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David Hick

David Hick

Founder and Director of Giles Civil ltd

Project Manager

B.Sc. (Surveying) Otago University 1971

Register Surveyor NZ 1974

Licensed Surveyor Qld 1983


David is a founding Director of Giles Civil Ltd. He has over 40 years of Construction Experience in seven countries (Fiji, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Australia, Solomon Islands & his native New Zealand) with extensive experience in roading & subdivision Construction. He has worked on large scale projects from a Hydro Power Station on the Indus River to roads & bridges in PNG and the Solomon Islands.

He likes to be challenged and enjoys problem solving and the satisfaction of bringing “that really difficult” project to conclusion.

David is on the committee of the New Zealand Contractors Federation Auckland Branch.

David enjoys the outdoors; camping, mountain biking & has a bucket list project of hiking the length of NZ. He is really enjoying spending time with his 5 young grandchildren.

Joe Coombe

Joe Coombe

NZCE Civil

Registered Drainlayer

Founder and Director of GilesCivil Ltd.


Joe is a founding Director of Giles Civil Ltd. He has over 20 years of Civil Construction Experience in particular all aspects of Subdivisions Construction & such like.

Joe is a qualified drainlayer. He is actively involved in the day to day running of projects.

Joe has 4 children & is actively involved in School committees, Scouts & various other groups. He has recently “discovered” running & regularly runs 10km & half marathon events.