Our People

Graham Liddell

Company Director Graham Liddell formed Liddell Contracting in 1992 employing just two staff.

With over 20 years experience we now work across the West Coast region as well as nationally and employ a team of 32 skilled staff supporting industrial, commercial and government clients.

We also design and manufacture Kotuku Furniture® at our Greymouth Engineering Workshop along with rail, construction, electrical and engineering supplies.Graham welding

Our motto "meeting challanges, providing solutions" is a true reflection of our company's principles. We provide great customer services by being honest and reliable, we remain highly skilled by constantly re-training, we recruit the best available people and we value diversity in our teams.



Anna LiddellOperations Manager Anna Liddell has been with the company in a full time capacity since 2004 when she started a mechanical engineering apprenticeship in the workshop. Anna Arc Air

As opportunities arose Anna diversified from the workshop into the civil division and using her talents for organisation, people management and planning Anna moved in to the Operations Manager role in 2008.

Anna oversees the Site Engineering team and coordinates the Crane and Workshop divisions along with senior trade staff to help deliver a superior service to all of our customers.

Additionally Anna holds a current STMS ticket and is responsible for creating our traffic management plans.


Ross BurlingCrane Manager Ross Burling joined Liddell's in 2010 as an already highly experienced and respected supervisor withinRoss in crane the Crane and Transport sectors.

With over 20 years experience operating and managing crews in civil construction Ross has a reputation for being able to find the right solution when supervising difficult jobs in difficult locations.

Ross has an excellent record for Health and Safety and is also responsible for developing our next generation of Crane Operators. He has been awarded the Holcim Certificate of Appreciation in 2013 for leading his crew with excellent Health and Safety Performance.


Martin SherrattResponsible for Design and Quality Control Martin Sherratt joined Liddells in 2006 after serving his apprenticeship in Design Office the United Kingdom as a fabricator/welder in heavy engineering and then gaining his City & Guilds qualification in AutoCAD. He worked several years in the UK as a Project Manager/Draughtsman before emmigrating to New Zealand.

Martin utilises his experience in design and AutoCAD coupled with his extensive hands on experience in engineering to excel in his current position.


Keith MessengerKeith Messenger joined Liddell's in 2013 in a role focused on Estimation and Customer Relations. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from a diverse background in pricing, purchasing and developing customer relations from across many industries including light & mechanical engingeering, extractive industries and drilling.

Additionally Keith uses his varied experience to oversee the Blasting & Painting team, ensuring quality and on time delivery of the the finished product.



S Keown-ScottSandy Keown-Scott joined our team in 2011 in the role of Human Resources Management. Sandy has been in management and administrative roles since 1995 across retail, wholesale and mining industries. Her practical skills and knowledge of Business Management, HR, Health & Safety, IT and Sales & Marketing means Sandy has a broad understanding and experience in the full range of challenges faced in modern businesses.

Sandy heads up our Health and Safety Committee and is dedicated to continuing to further developing our safe working culture.