Our Team is made up of engineers, modelers, data management specialists, content producers, and project managers.

Get to know our team below.


Our Executive Leadership team combines years of industry experience and knowledge to help guide Lutra as we navigate through an ever changing environment.

Maseina Koneferenisi

Chief Executive Officer

Maseina is our captain – our Chief Executive Officer. She has been in the 3 waters sector for over 25 years and has extensive experience in operational, managerial and executive roles. This has been acquired through her time with regional/local councils and private enterprise.

Louis Ortenzio

Chief Engineer

Louis is the Chief Engineer, heading up our Water and Wastewater Process Engineering Teams. With over fifteen years of International experience and a passion for innovation, Louis continues to grow and diversify Lutra's expertise and offerings.

Quentin Griffiths

Chief Customer Officer

Quentin is the Chief Customer Officer at Lutra. With a background in Electrical Engineering, sales and marketing, Quentin connects the dots between the technical and commercial aspects of Lutra.

To support our growing offerings, our executive team are backed by our talented team leaders, each experts in their various fields.

Tim Miskimmin

Acting Consultancy Operations Manager

Tim is a Senior Process Engineer who manages the day to day operation of our engineering consultancy.

Matthew Mason

Corporate Services Manager

Matthew and his team provide the day to day operational support for Lutra, ensuring Lutra is a fun, safe place to work.

Jitesh Lala

Infrastructure Data Product Manager

Jitesh leads our Infrastructure Data team, and manages our ongoing product roadmap with support from our in house developers.

Our Project Delivery team are experienced in the delivery of large capital and infrastructure work programmes across the municipal and industrial sectors.

We are fortunate to have one of the largest and most experienced Process Engineering teams in New Zealand, including recognised experts from across the Water & Wastewater treatment sector.

Jonathan Church

Principal Process Engineer

Jonathan is a Principal Process Engineer with over 14 years of experience in the design, commissioning and operation of treatment plants.

Iain Rabbitts

Principal Process Engineer

Iain has over 30 years of experience in the design, commissioning, operation and optimisation of both conventional and membrane water treatment plants.

Ash Deshpande

Principal Process Engineer

With over 27 years of experience, Ash is a Principal Process Engineer at Lutra. He leads the wastewater team and has a wide knowledge of treatment plant processes and process optimisation.

Caroline Crosby

Principal Advisor, Strategy

Caroline has two decades experience in the waters industry, working on complex strategic initiatives and programmes, infrastructure planning & delivery. She works with our clients in this space and is the Lutra futurist - working with the ELT to develop and realise the company strategy.

Ivan Ottenheijm

Senior Process Engineer

Song Li

Senior Process Engineer

Richard Slight

Senior Process Engineer

Julianne Martin

Senior Process Engineer

Andreas Fischer

Innovation Lead

Amanda Slater

Process Engineer

Meg Sykes

Process Engineer

Ciaran Hyland

Process Engineer

Colby Putnam

Process Engineer

Matthew Hardie

Engineering Intern

Made up of Data Scientists, Analysts and Developers, the Infrastructure Data team help our clients to collect and understand their data, providing valuable insights into their day to day operations.

Zhijiang Yang

Data Analyst

Xixi He

Data Analyst

Gauri Pandit

Data Analyst

Victor Ferreira van Eyk

Data Analyst

Yuna Otani

Data Analyst

With a dedicated customer success and creative team, we ensure that our clients are well cared for and kept up to date with latest industry changes and knowledge.

John Wilson

Senior Designer

Ben Fitzgerald

Videographer & Digital Content Coordinator

Eike Breitbarth

Customer Manager

Shaun Perry

Customer Manager

Our fabrication team specialise in the development of our Safewater offering, providing high-end water and wastewater treatment solutions for the New Zealand market.

Our talented corporate services team ensure that Lutra are performing to the best of our abilities, constantly looking for business improvements and supporting our team as we grow and take on new challenges.