Meet the team

Behind the project is a dedicated team made up of staff from Watercare, our contractor Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture, and a range of suppliers and subcontractors. Together, the team is working towards delivering the project safely, sustainably and to the highest possible standard for the people of Auckland.

Let's meet the team.

Meet our Central Interceptor team member Antoine Foulon

Antoine Foulon
Project engineer

He arrived in Christchurch three years ago and now Antoine calls Auckland home. Antoine is not only a project engineer but he's also a drone pilot.

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Meet the Central Interceptor team - Elissa Miller

Elissa Miller
Senior project engineer

She’s travelled across the ditch to work for our contractor Ghella Abergeldie JV. Find out what a typical day looks like for Elissa.

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Meet the Central Interceptor team

Dennis Baumgart
Bentonite plant foreman

He travelled halfway across the world to work on the Central Interceptor, and while he's now moved onto other challenges, German born Dennis certainly made an impact.

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Central Interceptor executive programme director shayne cunis holding a giant historic shell

Shayne Cunis
Executive programme director

Our team is led by Shayne who oversees procurement and delivery of the project. Along with a degree in civil engineering, Shayne brings more than 20 years’ experience and industry knowledge of water infrastructure to the table.

When he's not at work, you'll find Shayne on a bike or swimming at our local beaches. As he is an avid Ironman competitor, it's all part of his rigorous training regime.

Photo: Shayne with one of the giant historic shells uncovered from our Māngere site.

Photo of our head of health and safety Bronwyn Struthers on site

Bronwyn Struthers
Head of health and safety

Bronwyn (Bron) is a senior organisational development and health safety and wellbeing manager with more than 15 years’ experience in New Zealand and Australian corporates. She's led strategic and operational initiatives that span culture and engagement, recruitment, health, safety and wellbeing. 
Away from work, Bronwyn likes to hang out with friends and family, sing, renovate houses and climbs things.
Photo of stakeholder liaison Brent Evans talking with members of the public

Brent Evans
Head of external and strategic relations

Brent (second from left) and his team work closely with our contractor, Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture, and together they aim to minimise the impact of construction on stakeholders and local communities. He's spent 30 years working in the public sector managing relationships with elected members and Council.
Outside of work Brent likes to head out on the water and fish the Hauraki Gulf.

Photo: Brent (second from left) explaining the project to local residents at a recent community event.
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