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If you look at the impact Tonkin + Taylor has had on New Zealand's engineering story and the significant change it’s driven, you’ll find Doug’s leadership, forethought, tenacity and determination is behind this success story

Doug was appointed Managing Director of Tonkin + Taylor in 2010, in the shadow of the global financial crisis. His leadership skills were tested from the get-go when the city of Christchurch was struck by a sequence of devasting earthquakes. 

During his leadership period, he’s supported Tonkin + Taylor, alongside industry partners, to play critical roles in many of New Zealand’s most significant infrastructure projects. 

Doug’s impact goes far beyond his firm. His industry peers describe him as an extraordinary leader who has dedicated his career to the betterment of the industry. 

With the onset of Covid-19, Doug stepped forward to help the wider engineering and construction sector, playing a pivotal role in contributing expertise to government health and safety planning during this nationwide crisis. 

As a well-known champion of diversity, Doug was a founding signatory of the Diversity Agenda Accord and has tirelessly led by example in encouraging a diverse and inclusive environment, both within Tonkin + Taylor and right across the sector.


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