The Team

Greg Dodd – General Manager

The Spartan team is led by Greg Dodd, a professional engineer; Greg has an ideal track record for the Spartan leadership role. He has managed civil engineering projects ranging from small to very large by NZ standards giving him the ability to balance the efficiency requirements of a small fast moving organisation with the professional systems approach demanded by the modern construction industry. Past projects in which Greg had a leadership role are the Britomart Transport Interchange, Auckland; Coal Handling Facility for Port of Tauranga and the Huntly Power Station “e3p” civil construction work.  In addition to the above projects, Greg has spent many years in Singapore in a design and construction capacity on complex ground engineering projects. Greg is engineering driven which ect is completed to the satisfaction of all parties.

Hendrik Wortman – Commercial & Marketing Manager

Hendrik Wortman brings 25 years of construction and management experience to Spartan in particular in the fields of quarrying and aggregates and mechanical plant and equipment. Hendrik has both greenfielded and developed numerous successful businesses over the years associated with the construction industry. He also brings an environmentally friendly bias to Spartan Construction with a specialty of promoting and attaining sanctions for the use of alternative and recycled materials.


Jonathan Chandler - Project Manager

Jonathan Chandler is an accomplished Project Manager who has 13 years construction site experience throughout New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom including construction of both Civil, Structural and Multidisciplinary projects. Jonathan is effective in identifying potential issues relating to safety, the environment, programme and quality and he takes early steps to mitigate potential problems down the line. He has a continual drive for excellence in Safety, Quality and Environmental performance.


Joe Fluhler - Project Manager

Joe Fluhler is a qualified Civil Engineer who’s got hands-on experience from being a qualified Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer. He is a self-motivated, organized and focused individual who thrives on a challenge and is able to work within stringent timeframes, prioritise tasks accordingly and delegate.  Joe adopts a practical approach to the resolution of all technical problems encountered.



Richard Ogden - Project Manager

Richard Ogden is a Civil Engineer with 18 years experience in LDA piling, CFA piling, driven piling, large excavations, top-down construction, large pre-cast construction, post-tension concrete, heritage restoration, temporary works engineering and large span portals. With a proven ability in developing networks, negotiating relationships and successfully delivering complex projects, Richard has a robust understanding of construction methodologies and enjoy the stimulation that construction provides.




Project Site Manager / Supervisors

The Spartan site management and supervisory team consist of a mixture of youth and experience encompassing all aspects of Civil Construction.

Site Manager, Tony Robertson's key achievements in the recent years are his key roles in the Port of Tauranga Coal Handling Facility and the Huntly Power Station "e3p" Project. Throughout Tony's 26 years with Downer Construction he has obtained a wide construction experience in ground works and concrete structures including temporary works and falsework, sheet piling and related safety management. 



Karl Kavanagh has 30 years’ experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in Building and Drainage Works.

Brad Wymer is a Carpenter, who has extensive practical experience with Concrete, Formwork, Drainage and Pump station pipelines.

John Flay has a passion for machinery and has significant experience working with Bulk Earthworks, Civil Contracting and Roading Projects.

Jared Spencer is a qualified Plumber and Gasfitter, with a broad knowledge of all Construction Sub-Trades.

Andre Bakkerus is an experienced Structural Supervisor, with more than 10 years' Civil Construction Site experience.

These employees complete a fully rounded construction team that is rapidly developing a reputation for high-performance delivery within the New Zealand construction market.


Spartan Construction Directors

Spartan’s directors Graeme Lee,  John Illingsworth and Clive Tilby have an impeccable track record in the NZ construction industry for integrity, reliability and high-performance management. Their experience encompasses almost every aspect of civil and multi-disciplinary works achieved over the years in a number of NZ’s medium to large blue chip construction companies. The strong mutual respect for one another over 25 years has driven these three to join together in the formation of Spartan Construction.