We believe our people are our biggest assets. They form the driving force that delivers high quality, high impact services.


Wenlong Yuan | Founder & CEO

Wenlong leads Lightlane’s overall strategy and oversees the organisation’s internal and external growth. In 2016, Wenlong has helped Lightlane secure multiple client projects, grew Lightlane to a team of 30 strong and established branches in Auckland and Melbourne.

Currently a structural engineer for development consultancy firm Mott MacDonald, Wenlong’s previous management and technical experience include president of the Architects and Civil Engineers Association and undergraduate engineer at Airey Consultants.


Scott Manion | Director of Consulting

Scott leads Lightlane’s consulting practice and plays an active role in the project delivery life cycle. Scott’s vision is to make Lightlane the consultant of choice for SME and start-ups.

Scott’s extensive experience include serving as the President of Auckland University Commerce Student Association, Director of Fund & Investment Research at Auckland Microfinance Initiative, Owner & Private Enterprise Consultant at Athena Consulting and Business Development Consultant at Application Group New Zealand.

Sophie Shrimpton

Sophie Shrimpton | Business Development Manager

Sophie plays an active role in developing Lightlane’s organisational structure. This includes managing and overseeing partnerships, project procurement as well as external client relationships.

Sophie’s experience include working as a Marketing Executive Intern at Swaytech, Marketing Intern at Foster our Future as well as the Co-founder and Marketing & Sales Director at P2P Delivery System Relay.


Brendan Song | Programme Manager

Brendan manages Lightlane’s organisational programmes, project procurement, as well as overseeing the training and development of our consultants.

Brendan is currently a Civil Engineer at consultancy firm Beca. His previous experience include serving as the Head of Research at Lightlane New Zealand and an intern for the Asset Management & Planning practice for Auckland Transport.


Alyssa Moore | Executive Assistant

Alyssa manages Lightlane’s administrative processes including contract management, human resources management as well as assisting the wider team.

Alyssa is currently studying towards a Business Masters in Professional Accounting after completing a Bachelor of Science Honours in Medicinal Chemistry. Previously Alyssa has worked as a technical researcher for the University of Auckland.

Derek Lieu
Managing Director – Melbourne

Alexander Stella
Consulting Director

Edward Feng
HR Director

Kunal Patil
Partnerships Director

Consultant Team – Auckland
Liam Conaghan
Bruce Tsai
Pia Puertollano
Jessica Crewe-Brown
Ivy Zhang
Ming Lang
Daniel Surkalim
Vincent Mo
Nicholas Cornwell
Prerena Nair

Consultant Team – Melbourne
Jason Hu
Harry Muraledaran
Rebecca Apel
Vivienne Bear
Samantha Keah
Dipan Patel