Gary Chester

Founder | BE CMEngNZ Dip Eng(Fire) SFPE IntPE CPEng

With an initial background in structural engineering, Gary went on to train and specialise in fire engineering. He has put his unique blend of skills to use over his 30+ years of experience in the industry.

Gary has produced great results in many contexts, from supervising bridge construction for the Central Motorway System, through to working on offshore structures in London. His experience in private consultancy and the creation of his own business has given him the leadership skills to continue producing excellent outcomes at a Director level.

Gary takes pride in the people that make up the Chester team, and the high level of professional excellence that has become synonymous with the Chester name. On a personal level, another source of satisfaction comes from the comprehensive capabilities that the fire team have developed within a specialisation that requires precision and accuracy.

The values that shape the Chester culture can be traced to Gary’s ethos of integrity, honesty, and trust. He has a strong belief that these are the foundation of any successful organisation.

Family relationships are very important to Gary, and he loves to spend time with his family that now spans several generations. His passion for international travel has taken him all over the world, and there are many more overseas locations he intends to explore. He also enjoys unwinding by playing golf or skiing.

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