Vessels key contacts

Contacts for our vessels-related services.

Featured staff profiles

Real name: 
Mr
Greg
Foothead
Position: 
General Manager - Vessel Operations
Phone: 
+64-4-386-0553
Email (displayed): 
Greg.Foothead@niwa.co.nz
Greg 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. 
Real name: 
Mr
Rob
Christie
Position: 
Manager - Marine Resources
Phone: 
+64-4-386-0881
Email (displayed): 
Rob.Christie@niwa.co.nz
Rob is 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
John
Hadfield
Position: 
Operations Manager
Phone: 
+64-4-386-0552
Email (displayed): 
John.Hadfield@niwa.co.nz
Real name: 
Mr
Allister
Taylor
Position: 
Engineering Manager
Phone: 
+64-4-382-1625
Email (displayed): 
Allister.Taylor@niwa.co.nz