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Wilsons Traffic Management

After over a decade in the industry, Sam and Gabby had a dream to create a solutions based traffic management business, a business that not only put their clients first but also really values its employees. After surrounding themselves with other industry experts in February 2020, Wilsons TM Limited was brought to life. In 3 years the team has grown to over 130 staff, and three locations with the same vision they now provide traffic management around the South Island.

At the beginning of this year, Avada acquired Wilsons Traffic Management, a strategic move that has significantly benefited the business. This acquisition has enabled a seamless sharing of resources between the two companies, promoting efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The integration of business systems has streamlined operations, allowing for smoother processes and enhancing overall productivity. Moreover, Avada’s influence has provided Wilsons Traffic Management with a structured approach to business improvement, resulting in better management practices and strategic planning. The collaboration has also expanded the group’s buying power, leading to cost savings and more robust supplier relationships. Overall, the partnership with Avada has injected stability into Wilsons Traffic Management, ensuring its continued growth and success in the industry.

A Smarter Way Of Working

We are dedicated to finding innovative solutions and smarter ways of working. With team culture at the forefront of our values, we’ve got a crew who love working for us, keeping productivity and commitment high out in the field.
We take pride in our work, and we continually strive to proactively meet the needs of our clients.
Our clients trust us to provide best-practice traffic management solutions on all levels – and our rapid growth, with continued results, is proof that we’re reliable.

Meet The Management Team

Our management team, with over 100 years combined experience work together to ensure the values of Wilsons TM are upheld not only on the road but within every moving part of the company. We are always accessible and regularly go out on the road with our crew too. We are building relationships with lasting friendships.


General Manager

Ben Hopewell

Over the past five years, Ben has served as a General Manager in the surfacing industry, leading a dedicated team through a dynamic landscape. He also worked as a Business Improvement Manager, which has given him the skills to step into our General Manger role and continue to lead the team into success.

He is committed to ensuring Wilsons Traffic Management continues excellence, innovation, and industry betterment, utilising the power of team work.

Business Development

Sam Wilson

With over a decade of experience, Sam is widely respected in the industry having worked in various leadership, operations and development roles prior to establishing Wilsons TM in 2020. Sam is a true leader, and you will often find him out on the road tackling some of the more challenging sites – leading by example and passing knowledge and skill to his team.
Sam’s a hands-on kind of boss, being actively involved in all Wilsons projects both in the office and the field. Providing necessary direction, allocation of resources, programme and methodology and financial overview, Sam ensures the successful delivery of our projects.
The success and growth of Wilsons proves that his enthusiasm for the industry and commitment to customer satisfaction are the real deal.
Training Manager

Rachel Hope

Rachel is an experienced, diligent and flexible team player who is passionate about providing staff with the tools, knowledge and support to have successful careers in traffic management. She leads from the front and takes a hand-on approach. Rachel has extensive knowledge of the Training and Competency model and CoPTTM.
Fleet Manager

Mike Todd

Mike has 25 + years mechanical experience in industries including agriculture and drainage also many years working on traffic management equipment. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our fleet department. Mike takes pride in our fleet and ensures all our staff have excellently maintain, safe vehicles for them to carry out their job.
Estimator/Business Development Manager

Daniel Potter

With over 14 years’ of experience in the temporary traffic management industry Dan has been involved in most situations from a STMS and management perspective.
Dan has successfully managed various major utility and infrastructure projects for Waka Kotahi, C.C.C, SCIRT and various other principles throughout the South Island.
From starting in the industry as a trainee Dan has since gained all STMS qualifications including being an approved Mentor and Assessor and now puts his knowledge towards complex tender applications while contributing to the development to our business growth and brand.
Operations Coordinator

Mitch Clinton

Mitch lives and breaths Operations. With a decade of industry experience, Working along side Sam for many years in previous roles, a Dream team. Mitch is dedicated to finding innovative solutions and smarter ways of working, combining full Legislative and Regulatory Compliance with outstanding communication and scheduling. He is trusted to provide best practice Traffic Management solutions to a wide range of our clients to complete contractual works, to specification, to schedule and within budget for the benefit of Our Clients and the organisations they represent.
Operations Co-Ordinator

Tim Moore

Tim Moore embarked on his journey with Wilson’s Traffic Management in November 2022. He joined the organization with a blank slate regarding the intricacies of the traffic management industry. Armed with a background in computer proficiency, he swiftly navigated his way into the Operations department.His transition into the office space, coupled with his passion for technology, has empowered him to integrate a fresh and innovative perspective into the domain of traffic management. He is committed to embracing the ever-evolving landscape of this industry and harnessing his skills to drive efficiency and excellence in our operations.
Operations Co-ordinator

Nathan Lucas

Nathan has a significant role within the Wilsons Operations team despite only 3 years in the industry. His rapid progress speaks volumes about his dedication and hard work. He has a hands-on approach, actively engaging with both staff and clients. This involvement contributes to the team’s success by ensuring that the service provided on the field is top-notch.His ability to balance office responsibilities with fieldwork demonstrates a well-rounded skill set. His approachability and friendly nature, coupled with a willingness to share a laugh, can foster a positive work environment and good relationships with both colleagues and clients.

Nathan’s achievements in such a short time suggest a promising career trajectory within the company.

Payroll & People Manager

Tash Higgs

Tash is our Payroll magician, her role is vital in the continued success of Wilsons TM. There is more to being a Payroll Officer than meets the eye, and Tash juggles all the primary duties and responsibilities of this role with ease. From managing and processing payroll, record keeping through to maintaining records and reporting while assisting staff with their inquiries daily, Tash tackles every task with a positive attitude and a strong attention to detail. Tash is an exceptional addition to our office with her bubbly personality who always has us laughing and shows us an endless amount of support while working through her own day to day tasks

Nat Micol

Nat is our admin superstar, her role is so diverse, she deals with data entry, administration tasks for not only Christchurch branch but also our Queenstown branch, she also fits our staff with uniform to keep them looking fresh in the field.  Nat is an outgoing character who works hard every day to get the job done.


TMP Designer

Tobin Hartley

Tobin joined the Nelson branch in early 2022 as the in-house TMP Planner. He has extensive experience on the road as an STMS on both Highway and Urban areas, and can troubleshoot any problem you may have with a safe and compliant solution. Friendly and approachable Tobin has attained a solid working relationship with the local TMC’s and our current clients in and around the Nelson and Tasman regions. With a genuine passion for Traffic management and TMP Design Tobin is committed to giving you the best service start to finish for all your TMP needs.
Operations Co-Ordinator

Apera- Mathews-Deer

With over 8 years’ experience in the traffic management industry Apera has performed various roles, working with major contributors to the industry and learning his craft from the ground up. He has worked tirelessly to gain his STMS qualification, completing many major projects along the way. His knowledge of the day-to-day processes of TTM and his ability to think on his feet, made him a stand out choice to lead Operations in Nelson, where he currently manages all client requests and staff schedules to meet the requirements of our scheduled and emergency works daily, while promoting the Wilsons Values at every opportunity.


Queenstown Operations Manager

Aidan Wilson

Aidan joined the Christchurch team as a skilled STMS in 2021 and has recently relocated to Queenstown to fulfil the role as the Operations Manager. With Aidan’s exceptional leadership and communication skills, he has proved to be a real asset to the Queenstown branch. Keeping clients happy and ensuring operations runs smoothly is an integral part of Aidan’s role. Not only has Aidan developed strong relationships with our clients, he keeps our office full of smiles and laughs too!

Ambitious And Innovative

With a vision to provide first-rate services, our 100% New Zealand owned, family company has grown from a start-up to become industry leaders with over 100 staff in two locations in our first year of trading. With stand out personnel, quality equipment and technology, we are taking traffic management to the next level.

Health & Safety

Everyone who uses our roads deserves to make it home safe.
Here at Wilsons, we’ve got a strong commitment to Health & Safety and Quality Assurance.
Legal and ethical duties are top priority, so we’re ensuring our workplaces are healthy and safe not only for our team, but for the public.
Our specialist team combine full legislative and regulatory compliance with outstanding communication and customer service. This ensures the reduction of all potential risks for our clients when we’re working onsite. With services provided in Canterbury, Nelson, and the wider South Island, we’ll get you home safe.

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