Leadership award for Waterview Tunnel Manager 10 Aug 2015

McConnell Dowell News Release

Chris Ashton, Tunnel Construction Manager with the Well-Connected Alliance at Waterview for the New Zealand Transport Agency, is honoured with the Civil Contractors New Zealand’s Z Energy Emerging Leader 2015 award.

Chris Ashton, pictured onsite at Waterview
Chris Ashton, pictured onsite at Waterview

The awards are organised by the New Zealand Contractors’ Federation to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals within the civil construction industry.

“Chris is an incredibly well respected individual in the construction industry,” said Roger McRae, Managing Director of McConnell Dowell and chair of the Well-Connected Alliance. “I’m delighted that he has been recognised for his leadership skills but also for his sound tunnelling, engineering and management experience gained working on infrastructure projects of great scale.”

Chris has worked his way from the ground up over the past 15 years in the construction industry to his current position as Tunnel Construction Manager at the Waterview Connection – the largest road infrastructure project in New Zealand.

Other notable career highlights include Chris’s work on the £16 billion Crossrail scheme in London, England. The win was announced at the Civil Contractors conference in Taupo, New Zealand.


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