Vessels key contacts

Contacts for our vessels-related services.

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Real name: 
Mr
Rob
Christie
Position: 
Manager - Marine Resources
Phone: 
+64-4-386-0881
Email (displayed): 
Rob.Christie@niwa.co.nz
Rob is manager for NIWA's marine resources. He is responsible for the utilisation of NIWA's marine assets and coordinating the application of marine science. A Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Chartered Scientist with over 20 years international experience, Rob has worked as environmental scientist/engineer in environmental consultancy and science sectors in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Rob Joined NIWA in 2013 and coordinates NIWA's maritime commercial work focusing on NIWA’s research vessels and is based in our Wellington office.
Real name: 
Mr
Greg
Foothead
Position: 
General Manager - Vessel Operations
Phone: 
+64-4-386-0553
Email (displayed): 
Greg.Foothead@niwa.co.nz
Greg is responsible for the operation of the NIWA's Vessel's fleet. He is a certified Automotive Engineer and holds an NZCE (Mechanical). Before Joining NIWA Vessels as Engineering Manager in 2004, he managed a Marine and Industrial engineering supply and repair company. He also worked for Mitsubishi Motors, in various technical roles, in NZ, Australia and Europe. Greg has been in charge of NIWA's research vessels Tangaroa, Kaharoa and Ikatere since December 2010.