Meet The Team

Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd is always building and committed to creating a friendly and safe Environment for our staff and Sub-contractors.

Harley Haywood


Harley started out as a directional driller, young, at age 16. He spent the majority of his career in Australia working on major projects for local councils and large construction companies, progressing up the ladder to become a drilling supervisor in 2010 at the age of 20. From there, Harley’s passion for the pipeline industry resulted in his moving into a managing role to start the pipeline company, which is now Utilities Infrastructure NZ Ltd.

Harley’s areas of expertise include water reticulation, drainage, directional drilling and tunnel boring.

Renee Haywood

Accounts Manager

Since UINZ’s establishment, Renee has taken responsibility for the administrative requirements of our business. In this role, she has built on a career in the retail sector, including experience setting up business functions so we can operate in a way which is totally customer focused.

With a comprehensive skillset which includes Accounts, HR, Health & Safety and Procurement, Renee’s ability to expertly manage operations and provide strong administrative support has been pivotal to the business’s growth and success.

Importantly, she expertly manages all aspects of UINZ contracts, acting as an important point of contact for our clients.

Donna Yates

Office Manager

As Office Manager, Donna has taken responsibility for all facets of business administration.

Donna has over 20 years’ experience in administration and she brings a comprehensive set of skills across Accounts, HR, Health & Safety and procurement. Donna expertly manages all aspects of UINZ administration and has excellent customer service skill and acts as an important point of contact with staff on site, customers and clients.

Emma Trafford

Systems Administrator

As Systems Administrator Emma manages all documents and systems for UINZ.

Emma is an asset to the UINZ administration team. Her role in our office, ensuring things run smoothly, is complemented by her rural background. Emma grew up on a farm in Canterbury, so she is very comfortable dealing with the ‘practical’ demands of a busy contracting business.

John Fowley

Construction Manager

A highly experienced project manager, John has 28 years’ career expertise gained on projects in New Zealand and the UK. This includes working on major contracts ($2M to $22M) for local council clients in New Zealand. All were completed with exceptional levels of customer satisfaction. A technical expert in water reticulation, pump stations, wastewater mains and large scale pipelines, John combines this knowledge with a strong skillsets in project management, site supervision, on-site safety, Quality Assurance and management of subcontractors. Extremely hands on, he has earned a reputation for setting the bar high for quality and safety on all his contracts

John is a valued member of the UINZ team – he is a huge asset to our growing company.

Phillip Stevenson

Contracts Engineer

Phillip is a Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in both New Zealand and the UK, with extensive engineering experience in civil, infrastructure, commercial and power. As well being an experienced project manager, Phillip has in-depth survey knowledge from roles as a Survey Technician.

During his time working on the Christchurch Southern Motorway project and the Christchurch rebuild project for SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team), he consistently achieved targets in project management, safety, quality, cost, programme and environmental targets. With responsibility for subcontractor management, planning and scheduling, Phil is a key contributor to delivery projects successfully, on budget and time for UINZ clients.

Dean Carey

Project Manager

Dean is responsible for day-to-day, site-based supervision of all our major civil engineering projects. This includes managing site works, programming, resource control, and coordinating subcontractors. With 12 years’ experience in pipeline infrastructure, Dean is a key member of the UINZ team. He combines technical expertise with a passion for zero harm and zero re-work, often managing multiple work crews simultaneously. He ensures all health and safety and quality assurance requirements are achieved on site and good public relations are maintained, through timely resolution of any issues.

Dean is an expert in deep drainage, de-watering, concrete formwork, asbestos awareness and box culverts. 

Dave Galway

Plant Manager

As Plant Manager Dave oversees the maintenance and repairs of all UINZ’s Large Plant and Machinery and Small Plant and Machinery. Dave is a highly qualified mechanic and has extensive knowledge with over 30 years’ experience.

James Jarman

Site Supervisor

James is responsible for the day-to-day running of crews installing waste and water pipelines including all associated structures. He currently runs a work crew carrying out the installation of wastewater and water reticulation systems, including using trenchless technology methods such as pipe bursting and full pipe lining for efficiency and to reduce disruption to local stakeholders.

Over his career, James has worked extensively across New Zealand, on projects which have included sheet piling, de-watering, temporary over pumping of streams and water races. He has excellent knowledge of water and wastewater infrastructure including deep drainage.

Kieran Rogers

Site Supervisor

Highly qualified, Kieran is a key player within the UINZ team. As well as being certified in pipe laying and PE welding, he is also a registered drain layer. As a Site Supervisor, he is self-motivated, and similarly drives his teams to deliver strong project outcomes.

Kieran’s technical expertise includes all aspects of drainage, civil construction, machine operation and earthworks. He also has six years’ experience in onsite supervision of pipe laying crews

Rasul Aliev

Site Supervisor / Drill Foreman

Rasul has worked in the construction industry for 11 years, for nine of these, he has been a directional drill crew foreman responsible for a 5-man drilling/trenching crew.

Rasul has an exceptional knowledge, of not only the directional drilling industry, but also civil contracting in general. He is an extremely organised and systematic leader/operator with excellent man and time management skills.

Rasul also has technical expertise in pipe thrusting, formwork and trenching.

Bobby Pratt

Site Supervisor

As Site Supervisor, Bobby handles the day-to-day running of UINZ crews involved in the installation of waste and water pipelines, including all associated structures.

An experienced operator with 10 years’ experience, Bobby has worked on an extensive variety of projects, ranging from earthworks and pipelines to lagoon construction. As a result, he has excellent knowledge of water and wastewater infrastructure and construction methods.

A well regarded people manager, Bobby is strong leader of works crews, involved in the installation of water reticulation systems. This includes the forward planning necessary to ensure projects are well-resourced, delivered to programme and specification. A particular area of focus for Bobby is health and safety. He is skilled in onsite safety management, including inductions and overseeing adherence to safety processes are procedures at all times.

Shannon Stafford

Site Supervisor

Shannon is responsible for the day to day running of crews. Shannon is highly qualified and is a key player within the UINZ team. As a Site Supervisor he is extremely organized and self-motivated.

Shannon’s strong skill set includes all aspects of drainage, water, machine operation and he brings over 20 years’ experience. During the Christchurch City rebuild Shannon was involved in the installation of low pressure and vacuum sewer systems throughout the city.

Matt Wright

Site Supervisor

As Site Supervisor, Matt handles the day to day running of UINZ crews involved in the installation of waste and water pipelines, including all associated structures. Matt is an excellent team leader and his exceptional organisation and planning skills lead to him delivering strong project outcomes.

Matt’s technical experience includes all aspects of waste water, stormwater, underground works, traffic experience and prep work. Matt has over 10 years’ experience in the industry and is a huge asset to our team.

UINZ Key Staff Attributes Management Flow Chart