Meet our remarkable team of industry professionals

Damian James
Damian James
Senior Architectural Technician DipArch.Tech, DipArch.Draughting

Damian has had exposure to a wide range of projects, including the design of residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as strengthening work of existing buildings. Damian has advanced knowledge using Revit, developing concepts as well as undertaking both structural and architectural design work. He also manages consent applications. Damian enjoys working collaboratively with clients to get the best outcomes for the project.

Damian started working at Structex in early 2003 after completing a Diploma in Architectural at Dunedin Polytechnic working in the Christchurch office and then relocating to Timaru and starting the Timaru office in 2008.

In his spare time, Damian coaches multiple basketball teams, keeping fit in the gym and along with spending time with wife Julie and two teenage children.

Tim Keating
Tim Keating
Structural Engineer BEng(Civil) CMEngNZ

Tim is passionate about the ‘why’. As an engineer, he enjoys exploring the intersection where people, technology, and the creative process collide with the real world. Tim loves working with innovative, driven people from a wide range of different backgrounds and is always keen to invest in partnerships with value-focused clients, contractors and other like-minded professionals.

Originally from Canada, Tim comes from a construction management background working on large infrastructure projects in the energy sector. He started his career in 2014 as a project engineer with marine construction firm Subsea 7, before migrating to the design and consulting world with global giant Arup.

Since joining Structex in 2019, Tim has been busy supporting clients in South Canterbury. Project highlights to-date include seismic assessment and strengthening of industrial, commercial and heritage buildings, upgrades to the Timaru Hospital campus, and collaborating with local government on risk management strategies.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys raising his young family with Kiwi wife, Natasha, and embraces opportunities to get out and explore more of his new home.

Kate Singleton
Kate Singleton
Practice Manager / Director BA(Psych), CMHRNZ

Kate is an authentic and passionate senior leader with a demonstrated history of delivering strategic and operational people results within a range of industries in Christchurch.

After completing a Diploma in ECE teaching as well as a BA in Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Kate worked in various industries within Christchurch before joining Structex towards the end of 2012. It is here that she found her passion in helping our business to nurture and grow their biggest asset, our people, as well as a newfound fondness for accounting (albeit initially not by choice!).

The motto “we don’t build a business; we build our people, and the people build the business” is something that drives Kate’s passion as she works with the leadership team to realise the potential of our staff in everything that we do. This coupled with looking after the business’s financial duties and website/social media sees Kate’s creative, organisational and task orientated desires satisfied whilst inputting to wider overarching strategic actions.

In her spare time Kate enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen and spending quality time with her family and friends.