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Meet the Committee


Lisa Oliver


Lisa is a structural engineer with Holmes based in Christchurch. She is the Sustainability Lead
for Holmes across NZ and Australia and an advocate for mass timber structures.

She has first-hand design experience with timber in New Zealand and the Netherlands. Lisa co-
authored the NZ Wood Design Guide on Post and Beam Timber Construction in 2020. She has been an elected member of the New Zealand Timber Design Society Committee since 2020 and was involved with the establishment of Timber Unlimited. She is a NZGBC Green Star Accredited Professional and member of the Structural Engineering Society’s Sustainable Design Task Force.


Ross Davison


Ross Davison Ross is a consulting civil and structural engineer with Law Sue Davison Ltd based in Auckland, providing design and site observation services for “low-rise” buildings. These include residential, educational, light commercial and rural/lifestyle projects. Previous roles have included design and project management, environmental engineering and technical marketing in the engineered wood industry.

He is a Past President of the NZ Timber Design Society, and was on the organising committee for the World Conference on Timber Engineering (Auckland 2012). He currently holds the finance role in the TDS.


Felix Scheibmair

Committee Member

Felix has been active in the timber space in various roles over the past 15 years or so. These range from research to his current role as managing director of Rothoblaas New Zealand Limited.

Outside of the time space Felix acts as a director on a number of boards.


Jaimie Whitehead

Vice President

Jaimie is an Associate at Dunning Thornton Consultants and has been involved in many
creative timber projects across New Zealand.

She is very interested in developing unique timber solutions, as well as creating a space in the NZ construction industry for modular and accessible timber solutions. Dissemination of knowledge is critical to good timber design in New Zealand, to achieve NZ's embodied
carbon reduction goals.


Andrew Hewitt

Committee Member

Andrew is the General Manager of Red Stag Timberlab, having exposure to a large range of mass timber projects over the last ten years from design through to completion has given him a good appreciation off the role industry groups such as TDS has to promote good timber design in NZ.

Andrew has enjoyed working with the Timber Design Society over the last few years and is looking forward to extending his commitment be it as a committee member or someone to call on should any assistance be required.


Hyungsuk Lim

Committee Member

Hyungsuk “Thomas” Lim, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Forestry at University of Canterbury, with expertise in wood mechanics and engineered wood products manufacturing. He received his Ph.D. in Timber Engineering, Faculty of Forestry from the University of British Columbia and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada.

His research focuses are development of Engineered wood products and evaluation of
structural performance of timber structures through experimental studies and modelling


Daniel Moroder

Immediate Past President

Daniel is a technical manager at PTL Structural & Fire and is specialized in the design of timber structures.

He is the immediate past-president of TDS and is a co-editor of the Timber Design Society Journal. He has served on the TDS management committee since 2016.

Daniel is passionate about timber and has actively contributed over the last year to promote the uptake of timber construction in NZ. He has also presented on timber-related topics at several conferences and seminars. He has co-authored several Publications like the NZ Wood guideline Reinforcement of Timber Members and the BRANZ Multi-storey Light Timber- Framed Buildings.


Emma O’Neill

Committee Member

Emma is a structural Engineer at PTL Structural & Fire and is specialized in the design of
timber structures.

Emma completed a Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design from the University of
Northern British Columbia in Canada in 2017. Over the past 6 years, she has worked on several high-profile timber structures in New Zealand. Emma contributed to the BRANZ Multi-storey Light Timber-Framed Buildings Guide and has presented about timber projects at several conferences and events. Emma is passionate about the uptake of timber as a
structural material and is keenly interested in the environmental benefits of timber and prefabricated timber construction.


Jeremy van Diepen

Committee Member

Jeremy is a chartered professional engineer who has worked in the NZ timber industry for 13 years. His experience includes design and development of timber-based structural systems
for residential and commercial buildings, as well as working on development of span table literature and structural design software used by designers across the country. Jeremy
currently represents TDS on the P3604 development committee.

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