Ralph’s purpose is to pursue the strategic, financial, and business development goals of our teams across New Zealand. As the regional leader, he supports Stantec’s executive leadership connections in the market including local, international, and political. His goal? Making sure our business is well represented with customers, government agencies, and professional associations, as well as leading an inclusive and culturally diverse team.
Supported by the senior leadership team of sector general managers and functional support services, Ralph makes sure that he and his groups are always clued in to regional and industry trends. With his background in business development and winning new work, Ralph maintains relationships with clients, leads account management, and conducts campaign planning. After more than 20 years with Stantec in New Zealand, he’s got a keen intuition for where the industry is going.
To promote inclusion in our team and industry, Ralph is a member of our Inclusion and Diversity Council and a signatory of the Diversity Agenda Accord which was recently created to foster inclusion in engineering companies across New Zealand.
Great consulting businesses need two main ingredients: talented people and great clients. When Ralph isn’t leading the former or supporting the latter, you might find him cycling or playing rugby or cricket. Also, now that his children have left home, he’s got a lot more time to travel.