- (09) 520 7065
- (09) 520 7866
268 Manukau Road,
PO Box 26025,
Director - BE (Civil), FIPENZ
- (09) 520 9305
- 021 501 245
Murray Joined the Practice as a graduate in 1965 and apart from over 4 years overseas experience with Ove Arup in London (1967 to 1971) has remained with the Practice becoming a Principal in 1975. Murray’s role has evolved primarily into investigative reporting for a wide range of failures including specialist advice on leaky buildings, non-structural , structural, earthquake and fire damage as well as being a judge for the ACENZ design awards for over 20 years.
Michael R. Simpson
Director - BE (Civil), MIPENZ, PMSFPE, CPEng, Int PE
- (09) 520 9304
- 021 768 465
Michael joined the practice in 1981 and apart from secondments to other practices to work on large infrastructure and other commercial projects such as the construction of NZ Steelworks, has been with the practice ever since, becoming a Director in 1991. Michael has served as a member of the NZ Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers including in the roles of vice president and president. Michael has specialized in fire engineering design and investigative reporting on a range of fire damaged buildings as well as being a judge for the ACENZ design awards for 5 years.
Senior Fire Engineer - ME (Fire) BE (Civil), CPEng, MIPENZ, PMSPE, MIFireE, IntPE
- (09) 520 9308
- 021 733 611
Phil joined the Macdonald Barnett in 1996 after completing his Master of Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He left in 2001 to work for two different large consulting firms in the UK for four years before returning in 2004. Phil is a Chartered Professional Engineer with extensive experience in a variety of projects large and small in both New Zealand and overseas. He is now based in Tauranga but continues to provide fire engineering services throughout the country.
- (09) 520 9300
- 021 264 2495
Chris has been working for Macdonald Barnett since 1987. Chris works in a design and project management role at Macdonald Barnett. He has worked on a diverse range of design and construction projects while with Macdonald Barnett with specialist interest and skills relating to insurance reinstatement work. Dependent upon size of the projects undertaken, Chris will retain the services and manage a multi discipline team of consultants to complete bigger projects. Chris has NZCE(Civil) and undertook part time studies completing a Batchelor of Property in 1999.
Senior Structural Engineer - BE (Hons), CEng, MIStructE, MIPENZ
- (09) 520 9306
- 021 154 4152
Paul re-joined Macdonald Barnett in 1992, following project assignments in New Plymouth, Indonesia and Qatar. Paul has since completed many structural design projects in a Project Engineers capacity, including construction observation and the administration of small to medium sized contracts. He currently utilises his overall experience of building design and construction, to investigate and advise on structural damage and failures. Most recently he has reported on remedial solutions for earthquake damaged buildings.
Structural Engineer - BE (Civil), MIPENZ
- (09) 520 9302
Simon joined the practice in 2009 after studying engineering at the University of Auckland, specializing in structural engineering.
Specialist Fire Engineer - N Dip (Fire Service Technology), BTech (Fire Technology)
- (09) 520 9306
- 021 512 228
Leon joined MacDonald Barnett in 2007 after immigrating to New Zealand. Prior to joining Macdonald Barnett he worked as fire consultant, fire safety officer and operational fire fighter in South Africa. He has experience in both Local Authority approval of fire designs and providing a full range of fire engineering design building design services.
Specialist Fire Engineer - AIPENZ, PMSFPE
- (09) 520 9303
- 027 477 3247
John joined MacDonald Barnett in 2002 after spending 29 years in multiple roles with a national fire protection company. He has a wide range of experience covering all aspects of fixed fire systems and was a member of three Standards committees covering sprinklers and alarms. He is also a current member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers executive and has been since 2002. John has worked on many projects from care housing to large shopping malls and private hospitals.
BSc (Honours) - Fire Safety Engineering – Letterkenny Institute of Technology (2014)
BSc - Construction Studies & Fire Technology – Letterkenny Institute of Technology (2013)
- (09) 520 9301
- 021 190 0046
Terence joined the Practice as a graduate (plus) fire engineer at the beginning of 2015.
Practice Accounts Manager
- (09) 520 9309
- 021 190 0046
Trish joined the Practice in 2013 as accounts manager. Trish has specialist office accounting management expertise.