Operators @ Drivetech Ltd
Brian has had 45 years working in the Transport and Heavy Machinery Industries and has also been involved in the Farming Industry. He started as a boy in these industries and worked his way through to being an employer and trainer. He has had three stints at Fulton Hogan over a 27 year period and has been involved with intensive farming including owning his own Romney Studs between these stints. He has many skills as a trainer and has seen too many disasters, so he prides himself on training and preventative training.
Jackie Scott-Frew (Operations Manager)
Jackie’s Industry experience comes from driving buses and she is very passionate about logbooks as well. Jackie has completed a National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy, has her Certificate in Adult Education and training and is working towards her Diploma.
Neil McKenzie is our Assessor based in Invercargill, and whenever needed, elsewhere. Neil has over 30 years experience in the Road Transport industry, 17 years driving logging trucks. The other years spent in the industry included most other transport work except tankers. During these years Neil competed in local Truck driving competitions in Invercargill and competed in the Nationals finals four times, winning Rigid Truck section one year and runner up in Artic another year.
Neil offers CBTA Training and tests for Restricted & Full motobike tests.
Alistair Newall lives in Mosgiel and is our Otago Assessor. Alistair has had many years experience operating machinery and trucks. He is a Volunteer for the Mosgiel Fire Brigade and a qualified emergency response driver. Alistair comes highly recommended and brings with him a wealth of experience that he cant wait to share with his students.
Mike has worked in a variety of different rolls within the transport industry and driven most vehicles from tractors on farms to interstate linehaul trucks in Australia. He has a broad view to assessment and training having worked in the industry in UK, Australia as well as here in New Zealand. The thing he holds the most regard for is people walking out of a training room knowing they have learnt something they did not previously know – They enjoyed the experience - and they will be able to use that knowledge in the future. He has operated Trucks, Forklifts, Heavy Machinery, all his working life – Been involved in Agriculture, general transport, Dedicated contract transport, refrigerated transport, Dangerous Goods – Fuel Haulage and compressed and liquefied gasses. Overland passenger transport. Large and small 4 WD vehicles and Hiab. The last 15 years have been centred on Assessment and Training as well as keeping up his driving skills and technical knowledge in a variety of transport industries.
Joey has recently joined our team operating our Christchurch Branch. He has nearly 20 years in the transport industry and comes to us loaded with knowledge and experience. As well as having a passion for anything driving related, in his spare time he is an active member in the Hotrodding community in and around Christchurch, loves spending time with his family and he is also a DJ in various clubs and pubs in the area. Feel free to give him a call or pop in and have a chat next time your looking at doing some training, the jug is always on and he is always happy to help.
Senior Manager / Senior Driving Instructor
Gemma Hall (Scott)
Gemma Hall is our Senior Manager, Instructor/Assessor and Daughter. She also does Car Driving Lessons in the Southland region. Gemma is an assessor for Logbooks, Class 2 Licences and Defensive Driving (Street Talk Programme).
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