OUR PEOPLE

 

 

Steve Harris - Principal

Steve Harris

Started January 1997

Steve has been Managing Director of Graffiti Solutions for the past 18 years. In this time the company has become the acknowledged leader in graffiti control in New Zealand.

This is due to Steve’s strong management qualifications and extensive experience in such areas as property management.

As an industry leader, Steve is often called on to provide advice and consulting services to a diverse range of organisations and is well respected within the wider community.

Steve is able to manage Safety, Quality, Environmental Impact and Financial requirements to a high level, while meeting or exceeding the client’s expectations with regard to programme and budget.

Steve demonstrates his proactive approach to management by working with each Client in a ‘partnering’ management style. His ability to communicate at any level in the management structure will ensure the Client is regularly informed on the contract’s progression and programme.

He has a strong team behind him who all work together to provide a professional service.

Technical Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) (retired)
  • Level 2/3 STMS - (NP)
  • Heavy goods class 2/4 licence
  • Site Safe Passport (Civil)
  • Certificate of Training in CPTED
    (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Internal Auditor (International Certifications)
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Dangerous Goods Handling
  • Working at Heights

Edward Sundstrum - Director

Edward Sundstrum





Ed has worked in the property sector predominately in development for the last 12 years,  in 2007 he spent 3 years working  for a London based hedge fund  managing assets in the Middle  East, UK, HK and Continental Europe. Prior to 2007 Ed was a development manager at Multiplex NZ working on the design and  delivery of the Deloitte Building, 80  Queen Street, Auckland. 

Prior to arriving back in New Zealand in August 2014 he was based in Sydney for three years where he acted as a development manager for AMB Capital Partners. 

He has recently completed a portfolio rationalisation for the Ferry Building Partnership. 

Ed holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University.

 

 

 

Tim Smith - Health & Safety Manager - Operations Manager - Environmental Manager - Traffic Manager

Tim Smith

Started May 2004

Tim has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has extensive experience in the protection and cleaning of fragile substrates.

He is an experienced manager with varied responsibilities in this role. He is responsible for dispatching staff for day and also Night Shifts. This entails making sure that all regulatory forms and data sheets are correctly completed and all staff are aware of, and talked through, their work requirements. He liaises between GSL Staff and Project Managers/STMS on site. After completion he debriefs Staff and completes internal information gathering spreadsheets.

He has completed both internal and external management courses to facilitate implementation of Company Safety, Environmental and Quality Policies, and is responsible for their development and implementation. 

Tim is our “Environmental Champion” and has acted as Graffiti Solutions Ltd’s Traffic, Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager for many of our largest on-going contracts. In this role, he has been responsible for enhancing health and safety systems, environmental systems, auditing performance against quality and safety plans, and implementing initiatives targeted at improving health and safety, including traffic safety.

Tim is responsible, in conjunction with the Contract Manager, for the day-to-day running of Graffiti Solutions Ltd and he has a wide knowledge of all manual and management operations. He is a capable, dedicated and competent manager whose relaxed style relates to all people he comes in contact with.

Technical Qualifications:
  • Level 2/3 STMS - (NP)
  • National Certificate in Civil Infrastructure
  • Heavy goods class 2 licence
  • Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card
  • Site Safe Advance Passport
  • Trained Health and Safety Representative Stage 1  
  • Individual Train Detection (ITD)
  • Certificate of Training in CPTED
    (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Pressure Cleaning
  • Dangerous Goods Handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Applied Surface Coatings
  • David Forman Sales Diploma
  • Internal Auditor (International Certifications)

 

Robyn Scott - Office Manager

Robyn Scott

Started April 1997

Robyn is responsible for a wide range of administrative duties, including stock control and reporting.

Her role includes Accounts Management for both Graffiti Solutions Ltd and GSL Glassguard Ltd - both debtors and creditors; and general office expenditure.

Robyn develops the Graffiti-Free Guarantees (GFGs) and Etch-Free Guarantees (EFGs) for both companies.

She is back-up to the Operations Manager and the Contracts Manager and assists with despatch and debrief and the management of small jobs.

Robyn is also responsible for the day to day running of our graffiti maintenance contract within the Auckland Motorway Network.

 

Chris Bennett - Contracts Manager / Technical Manager

Chris Bennett

Started October 1994

Chris has over 30 years' experience in the industrial coatings industry in a variety of management roles.  He has extensive experience in sophisticated coatings and has developed many of the advanced methodologies employed by Graffiti Solutions for graffiti control.

Chris has been our Contracts Manager for 18 years and in that capacity has overseen many projects. His sound contract management background includes substantial experience in both Senior Management and Contract Management roles with Graffiti Solutions, with particular experience in managing Graffiti Control contracts on public assets, motorway networks and for private companies throughout New Zealand.

Chris liaises closely with our Specifier Representative to identify and propose appropriate Coatings Systems for individual clients. He also is responsible for providing samples and testing systems for new substrates.

Chris is proactive in seeking out new products and systems to continually upgrade the services we can offer to make sure Graffiti Solutions Ltd continues to be a market leader.

Chris is responsible, in conjunction with the Operations Manager, for the day-to-day running of Graffiti Solutions Ltd and he has a wide knowledge of all manual and management operations.

 

Qualifications and Training:
  • Trade Certificate – Spray Painting
  • Advanced Trade Certificate – Spray Painting
  • Level 2/3 STMS - (NP)
  • Heavy goods class 2/4 licence
  • Site Safe Passport (Civil)
  • Certificate Of Training in CPTED
    (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Pressure Cleaning
  • Dangerous Goods Handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Applied Surface Coatings
  •  Trained in colour matching

 

Chris Dyer - South Island Operations Manager

Ann Jones

Started 2016

Chris Dyer manages the GSL Group’s South Island Operation from Christchurch.

As a Cantabrian born and bred, Chris knows the environs very well and enjoys working closely with contractors to achieve the best outcomes for them and their clients. He is well-known in the local construction industry having spent 10 years on the tools including 5 years as an Accredited Contract Manager delivering best-practice post-quake repairs. Prior to that Chris ran his own construction business and was  National Training Manager for Versatile Garages. Chris has an over-riding concern for Health & Safety and Environmental issues.

 

Ann Jones - Specifier Representative

Ann Jones

Started March 2009

Ann’s current focus at Graffiti Solutions is working with Architects and Engineers; and also with developers, councils and construction companies. Her role also involves working with specifiers to ensure that the correct, most cost-effective graffiti protection system is nominated.

Ann is responsible for pricing graffiti protection options to tenderers and passing on contractor’s information to Graffiti Solutions’ Operation Team. She works closely with the Technical Manager in providing samples and testing systems for new substrates.

She is available for tailored presentations to industry groups.

Technical Qualifications:

    • Site Safe Passport (Civil)
    • Workplace First Aid
    • Certificate of Training in CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)

 

Rebecca Harris - Administrator

Ann Jones

Started February 2015

Rebecca is the front-of-house contact for all matters relating to both Graffiti Solutions and GSL Glassguard.

She has a hands-on knowledge on the day-to-day running of both businesses and can direct any queries to the appropriate person within the organisation.

Administrative duties also include keeping records of vehicles and assisting with staff records. Rebecca attends to a wide range of administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

    • BA in Social Policy & Sociology
RECENT PROJECTS
 
Graffiti Solutions Projects
 
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
 
Tim Smith receiving Appreciation Award for Graffiti Solutions from Auckland Mayor, Len Brown
Tim Smith, Graffiti Solutions’ Operations Manager, receives an Appreciation Award for Graffiti Solutions from Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, at the Graffiti Vandalism Conference recently. The Award acknowledges GSL’s significant contribution toward graffiti vandalism prevention.
ARTICLES & DOWNLOADS
 

Understanding Graffiti

Graffiti Protection Systems

Specifications

Masterspec
Accident Compensation Corporation
Eco Warranty
Eco Warranty Trademark
ISO 14001
AS/NZS 4801
ISO 9001
ISO 3100

ECNZ - Guardian Graffiti Shield
Guardian Graffiti Shield