Luana Misa

Luana Misa

Marketing Assistant & Content Creator


With over ten years of experience working within the media industry for organisations like Fairfax Media, The Radio Network, and Bauer Media, Luana specialises in driving business growth and is responsible for showcasing GRIT’s project achievements and capabilities.

Luana enjoys working with GRIT in the B2B space, conducting market research, business development and working with online solutions.  ‘I love the team environment within GRIT, and it’s exciting being part of our unique projects’, says Luana.

Before joining GRIT, Luana was best known as one of New Zealand’s only female motorcycle columnists, writing her monthly column named ‘Heels On Wheels’ for the Motorcycle Trader publication.
This unique position allowed her to attend industry awards, events, showcase products and even met world champion riders like Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.
Although riding motorcycles is her passion, horses have become another hobby.  She owns an ex-racehorse called City Boy, one of Sir Tristram’s Great Grandson’s.  She rides her horses on her Northland lifestyle property.

The GRIT team

Jason Matthews

Director / Senior Structural Engineer
NZCE (Civil), BE (Civil) 1st Class Honours, MENGNZ, NACE 3 More +

Erik Thomson

Lead Structural Engineer
Master of Engineering, CPEng (NZ), IntPE (NZ), CEng (UK), MEng (NZ), CMEng (NZ), MICE (UK) More +

Dan Welch

Lead Asset Management Engineer
B.Eng.Sc (Mechanical), NACE CIP1 More +

Boyd Jury

Lead Designer

Ali Gholamhoseini

Principal Structural Engineer
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Jimuel Mejica

Senior Structural Engineer

David Wong

Structural Engineer
Chartered Engineer (CMEngNZ), Chartered Civil Engineer (MICE) More +

James Reid

Senior Structural Engineer
BE (Civil), MScEng More +

Hendrik Eloff

Durability, Corrosion and Coating Inspector
NACE CIP2, Diploma - Fundamental Management Program, National Diploma - Engineering Studies, Boilermaker Trade Cert More +

Rob Aubrey

Project Manager
BE (Civil), NZCE (Civil) More +

Ana Passadore Denis

Business Development / Project Manager
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Hons) More +

Sebastian Kent

Project Manager / Marine Engineer
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mining Engineering ACSM More +

Maree Wedding

Financial Controller
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Danielle Bellamy

Business Administrator
BDes in Landscape Architecture (Hons) More +

What our clients say…

Enjoyable professional engagement. Very approachable and demonstrated a desire to work with us to get the best outcome. Very happy with the service provided.

— Jason Yukich - Project Manager, Cassidy Construction