Our multi-disciplinary teams bring deep knowledge and experience

From other countries, sectors, industries and projects.

Led by four Directors and our Associate Directors, the Stellar Projects senior management team is highly qualified, experienced and attuned to evolving trends and innovation in the industry. We have a goal to be recognised as a national influencer in New Zealand, and to do this we have built a strong team of capable, engaged specialists who love what they do. 


Our people are central to our success and we place value on family and work-life harmony, creating opportunities for others, and operating with integrity and respect.

At Stellar Projects, our skills and credentials enable us to offer clients complete end-to-end services across all sectors. Our multi-disciplinary teams bring deep knowledge and experience from other countries, sectors, industries and projects. We leverage this to provide great results and have rapidly gained a reputation for being quality and relationship focussed, with our services recognised not only in New Zealand but abroad.

With a diverse and enviable portfolio of projects and engagements, our clients include council officials, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), developers and other public and private sector organisations and entities.

Our Directors

Peter Everett

Director & Senior Project Manager

+64 27 344 6332

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Peter is a Chartered Professional Engineer with extensive experience in the industry. He has been involved in many aspects of engineering and construction, from feasibility and scoping, through to design and delivery.

As a co-founding Director of Stellar Projects, Peter is focused on ensuring clients’ solutions are delivered to their expectations and time frames.

Peter has extensive experience in the scoping, design and delivery of complex infrastructure projects for both public and private sector clients. He has strong leadership skills and a proven ability to work across organisations and to develop collaborative and close relationships within the engineering and construction industry.

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Michael has over 26 years working in large scale design management, construction management, strategic advisory and procurement roles for a range of clients throughout New Zealand on capital and operational projects.

His skills as a Project Director specialising in engineering management, project delivery, strategic advice, facilitation, procurement and as a peer reviewer consistently provides great value to his clients.

In 2012 Michael was awarded the Prime Minister’s business scholarship to allow him to study overseas at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

Lucas Nikkel

Director & Senior Project Manager

+64 21 824 576

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Lucas is a proven Construction Manager of large projects (+$100m), adept at fulfilling the roles of Engineer to Contract, Engineer’s Representative and as Principal’s Advisor. He is currently engaged on the Auckland City Rail Link Enabling Packages ($130m) as Engineer’s Representative and as Principal’s Advisor on AMETI Eastern Busways 1 Project ($120m including a new $35m bridge).

Lucas has demonstrated his ability to lead project teams effectively and efficiently across multiple major construction contracts. On both projects above, Lucas is successfully managing sizeable teams with a mixture of Stellar Projects staff, external consultants and client organisation staff across several disciplines in extremely complex environments.

Lucas’ proven track record in managing project teams and experience gained from senior management roles for consultant, council and contractor entities will enable effective management and governance of this project. He prides himself on his ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships based on open communication and adopts a ‘no surprises’ approach to client management.

Benji Potvin

Director & Senior Project Manager

+64 21 980 945

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Benji is a Civil Engineer Technologist with a Masters’ in Construction Management.

With Peter, Benji co-founded Stellar Projects in 2013 and initially managed the company’s finance and administration activities from formation until 2021.

He has been involved in many aspects of business during his career, including project management of the $85m Hobson Substation in Auckland CBD, Auckland’s Northern Busways and several vertical build construction projects within Auckland.

Benji has held key roles both in local government bodies and large corporates, including Auckland Council and Vector, and has received accolades throughout his career for innovative thinking and taking advantage of opportunities to provide the best project outcomes for his clients.