The board chair
I have a Chemical and Materials engineering background and I’m currently a Technical Director of Beca based in Auckland. My career has encompassed a number of practice areas including production, technical marketing, contracting and consulting ranging across oil & gas, water and the food & beverage segments. I strongly believe that engineering and its technological applications play a fundamental role in both the present and future prosperity of New Zealand. I have been a member of the Engineering New Zealand Governing Board and the Standards and Accreditation Board. I’ve been working with the Engineering New Zealand Foundation to achieve its goals and I am particularly interested in the benevolence aspects of the Foundation’s objectives.
I’m a Structural Engineer currently working as Structural Team Leader at Cook Costello Wellington. I’m a passionate engineer and believe in the importance of connecting with communities and designing for future generations. I started my career in the RNZAF as a qualified aircraft technician and have recently became a Practice Area Assessor (PAA). I have served on the Engineering New Zealand Manawatū Branch as a committee member, been a Futureintech ambassador and Transpower Neighbourhood Engineer participant. I know that my experiences stand me in good stead for my role as a Trustee of the Engineering New Zealand Foundation.
I hold a number of governance positions, after extensive general management experience in energy and engineering companies. I was appointed by the Minister of Commerce to be a member of the Standards Approval Board in March 2016 and was appointed a member of the Accreditation Council in July 2014. Currently, I’m a Director of two Crown entities: Electra and the Harkness Fellowships Trust Board. I’m also Principal of my own company, Boshier Consulting Ltd, a Trustee of the Engineering New Zealand Foundation, and a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand.
I’m a Systems Engineer with Beca Applied Technologies Limited. As a passionate engineer, I’ve been involved with Engineering New Zealand since 2012. Following tenures as Secretary and Chair of the Engineering New Zealand Wellington Branch, I became a Trustee of the Engineering New Zealand Foundation in 2016. As a Trustee, I welcome the opportunity to support the Engineering New Zealand Foundation pursuing its goals for the benefit of the engineering profession. Outside of the work environment, I enjoy supporting my community as an active Volunteer Fire Fighter within Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
I've enjoyed a fantastic career meeting great people and seeing the Wellington winds of change. I have a depth of experience as a CFO and in management consulting which is invaluable when leading my HR and recruitment firm. I’ve worked in financial management in central and local government, marketing, and management consulting. With my Directorship responsibilities and a keen interest in youth development, I bring energy, leadership and a positive attitude to my work and adventures outside of work. I’m excited about the opportunity to add value to the careers and professional development of engineers through my association with the Engineering New Zealand Foundation.
I’ve had a diverse career, initially applying my skills as a graduate process engineer in the food industry before moving into management positions. My career has taken me abroad where I fostered an enthusiasm for developing leading-edge products in telecommunications and digital television. Now firmly grounded back in New Zealand, I’m a self-employed consultant in IT and telecommunications. As well as my position as Trustee of the Engineering New Zealand Foundation, I’m also a Member of Engineering New Zealand, an Affiliate Member of the Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply and a director of a hospitality business.