Life Members

IPWEA NZ Life Members


IPWEA NZ are proud of its long tradition of dedication to Public Works Engineering, and the champions of the industry who have been recognised with life membership. Each of these individuals has a unique story about their career journey, but they all share a dedication and willingness to improve the industry.


Ross Vincent
Chief Executive, INGENIUM then IPWEA NZ, 2001-2014
Chief Engineer, Thames Coromandel District Council, 1987-95
District Engineer, Hauraki District Council, 1995-99
Elected Life Member of IPWEA NZ, 2014

Neil Cook
President (INGENIUM) 2011-13; Chair IDS Holding Ltd, 2009-12
Engineering Manager, Wairoa District Council, 2005-12
Chief Executive, Fiji Roads Authority, 2013 to present.
Elected Life Member of IPWEA NZ in 2014.

Ray McIndoe

President INGENIUM 2009 - 2011
General Manager City Enterprises, Palmerston North CC 2000 - Present
Chief Executive Officer, South Wairarapa DC 1992 – 2000
Technical Services Manager, Hutt CC 1989 – 1992
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM 2012

Dave Macdonald
Vice President ALGENZ 1996-97
Borough Engineer Mt Wellington 1981-86, City Engineer Tamaki 1986-89
Various Senior Engineering roles, Manukau City 1989-97
Transfund Regional Manager 1997-2005
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM 2012

 

David Adamson
President (INGENIUM) 2003-05. Chair NAMS Group 2005 to present
Group Manager Services & Assets, Southland DC 1995 -2003; Chief Executive, Southland DC 2004 to present
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM in 2006

Ken Beck
President, Institute of County Engineers 1973-76.
County Engineer: Vincent 1957-61, Geraldine 1961-70, Waimea 1970-88
Elected Life Member of Institute of County Engineers in 1981

Brian Davey
President (ALGENZ) 1996-99
City Engineer: New Plymouth 1987-89
Engineering Manager, New Plymouth DC 1989-2001 
Elected Life Member of ALGENZ 2001

David Fraser 
President (INGENIUM) 2001-03
Engineering Manager, Hastings DC 
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM 2005

Noel Hall
President, Institute of County Engineers 1978-80
County Engineer: Horowhenua 1963-73, Matamata 1974-89
Elected Life Member of Institute of County Engineers in 1984

Ashley Harper
President (INGENIUM) 2007-2009
District Services Manager, Timaru 1989 to present
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM in 2010

Gareth James
Executive Member, ALGENZ 1990-99. Inaugural Chair NAMS Committee 1995-99
District Engineer: Waimakariri 1984 to 1989
Manager Services: Waimakariri DC 1989 to 1998
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM in 2004

Mike Jarvis
President, Institute of County Engineers 1987-88
First President of ALGENZ 1988-89
County Engineer: Patangata 1974, Waipukurau 1975-89
Chief Engineer, Central Hawkes Bay DC 
Elected Life member of ALGENZ in 1990

Richard Kirby 
President (INGENIUM) 2005-07. Chair NAMS Committee 1999-2005. Chair WIMS Committee 2007-09
Assets Group Manager, Manawatu DC 1996 to 2008
Assets Group Manager, Manawatu DC & Rangitikei DC 2008 to present
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM in 2008

John Lamb
Executive Member, Institute of County Engineers 1971-1983
Executive Member, ALGENZ 1988-1990
County Engineer, then Chief Executive: Waimairi 1968-89
Elected Life Member of ALGENZ in 1989.

Peter McCormick
President (ALGENZ) 1989-90
Borough Engineer: Mt Eden 1957-72; Mt Maunganui 1972-73
City Engineer: Mt Albert, 1973-89
Elected Life Member of ALGENZ in 1987

Ian McGowan
President (ALGENZ) 1999-2001
District Engineer and Deputy Chief Executive, Wanganui 1990 to 2005
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM in 2003

Walter Middelberg
President (ALGENZ) 1994-96
County Engineer, Rangitikei 1987-1989
Director of Operations, Rangitikei DC 1989-95
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM 1999

Lew Peters
President, Institute of County Engineers 1984-85
County Engineer: Hauraki 1969-89. District Engineer: Hauraki 1989-95
Elected Life Member of Institute of County Engineers in 1987

Paul Sampson
Vice-President, Institute of County Engineers 1987-88
Vice-President ALGENZ 1997-2004
County Engineer: Taupo 1976-88. District Engineer: Rotorua 1988-2004
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM in 2004

John Sutton
District Engineer: North Taranaki DC, 1986-1989
Roading Engineer: New Plymouth DC 1989-2001
National Secretary, ALGENZ 1994-1999
Elected Honorary Member of ALGENZ in 1999
Group Mgr Engineering Services: South Taranaki DC 2001-2007
Elected Life Member of INGENIUM in 2009

Murray Wallace
President (ALGENZ) 1990-93
County Engineer: Rodney 1978-89
Director of Works: Rodney District Council 1990-92
Elected Life Member of ALGENZ in 1994

[Note: Only work experience relevant to Life Membership is shown]

Life Members (Deceased)

John Beck
President, Institute of County Engineers 1985-87
County Engineer: Otamatea 1965-67, Whangarei 1970-88
Elected Life Member of ALGENZ in 1988

Bob Smith
President, Institute of County Engineers 1976-78
County Engineer: Waiapu 1958-61, Dannevirke 1961-87
District Engineer: Dannevirke 1987-89
Elected Life Member of Institute of County Engineers in 1981

Neil Hansen
President, Institute of County Engineers 1962-64
County Engineer: Tauranga 1946-1975
Elected life Member of Institute of County Engineers 1974