Meet Mark

Mark Gannon (BEng (Hons), MEngSt (Fire), CPEng (Fire), CMEngNZ) is Company Director and Senior Fire and Risk Engineer at Gannon Fire and Risk. His career over the past 16 years has led him from his native Ireland to Australia and now New Zealand, where he has settled in the Hawkes Bay with his family. Mark has gained a strong reputation for excellence in the fire engineering field, focusing on the following services:

  • Fire Engineering
  • Passive Fire Protection 
  • Performance Based Design 
  • Expert Witness 

A published author with articles in various industry magazines, Mark continually seeks to improve his knowledge and share it with others. He completed his degree in Engineering, Science and Technology at Brunel University, UK and followed it up with a Masters of Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Mark is a believer in establishing long term relationships with clients and providing a high standard of work, no matter how big or small the project.

When not working on or in his business, Mark, his wife Julia and their three children enjoy getting out and about in the beautiful Hawkes Bay.

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Meet Caleb

Caleb Stephenson BEng (Hons) joined Gannon Fire and Risk as Fire Engineer in October 2020. He has 8 years experience in the engineering industry in both hands on and professional roles overseas and in New Zealand. These were as a fabricator, mechanical design engineer and business development manager.

Caleb’s varied experience gives him a solid understanding of how Gannon Fire and Risk can help clients in both practical terms and also in a commercial sense.

Having a client focused approach is critical to Caleb – he has a real passion for developing strong, long term client relationships and supports Mark well in this area.

Caleb holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Canterbury University in New Zealand.

Hawkes Bay born and bred, Caleb has recently returned to live in Hastings with his wife Rebecca and their two daughters. He enjoys designing and building audio gear in his spare time.

Our Values

Gannon Fire and Risk are guided by three key values that provide the foundations of everything we do.

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Being agile means more to us than simply adhering to industry standards and keeping up with legislative changes. Not all buildings are the same, so we are flexible in our approach. Simply put, we think differently.



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Gannon Fire and Risk pride ourselves on being honest and open with our clients and each other about what we can achieve. We reach the best possible outcomes by using sound engineering practises, and we are guided by the principles outlined in the ENZ Code of Ethical Conduct.

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Working with others and each other in a way that is respectful is very important to us. We are committed to giving all our clients the highest standard of customer service, no matter the size of the job. 

Join our team

Due to continued growth we are looking for people to join our team.

If you are deciding on a career in fire engineering or looking to move to a new company we would love to hear from you.