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We have a simple philosophy that good people make good companies, especially when it comes to quantity surveyors. So we only hire the best people with the best skills and experience. They also make stronger teams, better equipped to ensure our clients are looked after and their projects are realised.

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Scott Beagley

Director

Scott brings a quiet calm and assuredness to his work and his relationships. Despite the significant financial scale of projects, his level-headedness wins over and earns the respect of clients and the teams he works with, even in a challenging situation or economy. He has seen BBD grow in scale and mana and gets a kick out of the contribution QS can make in projects and project finance.

Services: Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Engineer To Contract, Advisory

David Doherr

Director

David gets a kick out of ‘the black art’ of accurate early estimating. He’s learned to think like an architect and figure out what’s missing. He takes pride in contributing to and watching a building take shape, and also in watching his team grow; investing in the younger people in the team. Ultimately, he loves to look after clients and he can see the best project teams in the future will be those that truly collaborate.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Expert Witness

Simon Jones

Director

Simon values open communication and takes a pragmatic approach to solving problems. He loves to be part of building something and has played a significant part in growing the Wellington team. He sees the future of QS and the design–construction industry is becoming more people and project-driven and invests in long-term relationships.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Engineer To Contract, Expert Witness, Insurance, Sustainability, Advisory

James Leuchars

Director

James invests in long-term relationships with clients. He brings fresh, innovative solutions to problems and adding value to projects. He enjoys being part of a great team and is valued by his colleagues and industry collaborators. For him, it’s not just about money, it’s about creating lasting value.

Services: Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Advisory

Ross McGuire

Director

Ross works hard to be an accessible, responsive, and a frank QS for his clients. He values being part of a close-knit team that works on the best projects for great clients. He enjoys the strong sense of ownership and responsibility that comes with collaborative project teams helping to push through challenges. He believes in pragmatic responses to issues and maintaining industry-wide relationships.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Engineer To Contract, Sustainability, Advisory

Robyn Montgomery

Director

Robyn has a passion for good design, especially the way it can change how people live, work and play and can uplift a whole community. She enjoys being a part of a close team both within BBD and on each and every project where she believes collaboration and communication can overcome most challenges. Traits that are respected by her peers and enjoyed by her clients.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Insurance, Sustainability, Advisory

Craig Weston

Director

Craig gets a kick out of helping create spaces that encourage equity. He enjoys investing in and nurturing the next generation. He takes strategic approach to projects and can anticipate problems before they happen. He believes that QS could make an even bigger contribution to ensure the vitality of our communities in the future.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Engineer To Contract, Expert Witness, Insurance, Sustainability, Advisory

Simon Barnes

Technical Director

Simon is unquestionably a people person at heart and values the long-term relationships he has cultivated over decades, with both clients and others on project teams. His view of QS is far from number-crunching and he enjoys bringing people together on a project so that everyone (clients and project teams) can experience the rewards for their work. He also takes pride in having been in the business from the get-go and watching it grow.

Services: Procurement, Project Funding Services, Engineer To Contract, Expert Witness, Advisory

Matt Ballard

Associate Director

Matt is an experienced QS committed to first-rate service and delivering the best possible outcome for the project, the team, and his clients. He defies the QS stigma of ‘bean counting’ and yet takes great responsibility for clients’ budgets. He enjoys the recognition for good work done, and seeing the industry evolve to become far more sustainable.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance, Sustainability

Taylor Boyd-Hunter

Associate

Taylor takes a holistic, balanced, big picture approach to his bank funding work. His work has frequently involved projects for his local community, which he takes pride in seeing come to life (especially when his family can enjoy them). He enjoys the collaborative nature of his work, underpinned by a healthy respect for the critical role funding has to play.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance

Joe Buxton

Associate

Joe gets a kick out of crafting estimates with an eye for detail, and a head for filling in the gaps left out of drawings. He’s seen projects right through from early estimates to final sign-off and occupancy. He has experienced first-hand how the environment can significantly enhance how we live, work and play and would like to see the industry evolve for the better for future generations.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin

Nicko Lambert

Associate

Nicko takes a pragmatic approach to contractual issues to enable clients to make the best decision in any given situation. He enjoys being part of a hard-working culture, the variety of work, and particularly values clarity and detail, especially when it helps his clients.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Engineer To Contract

Stewart Neumann

Associate

Stewart has a different view of the world, having got his hands ‘dirty’ for 30 years as a contractor QS before moving to the consultancy side of the sector. He takes great pride in being part of a project, seeing it right through, and watching (often significant) buildings take shape. A practical sort at heart he takes an interest in mentoring young people in the industry and seeing them grow.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Engineer To Contract, Expert Witness

Phil Schumacher

Associate

Phil would like to see the industry shift to a less bespoke, more efficient, more modular way of building. His broad QS skills complement others in the team and he brings a professional yet personable style to his interactions with clients and project partners. He likes seeing younger people coming through QS.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance, Sustainability, Advisory

Bradford Smith

Associate

Bradford values long term relationships with clients and all other industry connections. He values accuracy, as a critical skill. Helping clients and colleagues to understand and manage risk while achieving their goals is the ultimate aim.

Services: Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Sustainability

Laine Ratsep

Administrator

Laine has a critical administration and support role to play, including accounts processing for the business. Naturally, she has a systematic and detailed focus and loves to support her colleagues so that they can better support clients. She takes a problem-solving approach and has worked with many of the team before BBD. She enjoys the exposure to projects and people in her role.

Nicki Buckingham

Business Support Manager

Nicki is all about culture and connection. Having worked with a development company and in other sectors, she is naturally deeply grounded and practical, all stirred in with an irrepressible energy and a generosity of spirit. In her support role at BBD she brings both people and projects together in an open, honest and collaborative way.

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Pamela Acio

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Pamela brings a wealth of global experience and an attention to detail. She believes in the ability to balance relationships and contractual outcomes and takes satisfaction in getting the job done. She loves a challenge and enjoys the friendly and purposeful work environment at BBD and with her clients. 

Faith Chimhundu

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Faith was BBD’s first recipient of the Keystone Trust Scholarship in 2015. She loves a challenge, and working on a diverse range of projects takes nothing for granted. She’s been part of BBD’s growth and values creating long term relationships with her clients

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance

Pachalo Chinula

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Pachalo brings both an architecture design and mechanical engineering perspective to his QS work. He values contributing to the team and learning from others. He has enjoyed seeing projects right through from scratch, particularly where challenges have been met head-on with original or ingenious solutions. He’d like to see even greater collaboration in project teams.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance, Advisory

Davrin Collocott

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Davrin is all about balance. Having worked construction-side in his own business, he sees both sides and gets a kick out of seeing projects come together with teamwork. “It takes a ‘brave soul’ to get estimates right”… In the future, he would like to see less waste in the construction sector.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Engineer To Contract, Expert Witness, Insurance, Sustainability, Advisory

Melissa Cross

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Melissa enjoys the relationships she has built with clients and colleagues, particularly in her funding work. She brings balance and a fresh perspective to the team and has an endearing curiosity and openness. She values the significant buildings in Wellington she has been involved, especially heritage buildings.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Engineer To Contract, Insurance

Chris Flanagan

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Chris gets satisfaction from seeing people occupy buildings that he was involved with from the start. He’s keen to be part of a shift in the industry to better triple-bottom-line outcomes – socially, economically, and environmentally. Accurate estimates are also critical for him, especially in a time of cost volatility.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance, Sustainability, Advisory

Brend Kapp

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Brend is all about integrity and likes to take an impartial position to get an honest, fair, and reasonable result not only for clients but for the whole project team. He can see opportunities for the industry to collaborate better, reduce ambiguity and share information for everyone’s benefit, but there first needs to be a willingness to change.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin

Emma Kershaw

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Emma understands the ability of the built environment to lift both people and place. She takes a practical, no-nonsense approach, having worked main contractor-side in the UK as a QS. She believes in the importance of strong working relationships with clients and keeping things simple to inform decision making.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Advisory

Shaheen Khan

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Shaheen values the relationships he makes in his work, particularly those projects that lead to great outcomes for clients, contractors, consultants, and the communities they serve. His expertise and experience across infrastructure, retail, and construction provide his clients with the resources and confidence they need in a Quantity Surveyor and sees a future where property and construction deliver improved outcomes for all involved.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Engineer To Contract, Expert Witness, Sustainability

Matt Llewellyn

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Matt rates working alongside good people as central to his work. His career approaching 40 years across six countries, gives him a depth of expertise and experience and a focus on getting the job done. Naturally, he takes a long-term view and especially likes being involved in projects designed for the long haul.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin

Owen Rees

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Owen brings 46 years of expertise and experience, both construction-side and as a QS looking after clients. He would like to see the construction industry evolve to attract better people, equipped for the challenges of the future and enjoys working with others on the project team. He enjoys mentoring the next generation of QS.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Expert Witness, Insurance, Advisory

Richard Stephens

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Richard is a highly trusted project financiers’ QS, possessing a detailed technical understanding of development risk. He also provides developers with a systematic, proactive, and impartial audit of their project’s status. He is based in the UK and works with his NZ colleagues in an invaluable ‘behind the scenes’ role. He has been engaged in numerous and wide-ranging projects with associated multiple technical considerations and complexities

Services: Project Funding Services

Weng Tan

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Weng has a quiet, reassuring openness to his manner which equips him to take on changes and challenges as they occur. A committed collaborator, he has seen first-hand how projects run best when the whole design and construction team work together. He has enjoyed the experiences gained in NZ after working in Edinburgh and graduating from Aberdeen.

Services: Contract Admin, Project Funding Services

Ryan Wong

Senior Quantity Surveyor

As a kid, Ryan cut his teeth in construction on Lego brick, by brick, which no doubt contributes to his ability to put together projects in his head. Absolute attention to detail, accuracy, and an ability to anticipate and problem solve are other skills he sees as critical in his work. All projects come with challenges, but he believes a collaborative project team can always find a way through.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance

Catherine Yap

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Catherine gets huge satisfaction from contributing to and seeing projects through. She also enjoys getting to know her clients socially and the recognition that comes with her work and a job done well. She has a love for good architecture and design and is happy to see women playing a greater part in QS and in industry.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance

Johnathan Mudrovcic

Quantity Surveyor – Tech Advisor

Johnathan believes in technology as an enabler of better ways of working in QS and in the broader design-construction sector. His deep expertise in software ensures greater accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness to help clients make the right decisions at the right time. He enjoys working in a team that balances practical expertise and experience with a fresh approach and tools.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Sustainability, Advisory

Amy Charlesworth

Quantity Surveyor

Amy has a competitive spirit and sees the perspective women can bring to both QS and the design and construction industry. She values long term relationships with clients, team work and the lean approach BBD takes. She believes in the positive contribution QS can make on projects, and in our communities, especially when project teams collaborate well.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin

Jacklyn Matthews

Quantity Surveyor

Jacklyn brings a curiosity to how spaces are used and evolve, particularly where environments can positively affect how people work and live. She has an innate sense of responsibility to clients for carefully managing their project budgets to a successful completion. She believes in getting the right team on board early, to bring fresh perspective, resilience and an ability to collaborate through challenges.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services

Conner McAllister

Quantity Surveyor

Conner has had a life long interest in maths and especially how it could be better used to model costs in construction to reduce ambiguity. While he was a student he came up with a way to calculate retentions to help spread risk between clients and others on the project. At BBD he feels he is learning from the best in the industry.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Contract Admin

Kathy Niu

Quantity Surveyor

Kathy gets a kick out of seeing projects take shape, on time, on budget, and meeting expectations for her clients. She enjoys the team spirit, flexibility, and family vibe at BBD and sees a future in property where we take a longer view, in terms of the Whole of Life cost of buildings.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance, Advisory

John-Paul Seccombe

Quantity Surveyor

John-Paul’s past experience as a contractor QS working on site gives him an eye for detail, project depth and a keenness to deliver value where it counts. He sees BBD as a great place to grow, a community where he can learn from others on the job. He takes pride in finding value engineering opportunities others haven’t picked up and loves working through the detail.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin

Jia (Crystal) Sun

Quantity Surveyor

Crystal embraces the role of QS and particularly the value we provide clients. She takes pride in ensuring working relationships are as seamless as possible and that expectations are met or exceeded. Naturally positive, highly professional, and deeply practical at heart, she enjoys being on a team in the office or on site. Crystal has a strong sense of purpose and balance in her work and life.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services

Adam Garlick

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

A recent graduate, Adam contributes fresh thinking, and enjoys working with tech such as BIM or Schedule of Quantities to improve outcomes for his clients. He values the variety of challenges, learning from others on the job and gets a kick out of contributing to projects right through to completion.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Insurance

David Kim

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

For David, being part of a project in which various professionals from different backgrounds with seemingly diverse values aligned to achieve the single goal of building and creating a space where people will enjoy the value of the space, and the value they will create for the society is the prize for the hard work. He brings balance and calm to the project team, attending to details, yet always learning, growing, and focussed on the client’s goals. David is a Keystone Trust scholarship recipient.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Project Funding Services, Insurance

Gabriel Thackham

Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Gabriel is not afraid to ask questions. He has a hard-working, can-do attitude and enjoys working and learning alongside others. His positivity and people skills make him an asset to the BBD team culture and he takes pleasure in the challenges and variety of the projects he is engaged in.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Contract Admin

Edward Billcliff

Undergraduate QS

Edward has a head for figures and a natural problem solving ability, complemented with a respect for open communication and collaboration. Committed, hard-working and focussed, he likes to keep clients happy and see projects through to a high quality specification, even better if they are environmentally sustainable both in design and construction and over the long term.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Contract Admin, Sustainability

Lucy Brooker

Undergraduate QS

Lucy values the hands-on nature of her work, particularly site visits, and seeing projects come together. Likewise, she enjoys being on a great project team, where everybody plays their part towards a shared goal. She brings energy, fresh ideas and new ways of doing things and prides herself on being responsive.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Procurement, Contract Admin, Insurance

Chad Davis

Undergraduate QS

Chad is passionate about the design and construction industry. His interest is in well-designed and built buildings and infrastructure that lasts. Deeply practical, he enjoys getting stuck into a wide range of projects at BBD in an environment where he can learn from others on the job.

Finn Duvander

Undergraduate QS

Finn brings fresh enthusiasm and a keenness to learn alongside others.

He has a quiet obsession with accuracy and is curious about how technology will increasingly enhance and simplify our work. He sees a challenge as way to learn about himself and puts that into action both at work and kickboxing in his spare time.

Services: Estimating & Cost Planning, Contract Admin

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Barnes Beagley Doherr is built on a legacy reaching decades back into the world of quantity surveying in New Zealand. In 2013 Simon Barnes, Scott Beagley and David Doherr chose to challenge the traditional corporate model and started a new company built around clients, good people and an environment that supports both.

Today that legacy endures, and we continue to exceed expectations where we are considered the best in the business. We’ve grown to 40+ people reaching into every corner of the construction sector.

Covering the length of our country from north to south we still take pride in keeping it personal and keeping our clients at the centre of carrying out our service.

We can’t ever know what the future holds, but we do know we have the people and resources to play our part in shaping that future.

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