Meet the Team

We understand that we’re only as good as our people on-site, so we have invested in building a large team of highly skilled tradespeople: concreters, pavers, carpenters, drain layers, machine operators and civil construction experts – supported by professional engineers, project managers and site supervisors.

We are an agile, fluid company with the ability to reallocate people and resources quickly and easily.  Our committed, skilled workforce gives us both scale and flex, so you can count on us to meet our contractual obligations.

MARK HODDLE

MANAGING DIRECTOR

About Mark

Mark is an experienced leader and manager with an aptitude for developing subject-matter expertise and innovation within his teams. Mark has spent over 30 years in the construction industry. Over the course of his career, he has held senior roles in tier one construction companies as well as owning and managing his own specialist construction businesses. Mark currently looks after the 70-strong Contrax team and is directly responsible for the high-quality delivery of all Contrax projects.

MARK DENNIS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

About Mark

Mark has spent over 20 years in the construction industry. He has a wide breadth of experience across all aspects of civil construction, with particular expertise in concreting and drainage. Mark consistently builds capable, collaborative, high-performing work crews. His strong leadership, thorough approach and good communication skills provide effective on-site stakeholder, environmental, health & safety and quality management. Mark has an extensive track record when it comes to quality compliance.

TODD VINCENT

CHIEF OPERATIONAL OFFICER

About Todd

Todd is an adaptable project manager with a broad engineering background and an ability to communicate clearly. He has a proven track record establishing strong working relationships with clients and crews and has strong time management skills. He is an effective manager with an eye for detail across all aspects of planning, programming, procurement for project works including the adherence to HSE, QA and Zero Harm standards.

DAVE WILKINS

TECHNICAL MANAGER & QUALITY MANAGER

About Dave

Dave is a founding staff member at Contrax. He joined the company in 2000 as a concrete supervisor, a hands-on role including formwork and concrete laying. This experience has turned Dave into one of the most knowledgeable concrete experts in the industry. However, his expertise is not limited to concrete, Dave is well-versed in all aspects of Contrax operations.

JAMES MILLER

ESTIMATOR/QUANTITY SURVEYOR

About James

A well-organised and dedicated senior estimator and quantity surveyor, James has acquired a wide range of valuable transferable skills during his 25 years in the civil engineering sector. James is a personable individual who is open to new ideas and experiences. Recognised for his ability to build strong relationships with staff and customers at all levels, James works well independently and as a team member. He is dynamic and career-oriented with a drive to succeed.
James is a natural, creative problem-solver who enjoys working in a challenging and stimulating environment.

ANTONIO ESQUIVEL

ESTIMATOR/QUANTITY SURVEYOR

About Antonio

Antonio is an experienced, qualified estimating engineer with a background in project and site management in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Mexico. His strengths in First Principles Analysis for construction costs are backed up by skilled use of construction cost estimating and control software including EXPERT, Plan Swift, Workbench ad Microsoft Project. Antonio's practical, in-depth expertise in the delivery of Three Waters infrastructure projects allows him to develop productive, cost-efficient methodologies for large, complex projects and his multidisciplinary experience spans civil, mechanical and electrical workstreams.

JOHAN MALHERBE

PROJECT MANAGER

About Johan

South African native Johan has over 30years experience in the civil construction industry including 12years within New Zealand. Johan brings a broad range of project management skills with emphasis on health & safety, communication, and stakeholder liaison. A hands on approach to management has helped Johan deliver a number of high profile streetscape projects within the Auckland CBD including Lorne St, Elliot St, & Darby St. Recent years spent working on medium sized sub-divisions has helped develop Johan into a well-rounded project manager.

LOTI AHO

PROJECT MANAGER

About Loti

Loti is an ambitious and diligent, qualified engineer. A skilled project manager with experience working for some of New Zealand's tier one construction companies, Loti's willingness and determination are evident across every project he manages. Some of Loti's key skills are organisation and time management, project management, investigations and reporting, contract management and site supervision. Loti also has a strong focus on Health and Safety and Quality Control.

NICK McLEAN

PROJECT MANAGER

About Nick

Nick joined Contrax Ltd in 2013 with a strong background in civil construction which includes experience as a business owner/operator. Known for his hands-on approach and practical ability, Nick is a natural leader who is always ready to pitch in and support his team. His positive attitude and natural confidence bring a 'can-do' attitude to every task he undertakes. Nick has well-developed planning skills and an ability to consistently meet client targets and deadlines. He has an honest, direct and upfront style which is appreciated by both staff and clients.

PAULA SMITH

HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER

About Paula

Before joining Contrax, Paula had a 20-year track record of administrative excellence in the insurance industry. Her role at Contrax has grown with the business, moving Paula away from general admin to a full-time roll and Health & Safety officer. Paula has been well-trained and equipped for this important job through a comprehensive professional development programme which has included a Site Safe Leadership in Safety Certificate. Paula has secured ACC WSMP Secondary qualification for Contrax and is now working towards Tertiary level.