People

GeoStudio consists a team of highly qualified and motivated individuals who are only more than happy to help with all our geotechnical engineering queries.

Geoffrey Kang

Geoffrey Kang

Director / Geotechnical Engineer

BE (Civil) | ME (Civil) | CPEng | MIPENZ | Registered AC Producer Statement Author | MBIE Rapid Building Assessor

Geoffrey Kang

Director / Geotechnical Engineer

BE (Civil) | ME (Civil) | CPEng | MIPENZ | Registered AC Producer Statement Author | MBIE Rapid Building Assessor

Geoffrey Kang is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Geotechnical) with over 10 years of NZ experience in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. He graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Engineering degree which is followed with completing a further Master of Engineering degree. His work experience stretches a wide range of projects, from residential dwellings, multi-lot subdivisions and multi-storey apartments, to large infrastructure projects worth over $400 million. Some of Geoffrey's previous notable projects include: East Taupo Arterial, Tauranga Eastern Link, Developing Auckland's Rail Transport (DART), Middlemore Hospital Upgrade, Waikato Expressway Hurtly Section, Waterview Tunnel and most recently Northern Corridor Improvements.

Geoffrey is highly technical driven with extended experience in all geotechnical related designs using the latest state of the art computer software, includes Finite Element Analysis, Limit Equilibrium Analysis, WALLAP analysis, settlement, slope displacement assessment and groundwater flow assessment. His strong technical background and deep understanding of soil mechanics can offer our clients the excellent geotechnical services.

In his spare time, he enjoys walking his dog with his beautiful wife and children. He also loves playing a game or two of basketball.

Ryan Beatson

Ryan Beatson

Senior Engineering Geologist

BSc(Geology)

Ryan Beatson

Senior Engineering Geologist

BSc(Geology)

Ryan Beatson is a very outdoors and people person who enjoys being in nature whether it be surfing, skiing, hiking or simply taking his dog for a walk on the beach. He spent a lot of his childhood goldmining and hiking in New Zealand and California with his dad which lead him to have a great understanding and passion for geology and geography.

Ryan graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelors in Earth Science (geology and geography), however his love for surfing and the beach lead him to also study climatology and hydrology. After working in another industry for a short time, Ryan started at GeoStudio in September of 2016 where he took upon the role of engineering geologist and has been progressing forward ever since.

Ryan also thoroughly enjoys working outside and meeting/interacting with new people that he can help and provide sustainable and economic solutions that meet their needs. The geotechnical industry is a career choice for Ryan and he sees himself working in New Zealand and internationally in the future. “the geotechnical industry is so much more than just looking at soils, its meeting new people, travelling around and getting to know more of New Zealand whilst gaining social, economic and business experience”.

Joel Scheepens

Joel Scheepens

Engineering Geologist

BSc(Geology)

Joel Scheepens

Engineering Geologist

BSc(Geology)

Joel Scheepens is an active and outgoing person, he spends most of his free time lifeguarding across New Zealand’s beaches and has a growing passion for driving and modifying cars. He enjoys the outdoors and jumps at the opportunity to try a new extreme sport or adventure. 

Joel graduated with a Bachelors degree in Earth Science from the University of Auckland in 2018, he then began working at GeoStudio in 2019 where he is pursuing a career as a geotechnical technician. Joel’s passion for geology stems from his curiosity into the inner workings of the earth and his interest in science and geography. Whilst at university Joel focused his studies around geology as well as coastal and river geography. In the future Joel aims to gain experience in many different geotechnical fields throughout New Zealand and overseas. “I enjoy exploring the outdoors and using my knowledge to observe and interpret the processes that interact to create different landforms”.


Hui Qiao

Hui Qiao

Graduate Engineering Geologist

BSc(Geology)

Hui Qiao

Graduate Engineering Geologist

BSc(Geology)

Coming soon.

Sabrina Zhou

Sabrina Zhou

Office Manager

BHSc(Nursing)

Sabrina Zhou

Office Manager

BHSc(Nursing)

Sabrina is responsible for keeping the office running smoothly like a well-oiled machine, as well as making sure there are constant supply of fresh coffee beans and biscuits. Before taking on the role of the office manager at GeoStudio, she practiced as a District Nurse at both ADHB and WDHB.

She enjoys reading a book by the ocean with a cup of tea, or a glass of wine.