OUR PEOPLE

Meet Our Team

Jonathan Pringle

BCom

Managing Director                                                       

Frame Group is owned and managed by Jonathan Pringle, who purchased the business from Trevor and Sue Butler in 2021. Jonathan brings over 30 years of senior management experience in large professional service organisations to Frame Group. 

Jonathan also brings lifelong passions for design, landscaping and Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment.

Jonathan is committed to maintaining the values and specialisation of Frame Group, whilst also working to build on Frame Group’s 35 years of successful operation to provide additional complementary services to its clients.

Jonathan lives on 70 acres of QE11 National Trust covenanted bush and is passionate about its protection. He is actively involved in local community environmental protection projects.

Drew Kenny

AScT

General Manager, Senior Designer / Project Manager

Drew has been with Frame Group since 2001 where he has made good use of his Canadian Forestry Diploma. Drew has become a key member of the Frame Group Team in the feasibility, planning, design and management of recreational tracks and walkways and forestry roads, often in very challenging topography.

He has worked in many of the most iconic parks in NZ and has also worked extensively on urban walkways in several cities. He has a sound understanding of contract management and practical construction methodology. 

Drew is skilled at route finding, mapping and computer terrain modelling such that the benefits and efficiencies of evolving technology are adopted where appropriate. He is able to provide practical advice and assistance to clients and contractors. Drew is an active participant in outdoor activities including tramping, snowboarding, water sports and cycling.

Trevor Butler

BE(Civil)Hons, MBA(Exec), Fellow ENZ

Principal Consultant                                                         

Trevor is a Civil/Structural Engineer with 43 years of experience in design, construction and project management across several industries including forestry, civil construction and outdoor recreation access facilities.

He is a fellow of Engineering NZ and has an Executive MBA which enables him to apply sound management principles to development and engineering challenges.

Trevor is a founding director of Frame Group and has specialised in the development of functional and practical design solutions. He has been involved in many challenging projects, including development on several iconic recreation sites as well as establishing access for forest management in difficult topography.

In his free time, Trevor is an occasional tramper, skier, mountain biker, climber and fisherman. He is also a Trustee of Te Araroa, the developer of New Zealand’s 3,000 km walking trail.

Trevor Butler continues his commitment to Frame Group and its clients and remains with Frame Group as its Principal Consultant.

Brian Seston

BE (Civil and Structural) Hons, CMEngNZ

Senior Engineer / Project Manager

Brian has recently joined the Frame Group team. He is a very experienced structural and civil engineer who works across Frame Group’s four Business Focus areas on all aspects of solutioning, design, engineering and construction management.

Brian was previously employed at Holmes Consulting Group and Envivo Limited conducting structural designs and construction monitoring of commercial, residential and educational buildings. In these organisations he served as a valuable link between structural and civil departments by providing design guidance of civil support infrastructure such as retaining walls and pipe bridging. He has also conducted various other structural functions such as seismic restraint of building services, detailed seismic assessments of existing buildings, peer reviews, and facade engineering.

Outside of work Brian enjoys travelling, bodyboarding and DIY house renovations/projects.

New Team Member – joins us July 2022

BE (Civil) Hons, CPEng, CMEngNZ

Senior Engineer / Project Manager

Rafael Vial

BE (Civil and Environmental) Hons

Engineer / Project Manager

Rafael undertakes design, engineering and project management work across a range of projects in Frame Group – including in relation to timber bridges, boardwalks, viewing platforms and staircases, and walkways. 

Prior to joining Frame Group, Rafael was involved in several civil and structural projects for local councils and private clients.  Rafael has several years experience working for both consultants and local government within Frame Group’s areas of Business Focus.  He has proven experience in engineering designs, timber structures, project management, assessment of existing structures, construction monitoring, and lodgement of consents and approvals.

Outside of work, Rafael can be found in parks playing basketball, or in front of the screen playing strategy games.

Jenna Richards

N.Dip Arch. Tech.

Senior Draughtsperson / Technical Support Officer

Following the completion of a Diploma in  Architectural Technology, Jenna joined Frame Group and has over the past 15 years become very familiar and skilled in the preparation of CAD technical drawings and mapping for a wide range of outdoor visitor structure and walking track projects.

She takes pride in being involved in notable projects at iconic sites throughout NZ and providing contractors with clear, accurate drawings to work from. Jenna is also involved in specification preparation, schedule preparation and track design using terrain modelling techniques.

In her spare time, Jenna enjoys spending time with family and exploring new places around Aotearoa New Zealand

Samuel Macrae

Dip Dairy Technology

Draughtsperson / Technical Support Officer          

Samuel undertakes the preparation of drawings and mapping for a range of projects, including concept plans, detailed construction drawings for structures, track profiles and location plans. In addition, he assists with preparation of specifications, schedules and cost estimates.

Using his previous experience in the building of boardwalks and bridges whilst working for the Department of Conservation, he undertakes field surveys, construction site inspections and health and safety audits on a range of Frame Group projects. His hands on practical field experience provides valuable input to the company design processes.

Outside of work Samuel enjoys diving for crayfish and clay pigeon shooting. Samuel also spends time at his block of land north of Auckland where he enjoys beekeeping and other outdoor pursuits.

Helena Mayo

Contracts & Consents Administrator

Helena provides administrative support to the Frame Group office, including processing payments to contractors, preparing tender and contract documents, preparing and applying for Building Consent and Code Compliance Certificate.

She is also responsible for keeping job details up to date, general office upkeep and end-of-month invoicing.

In her free time Helena enjoys tramping, skiing, gardening and getting out on the water in the family boat, fishing and doing water sports.

Jonathan Pringle

Managing Director - BCom

Frame Group is owned and managed by Jonathan Pringle, who purchased the business from Trevor and Sue Butler in 2021...

Jonathan brings over 30 years of senior management experience in large professional service organisations to Frame Group. Jonathan also brings lifelong passions for design, landscaping and Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment.

Jonathan is committed to maintaining the values and specialisation of Frame Group, whilst also working to build on Frame Group’s 35 years of successful operation to provide additional complementary services to its clients.

Jonathan lives on 70 acres of QE11 National Trust covenanted bush and is passionate about its protection. He is actively involved in local community environmental protectional projects.

Trevor Butler

Principal Consultant - BE(Civil)Hons, MBA(Exec), Fellow ENZ

Trevor is a Civil/Structural Engineer with 43 years of experience in design, construction and project management across several industries including forestry, civil construction and outdoor recreation access facilities....

He is a fellow of Engineering NZ and has an Executive MBA which enables him to apply sound management principles to development and engineering challenges.

Trevor is a founding director of Frame Group and has specialised in the development of functional and practical design solutions. He has been involved in many challenging projects, including development on several iconic recreation sites as well as establishing access for forest management in difficult topography.

In his free time, Trevor is an occasional tramper, skier, mountain biker, climber and fisherman. He is also a Trustee of Te Araroa, the developer of New Zealand’s 3,000 km walking trail.

Trevor Butler continues his commitment to Frame Group and its clients and remains with Frame Group as its Principal Consultant.

Jonathan Pringle

Managing Director - BCom

Frame Group is owned and managed by Jonathan Pringle, who purchased the business from Trevor and Sue Butler in 2021...

Pringle, who purchased the business from Trevor and Sue Butler in 2021. Jonathan brings over 30 years of senior management experience in large professional service organisations to Frame Group. Jonathan also brings lifelong passions for design, landscaping and Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment.

Jonathan is committed to maintaining the values and specialisation of Frame Group, whilst also working to build on Frame Group’s 35 years of successful operation to provide additional complementary services to its clients.

Jonathan lives on 70 acres of QE11 National Trust covenanted bush and is passionate about its protection. He is actively involved in local community environmental protectional projects.

Jonathan Pringle

Managing Director - BCom

Frame Group is owned and managed by Jonathan Pringle, who purchased the business from Trevor and Sue Butler in 2021...

Pringle, who purchased the business from Trevor and Sue Butler in 2021. Jonathan brings over 30 years of senior management experience in large professional service organisations to Frame Group. Jonathan also brings lifelong passions for design, landscaping and Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural environment.

Jonathan is committed to maintaining the values and specialisation of Frame Group, whilst also working to build on Frame Group’s 35 years of successful operation to provide additional complementary services to its clients.

Jonathan lives on 70 acres of QE11 National Trust covenanted bush and is passionate about its protection. He is actively involved in local community environmental protectional projects.

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