Our staff

Leadership team

Jeremy Dixon

The Civil Construction industry is a great one for providing people with some drive and passion with the opportunity to build a successful career and a life for themselves and their families, no matter where they start from.

In the Isaac Group we believe in giving people an opportunity to be the best they can be. We invest heavily in our staff and our company culture, as we believe that every dollar we invest will ultimately come back to us through better outcomes. Better outcomes from higher engagement levels and better decision making from our staff, both in their work lives and personal lives. We have ambitions to continue to give our staff opportunities to grow and develop themselves and their careers, as this is what will ensure our company endures. To achieve this our business needs to continue to grow and succeed.

We have a proud history as a company, and we are excited about building a great future for the Isaac Group, its people, and the communities in which we work.

Graham Liddell
General Manager

Graham established Liddell Contracting in 1994, becoming an incorporated company in 1996. A Fitter Turner by trade with over 30 years’ experience, Graham has a wealth of knowledge in all aspect of Engineering and Civil Construction.

Graham has the knowledge of the regions unpredictable weather and logistical challenges, giving him a leading edge in the industry. He is actively involved on all major projects; assisting his senior management team by providing technical expertise and planning support. Keeping up to date with the ever-changing business world, Graham is trained in business management, staff management, project planning and strategic management.

Anna Liddell
Operations Manager

Anna has been part of the team at Liddell’s since 2006, she originally started her career in fabrication in the workshop, later moving out into the civil crews in bridge repair and operation of hi rail equipment.

In 2010 she moved into the role of operations manager coordinating work for all areas of the company ensuring all compliance items were carried out, safety measures were in place and clients were communicated with. She has a wide range of knowledge through all aspects of the company, this gives her a strong base to oversee and organise projects.

Rob Kinney
Regional Manager

Rob joined Isaac Construction in 2019 in the role of Project Manager and is now in the role of Regional Manager for the West Coast and Marlborough. Rob brings over 28 years of experience in the mining, quarrying and civil construction experience.

Rob is part of the Senior Leadership team in the Isaac Group and is involved in strategic direction, and mentoring junior project managers. He is involved in estimating and tendering, project delivery, management of staff and subcontractors, liaison with clients, councils, developers and other stakeholders, coordination of resources and programming. A strong and supportive leader, Rob builds, leads and contributes to strong and efficient teams.

Rob’s strong leadership and management background is complemented by his expert knowledge of planning, surveying, deep drainage, earthworks, pavements and surfacing and he draws on this regularly to offer solutions to technical and construction issues as they arise.

Shaun Gleeson
Project Engineer

Shaun joined Liddell’s in 2018 with a background in brick laying and building. He worked as part of our civil crews assisting in projects such as the Kapitea Bridge Strengthening, and the Mahinapua Cycle Bridge rebuild for 15 months before he moved into the role of Trainee Estimator and Quality Assurance.

Shaun has a strong background in the construction industry and has an eye for detail. He has good communication skills and is proving to be an asset to the company.

Tim McLeod
Project Engineer

Tim is a qualified Civil Engineer and has worked in the civil engineering industry for over five years. Tim is an organised, logical person with a solid understanding and wealth of experience in a variety of civil projects including roads, bridges, pipelines, reinforced concrete structures and in-situ pipe rehabilitation.

Tim appreciates the importance of project management, team management, budget control and developing strong working relationships with his team, management and subcontractors. As an experienced Project Engineer, Tim prepares detailed construction programmes, Site Specific Safety Plans and practical job safety analysis for each of his projects. He is skilled at controlling quality and detail on his projects and has proven to deliver high quality, detailed projects on time and on budget.

Martin Sherratt
Design and Drafting

Designer & Draftsman, Martin has been employed at Liddell Contracting Ltd since 2005, initially as the Engineering Workshop Manager and now as Designer, Drafting and Quality Engineer.

Martin served his apprenticeship in the United Kingdom as a fabricator/welder in heavy engineering. He gained City & Guilds qualification in AutoCAD and was working as a Draughtsman/Project Manager in the UK before migrating to New Zealand.

His ability as a design and draftsman has made him outstanding in his field. He gives Liddell Contracting the leading edge on their projects. He utilises his experience in design and his auto CAD qualification coupled with his extensive hands on experience in engineering to excel in his current position. Martin carried out the design and drafting for project such as Slatey Creek Bridge, Arnold River Bridge re-decking, Holcim SCL Plant and the Preston Road Cycle Bridge.

Ross Burling
Cranes and Transport

Ross is a very experienced supervisor within the transport and crane sector. With over 20 years’ experience operating and managing crews in civil construction.

Ross has managed the 15 strong team Liddell’s had at Holcim cement for 6 years, this involved liaising with Holcim staff, attending management and H&S meetings, organising staff and plant movements, and operating cranes.

Ross has an excellent track record for safety, he has a reputation for being able to find the right solution when supervising difficult jobs in difficult locations. Ross’s background is in craneage and bridge construction.