Contact Us

DJ MATHESON Christchurch 027 444 9774 EMAIL DJ
MARTIN WILSON Wellington 027 449 5408 EMAIL MARTIN
MARK FREEMAN Wellington 021 898 725 EMAIL MARK
ALEX WILMSHURST Nelson/Kaikoura 027 488 2849 EMAIL ALEX
GARETH HALLAM Christchurch 027 208 0592 EMAIL GARETH
MURRAY THESSMAN Wellington 027 262 4333 EMAIL MURRAY
LEON GERARD Christchurch 027 550 0665 EMAIL LEON
ANDREW LILLIG Wellington 027 542 0536 EMAIL ANDREW
LEONIE STEAD Christchurch 027 550 0667 EMAIL LEONIE


15 Bute Street, Wellington 6143
PO Box 27467, Wellington 6011

04 801 5336 enquire


26 Thackers Quay, Woolston,
Christchurch 8023

03 384 0336

Our Founders

Providing industrial rope access to inaccessible locations throughout New Zealand

Martin and DJ met and formed Abseil Access Ltd in 1992

DJ is our standards and safety guru. He has, for many years, been involved with national initiatives to improve the  standards of our industry. He also leads our ongoing commitment at Abseil Access to continuous improvement.

DJ is treasurer and committee member of the national trade association for rope access contractors in New Zealand, IRAANZ.

He assisted with developing AS/NZS:4488 Industrial Rope Access Systems (1997) and Best Practice Guidelines for Rope Access in NZ (2012).

He was involved in the Civil Defence response to the Christchurch February 2011 earthquake, and continues to manage numerous rockfall protection & slope stabilisation projects in the Port Hills.

He manages the company’s Health & Safety initiatives and is currently developing Workplace Safety Management Practices as per the ACC programme.

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Martin is a qualified engineer and active mountain climber. He helped set up the Industrial Rope  Access Association of NZ, formed in 1997.

He is CBIP Certified Coatings Inspector and project managed the re-painting of 23 New Zealand lighthouses as well as civil aviation radar domes, cement storage silos and hydrostation penstocks..

He is a fully certified shot firer and has 20 years of explosive expertise. His current passion is designing and constructing back country suspension bridges.