manager in Bitumen Materials as well as a Surfacing Divisional Manager in Nelson. Andy has a National Diploma in Surface Extraction and Business Management.
Craig Stewart, Regional Manager – Canterbury
Craig is responsible for the management of the Canterbury region, which encompasses the West Coast, Ashburton, Christchurch, Timaru and Oamaru. The region employs 755 staff and has an annual turnover of NZ$360M.
Craig started his career with Fulton Hogan over 20 years ago and has a comprehensive background in the delivery of road maintenance and asset management contracts for local authorities.
After obtaining a NZCE Civil, Craig progressed through the company in Divisional Manager, National Operations Manager for Road Maintenance and Regional Manager roles.
Paul Bisset, Regional Manager – Central
Paul is Regional Manager for the Central Region which includes the Central Otago and Southern Lakes area. Paul has over 20 years’ industry experience, successfully delivering a wide variety of projects across Otago and Southland.
Paul brings to the role strong project management, technical and leadership skills across the various sectors he has been involved with in his career including earthworks, surveying, roading, drainage and surfacing.
Paul joined Fulton Hogan in November 2012 as a Surfacing Divisional Manager, and took on the role of Contracting Divisional Manager a year later encompassing Construction and Surfacing. He holds a NZCE (Civil) and a Diploma in Business Management.
Grant Sime, Regional Manager – Dunedin
Grant became Dunedin’s Regional Manager in 2013, after joining Fulton Hogan as the Deputy Regional Manager in 2011. Grant specialises in contract governance and client liaison and has a sound knowledge in engineering of major civil infrastructure projects, especially resource capabilities and requirements.
Grant has significant experience prior to Fulton Hogan, working as the General Manager Otago Southland for Downer EDI Works, Project Manager for Fletcher Construction, and General Manager for SouthRoads.
Andy Clark, Regional Manager – Southland
Andrew is responsible for Fulton Hogan’s Southland Region operations, which has a staff of 105 and an annual turnover of NZD$40M. With over 25 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, Andrew joined Fulton Hogan in 2001 as a Civil Carpenter. He progressed within the company holding Department and Divisional Manager roles prior to taking on the Southland Regional Manager role. Andrew brings to the role strong leadership skills and a contracting background specializing in infrastructure, civil construction and project management.
Andrew holds Diplomas in Civil Engineering and Business Management and is a Member of IPENZ.