Presenters

  • Aaron Scott

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  • Andrew Young

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    Andrew is the Design Manager here at Parallaxx. He coordinates the consultancy and design teams, maintains the quality of delivery we are known for and ensures we remain at the cutting edge of TTM intellectually.

    He has previously spent over 10 years in the Traffic Management space as an Area Engineer, Contract Manager and Operations Engineer in the Coromandel, Tauranga and as far afield as Perth, Western Australia. A four-year stint as the Traffic Management Coordinator (TMC) on the Auckland Motorway Network results in a detailed grasp of capital works and high capacity highways as well as high risk TTM operations.

    Andrew has a diploma in Civil Engineering and is a Level 2/3 NP STMS, qualified Temporary Barrier Designer and Installer and a qualified NZTA Advanced Planner.

    Around the office Andrew is well know for his quirky t-shirt collection and general love of Pop Culture.

  • Ben Burrowes

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  • Ben Isdale

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    Ben is the Training and Development Manager for Parallaxx. He joined the industry in 2010 and is a Level 2/3 P STMS and Assessor, TTM Mentor Trainer, TTMP-Practising, and Level 1 TC/STMS Trainer. Ben oversees all aspects of Parallaxx’s training and delivery.

    Ben has a Bachelors Degree in Teaching and Education. He was heavily involved in developing the Training and Competency Model and played a key role pushing NZTA and Connexis together to develop the NZ Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management.

    In his spare time Ben likes to stay physically active by cycling and running. His other passions include skiing, hiking and DIY.

  • Chris Garfitt

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    Chris is a Traffic Management Consultant and Trainer at Parallaxx. Chris is a qualified 2/3 Practicing STMS with 4 years on (Auckland) road experience. He also comes to Parallaxx with experience in Contractor Management, Training Coordiator for TTM courses and is a qualified class 1 & 2 driving instructor.

    Outside of Parallaxx Chris enjoys time with his family, exploring NZ on his motorbike and good coffee. He also enjoys listening to heavy metal when he’s working “it helps me concentrate”.

  • Christopher Harmer

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    Chris is one of Parallaxx’s TTM industry experts. TTM Consultant and Trainer, Specialist Traffic Manager (large format Caital Works Projects) and Barrier expert. You will see Chris sharing his knowledge in the classroom as a L1 TC/STMS Trainer, TTM Mentor/Trainer and TTMP Subject Matter Expert (SME). Chris has been in the TTM industry since 2005 and prior to that worked as a Traffic/Police Officer for 10 years.

    Outside of the office Chris is a keen yachtie, competing internationally in the EC12 class (1:12 scale of Americas Cup 12m yachts) and currently holds a 3rd and 2nd in overseas Championships.

  • Danny Wood

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  • Darrin Humphries

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    Darrin is a specialist TTM trainier and consultant here at Parallaxx. His substantial industry experience puts him in a unique position, giving him an in-depth working knowledge of both the practical and theoretical components of our industry. Darrin has been a teacher of CoPTTM theory for the past 14 years.

    Darrin is currently utilising his knowledge and experience to help shape the future of Traffic Management within NZ as the National Design Advisor for the new NZTA training and competency model.

    When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family on their farm in the Manawatu and playing the guitar.

  • Dave Tilton

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    Dave is one of the Parallaxx founders and serves as the Chief Executive. He leads the Parallaxx Team and aims to deliver on the company strategic vision and ensure Parallaxx remains at the cutting edge of everything Temporary Traffic Management.

    An ex-Army logistics officer who joined the Traffic Management industry after returning from overseas service in 2009. Dave is well engrossed in all aspects of Temporary Traffic Management having spent considerable time on the road, in the training classroom and coordinating large and small projects.

    Dave is also a Level 1 TC & STMS Trainer, Level 2/3 Practising STMS and Level 2/3 STMS Assessor, an instructor on NZTA’s road safety barrier workshops and NZTA’s Temporary Traffic Management Planner (TTMP) workshops.

    Specialties: Barrier design and complex temporary geometrics. Systems, TTM procurement and on road-delivery. Training.

    He’s also a fully qualified NZTA driving instructor and assessor and holder of all available driver license classes and endorsements.

  • Elise Freeman

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    Elise works for Parallaxx as a Consultant and in the Training and Auditing spaces.

    Prior to Parallaxx Elise headed up the Training and Events department of a TTM company, was contracted to NZTA as the training moderator for Auckland TTM courses and has been involved in assisting organisations to adapt and adopt CoPTTM in a way that is practicable to their operations – needless to say she brings broad range of experience to Parallaxx and has an extensive depth of knowledge of the TTM space.

    Outside of the office Elise likes to stay active – cycling, SUP Surfing, Hiking and Snow Skiing to name a few. She is also loves getting stuck into DIY on the weekends and is an enthsiastic ceramic potter.