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Meet the Team

Our staff combine the highest academic achievement and years of solid engineering experience with an element of marketing and communications know-how. They are on a mission to advocate the use of steel in construction, a cause they champion with energy, enthusiasm and dedication.

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Darren O'Riley

SCNZ Manager
Phone: +64 9 262 6684
Mobile: +64 21 221 6936
Email: darren.o'
Darren’s knowledge and expertise are a strong fit for SCNZ as the organisation moves forward. He has 28 years of sales and marketing, and business development experience, gained largely in the building and construction industry. He joins SCNZ from Fletcher Aluminium, a division of Fletcher Building, where he was for 16 years. Prior to that Darren held positions at BHP New Zealand Steel, Solid Energy, Marley NZ and Plyco Doors. He has also just ended his time on the board of industry organisation the Window Association NZ where he served for 12 years, seven as Chairman.

Kevin Cowie

Senior Structural Engineer
 (Technical Development)
Phone: +64 9 262 6685
Kevin is a structural engineer with over 15 years’ experience. He is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng) and a member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (MIPENZ).
Kevin is experienced in the development of design and estimating guides; and has been assisted consultants in the preparation of many multi-level steel construction design options. He sits on a number of Standards Australia committees and is responsible for technical development at SCNZ.


Zahid Hamid

Structural Engineer
Phone: +64 9 262 6681
Zahid graduated in engineering from the University of Auckland. Before joining SCNZ he worked at a Civil/Structural consulting engineering firm, designing residential and light commercial steel buildings.

Zahid contributes to SCNZ’s specialist consulting services and standards work as well as to the development of technical design guides. He mans the technical helpdesk, digging out information and providing vital support to the steel construction industry. 



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Alistair Fussell

Phone: 021 636 937
Alistair Fussell is Senior Engineer and Director of Tangent Consulting Ltd, a company that offers specialist structural steel support services to industry, and design and construction professionals. He has over 25 years’ years structural engineering experience including 15 years working for various consulting engineering practices and 11 years for Steel Construction New Zealand.

Alistair is a chartered professional engineer (CPEng), a member of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (MIPENZ) and a member of the Standards Australia BD 023 Committee: Structural Steel.

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