The privately owned Hynds Group is New Zealand and Australia’s premier product supplier for the management of water and water based waste.

Founded in 1973 by John and Leonie Hynds, the family owned Hynds Group of Companies manufacture, import  and supplies a comprehensive range of products for drainage, watermain, stormwater, wastewater, and rural application. The group employs over 750 people within it’s New Zealand and Australian operations.

Today, Hynds are the supply partner of choice for New Zealand’s civil construction industry, specialising in water and infrastructure based solutions.

Hynds Pipe Systems is the largest operating unit within the Hynds Group of Companies, incorporating seven manufacturing plants, a nationwide team of Engineered Product Managers, Contract Account Managers, and a network of 33 merchant branches throughout New Zealand.

Employing over 500 people, Hynds Pipe Systems remain committed to quality management and accredited operating systems.

Their knowledgeable sales and technical team also work with contractors, consultants and councils to design customised solutions for complex drainage, water supply and waste treatment situations.

John Hynds’ early passion, innovation and tenacity shaped a business where people mattered and relationships were built on trust, with customers at the very foundation of the Hynds philosophy.

Care for people, long term respectful relationships and industry leading innovation continues to be at the heart of the business today.

Group Senior Executives

Andrew Moss
09 274 0316

David McAllansmith - CFO

Chief Financial Officer
David McAllansmith
09 274 0316

Melanie Newman People and Culture Executive

Executive Manager – People & Culture
Melanie Newman
09 274 0316

Craig Mangos - General Manager - Waters and Farr

General Manager – Hynds Pipe Systems
Craig Mangos
09 274 0316

Karl Brentnall - General Manager - Hygrade Products

General Manager – Hygrade Water Australia and New Zealand and Gillies Metaltech
Karl Brentnall
09 579 4690

Executive Manager  – Waters and Farr
Iain McNaught
0800 923 7473

Executive Manager  – HSQE
James Willoughby
09 274 0316

Peter Schulze

Executive Manager  – Engineering and Operations Support
Peter Schulze
09 274 0316

Stacey Millar

Group Manager – Strategy
Stacey Millar
09 274 0316

Our Directors

(FL) Aaron Hynds, Alister Lawrence, Brian Blake ChairmanAdrian Hynds Managing Director, Leonie Hynds, John HyndsDavid Clarke.


Hynds Group of Companies affiliations include:

  • CPAA  – Founding member of Concrete Pipe Association of Australasia
  • WSAA  – Water Services Association of Australia
  • Water New Zealand – NZ’s largest water industry body, providing leadership and support in the water sector through effective advocacy, collaboration and professional development.
  • IPWEA – Local Authority Civil Engineers
  • Irrigation Association of NZ
  • Civil Contractors of NZ  – Major Associate
  • IPENZ  – Institute of Professional Engineers
  • PIPA  – Plastic Industry Pipe Association of Australia