Group Financial Controller | Vortex Engineering Group

Glenn Hansen


I am currently Group Financial Controller for the Vortex Engineering group of companies, based in east Christchurch. Our group engages in environmental engineering, with 4 companies each in Australia and New Zealand, employing around 95 staff. We work in air pollution control, industrial heat, 3 waters infrastructure, and hazardous material containment (including petroleum products).


At Vortex I lead the finance/admin team servicing the Group. In addition to finance I oversee IT, risk, marketing, internal communications, and external relations for the Group.

I originally trained at Lincoln College in horticultural management, and I have held roles in horticulture, software, tech, and accountancy, including owning my own business alone and in partnership. I have been adviser to and worked with many businesses over the years, covering a broad range of industries.

Over the past three years I have been an active in representing Canterbury manufacturers and the broader business community to government through various forums.

I am currently a director of Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.