Our People

Derrick Adams - CEO

Since becoming CEO in 2007, Derrick has overseen the consolidated growth of HEB into the total infrastructure provider that it is today. Throughout this growth, Derrick has ensured the retention of HEB’s traditional core values, providing a non-hierarchical approach that is both accessible and collaborative. Derrick is a Past President and Fellow of Engineering New Zealand.

Guy Pierce - Chief Financial Officer

Guy joined HEB in mid-2013, bringing a depth of knowledge relating to the construction, manufacturing, services and the professional accounting and finance industries.  Guy's strength is in taking the technical finance skills in a pragmatic way to the detailed and operational side of the business and also in developing people in the business to develop and achieve their best.

David Simpson - General Manager, Civil and Maintenance Operations

David joined HEB in June 2017, bringing with him significant experience in the New Zealand infrastructure sector, primarily in the water, industrial and facilities sectors. David has considerable expertise in leading and growing large teams, in both project delivery and maintenance environments, with an astute commercial edge.  Familiar with working for both private and public sector clients, David brings a strong relationship, people and safety-focused approach to ensure the delivery of quality outcomes.

Steve Croft - General Manager, National Projects and Structures

Steve joined HEB Construction ten years ago after working as a civil engineer in the construction industry both here and overseas. As General Manager of National Projects and Structures, he brings over 20 years of extensive experience to the table, primarily in leading delivery teams on large alliance construction and D&C projects. He has gained a wide range of experience having worked right across HEB's business units. Steve’s innate ability to communicate across all levels makes him an invaluable member of the management team.  National Projects is an important part of HEB's future and Steve's appointment reflects our commitment to the major project market.

Mark Evans - General Manager

Mark joined the HEB team in September 2015. He brings over 25 years’ experience of working on large-scale infrastructure projects, utilising his extensive technical competence, project and commercial management experience as well as successful leadership skills.

John Turnbull - General Manager, Operations Support

John has served in a range of operational roles at HEB for over 16 years. In his current role, John applies his broad working knowledge of the company along with his strong interest in people and strategy to lead the development of our Human Resource Management capability, Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Management disciplines, Communications and Business Development functions. He works to preserve and develop key aspects of the HEB culture – our greatest strength and asset. He also works to promote the successful integration of HEB into VINCI Construction International Network (VCIN).

Janine Hoet - General Manager, People & Capability

Janine joins HEB Construction from a stellar career path that included 10 years working in the construction sector. Her key focus and passion is professional learning and development. Janine sees this as a critical piece of work for the business in terms of attracting and retaining excellent staff.​​

Craig Wheatley - Head of Legal

Craig joined HEB in 2019 as our Head of Legal.  Craig has significant experience working on the full range of legal and commercial issues within the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors in both New Zealand and the UK.  Prior to joining HEB Craig spent 6 years in a variety of senior legal and commercial roles for an ASX-listed infrastructure provider.

Felicity Glenie - General Manager, Business Development

Felicity joined HEB in 2017, bringing with her over 16 years’ experience in the Civil Engineering industry and offering extensive project management expertise on some of the country’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects. Felicity works closely with our clients to understand their needs and identify desired outcomes, connecting innovation and international best practice through her VINCI networks to the solutions we provide.

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