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People

Managing Director: Mike Downs NZCE (Civil). BE (Hons)


Mike has 30+ years of experience in the Contracting and Construction industry within New Zealand and internationally. During his 20 years in business for himself and 7 years with Fulton Hogan in Christchurch, Mike has gained considerable knowledge of local conditions and materials and is familiar with Christchurch City Council specifications, standards, policies and procedures. In his younger years Mike completed a civil engineering cadetship in Taupo gaining his NZCE and then worked on high rise buildings in Wellington and London. Mike then returned to his studies and completed his Degree in Civil Engineering at Canterbury University in 1991 passing with Honours. Mike has managed thousands of jobs from small driveways and tennis courts to multi-million dollar airport extensions, subdivisions and road construction projects.

Jane Gutry, Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Manager


Jane has had 6 years in this role which involves the management and implementation of QHSE systems and procedures for both Mike Downs Contracting Ltd and Earthworks & Paving 2012 Ltd. 

Nicola Broekhuizen, Administration Manager


Nicola has had 6 years in this role which involves the day to day running of accounts payable and receivable using Xero accounting software. Nicola has also been the Administration Manager for Earthworks and Paving Ltd for the past 16 years so has extensive experience in the industry.