Two Fellows for T+T in 2020

Two Fellows for T+T in 2020

Engineering NZ has announced the small group of outstanding engineers who have been honoured this year for their career-long commitments to the industry and community by naming their new Fellows.

Among this exclusive group is Tonkin + Taylor's Executive Director, Sector Director for Land, Grant Lovell and Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Tony Fairclough - both Canterbury based.

In congratulating them, T+T’s executive leader of engineering, Dr Tim Fisher, himself an Engineering NZ Fellow, said, “We are extremely proud of Grant and Tony – they are role models for us as we aspire to be ‘best at what we do’. Nothing beats recognition from the peers in your profession, so we celebrate this with them.”

A seasoned professional in the geotechnical space, Tony is recognised for his geotechnical prowess, project director skills and contribution to the Geotechnical Society (he is immediate Past President). Career highlights include the responses to the Canterbury and Kaikōura earthquakes where he says that the combined technical and community challenges brought out the best of our engineering teams.

Grant is recognised for his leadership in management and governance roles at Tonkin + Taylor. He was the South Island Regional Group Manager through the Canterbury earthquakes and recovery phases and he takes pride in how T+T cared for our staff (and families) and the wider community. He continues to lead in the industry with multiple governance roles across the industry.

Grant and Tony now join other T+T Fellows: Simonne Eldridge (Fellow of Engineering NZ and the Institute of Civil Engineers, UK), David Bouma, David Leong, Stephen Crawford, Keith Dickson, Tony Kortegast, Richard Reinen-Hamill, Tim Fisher and Peter Millar.  

Terry Kayes, Tim Sinclair, John Duder, Ted Willson, John Grimston and Alan Pickens who are all still strongly associated with T+T are also Fellows.

Tonkin + Taylor congratulates both Grant and Tony for reaching this prestigious career milestone.