With a lifetime of experience in the company and the industry, Shane is well equipped to drive the future direction of Culham Engineering. As Chairman, Shane provides a pivotal connection between governance and decisions of the Board and the operational management of the business. He ensures that this connection is fully aligned and on the right strategic course.
Literally born into the industry, Shane was welding before he left primary school and has spent his entire career focused on engineering and construction. His outstanding depth of knowledge and experience across all facets of the industry cements a strong platform to lead and oversee the highest standards of corporate governance within the Board and Culham’s.
A family business, Shane promotes the values and legacy that has made Culham’s a highly successful business for nearly 60 years. His leadership integrity and foresight is engrained within the Board and shared across the entire organisation to drive growth on a continuous pathway of success.
Rob embodies the key traits of leadership excellence. His respect for clients and desire to fully understand their immediate and future needs portrays his commitment to changing the face of contracting. By setting in place the solid foundations of a truly collaborative, transparent, long term client relationship, Rob is able to work with clients to not only find today’s best solutions, but also to open the door to exploring future possibilities, innovations and opportunities. Central to this is sharing common values and visions to maximise the potential of the contracting relationship.
Rob draws on over 37 years’ experience in the design, production, fabrication and installation of structures. As Culham’s General Manager for over nine years, he is well grounded in the operational complexities of delivering precision engineering solutions. Highly respected by Culham’s staff, Rob encourages an autonomous environment. He is fully aware of the valuable contributions shop floor staff can make to add further value to client solutions. Cultivating ideas gathered from the incredible intelligence available within Culham’s workforce shows the high regard, confidence and trust he has in his staff.
Future focused, Rob maintains a global perspective on new technologies and automation. He has been instrumental in sourcing and procuring some of the latest fabrication technologies available. He continues to explore emerging technologies and will provide the innovation drive to ensure Culham Engineering remains competitive and at the forefront of engineering excellence.
Leadership requires courage and the ability to step up to a challenge and Rob has consistently shown he is not prepared to accept the status quo and will make the decisions required to make a difference.
Barry has been providing advisory services to the Culham Group for 35 years. He is a Director of several companies that are involved in a wide range of industries in New Zealand and overseas and brings to the Culham Group considerable financial and business experience.
Sue has worked for Culham Engineering Co Ltd for 26 Years and as a Director brings extensive Financial and Job Costing skills to the Board Table.
Robert has many years of experience in the Heavy Fabrication, Marine & Ship Repair and Petrochemical industries.
He joined Culham Engineering in the 1990’s working on Refining NZ shutdowns before commencing a permanent role with Culhams working at Refining NZ. He has been with Culham Engineering for more than 20 years and held various positions within the Company, including Workshop Supervisor, Welding Supervisor, Workshop Manager, Project Scheduler and currently as a Project Manager.
Robert is a Competenz Workshop Assessor and is trained in Health & Safety Injury Prevention and Incident Investigation. In these roles he has engaged extensively with internal and external company customers.
Robert has been involved in a number of major projects including ANZAC Frigates, Golden Bay Cement Projects. Eden Park Silver Ferns, Kiwi Rail Bridges, Point Forward Project RNZ, Future Fuels Project RNZ, Balance Agri Nutrients Bluff Tank, and recently the $365 million Te Mahi Hou project to create a Continuous Catalyst Regeneration Platformer.
Robert has a broad understanding of construction methodology and an ability to think outside the square. Robert transfers these skills to all projects he undertakes and with his high quality standards and his deadline focus, Robert has proven his abilities time and time again for our company.
Stephen has over 30 years’ experience as a Boilermaker, completing his apprenticeship at Culham Engineering in 1987.
Since 2000 Stephen has been managing the workshops and been involved in the fabrication of many large projects including the Stainless Steel Cyclone for Golden Bay Cement, The Façade for the Eden Park Upgrade and the structural steel for the Point Forward project at Refining NZ.
The skills and knowledge that Stephen has acquired from his experience on and off site has made him a valuable asset. He understands the impact of workshop fabrication for site installation and he values the importance placed on meeting deadlines without compromising precision and quality of the work .
Tara is responsible for all aspects of the Culham Groups’ financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures.
Tara is also responsible for managing the administrative team including the activities that facilitate the smooth running of the Company.
Hamish has been in the construction industry for 8 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University Of Canterbury. Throughout this time, he has worked in both construction and consulting environments with a focus on the structural aspect of projects.
More recently Hamish has been involved with the direct project management of structural steel packages for large scale commercial construction projects in NZ and Australia.
Hamish holds the position of Projects Manager at Culham Engineering.
The skills and knowledge that Brian has acquired from over 35 years experience as a Trade Certified boilermaker makes him a valuable asset to the Culham Engineering team.
In 2012 Brian completed his OSH level 4 certificate and took on the role of HSE Advisor. He understands how to incorporate Health and Safety within the fabrication processes and can offer advice and solutions to overcome potential hazards in the worksite. He has also completed the following training:
3m Qualitative Fit Testing Trainer
H&S Management & Internal Auditing
Environmental Management Systems
Brian has developed training plans for all plant and equipment used in our trade and is invested in keeping Culham Engineering a safe workplace.
Dave has worked for Culham Engineering as the Store Manager for over 10 years. He previously held store supervisory roles with Fletchers, head store man at Tenix and service liaison for Fletcher Mechanical.
In 2015 Dave was promoted to Procurement Manager to manage suppliers and develop purchasing strategies which meet budgetary and other operational requirements at Culham Engineering including the requirements of ISO 9001.
Gary Turton started with Culham Engineering in 2004 as a Heavy Transport Operator and quickly moved to training on crane operations.
In 2005 Gary travelled to the Liebherr factory in Germany when Culham Engineering purchased a 55T Liebherr Mobile crane. He went through an intensive training programme covering the operation and maintenance of the crane as well as some lift planning.
Over the next few years Gary moved between both the 100T and 55T Liebherr Cranes and in 2007 when the Company purchased the 400T Liebherr crawler crane Gary operated the crane during the Point Forward Project at Refining NZ.
Following the purchase of a 220t Liebherr mobile crane in 2009, Gary worked closely with Liebherr adjusting the crane to meet the standards for the New Zealand Transport Act and assisted in the development of the dolly trailer to distribute the axle weight evenly for use on the road.
During 2011 Gary focused more on the lift planning and training of staff, although when we had specialist jobs Gary was called to undertake these roles. In 2012 Gary took on the role of Transport and Crane Manager.
Gary is also a Class 1 and Class 2 pilot, holds a National Certificate in Mobile Crane Operations and has a sound knowledge of Lincoln Lift Planning.
Gary is responsible for Managing the Transport Division at Culham Engineering including the assets and employees.