Trustees

Peter Jackson DistFIPENZ (Chair)

Peter is a retired academic who spent most of his working life at Canterbury University and the University of Auckland. He was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Auckland, serving a stint as Head of Department before becoming the first Postgraduate Dean for the University. He was than appointed as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Engineering at Canterbury, where he was responsible for seven departments, including the School of Engineering.

His research interests in the aero-hydrodynamics of yachts led to his establishing the Yacht Research Unit at Auckland. At Canterbury, he was a director of the Canterbury Innovation Incubator and Canterprise. Peter has been involved with IPENZ for many years, including a term as President. Since retirement he has been assisting groups engaged in conservation.

Tiina Hall-Turner FIPENZ

Tiina has a Chemical and Materials Engineering background and is a Technical Director of Beca Ltd, based in Auckland.

Her career has encompassed a number of practice areas including production at the New Zealand Refining Company, technical marketing with Alfa-Laval, contracting for Liquid Technologies, and consulting with Process Developments, Det Norske Veritas and Beca.

Tiina strongly believes that engineering and its technological applications play a fundamental role in both the present and future prosperity of New Zealand. She has served on IPENZ branches in Northland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty and Auckland, recently completed three terms as an elected member of the IPENZ Governing Board, and is currently a member of the IPENZ Standards and Accreditation Board.

Tiina continues to be involved in IPENZ and is looking forward to assisting the IPENZ Foundation to achieve its goals.

Carol Caldwell FIPENZ

Carol is a practising fire engineer with over 30 years of experience. She started in the United States but has been in New Zealand for over 20 years and is currently the director of Enlightened Solutions Limited. She a recognised international expert on performance-based fire engineering design and is a member of several fire engineering-related technical organisations.

Carol was Chair of the IPENZ Canterbury Branch in 1997, and provides Practice Area assessments in fire engineering for IPENZ. She is particularly interested in the role of women in engineering and fire engineering for heritage buildings.

John Boshier FIPENZ

John Boshier is the Principal of his own company, Boshier Consulting, and works on energy and organisational matters. Clients include the Centre for Advanced Engineering in Christchurch.

Previously he was Executive Director of the National Generators Forum, the representative body for Australia’s electricity generators. For five years he was Chief Executive of Engineers Australia, the professional institution for all engineers.

Before moving to Australia in 1999, he was a General Manager in the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand, and Chief Executive of Capital Power, Wellington’s electricity retailer. He has also been Assistant Secretary of Energy in the New Zealand government.

John is an active member of the Rotary Club of Wellington, where he is Trustee of the Eureka Trust, which organises the Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for young science orators. He has published a number of technical papers in energy policy and engineering.

Will Chaney GIPENZ

Will has a degree in Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, and has had a diverse career since graduating spanning the food, television, telecommunications and energy industries.  Will was a part of the leadership team at IPENZ as the General Manager - Change.

Will brings a customer oriented approach to complex change programmes that usually involve the implementation of new technology.

Will is on the advisory boards of two hospitality businesses in Wellington and has his own consulting business.

Leighton Duke GIPENZ

Based in Auckland, Leighton is an Systems Engineering Associate with Beca Limited.

Leighton has built on his Engineering Science degree from Auckland University to work in the requirements analysis, design and project management of both public and private sector integrated Information Technology systems. His passion for overcoming challenges by applying reasoning and logic has seen him provide high level support to a diverse range of clients.

Dedicated to the development of the Engineering and Information Technology fields, Leighton previously held an active role in the Wellington IPENZ Branch as Secretary and subsequently Chair. He has shared his passion and skills with young people through FutureinTech Wellington. With a commitment to the highest professional standards and integrity, Leighton is pleased to continue his contribution to the development of Engineering in New Zealand in line with the values of IPENZ Foundation.