The Engineering Practice Advisory Committee (EPAC) advises the Engineering New Zealand Board on engineering practice. They provide advice when there are issues or concerns that could have major impact on the profession, and on Engineering New Zealand's reputation with stakeholders.

Chair

Hamish McKenzie BE(Hons), MEngNZ, CPEng
Hamish McKenzie is a Principal with Holmes Consulting Group and has practised as a consulting structural engineer since graduating from the University of Canterbury in 1996. Based in Wellington since 2006, he has led structural engineering roles on projects throughout New Zealand. He also worked in Britain and is an advocate for improving collaboration between architects and engineers. Hamish has guest lectured at the University of Canterbury Department of Civil Engineering and Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture.

Members

Geoffrey Farquhar FEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ), Recognised Engineer, MICE, CEng(UK)
Geoffrey Farquhar is Principal Geotechnical Engineer with GHD Limited. His background is in consulting engineering in New Zealand and overseas. He served for 6 years on Engineering New Zealand’s Competency Assessment Board before being elected to the Board in 2013. Geoffrey's an assessor for CPEng and PEngGeol applications.

Arthur Park FEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ)
Arthur Park is a Director of Clendon Burns & Park Ltd, a consulting civil and structural engineering firm based in Wellington. He is a former Board member and past president of the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand. Arthur has been a Board member of CEAS since 1987 and Chairman since 2006.

Pravin Dayaram CMEngNZ
Pravin Dayaram is a principal traffic and transportation engineer. Pravin is a business unit leader at Harrison Grierson and was the director of T2 in Auckland prior to their recent merger with Harrison Grierson. Pravin has more than 30 years’ experience in transportation engineering and is a past president of the Transportation Group.

Kelvin Barclay MEngNZ, CPEng
Kelvin Barclay is a mechanical engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in design and design verification. He spent 13 years as a design engineer with NZRail, 17 years as the engineering authority for the New Zealand Army and now works as a heavy vehicle engineer and certifier.

Aiden Cooper MEngNZ, CPEng
Aiden is an environmental engineer with a special interest in stormwater design. He is a past Engineering New Zealand Board member and Auckland Branch committee member. He sits on the Unitech Engineering Degree Advisory Board.

Sue-Ellen Fenelon CMEngNZ, MPP, Assoc.NZPI
Sue-Ellen is a senior analyst at the Ministry for the Environment. She has worked in both local government and engineering consultancies in urban stormwater management. Sue-Ellen is a member of Water New Zealand and she is on the Board of Engineering New Zealand.