Hamilton

86 The Boulevard, Te Rapa
07 834 1514

Tauranga

280 Matakokiri Drive, Tauriko
07 579 4017

Our Team

The Team! That’s what we are all about. It’s our people that make us tick. We have an awesome team here at Tika and a great company culture. Meet some of our key people by checking out their profiles below.

Richard Cliff

Contracts Manager

Julie Irinco

Site Foreman

Jayson Junio

Site Manager

Tiaan Buys

Trainee Project Coordinator

Aidan Leckenby

Commercial Manager

Louwrens Botha

Finance Manager

Nataliia Doroshenko

F&M Project Coordinator

Ingrid Hollard

Accounts Payable Manager

Jono Skelton

Site Manager

Chris Jespersen

Contracts Manager

Beth Bryant

Office Manager

Joel Pepperell

Facilities & Maintenance - Contracts Manager

Daniel Pepperell

Managing Director

Cameron Oosthuizen

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Patricia Wai

Junior Estimator

Khushal Karsan

Senior Estimator

Leroy Neels

Junior Estimator

Lewis Harris

General Manager

Jay Aragona

Site Foreman

Tyson Moy

Site Manager

Quentin Beer

Site Manager

Mark Pepperell

Founder and Director

Richard Nier

Site Foreman

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Richard Cliff

Contracts Manager

Richard and his family are originally from South Africa and have found true contentment since moving to New Zealand.  Twenty-two years of experience in the construction and interior fit-out industry; coupled with a commercial honors degree, Richard enjoys the challenges of aligning operational efficiency with commercial viability. He is a keen “waterman” spending much of his free time ocean paddling, kayaking, fishing or just chilling down at the beach.

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Julie Irinco

Site Foreman

Julie has been working for Tika for more than 6 years. He is known for his strong leadership skills and his ability to motivate his team to achieve their goals. Hailing from the Philippines, Julie’s cheerful disposition and infectious smile are a testament to his cultural background. Beyond his professional life, Julie enjoys spending quality time with his loved ones in a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere.

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Jayson Junio

Site Manager

Jayson has been a part of our team since 2018 – he has great experience in the industry and awesome people skills which makes him the perfect Site Manager for our company. Jayson comes from a Filipino background, this explains his constant contagious smile and happy demeanor. Off the clock, you’ll find Jayson chilling out with his lovely family.

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Tiaan Buys

Trainee Project Coordinator

Tiaan originally came over from South Africa in 2011. He has worked in different trades across the construction industry and enjoys the challenging aspects of his role as a Trainee Project Coordinator. After work, you will find him studying to finish his quantity surveying diploma or anywhere outdoors being active.

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Aidan Leckenby

Commercial Manager

Hailing from the UK, Aidan is an experienced estimator with a background in Interiors. With attention to detail and a focus on making sure the customer knows exactly what we have allowed for, he is regularly complimented by main contractors as having the easiest to read and understand written quotes. When not being a star of the commercial world, Aidan loves spending time with his wife and young family, renovating, drinking craft beer and generally being awesome.

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Louwrens Botha

Finance Manager

Louwrens immigrated to New Zealand from South Africa in 2016. His backround in forensic and financial accounting makes him a formidable force who will deconstruct a financial discrepancy and formulate a solution well-suited to meet the needs of this dynamic company. Louwrens is a keen tourist, somewhat of an experimental chef and takes his role in the community very seriously.

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Nataliia Doroshenko

F&M Project Coordinator

Moving from the Ukraine 6 years ago, Nataliia has a proven background of Office Management and Administration in the banking sector. She spends her spare time with her family and daughter, and enjoys getting to the beach when she can!

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Ingrid Hollard

Accounts Payable Manager

Ingrid has a passion for getting things right (Must be her dutch heritage!) making her perfect for processing and paying hundreds of bills a month. If you cant see Ingrid, you can always hear her laughing from somewhere in the building!

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Jono Skelton

Site Manager

Jono has been working for Tika for the past 8 years; 4 years on the tools and the latter 4 years in management as a Site Manager. Jono demonstrates great leadership skills and is fastidious when it comes to quality, leaving our clients with a job well done. When not working Jono enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

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Chris Jespersen

Contracts Manager

Chris is a great support to Mark, acting as his 2IC in the Waikato branch. Chris has 15 years industry experience, with a background in full internal fit outs and aluminum joinery, he encompasses a wealth of knowledge and experience; including but not limited to, programming, resourcing and health and safety. When he can break himself away from work, Chris enjoys playing golf and hanging with friends.

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Beth Bryant

Office Manager

Beth is originally from England but has a special place in her heart for New Zealand although you’ll rarely see her without her English breakfast tea.  She spent most of her time in Waitomo as a cave guide but is now enjoying life out of a wetsuit.  She enjoys being a new member of the Tika team and is looking to grow in the business.  In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends, family and eating good food.

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Joel Pepperell

Facilities & Maintenance - Contracts Manager

Joel started with Tika, learning his trade before transitioning to the Commercial team to become an estimator. He has worked hard to gain more skills in the commercial team, and now heads our Facilities and Maintenance division.  When Joel isn’t working at Tika, he is at home, working and living through a major renovation!

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Daniel Pepperell

Managing Director

Daniel has been in interiors for the past 16 years in a variety of roles. Always looking to make continues improvements, he is now heading up Compliance and systems within the company. Not afraid to be vocal or change the way ‘normal’ business is done in the construction industry, he is passionate about interiors and the people that work within it. He believes it is a lessor known trade that does a large part of the work and deserves more recognition. This drive for change has inspired Dan to successfully become the President of the industry association, the AWCI.  Daniel started his own business in Tauranga in 2006, building it from the ground up before joining with Marks business in 2015. Daniel also has over 16 years experience working on not for profit boards, both locally and nationally; he believes good governance is a key to success. Daniel has a passion for coffee and gets really annoyed at cafes that don’t know the difference between a Long black and a Americano!

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Cameron Oosthuizen

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Starting as an Estimator, Cam has worked his way up to Senior Quantity surveyor due to his attention to detail, sharp wit, and willingness to get things right. He is the office joker and has made up a nickname for everyone within the organisation! He is a sport fanatic, and is a die hard fan of the Springboks. Since winning the RWC, the office banter has increased significantly.

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Patricia Wai

Junior Estimator

Coming from a different background in the foreign exchange market in Brazil, Patricia has found a passion for the industry, working her way up in the business she became an office manager in our Tauranga branch due to her hard work and passion for helping people. When not in the office, you might find her dancing Bachata or exploring some walks around the country.
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Khushal Karsan

Senior Estimator

Mild mannered and softly spoken, Khushal is an aura of calm in a sometimes bustling office. Quietly working behind the scenes, Khushal is an experienced estimator and is making his mark with clear and precise work.

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Leroy Neels

Junior Estimator

Leroy has just completed a diploma in Construction – Quantity Surveying at Toi Ohomai in Tauranga, and he is eager to further his knowledge of the construction industry and the craft of estimating. Originally from the Waikato, Leroy made the move to Mount Maunganui two years ago and absolutely loves it. His main passion outside of work is sports, he also holds a diploma in Sport Science. Anything related to fitness gets him excited, but rugby holds a special place in his heart. Currently, Leroy plays for the Te Aroha Cobras in club rugby and Thames Valley in the Heartland Championship. When he’s not working or playing sports, Leroy enjoys spending valuable time with his family and friends.

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Lewis Harris

General Manager

Lewis is a skilled and passionate senior leader who possesses a strong dedication to business, fostering relationships, cementing a winning culture, and raising brand recognition. With his people-centric management style, combined with more than 15 years of experience in senior construction management, overseeing projects as substantial as $250 million, and over a decade of business management expertise, he empowers the organization to pursue its long-term objectives of sustainable growth, employee development, being the preferred contractor for clients, and the employer of choice. Lewis places great importance on health, fitness, and well-being, striving for Tika to become a leader in promoting healthier and happier workplaces for employees. By instilling a sense of ownership and trust within teams, identifying talent, building on strengths, challenging weaknesses, and developing programs of improvement, Lewis actively contributes to building a stronger Tika. He deeply values the people within the organization and drives high performance through effective communication, meaningful connections, and productive collaboration, all aimed at delivering exceptional customer service and ensuring an outstanding experience for our clients.

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Jay Aragona

Site Foreman

Jay, originally from the Philippines, joined Tika Interiors in January 2017. Prior to joining our team, Jay had valuable experience working in the construction industry in Saudi Arabia, where he gained expertise in both hands-on work and site management. Outside of work, Jay finds fulfillment in contributing to the construction of a local church. He also has a passion for cooking and spending time with his family.
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Tyson Moy

Site Manager

Tyson joined Tika as a Junior Site Manager.  He has spent the last 15 years as an interior plasterer, 8 of which he ran his own company. With a background in both residential and commercial construction, he has decided to take the next step into management. Tyson always sees the positives in work and life and enjoys a challenge, perhaps that’s why he is an avid Warriors fan! When Tyson is not at work he will be with his family, coaching his junior league team, or in the gym trying to get as big as Joel!
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Quentin Beer

Site Manager

Quentin got off the boat from South Africa on holiday in 2007 and he hasn’t left since. Growing up in an environment where his family had their own building/development business, Quentin started his trade at a young age. Since relocating to New Zealand in 2007 he has been involved in the local building trade starting from the bottom and completing BCITO in Carpentry.Quentin has experience in residential housing where he has managed new builds, show homes and subdivisions in Hamilton, Auckland and Queenstown. Since converting to the commercial side he has enjoyed the challenge of managing a variety of Ministry of Justice projects, new commercial builds and shop fit-outs. When not at work, Quentin enjoys keeping active at the gym, biking, fishing, golfing and a Braai (bbq) with family and friends.

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Mark Pepperell

Founder and Director

Founder, human encyclopedia and guru of the industry, Mark is invaluable to the culture of this company. He is the original Good Bugger! He blames technology for everything, but admits you just can’t live without it!

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Richard Nier

Site Foreman

Richard has been an integral member of Tika since 2017, actively engaged in diverse onsite activities to enhance the skills of new colleagues and effectively address any onsite challenges. His close collaboration with managers enables him to assess site requirements, establish task deadlines, and enforce crucial safety protocols for the workforce. With nearly 15 years of experience in the industry and coming from a Filipino background, Richard brings valuable expertise to his role. Beyond his professional contributions, Richard is known for his pleasant and humorous nature. During his leisure time, he finds joy in sports, particularly basketball, and enjoys spending quality time with his family.