Rock Control is structured around core specialities to provide clients with a comprehensive range of ground engineering techniques. Our solution-focused approach, adaptability and investment in high quality plant enables us to perform where others can’t.

Managing Director

Andrew Kitson BCom

e: andrew.kitson@rockcontrol.co.nz // m: 022 079 3205
Andrew has 10 years of hands-on ground engineering experience throughout NZ, Australia and the South Pacific. Truly passionate about all things drilling – Andrew has drilled thousands of metres through soil and rock in a variety of environments. His technical expertise for rock anchoring and soil nailing is extensive and his knowledge of different techniques and plant is unparalleled. As the founding Managing Director of Rock Control since 2010, Andrew has developed strong contract and managerial skills. He has successfully completed many large drilling projects for the Christchurch rebuild, with a long list of happy engineer’s and project managers. He brings an approachable nature and transparent management style to every project.

SEQ/ Project Manager

Oliver Pattison NZDE, BA

e: oli.pattison@rockcontrol.co.nz // m: 020 4762 538
Oliver is a hands-on engineer with 9 years experience in construction and geotechnical engineering. Oliver started out as a carpenter in 2006 before becoming involved in remote access drilling. Moving into engineering roles in 2012 – Oliver cut his teeth as a site engineer on the successful remediation of the Tui mine site and has continued to manage civil projects throughout NZ with heavy involvement in Quality Assurance and control. Having also attained a Bachelor of Arts in English and Media, Oliver has strong written and verbal communication skills and prides himself on providing solutions to challenging projects while keeping all parties abreast of project status. Having stayed firmly in the contracting environment in a number of productive and technical roles – Oliver can liaise effectively between all people involved with civil projects.

Project Manager

Strider Bergman PM Cert IV, Civil Trade Cert

e: strider.bergman@rockcontrol.co.nz // m: 022 1913 648
A keen problem solver and strong communicator with an eye for detail, Strider has a passion for producing quality work. As a highly experienced industry professional with 10 years’ experience supervising civil projects, Strider brings sound practical knowledge and an impressive work ethic to every project. Well versed in construction and geotechnical projects; an experienced IRATA qualified rope access technician combining 8 years of drilling, rope access and excavator operation experience gained throughout New Zealand and Australia. Strider has recently moved into a project management role for Rock Control after acquiring his PM Cert IV (Civil), playing a key role in the implementation of ISO 9001 QMS and establishing best practice procedures for the company.

SEQ Manager

Nikki Hubbard US 4098, ISO 9001 Auditor

e: nikki.hubbard@rockcontrol.co.nz // m: 027 422 3039
As our dedicated Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems Manager, Nikki brings a wealth of previous experience and expertise in adult education and industry training. Having recently attained further qualifications in quality systems management, Nikki is responsible for ensuring our ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation is implemented and maintained at the leading edge of internationally recognised management systems. With excellent communication and organisational skills, Nikki liaises between internal and external parties to ensure our staff and systems are among the best qualified and resourced in the New Zealand civil market.

Senior Supervisor

Steve Barns BEngTech (Civil)

e: steve.barns@rockcontrol.co.nz // m: 027 4477 165
Steve joined the Rock Control team in 2013 while studying toward his Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) at CPIT. Having worked his way through the industry from general labourer to Senior Site Supervisor, Steve has quickly developed skills and experience in a broad range of both practical and contractual matters on civil projects. Having now completed his studies, Steve is able to direct our construction crews effectively while also bringing specialised engineering skills in surveying, quality control/assurance and contract management to his projects.

Senior Supervisor

Jim Aldridge NZ Cert in Infrastructure, ACI Nozzleman

e: jim.aldridge@rockcontrol.co.nz // m: 022 199 2449
Jim is a civil contracting professional with 10 years experience on a range of construction and geotechnical projects throughout New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Since joining Rock Control in 2014, Jim has attained considerable skills and experience in shotcrete or sprayed concrete application. He is one of the few shotcrete nozzlemen operating in New Zealand who hold the internationally recognised ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman certification for wet-mix application. As a Senior Site Supervisor, Jim is responsible for directing our specialised crews on a range of drilling and construction projects. He has a keen eye for safe and efficient practice and has been integral in establishing procedural documentation for many of our core services.

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