Our Team

We collaborate, merge ideas, and challenge the status quo to ultimately create and deliver better communities. 

Our diverse teams of planners, engineers, surveyors, urban designers, and urban architects are uniquely positioned to offer a range of perspectives and skills for any project. Our holistic approach to land development considers the needs and goals of both our partners, clients, and the community, resulting in better outcomes for everyone. Find out more about our specialists and professionals below.

  • Amy

    Amy

    GM Commercial & Operations

    Amy has a strong, cross-functional career history, working across, human resources, financial performance, operations, risk management, and analytics at organisations such as Auckland Council, Manukau District Health Board, and New Zealand Football.

    Amy prides herself as being an enabler, an influencer, and a boundary spanner – working on collaborations and projects, needing to bring skills and experience from different backgrounds together to work effectively, and using analytics and insights to drive decision-making, direction, and purpose.

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    Brian Flood

    GM Major Projects Infrastructure / Director

    Brian has been an Associate of Woods since 2008 with 30 years of professional experience as a civil engineer. He has worked on a wide variety of master-planned developments and infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand, China, and Europe.

    He is frequently sought for complex multi-disciplinary projects.

    Brian specialises in the delivery of site and route selection for a range of infrastructure, energy, and utility projects, providing integrated design solutions and mitigation strategies in both urban and rural locations. He is also an experienced and recognised expert witness, presenting evidence before the council, the Environment Court, and the Board of Inquiry hearings.

  • Clare

    Clare

    Senior Leadership & Board Support Executive

    Clare supports the senior leadership and the board with operational and administrative support. She is a very versatile member of Woods, having worked on multi-million dollar projects across New Zealand, where her skills in planning and executing strategies, systems, and processes are invaluable. She also coordinates, plans and manages strategic projects and provides critical administrative support when required.

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    Colin

    GM Engineering

    Colin leads a team that delivers all manner and scales of land development projects from conception to completion. With over 15 years of industry experience, he specialises in design and management of land development projects, road upgrades, and stormwater management systems, focusing on project delivery and cost control. Having qualifications and experience in both Architecture and Engineering, Colin is known for combining these disciplines and delivering the end-user outcomes that create environments where people love to live, work, and play.

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    David Kidd

    CEO

    David has over 25 years leadership experience in professional and financial services – both in New Zealand and overseas.  He has deep expertise in strategy, business development, marketing and operations – as well as working with diverse stakeholders to achieve shared objectives.  Known for being a creative and collaborative leader, David focuses on getting the best of out of people and delivering exceptional experiences for clients.

    David loves helping businesses to stand out and grow sustainably. He’s passionate about the critical role land and infrastructure development plays in creating inclusive sustainable communities where people can live, work and play.

    Prior to joining Woods, David was on the Executive of WSP New Zealand for five years as Director Client Experience and Strategic Advisory.

    A Kiwi citizen by choice, David has lived in New Zealand for over 20 years and has four kids aged 11 to 17.  Outside of work David’s interests reflect his Scottish/Kiwi heritage – golf, whisky and spending time in our beautiful Aotearoa.  David holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Political Studies from Leeds University, UK.

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    Emma

    GM Planning & Urban Design

    Emma brings a wealth of experience to her role, having worked in both the public and private sectors on a range of complex projects. Now, Emma continues to showcase her leadership skills by overseeing large-scale land development projects and leading the growth of her team.

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    Kendall

    GM Surveying

    As a qualified surveyor, Kendall’s career has been diverse in both location and surveying discipline.  She began her career in 2010 with a focus on large-scale land development and was also a surveyor in the red zone in Christchurch during the management and recovery period of the Canterbury earthquakes.

    In 2014, she moved to London to work for survey manufacturer Leica Geosystems as a technical representative for market leading Total Stations, GPS and Laser Scanning equipment. Since moving to Auckland in 2016 she has refocused her career on large scale land development surveying, with her involvement and management of some of the largest residential developments in Auckland.

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    Mark Cochran

    GM South Island / Director

    Responsible for Woods’ South Island operation, Mark is a surveyor and engineer with over 25 years of experience in the Land Development industry.

    He is renowned for his work on a broad spectrum of design, planning, and surveying projects (infrastructure, commercial and residential) for both public and private sector clients. Mark has led several small to large-scale land development projects and enjoys the challenge of delivering a quality finished product for our clients and the community.

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    Mark Williams

    GM Major Projects Land Development / Director

    As a Director, Mark has a responsibility to do the right thing — for both Woods’ clients and staff.

    Since graduating in 1986, he has specialised in land development, an industry that has changed a great deal over the years.

    The most significant driver for Mark is that the work Woods undertakes results in places people want to live. So, to him, it is vital this ‘end game’ is always to the fore. Teaming this aspiration with the goals of a broad client base is a rewarding challenge that has kept Mark invigorated throughout his career.

  • Matt

    Matt

    GM Data Products & Services

    Matt heads up our focus on new data-driven products and services that leverage Wood’s superior geospatial data capture capabilities.

    Prior to Woods, he built a track record of conceiving and launching successful digital products and services in the telco and media industries. His career has included roles in finance, corporate strategy, product management, technology, and project delivery.

    Outside of work, he loves to get off the grid and into nature and also participate in ultra-trail running events.

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    Pranil

    GM 3 Waters

    A chartered professional engineer with over 15 years’ of experience, Pranil manages the Woods 3 Waters team. He is an expert in stormwater management, stormwater infrastructure design, flood modelling, flood hazard and overland flow-path assessments, He is often called on to provide expert evidence in the Environment Court and in Board of Inquires. His projects span the range of development scales and types including greenfield and brownfield sites, multi-unit housing, and commercial projects.

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    Ajay

    Senior Associate Engineer 3 Waters

    A Chartered Professional Engineer with specialised skills in design and modelling of three waters-related infrastructure, Ajay has global experience working on three waters projects in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. He has been instrumental in preparing numerous catchment scale hydraulic models, detailed design of networks, and preparing integrated catchment management plans and infrastructure reports for private clients, as well as for district and regional councils.

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    Amy

    GM Commercial & Operations

    Amy has a strong, cross-functional career history, working across, human resources, financial performance, operations, risk management, and analytics at organisations such as Auckland Council, Manukau District Health Board, and New Zealand Football.

    Amy prides herself as being an enabler, an influencer, and a boundary spanner – working on collaborations and projects, needing to bring skills and experience from different backgrounds together to work effectively, and using analytics and insights to drive decision-making, direction, and purpose.

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    Ben

    Associate Engineer

    Ben has had civil design and construction experience in Australia and New Zealand for more than 11 years across all scales of land development engineering. From greenfields projects to densification of complex brownfields sites, Ben leads a small team within Woods, often concentrating on dense developments, including building projects and retirement villages. These projects require attention to detail and quality communication, enabling the coordination of designs across many consulting fields to achieve client outcomes.

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    Ben

    Associate Engineer

    A Chartered Professional Engineer, Ben has expertise in infrastructure engineering, land development engineering, and project management. Ben especially enjoys complex infrastructure projects that are becoming a normal part of any land development process.  Ben’s key areas of expertise are sediment & erosion control design, wastewater pump stations, and multidisciplinary projects while maintaining proficiency in land development engineering design and management. While at Woods, Ben set up and managed the company social football team which has competed in the Inter Engineering Football Championship for the last 3 years.

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    Bidara

    Associate 3 Waters Engineer

    Bidara works extensively on major infrastructure projects in both New Zealand and Australia, including greenfield and brownfield land developments in Auckland. She has a deep understanding of the key drivers associated with challenging projects, and is responsible for the delivery of technical reports, options analysis & assessments, infrastructure planning, flood analysis and reticulation & network design.

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    Boniface

    Associate 3 Waters Engineer

    Boniface is a professional civil and environmental engineer with over 17 years of experience. With his two postgraduate engineering degrees, he brings expertise in water quality and contaminant load modelling. His projects scan a range of development scales and he has strong skills in both civil and water infrastructure.

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    Brian Flood

    GM Major Projects Infrastructure / Director

    Brian has been an Associate of Woods since 2008 with 30 years of professional experience as a civil engineer. He has worked on a wide variety of master-planned developments and infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand, China, and Europe.

    He is frequently sought for complex multi-disciplinary projects.

    Brian specialises in the delivery of site and route selection for a range of infrastructure, energy, and utility projects, providing integrated design solutions and mitigation strategies in both urban and rural locations. He is also an experienced and recognised expert witness, presenting evidence before the council, the Environment Court, and the Board of Inquiry hearings.

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    Bruce Anderson

    Chairperson

    Bruce was appointed as a director of Woods in December 2021 and now chairs the board. He has a broad background starting with 11 years in the New Zealand Army, mainly as a Combat Engineer/Instructor. After leaving the Army, he went on to do a PhD in Economic Geology studying copper deposits in northern Western Australia. On returning to New Zealand, Bruce worked in the public sector in health and maritime.

    For the last ten years, Bruce has run a successful consultancy practice working with clients to resolve complex policy issues, design and implementation of pragmatic solutions, and the negotiation and resolution of challenging situations. The areas of speciality include governance; government, not-for-profit, and private sector strategy development; operational policy; and business/organisational development.

  • Clare

    Clare

    Senior Leadership & Board Support Executive

    Clare supports the senior leadership and the board with operational and administrative support. She is a very versatile member of Woods, having worked on multi-million dollar projects across New Zealand, where her skills in planning and executing strategies, systems, and processes are invaluable. She also coordinates, plans and manages strategic projects and provides critical administrative support when required.

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    Colin

    GM Engineering

    Colin leads a team that delivers all manner and scales of land development projects from conception to completion. With over 15 years of industry experience, he specialises in design and management of land development projects, road upgrades, and stormwater management systems, focusing on project delivery and cost control. Having qualifications and experience in both Architecture and Engineering, Colin is known for combining these disciplines and delivering the end-user outcomes that create environments where people love to live, work, and play.

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    Daniel Williams

    Independent Director

    Daniel has been a Director of Woods for over 25 years and was Managing Director for over 15 of them. He has over 30 years of professional experience as a surveyor with involvement in a broad range of projects, including master-planned communities, large infrastructure builds, and commercial developments throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Daniel enjoys the interaction with clients in the investigation and commencement of large projects and can see the bigger picture of development opportunities. He has successfully overseen the growth of the company to its current size through the use of technology and high performing staff.

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    David Kidd

    CEO

    David has over 25 years leadership experience in professional and financial services – both in New Zealand and overseas.  He has deep expertise in strategy, business development, marketing and operations – as well as working with diverse stakeholders to achieve shared objectives.  Known for being a creative and collaborative leader, David focuses on getting the best of out of people and delivering exceptional experiences for clients.

    David loves helping businesses to stand out and grow sustainably. He’s passionate about the critical role land and infrastructure development plays in creating inclusive sustainable communities where people can live, work and play.

    Prior to joining Woods, David was on the Executive of WSP New Zealand for five years as Director Client Experience and Strategic Advisory.

    A Kiwi citizen by choice, David has lived in New Zealand for over 20 years and has four kids aged 11 to 17.  Outside of work David’s interests reflect his Scottish/Kiwi heritage – golf, whisky and spending time in our beautiful Aotearoa.  David holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Political Studies from Leeds University, UK.

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    Divenesh (Dez)

    Geospatial Specialist (Underground Utilities)

    Divenesh (Dez) leads our Utilities Team as a Utilities Specialist and Underground Services Locator.
     
    He has worked across various projects in New Zealand, including upgrading Department of Corrections facilities to delivering the initial stages of Auckland Transport's Eastern Busway on time and within budget.

    Dez helps to ensure that clients receive only the best solutions for their specific needs, and works hard to educate contractors about on-site underground assets to prevent any service strikes and consequent disruptions to the project and the wider community, saving time and money.

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    Donna

    Office Manager

    Donna heads our administration team and works with the four directors to ensure the smooth management of the company in both the Auckland and Christchurch offices. She has vast experience in all reporting functions, payroll, and various financials for the company. Donna is critical in coordinating the multitude of tasks required to keep Woods running like a well-oiled machine. Works with the senior management team and HR to help with continuous improvement initiatives, coordinates social events, oversees the general office facilities, and works closely with the H&S Manager to ensure systems and processes are up to date and adhered to.

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    Ed

    Specialist Design Engineer

    Ed is qualified in Aeronautical and Mechanical/Hydraulics Engineering, with over 40 years of experience in engineering design, project management, cost engineering, estimation, administration and research & development, for a wide variety of industrial, building services and infrastructure projects in New Zealand, Australia, Africa and Asia. 

    Ed has been at Woods for over 10 years and started by helping the tunnelling contractor complete the Long Bay tunnel since then his work has been managing a number of Civil sub-division projects, and working in and helping to develop the Infrastructure division of Woods. Ed has designed a number of Pump Stations for wastewater, bulk water and stormwater and the accompanying infrastructure. Recently, Ed completed a degree in Business Management from Massey University to increase his capabilities in running projects and producing quality work.

    Ed has a keen interest in sustainable and environmental green systems design, thermal design, and pump & hydraulics systems design. Ed is the Environmental Officer for Woods and is responsible for maintaining our IMS 14001 certification. Ed also holds an international certificate in Health & safety and assists whenever required.

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    Emma

    GM Planning & Urban Design

    Emma brings a wealth of experience to her role, having worked in both the public and private sectors on a range of complex projects. Now, Emma continues to showcase her leadership skills by overseeing large-scale land development projects and leading the growth of her team.

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    Euan

    Principal Planner

    With 25 years’ experience in planning, Euan brings a invaluable knowledge of planning legislation and practice, and has managed a broad range of residential, commercial, rural and infrastructure development projects for local government and private sector clients.

    He is responsible for leading the planning input on Woods’ large scale residential projects and has proven leadership skills and management of multi-disciplinary teams. Euan worked as an independent planning consultant and held team management positions in Auckland Council before joining Woods in 2016.

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    Gabriela

    Intermediate Surveyor / GIS Analyst

    Gabriela used to be a surveyor in Western Australia, where she gained experience working in the mining industry and residential sector. This gave her a valuable insight into work environments ranging from small scale subdivisions to large, ongoing, multidisciplinary projects. Gabriela joined Woods as a GIS specialist, and is now developing web based maps to improve access to information. She is also involved in projects requiring GIS format data collection or output. She is currently designing mobile GIS applications for use by our field staff.

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    Gina

    Associate 3 Waters Engineer

    Gina is a professional engineer with experience in 3 waters design and planning in both public and private sectors. She specialises in 3 waters modelling, preparing catchment and zone-management plans and is proficient in the delivery of water infrastructure from concept design stage.

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    Jamie

    Senior Associate Surveyor

    A registered surveyor, Jamie has expertise in land development engineering and project coordination. With experience in large subdivision projects such as Stonefields, Millwater, and Long Bay, Jamie now oversees the project coordination for the Milldale development north of Auckland.

    Milldale is a 4,500 lot masterplanned development that started construction in 2017 and has already delivered over 1000 new lots to Auckland’s housing supply. Starting at Woods in 2004 as a survey graduate, Jamie now has 18 years of experience in the land development industry in Auckland.

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    Joanne

    Discipline Lead - LEAD Alliance

    Joanne has worked in the industry for over 14 years. She has expertise in infrastructure engineering, project management, and land development engineering including large scale brownfields development. She is known for her attention to detail and practical approach to engineering challenges.

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    Katie

    Senior Planner

    Katie is a planner with ten years + experience across both the private and local government sector. Katie began her planning career at Auckland Council in 2012, and since joining Woods in 2015 has been involved in large-scale land development projects and a secondment to the Piritahi Alliance preparing resource consent applications for Kāinga Ora. Her experience has involved the lodgement and processing of a wide range of notified and non-notified resource consent applications to deliver network infrastructure, large-scale subdivisions, residential terraced and apartment units, early childcare centres and commercial activities.

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    Kendall

    GM Surveying

    As a qualified surveyor, Kendall’s career has been diverse in both location and surveying discipline.  She began her career in 2010 with a focus on large-scale land development and was also a surveyor in the red zone in Christchurch during the management and recovery period of the Canterbury earthquakes.

    In 2014, she moved to London to work for survey manufacturer Leica Geosystems as a technical representative for market leading Total Stations, GPS and Laser Scanning equipment. Since moving to Auckland in 2016 she has refocused her career on large scale land development surveying, with her involvement and management of some of the largest residential developments in Auckland.

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    Lawrence

    Principal Engineer

    Lawrence has excellent wide-ranging engineering experience in a variety of sectors spanning over 30 years. He is able to build supportive relationships with our clients by providing confident and valuable advice. Lawrence is always keen to help clients and our people with anything out of the ordinary and has strong team-building and business development skills.

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    Manu

    Senior Associate Engineer

    Manu is an engineer with twelve years of experience. Based in the Christchurch office, he has worked on designing and delivering many large and small-scale projects in the South Island. Manu thrives in a team environment and enjoys providing practical solutions to complex problems. He gets real satisfaction from seeing his designs completed to a high standard.

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    Mark Cochran

    GM South Island / Director

    Responsible for Woods’ South Island operation, Mark is a surveyor and engineer with over 25 years of experience in the Land Development industry.

    He is renowned for his work on a broad spectrum of design, planning, and surveying projects (infrastructure, commercial and residential) for both public and private sector clients. Mark has led several small to large-scale land development projects and enjoys the challenge of delivering a quality finished product for our clients and the community.

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    Mark Williams

    GM Major Projects Land Development / Director

    As a Director, Mark has a responsibility to do the right thing — for both Woods’ clients and staff.

    Since graduating in 1986, he has specialised in land development, an industry that has changed a great deal over the years.

    The most significant driver for Mark is that the work Woods undertakes results in places people want to live. So, to him, it is vital this ‘end game’ is always to the fore. Teaming this aspiration with the goals of a broad client base is a rewarding challenge that has kept Mark invigorated throughout his career.

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    Matt

    GM Data Products & Services

    Matt heads up our focus on new data-driven products and services that leverage Wood’s superior geospatial data capture capabilities.

    Prior to Woods, he built a track record of conceiving and launching successful digital products and services in the telco and media industries. His career has included roles in finance, corporate strategy, product management, technology, and project delivery.

    Outside of work, he loves to get off the grid and into nature and also participate in ultra-trail running events.

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    Matt

    Pre-Construction Project Management Team Lead - LEAD Alliance

    Matt has over 15 years of industry experience that encompasses project management, civil infrastructure design management, surveying & land development. His experience has provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the whole life cycle of a project from design and planning through to construction and handover. Having delivered large scale infrastructure projects through to small scale land development projects, Matt understands the challenges and complexities involved in achieving successful outcomes.

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    Matthew

    Design Manager - LEAD Alliance

    Matthew has over 18 years experience in land development, predominantly in the field of project management and delivering high quality residential and industrial subdivisions. He leads a team of engineers that are focused on ensuring cost effective and time efficient solutions.

    Matthew is a regularly asked to be a contributor and reviewer of Council guidelines in relation to stormwater and erosion and sediment control management.

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    Michelle

    Associate Surveyor

    Michelle is part of our great Christchurch Surveying team. She is a senior technical expert Licensed in Cadastral Surveying with over 20 year’s specialist experience. Prior to joining Woods Michelle was a surveyor within the public sector working for a City Council for over 15 years with extensive exposure to the surveying requirements of Local Authorities.

    At Woods she is involved primarily in Land development projects ranging from Unit developments to cross lease conversions to rural to boundary adjustment subdivisions. These compliment her vast knowledge of legalisation surveys.  Michelle is also an active member of the New Zealand Institute of surveyors for many years, Michelle is currently serving on the ASaTS LINZ working group representing Licensed Cadastral Surveyors.

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    Neil

    Senior Associate Survey Manager Christchurch

    Neil oversees the Surveying team in Christchurch. He is involved in all aspects of surveying from 3D laser scanning, multi-lot subdivisions to two-lot subdivisions.

    Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, Neil has broad experience in all aspects of cadastral surveying and land development process.

    Neil also has extensive construction surveying experience due having worked in the UK and his ongoing involvement with the Christchurch rebuild.

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    Owen

    Programme Delivery Manager - LEAD Alliance

    Owen manages a team focussed on the design, implementation and delivery of small- to large-scale residential and commercial developments.

    Having worked in the industry for 13 years, Owen has a comprehensive understanding of cadastral surveying, civil engineering, resource management and land development processes. He enjoys coordinating within project teams, comprising Woods and external consultants, and delivering developments for our clients.

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    Pranil

    GM 3 Waters

    A chartered professional engineer with over 15 years’ of experience, Pranil manages the Woods 3 Waters team. He is an expert in stormwater management, stormwater infrastructure design, flood modelling, flood hazard and overland flow-path assessments, He is often called on to provide expert evidence in the Environment Court and in Board of Inquires. His projects span the range of development scales and types including greenfield and brownfield sites, multi-unit housing, and commercial projects.

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    Richard

    Health & Safety Manager

    Richard is an outcome-focused health and safety professional and is a strong advocate of care before compliance.

    His background includes regulatory compliance and standards development in central government and supporting construction contractor management and events management in local government. Across his years of experience, he has developed an understanding of client capacity and the need to meet health and safety duties.

    Richard believes health and safety should enable operational performance through good leadership, involving people in health and safety processes, and focusing on practical precautions to protect people from harm.
     

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    Richard

    Survey Team Lead - LEAD Alliance

    With over 20 years’ experience, Richard has worked in New Zealand and abroad. His expertise lies in all aspects of cadastral surveying and land development. Part of Richard's role involves project managing and undertaking the surveying and engineering design aspects of in-fill and smaller scale subdivisions.  He is client-focussed and works with others at Woods to achieve desired outcomes in a timely and efficient manner.

     

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    Rowan

    Principal Surveyor

    Having worked in the survey industry for over 20 years, Rowan has a broad range of skills from land development and cadastral surveying to the implementation and application of survey technology. He also has extensive construction experience due from his time in the UK working on some of the country’s largest construction projects. Rowans overseas the wider survey department and has established a range of survey specialist capabilities including 3D laser scanning, UAV, mobile mapping, construction and geospatial.

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    Sam

    Associate Engineer

    Sam is a chartered professional engineer with extensive land development experience in the greenfield and brownfield space. He is currently leading projects at the Piritahi alliance, which focuses on preparing land and infrastructure for high-density in-fill development.

    Sam's strengths lie in his timely delivery while providing high-quality outcomes for stakeholders at all project stages, from design and inception to final sign-offs. Sam enjoys working through complex engineering problems to provide innovative and practical solutions and takes pride in seeing the social, commercial, and environmental benefits of his work.

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    Sam

    Laser Scanning & BIM Specialist

    Originally from an architecture and construction background, Sam has considerable experience in the planning, programming, and delivery of some of New Zealand’s largest and most complex 3D laser scanning projects.  Prior to joining Woods, he was integral in the development and growth of 3D Laser Scanning in New Zealand.  

    In this time he also developed a keen interest and knowledge in Building Information Modelling (BIM), more specifically its potential to be correctly applied in pre-design, design, and building operations activities.  While there is a natural union with 3D laser scanning and BIM, it is Sam’s interest and passion for current and emerging technologies keeps him busy finding ways to further innovate, optimise, and implement, technology for the benefit of Woods’ clients.

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    Sam

    Associate Surveyor Mobile Mapping

    Sam has been involved in surveying for 15 years working in Northland New Zealand, Queensland Australia, and now in Auckland.  During his time in Queensland, he was involved with high-value industrial projects, residential projects and Lidar mapping projects.  

    He developed expertise with Mobile Laser Scanning, Terrestrial laser scanning and Lidar processing.  Sam manages the Woods Mobile Laser Scanning, oversees day to day field and office surveying work, and also is directly involved with specific land development, monitoring and mapping projects.

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    Sean

    Architectural Lead Associate

    Sean is a Senior Urban and Architectural designer with over 13 years’ experience over a broad range of projects in New Zealand, Australia and Middle East. He has experience in both urban design and architectural projects, with abilities as a conceptual designer at both a master planning and detailed level. His ability to manage and systematic approach means better results that exceeds brief and expectation and creates strong financial returns.

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    Steven

    Senior GIS Developer / GIS Team Leader

    Steven brings a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data processing, analysis, and web development portfolio of skills to Woods. This combination provides the means to tackle complex spatial analysis and create custom environments to aggregate, review and interact with the results and wider spatial data landscape including 3D laser scanning and BIM models.

    He architects our GIS web platform Woods Map, delivering our projects to clients through an interactive and immersive integrated 2d/3d viewer. Project experience ranges from large scale automated land suitability analysis across 29 Councils for New Zealand largest landholder, traffic pattern analysis derived from cell tower location tracking, to underground blasting vibration calculation and visualisation for constrained subway environments.

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    Thanujah

    Design Principal - LEAD Alliance

    Thanujah has considerable experience in the design and delivery of highway and land development infrastructure projects. Having worked extensively on major infrastructure and brownfield developments both in Australia and New Zealand, she understands the main drivers associated with challenging projects.

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    Tim

    Senior Associate Engineer

    Tim is a CPENG Civil Engineer with proven experience in leading Civil design teams in large-scale Roading and Urban infrastructure Projects. He has solid 3D Design and CAD skills and is a specialist in 12D models. Tim also has strong Storm Water design skills with experience in both treatment and capacity aspects of stormwater design.

    Tim has had experience in a wide range of exciting and challenging civil projects, including; desalination plants in Australia, prison designs for the Solomon Islands, Northern territories and in Auckland, roading projects in New Zealand and Australia – both highways and residential/commercial subdivisions, civil site design around urban infrastructure including sewage treatment plants/pump stations, resorts, retirement home, and sports stadiums, and large scale residential subdivisions.

    In addition to Tim’s project experience, he has taken the lead role in developing Woods internal systems, including training and mentoring other engineers in 12D and engineering design and developing the health and safety system.

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    Tim

    Associate Engineer

    With more than 9 years of Civil Engineering experience, Tim has worked on a wide variety of projects in both New Zealand and South Africa. As a lead designer, he is responsible for the concept, preliminary and detailed designs of subdivision and building-related civil infrastructure, which includes earthworks, roading, stormwater and wastewater drainage, as well as water reticulation. Tim also fulfils the role of Engineer’s Representative during the construction phase of projects, administering contracts in accordance with NZS3910:2013 and carrying out project management and construction supervision duties. Tim has been exposed to many different market sectors, including residential, commercial, transport, automotive, industrial, heavy industrial, education and government. He is accustomed to working in large multi-disciplinary teams and understands the importance of collaborating with others to find the best solution to a problem.

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    Todd

    Senior Pre-Construction Project Manager - LEAD Alliance

    Todd has been a civil and structural engineer for over 22 years working in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Todd’s expertise is in drawing together all the strands of land development to effectively work with clients to deliver a completed project. With increasing intensification this has meant collaborating on traffic, geo-technical, stormwater, servicing and architectural issues with a clear understanding of sequencing and staging decisions.

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    William

    Senior Associate Survey Manager (Land Transfer)

    Having worked in the industry for over 15 years, William has extensive experience in all aspects of cadastral surveying. This includes simple land subdivisions, unit titles, cross leases, easement and legislation surveys. William has expertise in construction set-out and project management. He has also completed a number of in-fill subdivisions, which includes lot layout and infrastructure design, engineering supervision, client representation and managing consent all the way through to final compliance.

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    Yue

    Intermediate Engineer

    Yue is a civil engineer with experience in the design and construction monitoring of brownfield subdivision and civil infrastructure design, which includes earthworks, roading and three waters design. She has been involved in large scale developments such as Three Kings Quarry and Ohinewai from concept design to construction. Yue enjoys working through complex infrastructure projects and provides innovation in design and cost-effective solutions for the client.