Get to know the excellent team that is Waugh Infrastructure Management.
The majority of our staff have extensive local authority operations and asset management backgrounds. We have a team that cares for their work.
Ross is the founder of Waugh Infrastructure Management and is an Asset Management and Systems Integration specialist with over 30 years of experience in municipal and local government infrastructure asset management and engineering.
He has been consulting in infrastructure management for more than 20 years in transportation, utilities, community facilities, and property. Ross has contributed to many New Zealand national data capture, advisory, and infrastructure standard-setting projects.
Grant is an Asset Management specialist with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of municipal and local government asset management and engineering experience.
His interest in supporting communities shows through his solution-focused preparation of Strategic Plans, Business Cases, Activity Management Plans and Maintenance contracts.
Hugh is an Asset Management specialist with a wide variety of experience in local government asset management and national initiatives.
He is an expert in providing asset management services to local government, public, and utility services clients.
Kierie is a technical specialist with over 25 years of experience in various municipal and local government asset management and engineering experiences.
Kierie enjoys finding the optimal means of providing a service to a community.
David is a Utilities Engineer with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of engineering positions both with local government and the private sector.
He has extensive experience in the management and day-to-day operations of local authority networks and treatment plants, both in urban and rural settings.
Andy has developed his career in multi-disciplinary consulting engineering and local government, from technician level to a key position as a trusted infrastructure design engineer and Asset Management professional, over the last 20 years.
His breadth of experience across infrastructure, roading, and road safety engineering – gained in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia – enabled him to excel in technical and leadership roles within project teams.
Courtney is a highly motivated and hardworking individual with over two years of experience as a Three Waters Engineer. She was involved in the day-to-day management of the local council’s services.
She provided technical support to the contract manager to lead an operations team and ensure excellent service delivery.
Jennifer is an Asset Management and Systems Integration specialist with over 20 years of experience in local government asset management and engineering. She has a desire to see systems implemented robustly but smoothly to ensure efficient management of assets.
This ambition is backed by extensive water network operation and management, contract management, and water system processes experiences.
Vaughn has over 10 years of experience working as part of the Waugh Infrastructure Management team to meet its technical needs. He brings a background in Computer Science and Business Computing.
Vaughn’s broad Information Technology knowledge combined with his Business experience provides a fresh approach to evaluating and implementing solutions.
Jenni has over 10 years of experience working as part of the Waugh Infrastructure Management team. Jenni’s background is in Quality Assurance – systems, audits, documentation and process management.
Jenni’s main strengths lie in documentation, creating and implementing new and improved systems, and maintaining existing systems.
For the past 6 years, Jonan has supported the Director, Ross Waugh, in developing and managing the website of Waugh Infrastructure Management and the Inframanage.com project as a contractor.
His ten years of online marketing experience and search engine optimisation skills helped improve its online presence.
Jewel worked as a web content writer, crafting articles and blogs on various topics using keywords to promote businesses online.
With her varied work experiences, knowledge, and skills, Jewel searches for materials and coordinates with the team to create the stream of blog posts and articles on the Climate Adaptation Platform and Inframanage websites. The two websites are Ross Waugh’s special projects.
Tina has been with Waugh Infrastructure for over 12 years and is the friendly voice that answers the telephone when you phone in.
Tina’s background involves 23 years as a Clinical Secretary before joining the Team as a Personal Assistant to Ross.
Dr. Theuns Henning – IDS
Theuns is a Senior Lecturer in Transportation (Pavements and Asset Management) at Auckland University and is also CEO of Infrastructure Decision Support (IDS Ltd).
Theuns is responsible for teaching and research supervision at Auckland University. He also partakes in a number of international projects that build onto his asset management and network management experience.
KEW Consult Ltd.
The Kupa Engineering and Water Consult Limited is an engineering consultancy company that serves Samoa and the Pacific region.
Engr. Latu Sauluitoga Kupa established his consulting company in 2013.
He has been leading KEW Consult Ltd. to become the primary engineering firm in the region, known for its innovative approaches towards sustainable development.
John has provided consulting services to several organisations in Palmerston North.
John has a Bachelor of Business Studies – Accounting Major and a Diploma in Data Processing.
Working within the consultancy environment has given him the necessary skills to build and work with specialist teams to solve client problems, working to tight timescales, and budgets.
John’s range of experience and technical skills in accounting and information technology, ensure that the business solutions delivered to reflect the needs of the client.
He has significant experience with various analysis tools, has developed many advanced solutions in Excel/VBA, as well as specifying data models and rules for different OLAP-based solutions.
John has advanced experience in a number of Accounting Systems, MYOB, Quickbooks, Finance1, Navision, JDE, as well as Local Government specific ERP’s. He also has advanced skills in MS Excel and significant experience with databases.
Willy Coenradi – Wilcon Sylvan, Parks and Landscape Management
Willy has experience at the forefront of Asset Management in the Parks industry, and this allows him to offer a wide range of services to meet your organisation’s needs, such as:
- Asset management planning
- Asset (condition) surveys and data maintenance
- Asset renewal planning
Willy has over 11 years of experience in contract development and management in the local government Parks scene which enables him to provide the full range of services in this area such as:
- Development of contract documentation
- Managing the tender process
- Development and management of Quality Control Systems including Contractor performance monitoring
- Day to day liaison with Contractors and Customers
For more information about Willy please refer to his web site Wilcon Sylvan
Jeff Roorda and Associates (JRA)
Statement on conclusion of collaboration.
Over the past decade, Waugh Infrastructure and JRA had collaborated on several projects in New Zealand and Australia. This collaboration includes the sharing of information and research and the development of professional and personal friendships between the staff of the respective companies. The partnership has been mutually beneficial to both companies, and lead to several completed projects.
In late 2015 Jeff Roorda and Associates were acquired by Technology One. JRA has remained a separate company as part of the Technology One group. We wish JRA every success in this new ownership structure.
Within the New Zealand infrastructure management marketplace, Technology One is active as a vendor of asset management information systems and associated support.
Waugh Infrastructure Management provides New Zealand clients advice, peer reviews and implementation support across a range of asset information systems. WIML has chosen to remain independent of any vendor, to be able to continue to offer independent, impartial, and high-quality advice to clients.
We wish to advise clients that, as a result of our independent position in the marketplace, and Jeff Roorda and Associates acquisition by Technology One, the collaborative relationship between Waugh Infrastructure Management and Jeff Roorda and Associates has concluded.
If you have any questions regarding this statement please contact Ross Waugh.