who are
Transparency ?

behind the philosophy
of living by design

Our structural engineering roots of always needing to “find a better way” have spilled over into our everyday lives and raised the question:
“How can everyone live better by design?”
A house can give us freedom to find our own space, but the flipside is it also can become a financial burden which restricts the other parts of our lives.

our people

Our team has come together for the same purpose.  Though we are consulting structural engineers by day, by night we live by design.

Andrew J Horton

Principal Structural Engineer, Director

Andrew was born in Christchurch, New Zealand.

During his time at primary school, Andrew was fascinated with building houses out of lego.  Later, at intermediate school he decided that when he grew up he’d be a carpenter.  As he entered high school and career choices began to loom larger, Andrew decided instead that he would pursue architecture as his chosen profession.  Thus, after completing high school, Andrew initially embarked on his university training in architecture but after two years towards this end decided to transition into structural engineering.

After graduating from university, Andrew spent the next twenty years in the structural engineering consultancy world but never forgot or lost his passion and empathy for architecture.

When the opportunity of forming his own company arose in early 2017 Andrew decided to combine his interest in building, architectural design and structural engineering with the enabling arm of information technology to create a company specializing in all these disciplines, offering integrated design-build solutions.

As further thought has progressed within the Transparency team Andrew has realized that life is not compartmentalized into careers or interests or hobbies or passions but wanted to further diversify the company to allow all involved to follow all of their passions, interests, and hobbies, whether altruistic or fee earning under one umbrella company.  Transparency Group will focus on this holistic approach to all of life.  Living by Design.

Personally, Andrew is married with five children and six grandchildren, enjoys running, playing the piano, singing, praying, thinking, philosophizing and designing.  He has a special interest in ‘community’ and a desire to bring people together in unity to achieve outcomes which positively impact their lives and the world in which they live.

Matt Brabazon

Graduate Structural Engineer

Matt, like Shaun, graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in 2014. He is currently based in Zaragoza, Spain, where he plays rugby semi-professionally for Fénix Club de Rugby.

When not playing rugby, Matt can be found teaching rugby to school groups of various ages, prison inmates and people with learning disabilities.

Outside of rugby, Matt loves to travel and has visited many countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America.


Ricki-Lee Harrison

Office Manager, Advisor

As a real ‘people’s person’ Ricki has a bubbly, outgoing personality and a knack for making people in her presence feel at ease.

Along with Andrew and Shannon, Ricki oversees the operational and aspirational aspects of the company.

As Office Manager, Ricki also handles Transparency’s administrative, bookkeeping and customer service requirements as well as coordinating our project assignments, workflow, and timeliness of deliverables.

The Transparency team vision resonates with Ricki.  Community outreach is something she feels extremely passionate about.  More specifically, having the ability and capacity to provide opportunities to those who would otherwise ‘fall through the cracks’ and in doing so, enabling them to move in their passions.  This could be achieved through various community-focused initiatives.

On a personal note, Ricki understands the importance of a quality double shot espresso (or two). She enjoys music (especially singing), spending time with extended family and venturing out with husband Shannon and 5 dynamic little people, who simply know her as ‘Mum’.

Shannon Harrison


Born and bred in Christchurch but with deep affiliation to his Ngāpuhi roots, Shannon still identifies the Far North of Kaikohe (where his parents are from) as home.

Along with Andrew and Ricki, Shannon oversees the operational and aspirational aspects of the company.

Considered a ‘Jack of all trades’, his versatility with a knack for picking up anything he has a go at, has been a real asset to Transparency.

His real passions lie within the Sports, Health & Fitness industry and helping the underprivileged. A once-promising multi-talented athlete himself, Shannon has a vast history of sports coaching at Junior level for Basketball, Rugby, Touch Rugby, Tennis – you name it he’s probably done it! – and he hopes to one day continue this further in passing on more of his sporting knowledge to the future generations.

Shannon’s ultimate goal is to open his own multi-purpose sports facility (built by Transparency) which will serve as a community hub for a range of sports teams, aspiring young & old athletes to train daily, with a real emphasis on getting disadvantaged children/teens into their sporting dreams. He hopes to not only limit its use to sporting activities but to also allow for community events and church services.

Personally, Shannon is married (if you haven’t gathered already) to Ricki-Lee with five energetic children and is a keen follower of Rugby and a die-hard supporter of The Vodafone Warriors.

Shaun Molloy

Structural Engineer

Shaun has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of Canterbury.

He has worked alongside Andrew since earning his degree in 2014. Shaun now collaborates with Transparency from Barcelona, but still very much calls New Zealand home.

Shaun is a keen traveller and spent 2017 touring much of India, Central America, USA and Europe.
He is also an avid hiker, having tackled many of New Zealand’s Great Walks as well as the likes of the Inca Trail and the Tour du Mont Blanc.