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Graeme Marshall

B.Tech (Hons) 

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Project Director

Graeme has an extensive background in business development, pricing and product development as a specialist consultant and project director in the industrial and commercial energy market for over a decade. He has worked for BC Hydro and Duke Solutions in Canada, and for ECNZ and Meridian Energy in New Zealand, developing skills in product development, project management, and new business development.

Graeme’s training is in biotechnology and natural process engineering. He has a passion for sustainable building products and was the managing director for the development and commercialization of a natural insulation product for the domestic and international construction markets. He enjoys the challenge of managing new projects and the problem solving inherent in this.

In his spare time Graeme enjoys looking at ways of utilizing computer software to best advantage and celestial studies have been a lifelong personal interest for him. A product of the Christchurch seaside suburb of Sumner, he’s often found having a coffee in a local café, on the beach with his dog or watching his boys in the surf.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

  Ollie Clifton

John Marshall

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Project Manager

John has a wide-ranging trade background bringing “street cred” to the Sidera team. He trained as a furniture finisher and his years of experience as production manager, developing and producing luxury branded wooden products, have given him a strong background in production, logistics, organisation and people management.

His eight years on super yachts, starting as a deck hand and working his way up to first mate, have given him a wide and practical trades understanding and the ability to assess, manage and solve issues independently and thoroughly, with a strong appreciation for health and safety implications. John has managed regular major boat refit projects of up to US$1m at a time, working to tight deadlines and budgets. Over the past decade he has owned and managed commercial and residential property.

In his spare time John’s favourite pastime is fishing and all legal species are fair game.

 

Ollie Clifton

B.PRM

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Project Manager

Ollie has worked extensively in volunteer and not-for-profit management, enabling a wide variety of organisations to build their capacity to perform better. Most recently Ollie was employed as the Executive Officer for the New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC), which included managing a team of 5 at the national office in Christchurch, and a network of 17 of alpine huts and lodges around the country. The environmental and people logistics presented by the various capital and maintenance projects which Ollie managed during his time at NZAC has proved an ideal foundation to step into project management with Sidera.

Ollie's professional training is in Parks and Recreation Management. He enjoys a complex challenge, and takes a lot of satisfaction in bringing a team of people together to achieve a common goal.

When not in the office, Ollie can often be found happily gardening at home in Opawa with his partner Vanessa, practicing Qigong, or off exploring the mountains somewhere.

 

Matt Brabazon 

B.E. (Hons)

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Project Manager

Matt is a recent Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Canterbury. Ever since the February 2011 earthquake struck on his second day of university, Matt has been passionate about rebuilding the city in which he was born and raised.

During university, Matt worked in the Quality Assurance laboratory at Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete, and also spent a summer working on the installation of the Fibre Broadband network around Christchurch. For his honours project at uni, Matt chose to research the possibility of producing concrete on Mars using in-situ materials. Now he is relishing the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of professionals on various different construction projects. 

In his spare time Matt can be found enjoying all kind of sports. He loves getting stuck in on the rugby field and has also represented New Zealand in BMX racing.