Rishen is a Chartered Engineer with over 16 years’ experience in electrical construction projects. He has a broad range of skills and expertise and has undertaken engineering design in Building Services in a variety of countries, which includes, Australia, UK, the middle east and NZ. Rishen also serves on joint standards committees to review an update AS/NZS standards.
Chris is a Building Services Electrical Engineer with twenty years' experience in designing and leading projects since graduating from university with a degree in electrical engineering. Prior to attending university in the UK Chris worked as an electrician, this hands-on experience has given him a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Chris came to New Zealand in 2005 for “a couple of years maximum” ... then somehow married a Kiwi and never left! Chris’s commitment to the Electrical Engineering Group (EEG) is to organise one ‘Electrical Engineering’ focused presentation a month for the benefit our members. In addition, Chris is an active part of the EEG’s Education Sub-committee that is leading the review of the industry shortage of electrical engineers and technicians. Hobbies include painting the house, painting the fence, repainting the house, repainting the fence, and moaning about having to paint the house and paint the fence.
Chartered Building Services Engineer with local and international knowledge across a wide range of sectors including commercial construction, defence, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, and transport infrastructure. Interests outside of work/committee include; spending time with his young family, e ako ana a Daniel i te reo Maori.
Ash Young (Secretary)
Ash is an Electrical Engineer within the Building Services team at WSP Auckland. She graduated with BE (hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland and has 6 years of experience. She has been a member of the Electrical Engineering Group since 2020. Her experience includes Street Lighting Design (and associated electrical infrastructure) and Electrical & Lighting Design for Building Services – such as Schools, Residential Apartments and Bus Stations. Interests outside of work/committee include netball, quidditch, gaming and binge watching tv shows.
Daniel graduated from the University of Pretoria. He has many years of hands-on experience in military and civilian roles. He serves as a committee member on both the Electrical Engineering Group and the New Zealand Society for Safety Engineering. His experience include radar, radio, data processing and communications, automatic test equipment, hydraulic servo & control systems, ground-based telemetry, and onboard signal conditioners & data acquisition for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. He also provided consultancy services on ground power supplies, 400Hz workshop power distribution, and earthing & bonding. Daniel also developed solutions for various industrial processes, including brick, lime, and cardboard manufacturing. He developed and implemented innovative solutions for fruit packaging, wine cellar control, and weighing systems. Other significant experiences include leading mechanical & electrical teams on railway station redevelopments, consultations on water & wastewater projects, all electrically related aspects of downstream oil terminals. He served on joint standards committees to review ISO and AS/NZS standards. Daniel is also a keen drone pilot and loves to make stuff in his workshop, including metalwork, woodwork, 3D printing, and designs using ‘maker’ electronics.
Darren designs main electrical infrastructure for buildings. He has renewable energy expertise in PV Solar. Darren is on the EEG Education sub-committee which is set up to monitor the level of graduates entering the electrical industry in New Zealand
Adrian supports the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) Apprentice Delivery Model nationally. The programme also encompasses the NZ Diploma in Engineering, and covers electrical, mechanical and civil engineering. Adrian was involved in initiating the BEngTech and has been involved in teaching, moderation and operations aspects of the programme ever since. Before accidentally becoming an engineering academic, Adrian was a mechanical product design and project engineer. He has polytech & university qualifications in mechanical engineering & business. Coming from a mechanical background, Adrian's interest in electrical engineering and the EEG springs partly from insatiable curiosity about all things engineering and also from a belief that mechanical and electrical engineering seldom exist in isolation from one another. Adrian is involved with the EEG Education sub-committee, the Mechanical Engineering Group, and the Wellington Branch of Engineering NZ
John is a Chartered Associate Electrical Engineer with more than 14 years of professional experience within a variety of sectors. His wide range of experience covers engineering design from small to large scale projects in New Zealand, UK, Middle East, Hong Kong and South East Asia. John is also on the EEG Education sub-committee which is set up to monitor the level of graduates entering the electrical industry in New Zealand.
Vicki graduated with BE (hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland. She has over 7 years of electrical consulting experience in building services, including residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors. She likes challenging projects and she is currently working on City Rail Link which is a 3.45km twin-tunnel rail link underneath Auckland's city centre. She is also a big fan of table tennis outside of work.
Jason is a chartered electrical engineer with over 10 years’ experience. His professional experience is diverse and spans across multiple industries with emphasis on food and beverage. His design experience includes industrial electrical distribution and automation systems, process electrical design, site services, HV reticulation and electrical building services design. Specialist skills include hazardous areas and machine safety. He enjoys tackling new problems and finding creative solutions. Whether it's simply getting power to a building or more demanding requirements involving safety or energy efficiency.
Alex is a Chartered Electrical Engineer. Alex graduated from the University of Canterbury with BE (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has experience in the technical and management aspects of project delivery for Building Services and Industrial projects. He has skill sets for electrical design including low voltage power distribution, general and emergency lighting systems for Building Services, Industrial Plant electrical, instrumentation and control systems and those within the hazardous area. Outside of work, he enjoys snowboarding in winter, hiking and camping in summer.