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Abley Seeks Re-election to IPENZ Board

Press Release -

Monday, 11 February 2008

Abley Seeks Re-election to IPENZ Board

Chartered Professional Engineer Steve Abley announced today he is seeking re-election for a second term on the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) national board.

"I have served two years on the IPENZ Board and contributed to increasing the Membership by 700 in that time. My vision is to double the Membership over the next five years and leverage our voice at a national and local level".

"I have had valuable leadership experience in various Board roles and as Chairman of the Canterbury Branch, including bringing a NASA engineer to Christchurch, resulting in TV1 and TV3 interviews. I want to continue my track record by promoting Members' engineering achievements and the value of our professional organisation.

Steve was IPENZ Canterbury Branch Chairman from 2004 to 2006, an IPENZ practice area assessor from 2003 to 2006 and IPENZ Canterbury Branch Secretary in 2003. Over the last two years his role on the board has been particularly active, in 2007 he was a member of the audit committee, special subcommittee, competence assessment board and Pacific Island Workshop attendee.

Steve says "I would be thrilled to represent the membership again."

Background Notes

About Steve Abley

BE(Hons)(Civil), NZCE(Civil), MIPENZ, CPEng, MICE, CEng(UK), IntPE(NZ), MInstD

Present Position: Director of Abley Transportation Engineers (, a Christchurch based consultancy providing specialist advice to central, regional and local government as well as private developers and not for profit agencies on transportation issues.

Qualifying with a New Zealand Certificate in Engineering in 1992 and later graduating with a civil engineering degree from Canterbury University in 1997, Steve has held consulting and contracting roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He returned from the UK in 2003 and traded as Steve Abley Transportation Engineers. The addition of staff prompted a name change and the company changed its name to Abley Transportation Engineers Limited in 2007.

Steve is a Chartered Professional Engineer and national Board Member of IPENZ since 2006. Steve is married to Michelle and expecting their first child at the end of February 2008.


The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is the professional body which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand. The Institution sets internationally bench-marked qualifying standards for degree qualifications in engineering, and serves engineers by securing formal recognition for their professional standing. IPENZ provides services for about 10,000 members.


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