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What does good look like? Consultant and client perspectives

July 30, 2024 at 4:30pm - 7:30pm


Join ACE New Zealand and local business leaders in Ōtautahi Christchurch as we ask the question: "What does good look like?" 

This event will feature a panel discussion with Siobhan Hartwell from GHD and Dan Tombleson from Lumen, as well as insights from client representatives, including Lynette Ellis, Head of Transportation and Waste at Christchurch City Council. Our ACE New Zealand Regional Chair for Canterbury/West Coast, Andrew Davidson from WSP, will be your host and this event is generously sponsored by Resure: Insurance & KiwiSaver Advisors.

Come along to engage in meaningful conversation, gain valuable knowledge and enjoy drinks and nibbles with your colleagues and peers.

  • Date: Tuesday 30 July 2024
  • Time: 4.30 -7.30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Scoundrel NZ, 375 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch, 8011


Siobhan Hartwell – Regional General Manager NZPac at GHD

Siobhan leads GHD's business across Aotearoa and the Pacific as Regional General Manager. She is a civil engineer with more than 25 years’ experience on a wide range of water related projects in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the United States. She was on the Board of Water New Zealand for five years with one year as president and was appointed as a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand in 2019. She has delivered a number of strategic studies through her career including developing founding documents on New Zealand’s water infrastructure to support water reform. Siobhan is passionate about shifting the approach to infrastructure delivery to a holistic approach that uplifts outcomes for communities and the environment.

Dan Tombleson – Managing Director at Lumen

Dan is an electrical engineer who trained at The University of Auckland, New Zealand's premier electrical engineering institute, and has spent his career in the electricity sectors of New Zealand and Australia. He is passionate about improving the state of our national grids. They are multigenerational assets that we have a responsibility to look after and hand on in better condition. This is why he specialised in strategic asset management. Engineering grunt at this level ensures that the collective good work performed today gives us the best possible long-term results for investment. He believes in tools such as reliability-centred maintenance, failure modes and effects analysis, systems thinking, life cycle cost analysis, and quantitative risk modelling.

Lynette Ellis - Head of Transport and Waste at Christchurch City Council

Born and raised in the King Country, Lynette Ellis graduated University of Waikato with a Master of Science. Lynette started working in the transport industry in London and quickly gained experience on complex transport networks as project manager on a major cross-city cycling project. Upon returning to Aotearoa, she became a “naturalised mainlander”, settling in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Lynette has been at Christchurch City Council for 15 years and is currently the Head of Transport and Waste. Lynette recognises the integral role transport has in all of our lives and is a firm believer in continually improving urban services and systems.


Andrew Davidson – ACE Regional Chair for Canterbury/West Coast and Head of Structures at WSP

Andrew is an experienced Structural Engineer with both consultancy and contractor experience. He has a strong passion for leadership and ensuring appropriate solutions are provided for clients with diverse needs. A chartered professional engineer with buildings, bridges and water retaining civil infrastructure design and assessment experience. He is also passionate about business which extends to considering client drivers beyond what is directly asked.

ACE staff and Board members attending 

  • Helen Davidson – ACE Chief Executive
  • Hannah Bryce – ACE General Manager of Engagement    
  • Jo Orr – Technical Directory Advisor at Mott MacDonald
  • Ian Fraser – Chief Executive APAC at GHD
  • Brad Rooney – General Manager at ElectroNet


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