Managing Director, Grayson Engineering Limited
I’m Managing Director and major shareholder of Grayson Engineering Limited – a large structural steel fabricator and erector company based in Auckland. I bring over 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing and construction sector, with half of this time spent in a senior managerial role where I’ve been able to draw from my background as a time served tradesman with tertiary qualifications.
During my career I’ve served on a number of advisory boards, and have been part of the HERA Executive for the past 10 years.
Having worked on a large number of wide and varying construction projects for both the domestic and export market – I’ve successfully secured manufacturing licenses for a number of proprietary construction components including cellular beams and bucking restrained braces used in earthquake prone buildings.
I’ve also been active in procuring machinery on a continuous basis to ensure we’re able to stay at the forefront of technology – helping Grayson to remain competitive in an ever growing global market.
I see the metals industry as a key and integral part of our New Zealand economy and a means to provide skilled and well-paying jobs through opportunity and career path choices that are unrivalled.
Serving on the HERA board gives me a chance to support these positive outcomes, and also give back to an industry that has looked after me through my career.