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.

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Chair

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.

Members

Aidan Cooper CPEng, CMEngNZ, IntPE (NZ)

Aidan is a senior civil / environmental engineer with a technical leadership role at GHD within the stormwater treatment, management and integrated design field. Aidan has served Engineering New Zealand since 2009 as a Board member and as a leader with the Auckland Branch committee. He currently advises Unitec with their Engineering Degree Advisory committee and is active on several technical interest groups.

Craig Lewis BE (Hons), FEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE

Craig Lewis is Managing Director of Lewis Bradford and Associates Limited, a consulting structural engineering firm based in Christchurch. Craig has over 33 years of consulting experience throughout New Zealand after graduating from the University of Canterbury in 1987. Craig has been a Board Member of CEAS since 2005 and Chairman since 2018.

Donna Bridgman FEngNZ CPEng IntPE(NZ) / APEC Engineer

With a strategic outlook and global mindset, Donna brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to her roles with an extensive 25 year+ background in the fields of engineering governance, technical services, project management, business continuity and high technology sectors. With a career spanning leadership positions in New Zealand, across the APAC region, Europe and the United Kingdom for professional services firms, as well as time developing her own start up, Donna promotes collaboration, the establishment of strong trusted partnerships and is an advocate for technical excellence.

Donna is a Chartered Engineer in Electrical and Management practice areas, holds current Project Management Professional certification, is a certified Business Continuity professional and Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Donna currently holds a Market leadership role spanning NZ, Australia and Asia and is a Board Member for a NSO. She contributes significant operational management, strategic and technical Leadership skills, gained through global and local experiences, recently leveraging technical excellence and championing Diversity and Inclusion as an APAC ambassador across teams of circa 1100+ professionals.

Connected and inclusive, Donna thrives on the variety of working in both local and international markets, with clients and peers from diverse backgrounds, cultures and business sectors.

Kelvin Barclay CMEngNZ, 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.

Pravin Dayaram CMEngNZ

Pravin Dayaram is a principal transportation engineer with over 37 years’ experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering and road safety in the public and private sectors. Pravin was the Business Unit Leader Transportation at Harrison Grierson and was a director of T2 in Auckland prior to their merger with Harrison Grierson. Pravin has been involved with the Transportation Group for the past 25 years at the branch and national committee levels and is a past president of the Transportation Group. He is currently working as a transportation specialist at Piritahi which is part of the Auckland Civils Alliance Programme (ACAP).