Pathmanathan Brabhaharan (Braba)
Braba is a geotechnical engineer with expertise in infrastructure resilience, earthquake engineering, landslides, liquefaction, and planning for natural hazards.
Pathmanathan Brabhaharan (Braba)
FEngNZ, FNZSEE, CPEng
Braba has four decades experience in engineering and resilience, including in the UK, and South-Southeast Asia, with a focus on Aotearoa since 1989. His initiatives encompass hazard mapping, understanding built environment resilience, devising mitigation strategies, geotechnical engineering for major projects, and aiding local authorities in hazard management. Braba is actively engaged in disaster recovery, responding to storm events and earthquakes, learning from global earthquake missions, and disseminating knowledge among peers in New Zealand. He recently concluded a five-year MBIE-funded program studying landslides' effects on infrastructure. Currently, he assists Wellington, Bay of Plenty, and Auckland authorities in understanding landslide hazards and formulating planning measures to enhance community -resilience. In 2013, Braba received Engineering New Zealand’s esteemed Freyssinet Award, recognising his exceptional technical contributions to the industry.
Daniel is an experienced electrical engineer with expertise in building services (electrical), high-voltage power and energy.
CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ)
Daniel has worked nationally and internationally across the construction, telecommunications, and energy sectors. His career has included time spent working in large international engineering consultancies, for a large electricity distribution business, and for the Government within infrastructure regulation here in Aotearoa.
Richard has expertise in river sediment transport and flood risk, including river flooding, erosion and deposition, and river management.
Since 2011, Richard has worked as an engineer/scientist in the Sediment Processes group at NIWA Christchurch and before that has five years’ experience in flood risk related consultancy. Richard has worked on a range of rivers across New Zealand and has a particular interested in braided rivers. His research and consultancy experience includes flood mapping and forecasting, river/coast interaction, modelling river sediment transport and riverbed evolution, and assessing the impacts of flow regime change on rivers. Richard is the current Chair of the New Zealand Rivers Group.
Greg is a Chartered Fire Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in fire engineering design from working on numerous projects both nationally and internationally.
Greg is an active member of the fire industry both locally and nationally and regularly presents on fire safety design and construction matters. In 2018 and 2022, Greg won the SFPE (NZ) President's Award for contributions to the New Zealand fire engineering industry. Greg has been the SFPE (NZ) Regional Representative since 2015 and was elected as an Executive Committee member of SFPE (NZ) in 2019.
Ayoub is a chartered geotechnical engineer specialising in soil-structure interaction, finite element modelling, geotechnical seismic assessment and design, and earthquake engineering.
CMEngNZ (CPEng), IntPE (NZ) , RPEQ (AU)
Ayoub has 20 years of experience in New Zealand, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. He is passionate about collaboration and innovation in engineering. He is a steering member of the Technical Excellence Group at ENGEO, Wellington and has been heavily involved in the New Zealand Geotechnical Society since 2014.