Meet the team
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.
Craig Stewart, General Manager – South Island
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.
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.
Gavin Riddle, Regional Manager – Auckland
Gavin is responsible for the Auckland Regional operations. He has a strong collaborative approach to contracts, a keen attention to detail and a drive for excellence in delivery.
With near on 30 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, Gavin has previously held the position of Regional Manager Bay of Plenty, Regional Manager of Waikato and 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, is a registered Professional Construction Manager and is studying towards a MBA at present.
Kerry Watkins, Regional Manager – Waikato
Kerry is responsible for operational performance and strategic direction of the Waikato business of 220 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.
He has an excellent track record of leading large multi-discipline teams across civil construction, maintenance, surfacing, industries, and quarrying. Key areas of this role include business growth and developing our people and ensuring we are focused on the needs of our customers.
Kerry holds an NZCE (Civil) and a Graduate Diploma in Management, and is an IPENZ Graduate Member.
Anita Varga, Regional Manager – Bay of Plenty
Anita is responsible for Bay of Plenty operations, including Rotorua and Taupo. She has been with Fulton Hogan since 1997, after moving back from Australia.
Her roles within the company have included Regional Business Manager East Coast for 12 years, before moving into operations in 2010.
As Divisional Manager of the East Coast quarry business she successfully developed new sites and customers on behalf of the business.
Anita became Branch Manager for Gisborne in 2015 before moving into her current role in 2018. She has been a mentor for some of Fulton Hogan’s women employees and is an active member of the Road to Success steering committee that supports participants to reach their full potential.
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).
Paul O’Meara, Regional Manager – Nelson
Paul O’Meara, who is the Regional Manager – Nelson, has more than 16 years’ experience with Fulton Hogan.
During this time he has built up extensive experience in the delivery of civil and roading projects covering earthworks, drainage, specialist pavements and environmental compliance in urban, rural and airport environments.
He has been appointed to various senior roles within the company including Construction Manager, Contracting Operations Manager and Deputy Regional Manager for Canterbury. He took up his current position in November 2017.
Stephen Lowe, Regional Manager – Canterbury
Stephen is responsible for the management of the Canterbury region, which encompasses the West Coast, Ashburton, Christchurch, Timaru and Oamaru. The region employs 710 staff and has an annual turnover of NZ$320M.
Stephen’s career started with Fulton Hogan in 2000 after obtaining a NZCE Civil and has held various department and divisional roles on the West Coast, Ashburton and Christchurch. He then moved to Westreef as the General Manager then CEO of Buller Holdings. Since 2015 Stephen has been the Contract Manager of Fulton Hogan’s West Coast NOC contract. Stephen brings a wealth of operational experience, proven leadership and diversity of thinking to this role.
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.