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

Financial Co Ordinator

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.

Gareth Bruce

General Manager

Gareth has ten years’ civil construction experience across a range of projects. With regional management experience in the South Island, Gareth will bring local knowledge, combined with operational experience to ensure the smooth delivery of challenging civil engineering projects.

Gareth is capable of managing a range of projects and uses an analytical approach to bring innovation to his projects.

Gareth is committed to industry development and progression.

Jeff Sharp

Trenchless & Hydro Manager

Jeff has over 36 years industry experience across a range of projects. His last 17 years’ experience is with HDD & all trenchless operations. Jeff is capable of managing a wide range of jobs and he uses his operational approach to bring innovation to each & every one of his projects.

Kieran Rogers

Project Manager

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

David Galway

Fleet 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.

Kelly Baxter

Office/operations support

Kelly is an experienced office assistant a wide range of office administration skills. With her background in customer facing roles Kelly is an asset to the UINZ Team, not only does Kelly have a 10 years’ administration experience Kelly also brings a comprehensive set of skills in Customer Service.– she is a great listener and communicator and is an important point of contact with all of our clients.

James Jarman


James is responsible for the technical supervision across all projects in UINZ. James will oversee the Quality Management, Health & Safety, Environmental management as well as organising Subcontractor for each of our projects. He will still oversee 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.

Matt Wright

Utilities Foreman

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.

Finbarr McNab

Utilities Foreman

As a Site Supervisor with 10 years’ experience in civil and Heavy Machinery. Finbarr handles the day to day running of UINZ crews involved in the installation of waste and water pipelines, including all associated structures.

Finbarr has develops a strong relationship with clients to ensure a quality outcome. Finbarr is an extremely well organised , hardworking key player with an excellent working knowledge in civil Construction.

Finbarr is currently working towards completing his NZ Certificate in Infrastructure works (pipeline Construction and Maintenance) with stands in water, Wastewater and Stormwater (level 4).

Shaun Spencer

Utilities Foreman

As Site Supervisor, Shaun handles the day-to-day running of one of our UINZ crews involved in the installation of waste and water pipelines, including all associated structures. Shaun is an experienced operator with over 10 years’ experience, He has worked on an extensive variety of our projects and as a result of this he has an extensive knowledge of the water and wastewater infrastructure and construction methods, Shaun is certainly a well-regarded people person in the team and has a strong knowledge in the installation of water reticulation systems.

Rasul Aliev

Drilling 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.

Jamie Wilson

Drilling Foreman

As Drill Foreman , Jamie handles the day to day running of 4 Man Drilling/Trenching Crew. Jamie has over 18 years’ experience in the industry and he is an excellent foreman with a wide range of knowledge of directional Drilling which lead to him to delivering strong project outcomes.

Matthew Moore

Drilling Foreman

Matt joins the UINZ team with a wide range of industry experience. Matt is running a 4– Man Drilling/Trenching crew. He has 14+ years of Horizontal Drilling experience/knowledge along with 4 ½ years of experience with water wells. Matt’s strong skill set includes all aspects of directional Drilling, drainage, water, machine operation and he is a great asset to our team.

UINZ Key Staff Attributes Management Flow Chart