Key Operational Contacts - Wellington

Ravi Alwis

Ravi Alwis BEng(Hons) (IQP), Passive Fire Protection

Senior Building Compliance Consultant

Ravi is a highly experienced Building Compliance Inspector and Independent Qualified Person (IQP). His expertise covers IQP inspections, mechanical ventilation, fume cupboards and backflow prevention testing and reporting. Ravi has established professional relationships with the local authorities in the Wellington region which facilitates the service provided to CoveKinloch’s clients.

Originating from Sri Lanka, Ravi is fluent in the Tamil language.

Deirdre McShane

Deirdre McShane Member of New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors, BSc (Hons) Degree in Building Surveying

Registered Building Surveyor

Deirdre is a degree qualified building surveyor working out of our Wellington office. Her key areas of specialty are commercial building surveying including Technical Due Diligence, Long Term Maintenance Plans, Schedules of Condition and Reinstatement as well as providing project management services.

Stuart Jeffs

Stuart Jeffs Licenced Building Practitioner MNZIBS

Registered Building Surveyor

Stuart is a senior building consultant and building surveyor working out of our Wellington office. His key areas of specialty are commercial & public sector building surveying, weathertightness and remediation management.

Stuart has a trade background, is a Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP) and has passed his weather tightness examination modules with the NZIBS. He is well respected by his many body corporate, public sector and private clients.

Herman Fong

Herman Fong BBSc, ME(Fire), MEngNZ

Fire Engineer

Joining CoveKinloch New Zealand, Herman brings nearly 10 years’ experience as a fire engineer working with professional practices around New Zealand, latterly with Holmes Fire Wellington and Christchurch for the past 5 years. He obtained a ME(Fire) degree from Canterbury University and is a Member of Engineering New Zealand. Herman is based in our Wellington office servicing architects, project managers, developers and building owners.

He is available to provide fire engineering consultations for construction projects, fire reports for building consent purposes, accessibility reports, and undertake fire engineering analysis using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model FDS and other advanced methods. He works closely with our senior fire engineer Michael Clifford, CPEng, and other team members of our fire safety team.

Herman is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.