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Meet the team

Graeme Johnson, Chief Executive Officer – New Zealand

Graeme was appointed Chief Executive, New Zealand in 2017 and has extensive experience within the civil contracting industry. Graeme joined the company in 2003 and since this time has held senior operational and management roles that have spanned design, construction, materials supply, operations and maintenance undertakings across New Zealand and the Pacific.

Prior to being appointed as CEO, Graeme was a member of the New Zealand leadership team for 6 years. He holds several directorships and is a Board member for Infrastructure New Zealand. Graeme brings fresh thinking and a strong focus on building enduring relationships.



Mark Ford, Chief Financial Officer – New Zealand Contracting

Mark Ford webMark was appointed as Fulton Hogan’s Chief Financial Officer – New Zealand Contracting in 2013 after undertaking commercial and finance roles within the company since 2004. Mark is responsible for the financial management of Fulton Hogan’s New Zealand contracting business, and is also involved in associate company governance. Mark attends meetings of the Fulton Hogan Board, and the Audit and Risk Committee, as the New Zealand finance lead.

Developing through the company, Mark has undertaken lead finance roles in Dunedin and Christchurch before progressing to zone and national finance roles. Before joining Fulton Hogan in 2004, Mark worked in the financial services sector and for Boral, a leading building and construction materials supplier in Australia. Mark holds a BCom, and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Directors.



Justin McDowell, General Manager Construction

Justin 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 the National Civil Manager covering New Zealand and Civil operations in Fiji.

Justin has a BE (Hon’s) 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.



Tony Gallagher, General Manager Engineering Solutions

Tony Gallagher webTony is a Chartered Professional Civil Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in building infrastructure. Tony has enjoyed the past 20 years of his career leading large, multi-disciplined teams on complex projects and business units throughout New Zealand. During this period Tony has successfully undertaken various senior roles for Fulton Hogan, however, none have been more challenging and rewarding than his direct involvement with the horizontal infrastructure rebuild of Christchurch following the sequence of devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. Over this past 4 years Tony has been the Delivery Manager for the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team and currently responsible for Fulton Hogan’s response to the Christchurch Rebuild.

Tony now begins another chapter in his career with Fulton Hogan, leading the Civil business which incorporates our Heavy Civil division and Rail division nationwide, while retaining the responsibility for the successful completion of our SCIRT programme of works.



Craig Stewart, General Manager South Island

Craig started his career with Fulton Hogan over 20 years ago and has progressed through the regional business stream where he proved his capability for leading diverse teams.  His leadership skills came to the forefront leading our Canterbury regional team through a challenging period post the Christchurch earthquakes.

After obtaining a NZCE Civil, Craig’s progression within Fulton Hogan saw him involved in the evolution of outsourcing of road maintenance contracts in New Zealand and Australia. Craig has gained a significant amount of knowledge from his involvement in the full range of procurement and delivery models in his previous roles as, National Operations Manager for Road Maintenance and leading our largest regional business, as Regional Manager Canterbury.

Craig will apply his industry knowledge and experience to cultivate creative customer focused strategies in his leadership role overviewing our six South Island regional teams.


Simon Dyne, General Manager North Island

Simon Dyne webSimon 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.



Dave Casey, General Manager People

Dave joined Fulton Hogan as the General Manager People in February 2017. Previously he was the Commanding Officer of the Youth Development Unit within the New Zealand Defence Force, managing teams from each of the Defence Force services, the Police, Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Education. As a Commander in the Navy, Dave held multiple roles including managing leadership development programmes, supply chain logistics and procurement, change management projects and recruitment.

Dave is a highly experienced Human Resources leader with a track record in large public organisations. Dave brings a combination of Senior Executive level HR capability, an in depth understanding of recruitment and leadership development, strong engagement skills and experience in developing leadership programmes in large organisations.




Tim Talbot, General Manager Health and Safety

Tim has 30 years’ experience in the Civil Construction Industry, and for last 20 years has held a variety of leadership positions with Fulton Hogan. In all of these roles Tim has consistently demonstrated an unwavering line management commitment to the health and safety of our people.

Tim has lead and guided parts of the Fulton Hogan business through substantial periods of change, including the implementation of a ‘Zero Harm’ safety culture across Fulton Hogan’s Central Zone between 2011 and 2015. In addition he has overseen the implementation of a large number of practical safety improvements through our Moving Plant Critical Risk Group.

Prior to becoming General Manager Health and Safety, Tim held many senior roles including Regional Manager (Nelson), General Manager (Central Zone) and most recently General Manager Investments & Associates. Tim has an NZCE in Civil Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Business, and a NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety.