Ian Blair and Guy

March 2018

Pictured: Ian Blair, Managing Director WSP Opus and Guy Templeton, President and CEO WSP ANZ

WSP Opus, is now the New Zealand operation of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, following the purchase of Opus International Consultants Limited (Opus) by its new ultimate owner WSP Global Inc. 

Ian Blair has been appointed Managing Director of WSP Opus, taking on the leadership role of the New Zealand business, now part of WSP’s global network spanning more than 550 offices across 40 countries and a workforce of 42,000. Mr Blair was previously a member of the Opus global executive team with accountability for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and is now a member of the WSP ANZ executive team.

“Our company has been a leading New Zealand design and engineering consultancy for 147 years,” says Mr Blair, Managing Director, WSP Opus. “We’ve established deep roots in this country, our expertise contributing to some of New Zealand’s most significant infrastructure and transportation projects. Now as WSP Opus, we have access to an even greater depth of expertise and talent through WSP’s extensive global network, to provide innovative design and engineering solutions to our valued clients, and ultimately to benefit the communities they serve, today and into the future.”

WSP Opus’ combined strengths in the sectors of Transport, Property & Buildings, Water and Power, as well as world-class asset management, environmental services and innovation, are providing new opportunities for the business to deliver a broader range of services to clients in New Zealand.

The WSP ANZ executive team is led by Guy Templeton, President and CEO for WSP ANZ. “We’ve had a tremendous start to the year with our teams in Australia and New Zealand getting to know each other, meeting clients and collaborating on projects,” says Mr Templeton.

“This is a great example of leveraging our united passion and capabilities to strengthen our business. As part of WSP’s regional business model, our New Zealand operation now has the breadth of capability and the depth of expertise to transform our clients’ visions into realities, and help the local communities thrive.”

Opus was delisted and removed from the NZ Stock Exchange at close of business on 10 January 2018, following the completion of the acquisition. 

About WSP Opus
WSP Opus is the New Zealand operation of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, with approximately 42,000 people in 550 offices across 40 countries. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Resources (including Mining and Industry), Water, Power and Environmental solutions, as well as provide project delivery and strategic consulting services. We work with clients to deliver human-centred, award-winning and iconic projects. In New Zealand, WSP Opus operates from a network of 40 offices and employs more than 1,700 talented people. 




Angela Hayes
External Communications Manager
WSP Opus
Tel: +64 27 582 6581