Mott MacDonald’s New Zealand business has picked up Nick Gillespie as its Structural Practice Leader, who joins from the Meinhardt Group’s London operation where he was a Director. In his new role, Gillespie takes charge of a team of 20 specialists working in projects across New Zealand, with a focus on the transportation, buildings, maritime and water segments.
Prior to joining Mott MacDonald, Nick Gillespie was a Director at the Meinhardt Group for the past five years, responsible for a number of large infrastructure projects for tall buildings, aviation, masterplanning and residential schemes, as leader of its civil and structural business in the UK. Previously, between 2006 and 2010, Gillespie was a Senior Consultant at Arup. Earlier roles include Senior Consultant at Buro Happold, Graduate Engineer at Beca, Site Engineer at Dragages Hong Kong, and Engineering Trainee at the Meinhardt Group.
Gillespie holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland.
Gillespie will join Mott MacDonald’s New Zealand based operation as its Structural Practice Leader, based at the consultancy’s Auckland office. In the role, Gillespie will leverage his more than 20 years’ experience for the firm, including experience with schemes such as the Auckland International and Airport and the Heron Tower and Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London. Gillespie will lead a team of 20 specialists responsible for major projects across the country in the transportation, buildings, maritime and water segments.
Shaun Barrett, Mott MacDonald’s Managing Director for New Zealand, says: “Nick’s appointment marks an exciting new era for us in New Zealand. He brings significant international experience in structural engineering and will provide further global knowledge and expertise to our clients in the region. His team will be supported by the full capabilities of Mott MacDonald’s worldwide network of specialists, including existing regional teams in Australia and Asia.