Gerald Strayton


Technical Director – Geotechnics

Gerald is a civil engineer specialising in geotechnics for the waste industry.  He joined PDP in 2001 after immigrating to New Zealand from South Africa and has over 30 years of experience, working initially as a contractor before moving into consulting.  Gerald has been involved in the investigation, assessment and remediation of a number of existing and closed landfills as well as the assessment of geotechnical structures such as dams and ponds for various projects in the water and wastewater fields.

In addition he has extensive experience with the design and detailing of municipal and industrial landfills, tailings dams and small water dams.  Gerald is a member of the New Zealand Geotechnical Society and regularly attends the conferences relating to waste engineering and in particular the NZSOLD Symposiums and conferences.