People

GeoStudio consists a team of highly qualified and motivated individuals. Here at GeoStudio, our philosophy is achieving the best results by thinking in the shoes of our clients.

Geoffrey Kang

Geoffrey Kang

Director / Principal Geotechnical Engineer

BE (Civil) | ME (Civil) | CPEng | MIPENZ

Geoffrey Kang

Director / Principal Geotechnical Engineer

BE (Civil) | ME (Civil) | CPEng | MIPENZ

Geoffrey Kang is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Geotechnical) with over 14 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 Masters of Engineering (thesis) degree. Geoffrey is a registered Auckland Council Producer Statement Author and a MBIE Rapid Building Assessor. 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 (NCI).

Geoffrey is a highly technical driven individual 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 ensure our clients receive excellent geotechnical consulting 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”.

Ray Li

Ray Li

Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer

BE(Civil)

Ray Li

Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer

BE(Civil)

Coming soon.

Dominic Becher-Tatnell

Dominic Becher-Tatnell

Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer

BE(Civil)

Dominic Becher-Tatnell

Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer

BE(Civil)

Fascinated by the complexity and scale of civil infrastructure Dominic started a Civil Engineering degree at the University of Auckland. After finishing in 2014, Dominic applied his knowledge in civil construction and experienced a variety of interesting projects both large and small. Keen to learn more about geotechnical design and create engineering solutions he joined GeoStudio in June 2020. Dominic is technically focused, pragmatic and strives to create positive impact with clients and the solutions he is a part of.

Outside of work, Dominic enjoys relaxing walks, challenging video games and a good steak.

Tommy Lam

Tommy Lam

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

BE(Civil)

Tommy Lam

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

BE(Civil)

Tommy Lam is a geotechnical engineer who joined GeoStudio in November 2020. He is responsible for foundation and retaining wall design recommendations, and slope stability analyses of residential development.  Tommy specialised in geomechanics and structural designs during his study at the University of Auckland, he graduated with remarkable academic experiences in liquefaction research, consolidation and slope stability analyses, and foundation designs.

Tommy is a great team player highlighted with his passions, compassion, and dedication. He spends most of his time in multiple team-based environments such as basketball team, church committee group and band, and of course, his lovely workplace.

“Knowledge remains empty and void without practicing; I have seen the needs of the people, I desire to practice my knowledge and turn it into influence”, Tommy was inspired by a missionary trip in Cambodia, he realised the importance of well-designed infrastructures. Tommy strives himself to develop his geotechnical professionalisms ever since, believing in one day, he could be engaged in infrastructural projects, and set a cornerstone and foundation for the places in need.

Joseph Hughes

Joseph Hughes

Graduate Engineering Geologist

BSc(Geology)

Joseph Hughes

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 practised 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.

Jane Yan

Jane Yan

Office Assistant

Jane Yan

Office Assistant

Jane is the wingwoman of the office manager, she provides administrative support to assist the smooth operation of the office. Act as the frontline of the office, her job includes preparing communications, memorandums, and other pertinent documents needed. She also facilitates meetings and bookings between our clients and engineers.
Jane graduated with a master's degree in Communication Management and has solid working experience as a customer service professional; she is patient, thoughtful and always there to help. In the weekends, she is all about spending time with her 2-year-old daughter doing activities, also making a cup of coffee and just relax.