Spanning a 30-year career, Grant has held a variety of key leadership, governance, operational and technical roles. Grant has been appointed to, and continues to hold, a number of key governance roles and has been an active board member for Tonkin + Taylor for over 10 years.
As Sector Director – Land for Tonkin + Taylor, Grant is accountable for clients, projects and community outcomes that generate annual revenues of approximately $50M.
Grant developed a passion for communities that, early in his working life, lead him to become a Chartered Civil Engineer. The ability to help create resilient, sustainable communities and local economies is a key motivator for Grant and a driving force in his day-to-day work.
Grant works alongside local and central Government, District Health Boards, leading land developers and with the people who matter most – those who live, work and play in our communities - to create workable solutions that leave a positive legacy for Aotearoa New Zealand’s people and environment. Grant believes that resilience and sustainability must go hand in hand.
Grant was instrumental in the creation of the engineering response to the Kaikōura earthquake, and on the board of the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) Sub Alliance responsible for the remediation of the transport corridor, rebuild and recovery. As the General Manager of Tonkin + Taylor’s Christchurch office during the Canterbury earthquakes, Grant’s focus was on ensuring pastoral care for our staff and their extended families.
Those two experiences – although founded in tragedy – illustrate the power of community spirit, making Grant a better and wiser leader, and instilled in Grant an even greater determination to ensure that the housing developments, hospitals, schools and commercial environments created today will build a positive tomorrow.