Meet the Bridge It NZ Team

Kim Bevins - Manager

Kim Bevins

As our Business Manager, Kim is heavily involved in our operations and project management. He strives to ensure a culture of continuous improvement so we can deliver the very best projects to our clients.

Kim grew up on a dairy farm in Putaruru and spent 17 years in the Airforce, based mainly at Whenuapai in Auckland. Life outside of work revolves around his four young children. Kim and his wife, Wendy, enjoy spending time at the beach, fishing with their kids and pottering around the house. While he is mad keen on nearly every sport, Kim’s found himself watching more sport than he actually gets to play at the moment.


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Pat Seuren - Founder

Pat Seuren

Pat founded Bridge It NZ in 2009. He has now stepped back from the day-to-day running of the business but still has a keen involvement in the strategic direction of Bridge It NZ. His in-depth knowledge of construction methods and his innovative and practical approach to complex situations is responsible for our company’s hard-won reputation in the market. He remains excited about providing customers with quality bridges and enjoys visiting our installation sites on farms, forests and rivers throughout the North Island.

Having raised six children, Pat’s pastimes now include kite boarding and flying aircraft.


Craig Langsford - BE (Hons) - Engineer

Craig Langsford - BE (Hons)

Craig is our astute Project Manager/Engineer. He enjoys working on a variety of bridges from inception to completion while getting to see some cool corners of New Zealand along the way.  His problem-solving skills are second-to-none and he ensures all our processes run as smoothly as possible from start to finish.

Originally from Cambridge, Craig and his wife are expecting their first baby in 2021. In his spare time (and when not on nappy duty) he enjoys fishing, diving, surfing and the outdoors in general.

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Diana McIntyre - Business Development Manager

Diana McIntyre

Diana is our Business Development Manager and joined our team more than 4 years ago. She enjoys working with a wide variety of people and derives great satisfaction from helping provide solutions for those who are not familiar with the bridge building process. Travelling to remote parts of the North Island and seeing stunning scenery is another big perk of the job.

Having grown up on a sheep and beef farm in northern Hawke’s Bay and spent many years in the Waikato, she is grateful to now live in the sunny Bay of Plenty and not be enveloped by fog!

Diana has a son and loves to go adventuring with him including snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, camping and trips to the beach.

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Jason Shallcrass - Operations Manager

Jason Shallcrass

Our Operations Manager, Jason, hails from the Bay of Islands. He enjoys working at Bridge It NZ because of the many challenges that come with building different bridges and structures. He first joined us in 2013 as a General Welder and has moved up the ranks to become one of our most trusted team members. He has seen our company grow and evolve as we’ve offered more bridge solutions to a greater number of industries.

When he’s not at work, Jason loves going to the beach or getting outdoors to hunt and fish.

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Brendon Ross - Workshop Forman

Brendon Ross

Brendon is our supremely organised Workshop Foreman. He enjoys the challenge of new builds and being part of a cohesive team. He also takes great pride in helping to create structures that will endure for decades to come, and that allow people to move or access areas that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

Having grown up in Whangarei, Brendon enjoys boating, diving and a variety of sports. He has three children in their late teens and early 20s.


Fraser Macleod - Site Manager

Fraser Macleod

Installing bridges is an artform, and as our Site Manager, Fraser, knows all too well – no two bridges are ever the same! But that variety day-to-day is what he loves most about his role.

Since moving to the sunny Bay of Plenty from Auckland, Fraser hasn’t looked back. He’s well and truly embracing his empty nester status now all three of his children have grown and left home.


Josh Laurenson - Precast Concrete

Josh Laurenson

Josh’s expertise are in precast concrete formwork, steel fixing and concrete placing, making him an invaluable member of our team. He is originally from Tokoroa and spent five years working in Western Australia. He now lives at Papamoa Beach and enjoys spending time in the surf as well as hunting, fishing and camping with his wife and dog.


Justin Shallcrass - Engineer / Site Crew

Justin Shallcrass

Justin is one of the youngest members of our team and is thriving in the workplace, having recently left school. He appreciates the opportunity to earn money and learn new skills, and currently splits his time between his engineering apprenticeship and being part of our site crew.

He is born and bred right here in Tauranga and enjoys gaming online during his spare time.


Matt Carmichael - Site Crew Supervisor

Matt Carmichael

UK-born Matt is our Site Crew Supervisor for bridge installations. He enjoys working as part of a team, travelling across the North Island, and standing back at the end of the job to admire the final product in all its glory.

In his free time, Matt makes the most of Tauranga’s lifestyle by playing golf and going boating and fishing whenever he can.


Shaun Mackie - Engineer

Shaun Mackie

Shaun is one of our Apprentice Engineers. He thoroughly enjoys his job, particularly the ability to fabricate something that is aesthetically pleasing while also allowing people to go where they couldn’t go before.

He was born in Tauranga but grew up in Hamilton. Family is a big part of his life and his relatives are spread far and wide so he looks forward to spending time with them whenever possible. Shaun is also a youth pastor at his local church and spends many hours restoring his old project mini.


Waka Wickliffe - Site Crew / Operator

Waka is an important member of our Site Crew and is a skilled Excavator Operator. Seeing a bridge come together is extremely rewarding, especially as each design and each site is unique. He also enjoys travelling to different areas around New Zealand.

He is a father of five (four girls and one boy) with another baby on the way – and all of their names begin with the letter H! When he’s not at work, Waka enjoys diving and fishing around Tauranga and Whangamata.


Dan Batey - Sales

Dan is our busy Sales Cadet who travels all over the North Island to meet with our customers. He spent seven years working in construction prior to joining our team. He is now enjoying learning a new skillset and aims to progress onto a Sales Rep role in due course.

Dan spent his early years in Hamilton before moving to Papamoa with his family at age 12. Nowadays he and his partner have just bought their first home and together they enjoy running, biking, hiking, going to the gym, travelling and exploring. Dan also loves to fish, hang out with friends and learn new skills.

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Caroline Fernandes - Engineer

Caroline is from Baguio City in the Philippines and assists our Project Manager with day-to-day administration tasks to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of bridges for both our customers and our company. She relishes the challenge and finds it very rewarding to contribute her knowledge and skills towards significant and exciting projects.

She is a mother-of-three and likes to spend her free time socialising with friends, going out for coffee or enjoying a walk in the sunshine. She also regularly video chats with her family and helps her children with their studies.

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