Alex Wilmshurst, General Manager at Abseil Access, combines a wealth of global field experience, expertise in risk management, and a proven track record in the construction and inspection sectors. Alex has established himself as a specialist in the industry with a unique background as a guide on the Franz Josef Glacier and constructing some of the world’s most challenging rockfall protection structures. His broad range of experience also spans rigorous inspection and testing in the oil and gas sector in the Asia Pacific, and he holds an impressive portfolio of managing ground-breaking projects, such as the construction of the first two 8,000kJ fences worldwide in West Papua.
As a dedicated industry leader, Alex has been instrumental in formulating safety plans and pioneering advancements in safety protocols, as exemplified in his collaboration with NCTIR during the Kaikoura recovery. His comprehensive skill set includes IRATA L3 training, certifications in various inspection technologies, and advanced rescue training. Now serving as General Manager, Alex brings his extensive expertise and strong leadership to Abseil Access, where he continues to uphold the highest standards of quality and safety and drive innovation in the industry.