Tony Fairclough


Tony Fairclough

BSc (Engineering)

Anthony (Tony) is a Chartered Professional Engineer and Project Manager with over 30 years experience in the fields of Civil and Geotechnical engineering. He is also a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand and Engineers Australia.

In 2023 Tony relocated from Christchurch to Auckland, New Zealand, to take up the role of Managing Director and Principal Engineer at Engineering Geology Limited.

During his career Anthony has worked on numerous private development & large public infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region including Australia (semi-resident for 2 years), Malaysia (resident for 4.5 years), Vietnam, Hong Kong (resident for 1.5 years), Fiji, The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, the United Arab Emirates, and, the United States of America (Missouri and Illinois).

Anthony has considerable experience working within collaborative design and design-build teams such as the NZTA Christchurch Southern Motorway, Memorial Avenue Overpass and Kurow Bridge replacement project. Most recently Tony has worked on the Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) and Puhoi to Wellsford (P2W) Motorway Extension Project.

In addition to his professional engineering qualifications Anthony has completed a Diploma of Managerial Excellence in Engineering and Construction with the New Zealand Institute of Management. Modules which are taught as part of this diploma course include lean construction, high-performance collaborative construction teams, collaborative and continuous improvement, team building, leadership, supply chain management, customer relationship, and, performance measurement for construction projects.

Anthony is a past Chair of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS). He has provided over 10 years service to the NZGS and previously held the roles of elected national management committee member (2010 – 2019), treasurer / vice-chair (2016 – 2017) and Chair (2018 – 2019). Worthy of particular note with respect to the NZGS, he was the Convener of the 19th NZGS symposium that was held in Queenstown during November 2013.