The Engineering Practice Advisory Committee (EPAC) advises the Engineering New Zealand Board on engineering practice. They provide advice when there are issues or concerns that could have major impact on the profession, and on Engineering New Zealand's reputation with stakeholders.

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Sue-Ellen Fenelon CMEngNZ, MPP, Assoc.NZPI

Sue-Ellen is a principal advisor at Ministry for the Environment. Since joining the Ministry in 2015, she has been involved in policy development and advice to the Government on water, climate change adaptation, infrastructure, and the RM system. In 2019, Sue-Ellen led the establishment of the Climate Change Commission. 2022 saw her on secondment to the Infrastructure Commission, working on infrastructure in RM Reform. Having worked prior to central government in local government and private consultancies, and with a long history of involvement with Engineering NZ committees and the Board, Sue-Ellen contributes a broad spectrum of experience to the EPAC committee.


Aidan Cooper CPEng, CMEngNZ, IntPE (NZ)

Aidan is a senior civil / environmental engineer with a technical leadership role at Aecom within the stormwater treatment, management and integrated design field. Aidan has served Engineering New Zealand since 2009 as a Board member and as a leader with the Auckland Branch committee. He currently advises Unitec with their Engineering Degree Advisory committee and is active on several technical interest groups.

Craig Lewis BE (Hons), FEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE

Craig Lewis is Managing Director of Lewis Bradford and Associates Limited, a consulting structural engineering firm based in Christchurch. Craig has over 33 years of consulting experience throughout New Zealand after graduating from the University of Canterbury in 1987. Craig has been a Board Member of CEAS since 2005 and Chairman since 2018.

Donna Bridgman FEngNZ CPEng IntPE(NZ) / APEC Engineer

With a strategic outlook and global mindset, Donna brings a wealth of knowledge and experiences to her roles with an extensive 25 year+ background in the fields of engineering governance, technical services, project management, business continuity and high technology sectors. With a career spanning leadership positions in New Zealand, across the APAC region, Europe and the United Kingdom for professional services firms, as well as time developing her own start up, Donna promotes collaboration, the establishment of strong trusted partnerships and is an advocate for technical excellence.

Donna is a Chartered Engineer in Electrical and Management practice areas, holds current Project Management Professional certification, is a certified Business Continuity professional and Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Donna currently holds a Market leadership role spanning NZ, Australia and Asia and is a Board Member for a NSO. She contributes significant operational management, strategic and technical Leadership skills, gained through global and local experiences, recently leveraging technical excellence and championing Diversity and Inclusion as an APAC ambassador across teams of circa 1100+ professionals.

Connected and inclusive, Donna thrives on the variety of working in both local and international markets, with clients and peers from diverse backgrounds, cultures and business sectors.

Pravin Dayaram CMEngNZ

Pravin Dayaram is a principal transportation engineer with over 37 years’ experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering and road safety in the public and private sectors. Pravin was the Business Unit Leader Transportation at Harrison Grierson and was a director of T2 in Auckland prior to their merger with Harrison Grierson. Pravin has been involved with the Transportation Group for the past 25 years at the branch and national committee levels and is a past president of the Transportation Group. He is currently working as a transportation specialist at Piritahi which is part of the Auckland Civils Alliance Programme (ACAP).

Kennie Tsui CMEngNZ, CPEng, IntPE(NZ) / APEC Engineer

I am the immediate past Chair of the Wellington branch and served on the Wellington branch committee for over five years. Through organising over 30 events annually and as a Wonder Project ambassador, I have been fortunate to meet many outstanding and inspiring individuals who bring engineering to life. I have gained significant governance experience as the Chair of the Engineering New Zealand Wellington Branch, the International Partnership of Geothermal Technologies, and Vice President of Scots College Parents Association since 2015. My background as a chemical and process engineer has enabled me to work in both private and public sectors for nearly 25 years and I have gained experience in research and innovation, policy and regulatory areas, and manufacturing. I currently work as CE of NZ Geothermal Association.

Simon Hall FEngNZ

Simon is Operations Manager and a Design Engineer at Caliber Design, a mechanical engineering design and analysis consultancy. He has a background in product design and machine design. Simon has been a Chartered Member of Engineering New Zealand since 2006, served on the Auckland Branch committee from 2007-2012 and was Chair from 2008-2011. He is currently Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Group, a regular judge for the Arthur Mead Award and an industry judge for the University of Auckland mechanical and mechatronic Part 4 projects.