Our Team Auckland


Peter Shepherd - Director

Peter enjoys putting together solutions that best suit the individual clients needs, and seeing the final finished job. He loves working with the Topcoat team.

Pete has four sons, and loves fishing, family time and travel. He has fundraised over the last five years for local emergency services, and coached junior rugby.


Mark Ambridge - General Manager

Mark believes the single greatest asset of Topcoat is their staff, whose skill, determination and can-do attitude are a credit to the company. Mark enjoys playing golf and spending time with family. His biggest personal challenges to date has been completing the 07 Ironman in Taupo, and in Feb 2011 he completed the Coast-to-Coast Longest Day.


Fiona Jones - HSE Manager

After 10 years of working in the engineering trade, Fiona has developed a passion for practical solutions to keep people safe and healthy, and to protect our environment.

In her spare time she is studying to complete her Master’s in Workplace Health and Safety, with the assistance of a HAZANZ scholarship, and raising three amazing children.


Vicki McLeish - Financial Controller

Vicki loves working with figures, which her role at Topcoat demands.

She enjoys supporting her family in their motorsports and holidays away with family. She also enjoys girls weekends away – time out to recharge the batteries.


Brent Clark - Flooring Solutions Applicator

Brent is our longest serving team member, he joined Peter Shepherd when Topcoat were predominantly residential painters. Brent has a diverse range of skills which comes from initially having worked in the painting industry, including decorative overlay systems, waterproofing and concrete repair solutions.

Brent has a great love for fishing and demands full domination over the TV remote.

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Caroline Graham - Office Administrator

Caroline joined Topcoat in April 2013, coming from the transport industry with strong administration and accounts background. 

She is kept busy with her blended family, two teenage boys and two pre teen girls.  Caroline enjoys camping in the summer and spending time with family and friends.


Francis Motuliki – Foreman/Specialist Flooring Applicator

Started Full Time with Topcoat in June 2014, before this he was contracting to Topcoat.

When not working Francis enjoys being outdoors, especially Fishing and enjoys spending time with his family.


Monte Pahulu – Foreman/Specialist Flooring Applicator

Started with Topcoat in October 2011

When not working Monte enjoys Crossfit, Boxing and spending time with his family, his 3 girls keep him on his toes.


Shanley Bloomfield - Health and Safety / Administrator

Started with Topcoat in July 2015, before this Shanley has helped out at Topcoat a few times with overflow.

When not working Shanley enjoys Golf, gardening, walking, painting, entertaining and spending time with her grown up family.


Elfine Tembo - Quantity Surveyor

Elfine started with Topcoat in February 2017, coming from a diverse construction background here in New Zealand and abroad.

She enjoys travelling the world, seeing new places and spending time with her young family who keeps her very busy.


Hiro Kawashima - Quantity Surveyor

Hiro has over 21 years of experience in the construction industry, with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (NZQF 7) with masters in project management originally in Brazil. His background includes quantity surveying, engineering, project management, estimates, sales, marketing and contracts.

Hiro moved to New Zealand in 2014 to help rebuild Christchurch and early 2018 came to Auckland to join the Topcoat team.

In 2017 he got the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) Affiliate membership category recognized.

Hiro’s focus and passion is to provide accurate estimates in commercial and residential constructions, especially on waterproofing solutions.

When he is not working, enjoys travelling with his lovely wife and likes to keep fit with CrossFit twice a week and plays golf twice a month.


Flora_Liu - Quantity Surveyor

Before Flora joined Topcoat team, she worked for scaffolding company and supplier company. She graduated from Massey University with Bachelor of Construction majoring in Quantity Surveying. She has her first degree of Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chinese English translation in China. In her spare time, she likes reading, Yoga, playing bowling and travel.


Craig Seymour - Estimator

Craig comes from a diverse background in the property and building sector.  He is currently completing his Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management) degree.   In his spare time, Craig likes to keep fit and active.  He has run several half marathons.  He is a golf fanatic, and enjoys time out with friends and family when he can.


Mervin Naidoo - Business Development Manager

Mervin joined the Topcoat Team in September 2018 as Business Development Manager. He is an experienced sales professional who is driven around hunting for new business and maintaining existing customers. In his spare time he likes travelling, fishing and cruising the streets of Auckland in his Porsche.


Rodrigo (Bong) Sotto - Operations Manager


Dewald - Project Co-ordinator



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