Certificate holders - non-local body elected members

This page lists Making Good Decisions certificate holders who are non-local body elected members and people who are accredited by reason of their appointment under the Gazette notice.

  • Certificates issued upon completing the Making Good Decisions programme are valid for a 3-year period from the date of first issue. On re-issue (at 're-certification') they are valid for a period of five years.
  • The chairing endorsement column records those who, in attaining re-certification, have successfully demonstrated the competencies for chairing required by the Making Good Decisions programme.
  • Under the Gazette notice, those who have been appointed as a High Court judge (clause 1( c)), Environment Judge or alternate Environment Judge (clause 1(d)), or Environment Commissioner or Deputy Environment Commissioner (clause 1(e)) are also deemed to be accredited.
  • If you need to have your information on this page updated email jo.westwood@wsp.com
Certificate name Position Organisation or company Area of practice Field of expertise

Certificate
expiry date

Chair Contact details
Aarnon Horler         31 December 2025 No

027 818 4012

Email

Aaron Leith Programme Leader Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu South Island / Te Wai Pounamu; Stewart Island / Rakiura  Iwi / Maori resource management 31 December 2027 No

021 706 894

Email

Abby Sharma Senior Environmental Specialist Auckland Transport Auckland Stormwater treatment, Industrial or Trade Activities, Resource Consents – Regional Stormwater and Industrial Pollution, Nature Based Solutions 31 December 2026 No

021 658 676

Email

Abraham Witana

 Independent Commissioner

  Northland, Tai Tokerau Planning and policy development; Traditional and contemporary ecological knowledge; Te Ao Maori/ Matauranga Maori relationships, practise and protocols 31 December 2026 No

027 254 1713

Email

Adonica Giborees Principal Project Lead  Auckland Council Queenstown, Auckland Planning, Resource Management, Resource Consents 31 December 2027 No

021 362 154

Email

Adrian Percival Environmental Team Leader Civix Ltd Nationwide Civil and Environmental Engineering, Land Development, Flooding, Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, 3 Waters Infrastructure, Onsite Wastewater, Earthworks, Streamworks, Discharge Consents, RMA Compliance & Designations 30 June 2024 No

027 297 2724

Email

Adrienne Paul (Dr) Independent Commissioner   Nationwide, with a focus on Bay of Plenty and South Island (I am from the Bay of Plenty and I live in Christchurch). Resource management issues affecting infrastructure development and resulting environmental effects on land and marine coastal areas. Expertise in the application of Tikanga Māori/Te Tiriti o Waitangi in resource management law, and maritime law. 31 December 2026 No

022 883 0151

Email

Aimee Brown Planner Beca Ltd Nationwide, particularly lower North Island Planning 30 June 2025 No  
Aimee McGregor PMO (Project Management Office) Manager Rotorua Lakes Council Rotorua Lakes Area Water quality and a general breadth of perspective from education BE(Civil) BCom(Economics) and experience: private & public sector; strategy development, marketing, capital projects and planning policy. 31 December 2024 No

021 482 453

Email 

Ajay Desai Principal Engineer/Director Watres Consulting Limited Nationwide Three Waters Infrastructure, Catchment Planning, Civil Design 31 December 2026 No

021 960 430

Email

Alan Catchpole Principal Planner NZ Transport Agency Southern North Island Resource Management issues affecting infrastructure development and resulting effects on the environment 30 June 2024 No  
Alan Matheson Director AM Planning Limited Nationwide with recent focus on Queenstown Lakes, Canterbury, Nelson and Waikato Resource management policy analysis and strategic planning, regional policy statement/plans and district plan policy and plan development and review, plan changes/variations. 30 June 2028 yes

021 440 354

Email

Alan Pattle Technical Director Water and Geotechnics Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Natural resources engineering; water, waste and transport infrastructure; mining and quarrying; land development 30 June 2027 No

021 624 770

Email

Alan Watson Independent Commissioner AR Watson Associates Limited Nationwide but emphasis on upper half of North Island Planning and resource management, chair of hearings panels 30 June 2028 Yes  
Alan Withy Independent Commissioner Alandale Associates Nationwide from bases in Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Queenstown. Commissioner and facilitator, fulfilling chair, panel and sole adjudication and mediation assignments. 31 December 2024 Yes

021 739 529

Email

Alana Standish Team Leader Resource Consents  Queenstown Lakes District Council Queenstown Resource management planning; land use and subdivision resource consents 31 December 2028 No Email
Alasdair Gray Civil/Transportation Engineer Gray Matter Ltd Hamilton, Waikato Traffic and transportation, designation, large project delivery 30 June 2028 No

027 249 7648

Email

Alastair Black Senior Transportation Engineer Gray Matter Ltd

Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions

Traffic engineering and transportation planning 31 December 2028 No

07 853 8997

Email

Alastair Jamieson Principal Biodiversity Advisor Auckland Council Auckland and Northern New Zealand Indigenous ecosystems and biodiversity, Outstanding natural features/geological heritage 30 June 2028 No  Email
Alastair Jewell Principal Planner Tasman District Council     31 December 2026 Yes  
Alastair Picken Principal Planner Environment Canterbury Canterbury Environmental management (land and water), policy and plan drafting 31 December 2025 No  
Alec Neill Independent Commissioner Hyde Park Consultancy Nationwide Fresh Water Commissioner 31 December 2028 Yes

0274 403 731

Email

Alethea Hikuroa Independent Commissioner Te Whakakitenga O Waikato North Island/Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regions   30 June 2026 No

027 906 8100

Email

Alex Gardner Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Alex Findlay Director Expanse Ltd – Development Planning Auckland Over 20 years in the development planning industry, working for a range of clients in the retail, development, institutional/community, and residential markets. She holds post-graduate qualifications in planning and business management. 31 December 2026 No

021 477 177

Email 

Alex Russell Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Planning and Resource Consents 31 December 2025 No  
Alexander Erceg Senior Regulatory Advisor Environmental Protection Authority Nationwide Planning, Agriculture land use, discharges and water takes, nutrient management 30 June 2027 No

027 741 5042

Email

Alexandra Davids Independent Commissioner   Christchurch   30 June 2026 No  
Alexandra King Team Leader Consents Otago Regional Council Otago Planning - freshwater management and regional consenting 31 December 2027 No

 027 225 7248

Email

Alice Falloon Resource Planner Masterton District Council Masterton and wider Wairarapa Urban Planning, Resource Management, Resource Consents 31 December 2025 No  
Alison Cole Lawyer / PhD Candidate Govett Quilliam / Victoria University Wellington Taranaki / Wellington I whakapapa to South Taranaki iwi Ngāruahine and Ngāti Ruanui. Expertise in climate change. Resource management law, Community-based experience with Māori land law, the Marine and Coastal Act, the Exclusive Economic Zone Act, and the Crown Minerals Act. Researching and writing on legal developments in the courts recognition of tikanga, the RMA reforms, and the new offshore wind regulations. 30 June 2025 No

027 286 2762

Email

Alison Cooper

Consents Planning - Hearings

Canterbury Regional Council

Canterbury   30 June 2024 No  
Alison Francis Director Bay Planning Limited Nationwide, with experience in Hawke's Bay, Tairawhiti and Auckland Resource Management Planning - both Local and Regional. Land Use consents, subdivisions, infrastructure and regional consenting. Notice of Requirement/Designations 30 June 2026 No

022 170 8108

Email

Alison Peters Environmental Consultant Enviser Limited Christchurch Hydrogeology and contaminated land. Environmental policy and planning advice. 30 June 2024 No  
Alistair Aburn Senior Resource Management Planner / Director Urban Perspectives Limited

Wider Wellington Region including the Wairarapa

Resource Management Planning

30 June 2029 Yes

04 474 4111

Email

Alister Hartstone Director Set Consulting Limited Northland, Auckland, and Waikato Planning and resource management at national, regional, and district levels, including coastal activities, subdivision and land use activities, and plan change process. 31 December 2026 No

027 755 5607

Email 

Allan Cubitt Independent Commissioner Cubitt Consulting Limited     31 December 2026 Yes  
Alyssa Thomas Kaiārahi Taiao (Environmental Advisor)

Te Pou Taiao o Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board

Patuharakeke rohe, Northland (Takahiwai, Ruakākā, Waipu, etc.)

Writing Cultural Effects Assessments (CEA) for resource consent applications in Patuharakeke rohe, ArcGIS capability, taitamariki engagement. Bachelor of Science (Geography, Development Studies, Māori Studies), Master of Indigenous Studies.

31 December 2026 No

020 4045 1369

Email

Amanda de Jong Director Brighta Consulting Limited Nationwide, based in Auckland Planning, resource management, environmental compliance 31 December 2025 No

021 269 3259

Email

Amanda Dewar Barrister   South Island/ Wellington – based in Christchurch  I have been practicing environmental law for over 30 years and have also worked in a planning capacity for a Council and a planning consultancy. I have particular expertise in large scale developments (rural and urban) including resource consents, plan changes and designations for airport and port matters.  31 December 2026 Yes

021 242 9175

Email 

Amanda Leith Director / Planner Remarkable Planning Limited Queenstown Planning and resource management, Resource consents, Policy and plan development, Notice of requirements / designations. 31 December 2024 No

021 621 759

Email

Amber Buckley   Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Amy Beran Senior Environmental Advisor - Planning Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Christchurch and Canterbury Urban Planning - resource consents; Manawhenua engagement - Ngāi Tahu; Conservation management - National Park preparation 30 June 2026 No

027 300 2060

Email

Amy King Senior Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council Waikato Resource Consents, Environmental Planning 30 June 2025 No

07 859 2741

Email

Amy Robinson Director AR Planning Waikato RMA, regional consents, coastal, biodiversity 30 June 2025 No  Email
Amy Spurdle   Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Ana Te Whaiti   Hawkes Bay Regional Council     31 December 2026 No  
Anaru Begbie Programme Lead, Pūtake Taiao Raukawa Charitable Trust South Waikato Mahi Taiao, I have worked in the Taiao space for over 15 years, specialising in kaitiakitanga me mātauranga ā Raukawa within the Raukawa takiwā. This includes the management and protection of Ngā Wāhi Tapū o te Takiwā. 31 December 2025 No

027 403 6942

Email

Anaru Vercoe Principal Advisor Māori Business Services WSP New Zealand Limited North Island

Policy and Planning (plan changes (NPSFM): Bay of Plenty Natural Resources Plan); Maori Relationship and Engagement Strategies/Plans; Iwi Management Plans; Tikanga Māori including preparation of tools to recognise matauranga Māori in monitoring, policy development and procurement

31 December 2026 No

027 372 2024

Email

Anaru White Taiao Coordinator Te Kāhui Maru Taranaki Whānau, Hapū and Iwi Engagement 30 June 2025 No

021 196 5916

Email

Andrea Brabant   Tonkin & Taylor Ltd     31 December 2024 No  
Andrea Julian         31 December 2025 No  
Andrea Halloran Associate Pitt and Moore Solicitors Ltd Nationwide Law, Dispute Resolution 31 December 2024 No  
Andrew Bashford Director / Principal Planner Evergreen Consulting Limited Nationwide Planning and forestry. District and regional planning. Resource consents, consent reviews, designations, plan and policy development and plan changes 31 December 2024 No  
Andrew Braggins Senior Associate Berry Simons Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty   30 June 2026 No  
Andrew Carvell Principal Engineer VMC Consulting Environmental Engineers Ltd Whangarei, Northland Environmental engineering; civil infrastructure, particularly stormwater, flood management, wastewater and potable water; development of water storage and irrigation schemes; river management and flood schemes 30 June 2026 No

022 540 8714

Email

Andrew Fitzgerald Principal Planner Novo Group Ltd

Christchurch

Land use planning, primarily involving resource consents. Specific experience in urban development, including commercial, institutional, large scale residential/intensification and transportation matters.

31 December 2026 No

021 367 561

Email

Andrew Kramer Senior Consents Planner Waikato Regional Council Hamilton Expertise in Waikato Coastal & Regional Plans, aquatic ecology, riverbed activities, limited fish passage knowledge, water quality, and coastal marine area planning. 31 December 2026 No

021616209

Email

Andrew Crosland Manager, Regulatory Stewardship Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Nationwide Resource management, regional planning, environmental science, EEZ 30 June 2028 No  
Andrew Curtis Technical Director - Independent Commissioner Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Environmental Science specialising in Air Quality Issues 30 June 2024 No  
Andrew Fenemor Water Management Consultant, Hydrologist and  Researcher A&H Fenemor Resource Management Nationwide Water resource management, regional land and water planning, groundwater, integrated catchment management, land use impacts on water quality. 30 June 2026 Yes

0274 414 080

Email

Andrew Henderson Principal Planner Jacobs South Island District and Regional Planning 30 June 2024 Yes  
Andrew MacPherson Consultant   Waikato Region

Biological and Chemical Sciences and a general breadth of perspective from being a former Waikato Regional Councillor, having sat on several boards (Private and Public Sector) and having practised as a large animal veterinary surgeon along with my academic qualifications BVSc and MBA (dist). My interest is private & public sector organisations along with strategy, marketing, agribusiness, and commercialisation of good science.

31 December 2024 No

021 932 624

Email

Andrew McPhee Director, Consultant Planner Bay of Islands Planning Northland (Kaipara District, Far North District, Whangarei District, Northland Regional Councils) & Auckland Planning – District and Regional Planning, policy/plan making and resource consents 31 December 2026 No

021 784 331

Email

Andrew Schollum Director Puhoi Stour Ltd Nationwide General: Resource management policy, strategy, collaborative processes, planning.
Specific: Freshwater management, integrated land and water management, the development evaluation and application of environmental models in regulatory contexts in New Zealand (drafted best practice guidance for MfE), implementation of national direction via regional and district plans.
30 June 2025 No

021 988 237

Email

Andrew Schulte Principal Cavell Leitch Ltd Christchurch Lawyer (in RM practice since 2009), previously legal and research officer (Judge's clerk) at the Environment Court 30 June 2025 No

027 418 1327

Email

Andrew Wilkinson Planning Consultant Scott Wilkinson Planning Auckland and North Island Planning and resource management, resource consents, policy planning, regional planning, coastal planning. water quality, water takes, rural planning 31 December 2026 Yes

09 354 4166

Email

Andrew Willis Director Planning Matters Limited Christchurch and the South Island

District plan reviews; plan changes / variations; regional policy statement reviews; land use resource consent hearings; planning advisor to hearings panels; friend of submitter; peer reviewer; independent mediator; recovery planning; place making and urban design; urban growth planning; local government hearings.

30 June 2027 No

021 108 3600

Email

Andrew Woodford Senior Planner Queenstown Lakes District Council Queenstown   31 December 2025 No  
Angela Fenemor Resource Management Consultant Incite Nationwide Planning - Freshwater management, regional policy development, regional consenting 31 December 2024 No  
Angela Goodwin Principal Planner and Director Potentialis Ltd Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Far North Planning for land use and subdivision specialising in medium density residential development, large scale earthworks and rural activities (including fill sites) 31 December 2027 No

021 844 374

Email

Angela Jones Senior Planner The Property Group Limited - Wellington Office Wellington Planning 31 December 2024 No  
Angela McFlynn Director/Consultant Planner McFlynn Surveying & Planning Hawkes Bay District Planning, Resource Consents 31 December 2028 No

022 568 7750

Email

Angela McLeod Independent Commissioner   Wellington Solid understanding of rural communities, local government and NGOs from grassroots to governance and practical to policy. I hold a BAgr & PGDipDevSt, have lived experience of a physical disability and have a strong business management background. 30 June 2027 No

027 497 2761

Email

Ann Rodgers Principal Policy Planner Central Otago District Council Nationwide, based in Central Otago

District Plan policy review and development, plan changes, resource consents, designations, community engagement and spatial planning.  

31 December 2028 No

027 435 5415

Email

Anne Bradbury   Napier City Council     31 December 2025 No  
Anna Curnow Independent Commissioner       31 December 2025 No  
Anna Davidson Manager Resource Consents Marlborough District Council Marlborough Resource Consents - Regional and District Planning 30 June 2027 No

027 246 9987

Email

 

Anna Johnson City Development Manager Dunedin City Council Dunedin Urban Planning; Plan Changes; Plan Drafting 31 December 2025 No  
Anna Madarasz-Smith Team Leader Marine, Air and Land Science  Independent Commissioner   Nationwide

Estuarine, marine and coastal science.  Land-based impacts on coastal marine systems.  Stormwater and wastewater discharges.  Recreational water quality. Technical support for consent and plan change hearings.

31 December 2024 No

021 182 2082

Email 

Annie Reed

Team Leader Subdivision

Tasman District Council

    30 June 2024 No  
Anthony Barrett Director Brobono Ltd Bay of Plenty, Waikato Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles. Ngati Maniapoto Kawa, Tikanga, Matauranga Māori, Kaitiakitanga, Mana Whenua. Cultural Impact Assessments, Community Engagement. Resource Consents, Plan changes and variations. Designations 30 June 2026 No

022 318 9559

Email

Anthony Cussins Independent Commissioner Tonkin + Taylor Ltd Nationwide Groundwater, Contaminated Land, Contaminant Hydrogeology, Drinking-Water Security (Groundwater). 31 December 2027 Yes  
Anthony Hughes-Johnson Independent Commissioner   Canterbury Law 31 December 2025 Yes  
Anthony (Tony) MacColl Principal Planning Advisor Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago, Otago, Southland Strategic and spatial planning, and urban growth planning. Resource management, including resource consents, plan and policy development, plan changes, notice of requirements/designations and transport infrastructure. 30 June 2027 No

021 244 3616

Email 

Anthony Pearse Senior Transport Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Resource management planning, transport planning 31 December 2025 No  
Anthony Pickard Transport Strategy Manager Transport Strategy Manager Queenstown and surrounding areas Strategic transport planning, heritage, policy and consents 30 June 2026 No

 

 

Antoine Coffin Consultant Director / Consultant / Commissioner Waikato, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki Maori Resource Management, Cultural Heritage Management, Cultural Values/Impact Assessment, Treaty Settlements and Planning, Community Engagement. 31 December 2024 Yes Email 
Antoinette Besier Barrister & Solicitor Tasman Law Ltd Nelson, Marlborough, Wellington, West Coast Land use planning – all aspects of consenting, Plan making – district, regional and unitary authorities, Coastal hazard management, Discharge of contaminants to air, water or land, Earthworks, Wastewater treatment, Water allocation, Notification decision making 30 June 2027 Yes

027 455 3319

Email

Anton Becker Independent Commissioner   Greymouth Regulatory functions for District Council, spatial planning, district plans 31 December 2025 No

027 249 8341

Email

Arthur Tane Chair Te Wharekura o Tuhua Hikurangi/ Te Nehenehenui Iwi Trust   

Te Nehenehenui Iwi Trust

 

Central North  Island/ King Country/Ruapehu District/ Manawatu/Whanganui Region

 

Mātauranga Māori and leadership expertise within "whare" and rohe, kaitiaki of our taonga and Taiao. RMA experience, CIA assessments. Understanding of the  Maori World view of Taiao from a relational participatory, partnership level.  

31 December 2025 No

027 258 8637

Email

Asher Davidson Barrister   Auckland Legal 30 June 2026 No

027 213 0538

Email

Auriole Ruka Group Manager - Governance and Engagement Northland Regional Council  Te Taitokerau Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto; Masters Business AUT; 20 years working in Not For Profit organisations and experiences in working with iwi and hapū in Te Taitokerau 30 June 2028 No  
Aurora Grant   Environment Southland     30 June 2026 No  
Azam Khan Director Pattle Delamore Partners Limited Nationwide Environmental Engineering, specialising in solid wastes (landfill), biosolids management, wastewater treatment and disposal. Also familiar with stormwater management and discharges to air (contaminants/odour) 30 June 2024 No  
Baden Vertongen         31 December 2024 No  
Bal Matheson Barrister Richmond Chambers Auckland

Legal (all areas but particularly water, farming, and urban development)

30 June 2025 No

0274 222 977

Email

Barbara Mead Senior Associate Tompkins Wake Tauranga RMA Solicitor 30 June 2026 Yes

021 190 4673

Email

Barry Johnson Environmental Policy Manager Tasman District Council Top of the South/Te Tau Ihu National Instruments, Plans, Resource consents 30 June 2026 No  
Barry Kaye Independent Commissioner Barry Kaye Associates Limited Nationwide Planning, coastal, rural issues, subdivisions, major projects 30 June 2024 Yes  
Barry Mosley Principal BKM Consulting & Babbich Consultants Ltd Auckland, Taranaki, Northland, Gisborne Planning and Resource Management 30 June 2027 Yes

022 010 6429

Email

Basil J Morrison CNZM JP Independent Commissioner Basil J Morrison and Associates Limited     30 June 2024 No  
Ben Farrell Owner Cue Environmental Limited Nationwide, based in Queenstown Environmental / Resource Management Planning 31 December 2025 No

021 767 622

Email

Ben Potaka Manager Heeni Investment Company Ltd Manawatu, Whanganui, Ruapehu Customary and Traditional Fisheries, Commercial Fisheries, Marae Development, Papakainga Housing 31 December 2025 No  
Ben Rhodes Planning Manager - Christchurch and Wellington Harrison Grierson Canterbury Planning and resource management, including district plan reviews, strategic planning, urban growth, plan changes, designations and land use and subdivision consents 31 December 2025 No

021 157 4483

Email

Benita Tahuri Independent Commmissioner   Hawkes Bay Cultural Impact and Analysis, Te Ao Māori, Relationship and Engagement 30 June 2025 No

021 258 8508

Email

Bev Gibson Independent Director, Chair, Trustee Ngāti Tawhirikura Hapū Charitable Trust Based in Taranaki, can work nationwide Biodiversity, indigenous te Taiao ecosystems, tikanga Māori, Hapū/Iwi consultation and engagement, policy development 30 June 2027 No

027 240 4613

Email

Beverley James Researcher Public Policy and Research   Social impact assessment. Housing 31 December 2025 No  
Bianca Sullivan Independent Commissioner Environment Matters Limited Nationwide Environmental planning, water resource management, coastal & marine developments 31 December 2025 Yes

021 057 4794

Email

Bill Smith Independent Commissioner   Nationwide, but mainly Auckland and Northland Local Government. All aspects of resource management planning and Chair of Hearings Panels 30 June 2028 Yes

021 868 434

Email 

Bill Wasley Director Bill Wasley Consulting Ltd Primarily Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Waikato and Bay of Plenty - has worked nationally Planning and resource management; spatial, growth management and strategic planning; panel chairing 30 June 2028 Yes

027 471 3006

Email

Blair Dickie Principal Strategic Advisor Waikato Regional Council Hamilton/Nationwide Climate Adaptation - renewable energy; Natural resource allocation - water and geothermal; Regional policy statements; Regional Plans; Regional coastal plans 31 December 2025 No

021 894 451

Email

Brad Coombs Independent Commissioner Isthmus Group Nationwide Landscape architecture, urban design, natural character 30 June 2026 No  
Brandon Baillie Senior Resource Consents Planner Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Central Hawke’s Bay (Waipukurau, Waipawa and surrounds) Resource consent processing and compliance 31 December 2024 No  
Brenda Baillie Policy Specialist Northland Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  
Brendan Sheehan Civil Engineer Mt Aurum Engineering Consultants Ltd NZ and Australia Dam engineering 30 June 2028 No  027 456 0022
Brent Limmer Manager – Investment and Planning Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities Nationwide with focus on Central North Island and Wellington Region All aspects of resource management planning including plan development and resource consenting. 31 December 2028 No  
Brent Manning Director Independent Engineering Consultant Taranaki, Nationwide Civil engineering, utility and network infrastructure (roads and water), project planning and delivery, including designations/Notices of Requirement and spatial planning. Engineering and project management. 30 June 2025 No

027 752 2187

Email

Brent Vyle Consents Officer Waikato Regional Council Hamilton Regional consenting in the infrastructure space, ranging from single property applications through to large renewable energy proposals. Also experienced in the consenting of subdivisions with a focus on earthworks and stormwater matters. 31 December 2026 No

 

John (Brian) Flood Principal Engineer/Director Wood and Partners Consultants Limited (Woods) Auckland Civil Engineering, Land Development, Subdivision & Earthworks 30 June 2026 No

027 226 9997

Email

Brian Morris Co-Chair Rākautātahi Marae Trustees Hawkes Bay Māori iwi, hapū perspectives, tikanga Māori, te reo Māori, licensed translator Māori to English, English to Māori, Treaty of Waitangi claims 31 December 2025 No  
Bridget Gilbert         31 December 2025 No  
Brigid Kelly Director - Hanganga Matihiko Legal (Infrastructure & Digital) Ministry of Education Auckland based Legal 31 December 2025 No

027 291 2817

Email

Bronwyn Arthur Principal Arthur Noble Ltd Nationwide with a focus on Canterbury and Kaikoura following the earthquakes Legal interpretation and application of the RMA. Administrative/ public law processes. Legislation impacting on RMA, particularly earthquake related Acts. 31 December 2025 No  
Bronwyn Carruthers Barrister, Independent Commissioner Shortland Chambers Auckland based available to practice Nationwide Legal 31 December 2024 No

021 685 809

Email

Bronwyn Faulkner Senior Principal Boffa Miskell Limited Nationwide Landscape planning and design, rural and coastal assessment, landscape and visual effects assessment 30 June 2024 No  
Bronwyn Hunt Independent Commissioner   Nationwide, Northland RM issues affecting Tāngata whenua, mātauranga Māori, iwi environmental management planning and policy, iwi engagement; local government policies and processes; iwi/hapū economic, social, environmental and cultural development. 31 December 2028 No  
Bronwyn Rhynd Environmental Engineer, Director

CKL NZ Ltd

Nationwide

Environmental engineering with a focus on stormwater and flood management together with water sensitive urban design elements for both private and public sector projects. Expertise extends from investigation, design, consenting and construction management with respect to stormwater management systems, flood effects, system for mitigation and infrastructure.

31 December 2026 No

027 454 5533

Email

Bruce Graham Independent Commissioner Graham Environmental Consulting Limited Nationwide Air quality, Environmental science, hazardous substances 30 June 2024 No  
Bryan Bates Consultant Cirrus Associates Limited Nationwide Water resource management, Wastewater, Dams Stormwater, Coastal, General resource management 30 June 2024 No  
Bryce Phillipson Senior Environmental Engineer Tauranga City Council Tauranga Resource consent processing and decision making 30 June 2024 No  
Burnette O'Connor Planner/Director The Planning Collective Ltd

Auckland, Kaipara, Whangarei, Far North Council’s

25+ years experience in all areas of resource consenting (landuse, coastal, discharge, subdivision), plan changes, NoRs, Policy and Plan drafting and reviews, Env Ct evidence, Commissioner work in both rural and urban communities. 30 June 2027 Yes

021 422 346

Email

Cadence Kaumoana (Dr) Independent Commissioner Te Ara Mātauranga Ltd Nationwide

Executive leadership, Governance, Resource Management planning, Treaty settlements, Mātauranga Māori, Tikanga Māori, Environmental management (water and land), District Plans, Iwi Management Plans, Māori Engagement, Cultural Heritage Management, Cultural Impact Assessment, Health

31 December 2026 No

027 878 878 1

Email

Caleb Sutton Environmental Consents Manager Hastings District Council Auckland – Hauraki Gulf Islands
Hastings District

Experienced resource consents planner with over 15 years in both consent and policy roles for local government

30 June 2024 No  
Callum Beattie Kaitātari Kaupapa Here Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust Hawkes Bay Lawyer 30 June 2025 No

027 223 6016

Email

Calvin Russell Manukura Taiao - Environmental Manager

Ngati Ranginui Iwi

Bay of Plenty, Horowhenua, Southland, East Otago & South Waikato I hold a qualification in Environmental Management and advocate on behalf of Māori - I have worked and lived conservation projects and safegaurding our natural environment.       30 June 2027 No

022 096 7181

Email

Cam Twigley Director, Planning and Environment BTW Company Ltd North Island Planning: upstream and downstream energy, mining, agriculture, horticulture, residential and commercial land development, rural & residential subdivision, waste transfer, waste disposal, contaminated land, telecommunications, network utilities, Te Ao Māori, sports & recreation, education, tourism & hospitality, health care & aged care 31 December 2027 Yes

027 454 4886

Email

Cameron Aplin Senior Consents Planner Waikato District Council Waikato Resource Consents 31 December 2026 No

 

Cameron King Senior Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council Waikato Water Allocation 30 June 2027 No  
Cameron Lines Independent Geotechnical Specialist Baseline Geotechnical Limited Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Tasman, West Coast/Buller Geology, Geotechnical. Specialist in mining/quarrying and large-scale linear infrastructure (water and wastewater supply, roads, rail) 31 December 2026 No

021 378 269

Email 

Carolyn Hopa Tribal Member Ngaati Wairere Auckland, Waikato, Western Bay of Plenty Tikanga Maaori, Maatauranga Maaori, Maaori concepts and cultural values 30 June 2026 No

027 338 4246

Email

Carolyn Lundquist Principal Scientist / Associate Professor NIWA / University of Auckland Nationwide, based in Hamilton/Auckland Marine, coastal and estuarine science; marine spatial planning; biodiversity; soft sediment ecosystems including shellfish, mangrove and seagrass ecosystems 31 December 2025 No

07 859 1866

Email

Carolyn Wratt Director Wratt Resource Management Planning Ltd Nationwide District plans; regional plans; regional policy statements; designations; resource consents; growth management; large infrastructure projects; EEZ Act applications 30 June 2028 No

0275 745 245

Email

Carron Blom (Dr) Director, Independent Commissioner Anguillid Consulting Engineers and Scientists Limited Nationwide Trans-disciplinary resource management, environmental science/engineering, infrastructure delivery and operations, coastal, stormwater, integration of environmental sciences and engineering, mediation. 31 December 2025 No  
Casey Gannon Manager – Democracy Services Far North District Council Te Tai Tokerau – Far North - Northland Governance Support, Relationship Management, Local Government 31 December 2026 No

021 313 780

Email

Catherine Clarke Partner Boffa Miskell Limited Northland, Auckland, Waikato Complex consenting projects in relation to natural resource management, infrastructure, extractive industries and renewable energy developments under the Resource Management Act (RMA), and Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Act 2012 (EEZ Act) 30 June 2028 No

09 359 5306

Emaill

Catherine Iorns Law Professor Victoria University of Wellington Wellington/Nationwide RMA plans, RMA consents, coastal plans, EEZ marine consents. Climate adaptation, Treaty settlements and legal protection of Māori interests. General environmental law and statutory interpretation. 30 June 2026 No  
Cathy Katene Managing Director/Independent Commissioner Ariari Whanau Trust Taranaki, Hauraki Environmental Management, Cultural Impact Assessment, Conversation, Mataurangi Māori, Cultural Values, Tangata whenua, Kaitiakitanga, Wai Māori, Rural Pest Control. 30 June 2027 No  
Catriona Eagles Cheal Consultants       30 June 2024 No  
Celia Davison Manager Central South, Plans and Places Auckland Council Auckland Region

Statutory and policy planning, resource management, unitary and district plan development, urban growth management, land use and spatial planning

30 June 2027 No  

021 246 9825

Email

Celia Haden Principal Solicitor Environmental Protection Authority Wellington Legal 30 June 2026 Yes  
Celia Witehira   Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia   Tangata whenua, environmental management 31 December 2026 No

021 751 133

Email

Ceri Edmonds Manager Policy and Planning Hawkes Bay Regional Council Napier/Hawkes Bay Resource Management Policy Planning 31 December 2027 No

027 278 4371 

Email

Chalet Bidois Pou Taiao – Project Manager Te Nehenehenui Trust Te Kūiti He uri tēnei no Ngāti Maniapoto. I have experience in Māori and Indigenous research studying at the University of Waikato. I have also attained on the job knowledge from my Project Manager role in the environmental for the Ngāti Maniapoto Iwi entity, Te Nehenehenui Trust. 31 December 2025 No Email
Chanti Boyle Intermediate Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Resource consent processing and decision making 30 June 2024 No  
Dr Charlotte Drury Principal Planner, Director View Consultants Ltd Nationwide Regional land and water planning, regional resource consents, land use impacts on water quality, freshwater governing 31 December 2025 No

027 322 5595

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Charlotte Fransen Consents Officer Waikato Regional Council Hamilton Regional consenting primarily with water take and s14 matters. 31 December 2026 No

 

Chelsea Terei Director Tukau Law Te Taitokerau, Auckland Maori Crown Relations, Waitangi Tribunal, Maori Land Court 31 December 2028 No  
Cherie Lane Planning Consultant Lane Associates Limited Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton. Available Nationwide. Planning and resource management; resource consents, policy planning, and urban land use and development. 31 December 2024 Yes

021 764 201

Email

Cheryl Cleary Independent Commissioner Cleary Associates Ltd Nationwide, based in Waikato

District plan reviews and plan changes; regional policy statement and regional plan reviews and changes; resource consents; notices of requirement and alterations to designation; s.127 applications and s.357 objections; friend of submitter, independent facilitator

30 June 2029 No

020 4019 5688

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Chloe Roper Environmental Monitoring Officer: Noise & Vibration Specialist Tauranga City Council Tauranga Noise & Vibration monitoring and advice 31 December 2025 No

021 589 986

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Chloe Trenouth Chloe Trenouth Consulting   Auckland, Waikato, Queenstown, Waitaki, Tauranga District plans; regional policy statements; designations; resource consents; with experience across a range of topic areas including stormwater management; Māori planning; growth; housing development; and industrial site development. 31 December 2028 No

022 614 7605

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Chris Dawson Principal Planner Bloxam Burnett and Olliver (BBO) Limited Waikato/Bay of Plenty  Consultant Planner with wide range of experience (28 years) in rural and urban development, subdivision, structure planning, wind farms, quarries, large infrastructure projects including state highway notices of requirements and consenting, heritage building refurbishment and engagement lead with focus on tangata whenua consultation. 30 June 2026 No 0275 333 899
Chris Horne Director, Principal Planner Incite (Auckland) Limited Auckland based, has worked throughout NZ Planner with broad range of experience in the planning field (25+ years) with a particular interest in network utilities and public works projects and designations 31 December 2025 No

027 479 4980

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Chris Mitchell Principal Mitchell Law Kapiti Coast Resource management and local government law (development contributions, rating, reserves and infrastructure) 30 June 2028 Yes

021 277 1033

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Christin Atchinson Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council   Coastal 30 June 2026 No  
Christine Coste Planner/Director RMA Digital Auckland and Nationwide Planning and resource management, policy and plan development, resource consents, Notice of Requirement /designation, infrastructure, emerging technologies, digital planning tools, artificial intelligence in RM 31 December 2024 No

021 19 21 222

Email

Christine Foster Director CF Consulting Services Ltd

Wellington

Resource management policy and plan development, resource consents (large projects and smaller including infrastructure), freshwater use (abstractions, discharges, diversions),  facilitation and pre-hearing meetings.

31 December 2028 Yes

0274 761 981

Email

Chris Hansen Director/RMA Planning Consultant Chris Hansen Consultants Ltd (CHC Ltd) Nationwide RMA planning for: major infrastructure projedcts; hydrogeneration; irrigation schemes; nutrient management; rural & residential subdivision & development; commercial/retail development; coastal projects 31 December 2027 No

 021 0264 5108

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Chris Hardy Technical Principal - Water & Wastewater WSP NZ Ltd Nationwide Urban three waters network strategic planning and design (water, wastewater, stormwater). Urban and rural land drainage and flood risk and mitigation. Road and highway stormwater planning and design 31 December 2025 No

027 252 1271

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Christopher Clarke Environmental Officer Te Mana o Ngati Rangitihi Trust Whakatane, Bay of Plenty Resource Consents, Iwi/Māori resource management 31 December 2025 No

027 557 4457

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Christopher Scrafton Senior Planner MWH Nationwide Town Planning 31 December 2026 No  
Christopher Turbott Principal Planner Auckland Council Auckland, Bay of Plenty All RMA Planning 30 June 2024 No  
Chyi Sim Principal Policy Analyst Ministry for the Environment Wellington region Planning, consenting, local government, machinery of central government. Public policy: systems thinking and intervention logic. Effective communication skills: presenting technical material in simple language. Engagement with stakeholders, including practitioners (councils, iwi and private) 31 December 2025 No Email
Cindy Robinson Cindy Robinson Lawyer and Independent Commissioner Lawyer  Christchurch Resource Management and Local Government Law 30 June 2028 Yes

021 0220 6539

Email

Claire Conwell (Dr) Principal Consultant SLR Consulting New Zealand

Wellington / Nationwide

Water quality, ecotoxicology, contaminant impact assessment, stormwater, wastewater, ecological risk assessment

30 June 2027 No

021 137 0026

Email

Claire Gibb   Ministry for the Environment     31 December 2025 No  
Claire Kirman (Dr) Special Counsel - Urban Development  Kainga Ora - Homes and Communities Nationwide Resource Management Lawyer 30 June 2027 No  Email
Clare Barton Group Manager Strategy and Environment Nelson City Council Central and Southern North Island Planning 31 December 2025 No  
Clare Hamilton 

Team Leader: Development Engineering (Environmental Planning)

Tauranga City Council  Tauranga and Selwyn

Engineering aspects developments including service connections, network capacities, upgrading of infrastructure, natural hazards and how these tie back to RMA/ City and District Plans.

30 June 2024  No  
Clare Lenihan Environmental and Public Law Barrister Clare Lenihan Barrister Southland and Otago but able to travel Lawyer, Resource Management, planning, conservation, consents, plans, ONL/ONC, aquaculture 30 June 2028 Yes

027 577 6823

Email

Clare Sinnott Barrister and Solicitor MinterEllisonRuddWatts   Law and Infrastructure 30 June 2024 No  

Cole Burmester

Waste Planning Manager

Tauranga City Council

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Thames-Coromandel

Planning, Resource Consents, Urban Development, Natural Hazards, Coastal Environment, Waste Infrastructure, Landfills, Resource Recovery Parks

30 June 2024 No  

Colin Dryland

General Manager - Engineering/Principal Engineer Woods (Wood and Partners Consultants Ltd) National based in Auckland Greenfields and brownfields residential, commercial, industrial, retail and rural land development. Roading, pavements, transport infrastructure, 3-waters and green infrastructure, flood risk and mitigation, earthworks, erosion and sediment control, streamworks 30 June 2026 No

021 118 5911

Email

Colin Weatherall

Qsm / JP

Independent Commissioner / Mediator Self  South Island  Commissioner & Facilitator, Experienced Chair - panel and sole, All  RMA Matters and mediation assignments. 30 June 2024 Yes

021 717 070

Email 

Connie Mills

 

Customer and Consents Manager Central Hawkes Bay District Council Hawkes Bay - Napier, Hastings, Wairoa, Central Hawkes Bay Planning and Resource Management, regional and district levels, specifically land use and subdivision, notice of requirements/designations 31 December 2026 No

027 442 5686

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Craig Barr Director Waveform Environmental Planning South Island Planning. Land use and subdivision, including rural landscape management, reverse sensitivity and compatibility issues. Indigenous biodiversity management, urban intensification. District Plan and regional Policy Statement preparation including plan review and plan changes. Notice of requirements and alterations to designations. 31 December 2026 No

027 406 5593

Email 

Craig Pauling Kaiarataki - Te Hīhiri / Strategic Advisor - Māori Boffa Miskell Ltd Christchurch, Canterbury and South Island Cultural narratives, values reports and impact assessments, Iwi environmental management planning and policy, environmental monitoring and ecological restoration, Iwi/community consultation and engagement 31 December 2027 No  
Craig Redmond Executive Consultant Jacobs Christchurch Environmental management technical specialist with a particular focus on the natural environment (water, ecology), infrastructure planning, consent compliance, and environmental management systems 31 December 2025 No

03 940 4961

Email

Craig Welsh Independent Commissioner Resource and Environmental Management Nelson Limited     31 December 2025 Yes  
Crystal Chung Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Environmental Planning 31 December 2025 No Email
Daina-Jane Cunningham

Consents Planner

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Hamilton, Waikato, Otorohanga, Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatāne. Bay of Plenty Regional and Waikato Regional.

Environmental management, science and consent planning. Māori natural resources management (whenua).

30 June 2024 No  
Dale Eastham National Manager, Environment & Sustainability Fulton Hogan Ltd   Natural Resource Management; Land management and development, industrial sites, civil construction, water and air discharges 31 December 2025 No

027 212 4142

Email

Dale Meredith Senior Policy Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Hawkes Bay, Otago Policy planning 31 December 2027 No  
Dalia Zarour-Evanson Inermediate Consents Planner Hawkes Bay Regional Council Napier, Hawkes Bay RMA environmental resource consent processing, policy planning, compliance and pollution enforcement at Greater Wellington Regional Council, Horizons Regional Council and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council 31 December 2025 No  
Damian Ellerton Associate Marshall Day Acoustics Nationwide Noise and Vibration, District Plan review, Dispute resolution, Mediation and problem solving. I have also experience with large scale energy projects including wind, solar, geothermal and thermal power generation 30 June 2028 No

021 473 969

Email

Dana Wensley Independent Commissioner       31 December 2025 Yes  
Daniel Cox Planner Environment Canterbury Christchurch/Canterbury Policy planning and resource management working mainly with the Regional Policy Statement and have previous experience working on the review of a district plan 31 December 2025 No

027 842 5240

Email

Daniel Kinnoch Director/Resource Management Planner CoLab Planning Limited Auckland, Christchurch Resource Management / RM Planner 31 December 2025 No

022 091 7233

Email

Daniel Rodie Team Leader, Resource Consents Auckland Council   Resource Management Planning and Subdivision 30 June 2026 No  
Daniel Sadlier Partner Ellis Gould Lawyers Nationwide Environmental and Resource Management Law 31 Decenber 2025 No

09 306 0748

Email

Daniel Williams Independent Commissioner   Nationwide 30 years Planning and Land Development experience including small and large scale residential and commercial development. Feasibility, planning, design, construction and compliance of projects 30 June 2026 No

027 484 6477

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Danielle Petricevich Principal Planner 4Sight Consulting, part of SLR Nationwide Resource Management Planning, with a particular focus in Regional Consent Planning 31 December 2025 No  Email
Daren Horne Taiao Cultural Advisor Te Atiawa ki te Tau Ihu Trust Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough Resource management, cultural environmental monitoring, security industry 31 December 2025 No  
Darlene Dinsdale Director Mokopuna Tia me Hei Western Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty region Environmental management, resource consents, cultural impact assessments, water quality, cultural monitoring utilising the skills of Tikanga and Matauranga viewpoints. Communication and engagement planning/strategies experience working with Iwi, Hapu and Marae relationships also working experience with Local Government, City and District Councils. 30 June 2026 No

021 042 6266

Email

Darryl Black   Tauranga City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Darryl Millar Director/Principal Planner Resource Management Group Limited  Canterbury/South Island District/Regional Policy, plans and plan changes/variations. Resource Consents: Land use, subdivision and regional consents. Designations. 30 June 2028 No

027 229 5555

Email

Darryl Sycamore Planning Manager Terramark Limited Dunedin/Otago Mining and the extractive industry, Indigenous vegetation, botanical and ecological matters, Wetlands, Subdivision and urban development, Soils, Hydroelectric generation 31 December 2026 No

021 1255-554

Email

Darryn Russell  Chief Executive Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement Trust   

Heretaunga/Tamatea, Te Waipounamu

 

Extensive indigenous governance and leadership experience. Strong commercial, social, environmental and cultural roles in National senior appointments through to NGO and community development undertakings. Academically founded in people development, political theory and practice and defined by a social lens of empowerment and equity.

31 December 2025 No

 027 506 1393

Email

Dave Marshall Kaitohutohu Taiao/ Environmental Policy Advisor Marshall Planning  Nationwide Natural resource policy and planning. Recognising and providing for hapū and iwi values in resource management systems and outcomes. 30 June 2026 No

021 256 3550   

Email

Dave Moule Planner/Associate Partner Boffa Miskell Hamilton Planning and resource management, resource consents, policy and plan development, plan changes, designations 30 June 2025 No

022 071 5900

Email

Dave Serjeant Independent Commissioner Merestone Limited Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch Planning and economics, Environmental Planning (Regional Resource Consents) 30 June 2026 Yes  
Dave Smith Technical Director – Transportation Planning Abley Limited Christchurch Transportation planning and traffic engineering. This includes transportation modelling, transportation research, public transport planning, walking and cycling planning and design. 31 December 2027 No  
David Adamson Director/Partner/Consultant Adamson Partners Christchurch Civil/environmental engineering including 3 waters, transport, solid waste, agriculture, civil defence and rural fire. Senior management, local government in rural provincial and metro councils. Resource Management affecting infrastructure 31 December 2026 No  
David Clendon Independent Commissioner   Northland Built Heritage; Alignment of mātauranga Māori and Western science; Ecosystem management; Community engagement 31 December 2028 No

021 682 580

Email

David Allen Special Counsel Buddle Findlay Wellington Law 30 June 2025 Yes  
David Bridges Independent Commissioner Kaiuru Consulting Limited Nationwide Water Resource Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Public and Private Sector Infrastructure, Stormwater and Flood Protection, Rivers Engineering and Land Development. 30 June 2024 No  
David Caldwell Barrister Bridgeside Chambers     31 December 2025 Yes  
David Campbell Planning Manager Central Otago District Council     31 December 2028 No  
David Compton-Moen Director DCM Urban Design Limited Christchurch Urban Design, urban development; Landscape Architecture - Landscape assessment and design 30 June 2026 No

021 114 0377

Email

David Dangerfield Director EHS Support New Zealand Auckland, Waikato and Northland Regions Contaminated Land 30 June 2027 No  
David Forrest Senior Planner Beca Ltd  Lower North Island  Planner  30 June 2025  No  
David Hill Independent Hearings Commissioner Sole trader

Primarily North Island – Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty regions particularly.

Resource Management, Reserves and EEZ Act hearings, planning and policy.

30 June 2029 Yes

021 822 321

Email

David Just Team Leader Consents Planning Environment Canterbury Canterbury Regional Council Consents Planning, Water, Coastal. 31 December 2025 No  
David Marshall         31 December 2024 Yes  
David McMahon Independent Commissioner Resource Management Group Limited Nationwide District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan changes; Resourse Consents: Land Use, Subdivision and Regional Consents; Designations; sole Commissioner and/or Panel member 31 December 2028 No  
David Mead Independent Commissioner David Mead Urban Planning Auckland Urban design, urban plannnig 30 June 2028 Yes  
David Murphy City Planner Palmerston North City Council Palmserston North and Manawatu District Plan development, strategic land-use planning, urban design policy, development contributions and placemaking. 30 June 2024 No  
David Newey Planning Manager Department of Conservation South Island   31 December 2026 No  
David Randal Partner Buddle Findlay   Resource Management, Māori law, local government, EEZ Act 30 June 2026 Yes  
David Wren Principal David Wren - Planning Policy Research Auckland My main areas of expertise include the planning assesment of resource consents, plan reviews and changes and notiices of requirement. 31 December 2026 Yes

09 815 0543

Email 

Dayle Hunia Independent Commissioner Kotuku Systems Ltd Eastern Bay of Plenty Māori Natural Resource Management and Economic Development, RMA: District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan changes, Resource Consents and Plan Changes, EEZ Act applications and Environmental science. 31 December 2026 No  
Dean Chrystal Partner, Director Planz Consultants Limited Nationwide Planning and resource management, including local and regional planning, policy and plan development. Resource consent applications and Notice of Requirements 30 June 2028 Yes

021 668 847

Email

 

Dean Heiford Manager Economic, Community & Support Services, CEO Marlborough Airport Limited, Electoral Officer Marlborough District Council Marlborough Community Engagement, Airport Operations and Legislation, Elections, Property Management, Emergency Management and Recovery, 30 years Local Government / Unitary Authority Management 30 June 2026 No

021 246 2642

Email

Dean Whaanga Manager Te Ao Marama Inc Southland Te Ao Māori particularly Ngāi Tahu history and mātauranga. Worked in a Māori Environment consultancy for 14 years dealing with RMA, LGA and environmental matters. 31 December 2025 No

03 931 1242

Email

Deborah Kissick Senior Environmental Planner Traverse Environmental Nationwide, particularly North Island Planning 30 June 2024 No  
Deborah Paterson Independent Commissioner     Ngāi Tahu, Agriculture 31 December 2025 No  
Deborah Ryan Technical Director - Air Quality Pattle Delamore Partners Ltd Nationwide Air quality and odour effects assessment, industrial/infrastructure developments, air quality planning 31 December 2024 No  
Deborah Te Riaki Trustee Ngati Rangi Trust Ohakune, Southern Ruapehu Maori Cultural Values 31 December 2025 No  
Dee Isaacs Director DPI Consulting Ltd Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, Northland, Christchurch, Queenstown Consultant: Te Mana o te Wai; Resource Management Planning; Māori Planning; Māori Urban Design; Working alongside tangata whenua, mana whenua and hapū; Māori engagement; Te reo Māori me ōna tikanga (Language and culture); Treaty of Waitangi ; Cultural Values Assessment, Cultural Impact Assessment 31 December 2026 No

021 806 738

Email

Deepani Seneviratna Team Leader Consents Planning Environment Canterbury Christchurch, West Melton & Bank Peninsula S12 Coastal activities, s15 discharges (Stormwater and other contaminated water), s9 activities 30 June 2026 No  
Deidre Ewart Manager Permissions/SLM Department of Conservation     31 December 2025 No  
Dennis Bush-King Independent Commissioner/Planner   Tasman, Nelson Plan development and consenting/designation experience involving land use and subdivision, contaminated land, water allocation, dams, river works, discharges to air and water, and activities in the CMA including aquaculture developments. 30 June 2025 No

027 431 0317

Email

Denym Clarke Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Environmental Planning 31 December 2025 No

027 824 7826

Email

Derek Todd Principal Coastal and Natural Hazards Scientist Jacobs Nationwide Coastal processes, coastal hazards, (erosion, inundation, sea level rise) 31 December 2024 No  
Destiny Leaf     Taitokerau (Northland), Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty Tikanga and Mātauranga Māori, Taiao Kaitiakitanga/Environmental Management - iwi sites of significance field research, Whānau, Hapū and Iwi conflict resolution, Local Government experience: Resource Consents, Wastewater including chairing committees. 30 June 2026 No

0225381346

Email

Dhilum Nightingale Barrister Kate Sheppard Chambers Nationwide but based in Wellington Plan changes, plan and policy statement reviews, consenting, infrastructure, utilities, residential developments, national policy statements and NES-consents, fast-track consenting, enabling housing supply / incorporating medium density residential standards, EEZ applications 31 December 2026 Yes

021 385 130

Email 

Diane Palmer Team Leader Waikato Regional Council Waikato Region Regional Consent Processes 30 June 2029 No Email
Dianne Smith Committee Member Hawkes Bay Regional Council Tamatea Central Hawkes Bay, Hastings, Napier Environmental planning 31 December 2026 No

274436667

Email

Don Chittock New Zealand Quarries Environment & Sustainability Manager Fulton Hogan   General - Natural Resource/Environmental Management, Environmental Policy & Strategy 30 June 2025 No  
Donald Turley Principal Turley Solutions Nelson- Marlborough; Buller -West Coast; Wellington; Wairarapa; Manawatu; Hawkes Bay Resource Management; District and Regional Planning; Resource Consents; Mediation. 31 December 2028 No  
Donna Jones   Waikato Regional Council     31 December 2028 No  
Doug Tate Group Manager – Customer and Community Partnerships Central Hawke’s Bay District Council Hawke's Bay and wider Manawatu/Whanganui Region Community and integrated strategic planning, places and open spaces, development contributions, consultation and public participation and placemaking. 30 June 2029 No  
Douglas Fairgray Director Market Economics Ltd All of New Zealand Urban form and function (efficiency, sustainability), Urban and regional economies, land use and demand, infrastructure, NPSUDC, Economic /social well-beings, communities, Retail, commerce, centres and business areas, Transport infrastructure 31 December 2024 No  
Dudley Clemens   J.Swap Contractors Ltd     31 December 2025 No  
Dugald Ley Development Engineer Tasman District Council Top of the South Island Region Civil Environmental Engineering 30 June 2024 No  
Duncan Ross Director Civix     31 December 2026 No  
Dwayne Daly Senior Consents Planner Otago Regional Council     30 June 2026 No  
Dylan Makgill Team Leader Environmental Planning Tauranga City Council Bay of Plenty Consenting 30 June 2027 No  
Dylan Marriott Senior Consent Planner Canterbury Regional Council Christchurch Regional consenting, water quality, water quantity and coastal specialist 31 December 2026 No

027 458 7922

Email

 

Edith Bretherton Independent Commissioner   Auckland, West Coast Regional Planning including coastal, District Planning, Resource Consenting - regional, district and subdivision; Natural Hazards specialist 31 December 2025 No

Email

Edmund Brown Manager Environmental Monitoring Waikato Regional Council Waikato Hydrology, water allocation  30 June 2029 No  
Eileen Von Dadelszen Principal, Independent Mediator and Hearings Commissioner Eileen von Dadelszen Planning Consultant Nationwide, from bases in Hawkes Bay and Wellington Experienced facilitator and Commissioner; fulfilling chair, panel and sole adjudication and mediation assignments 31 March 2027 Yes

 027 600 0987

Email

Eleanor Christensen Consents Officer Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Resourse Consents, Planning, Travel Demand Management 31 December 2025 No  
Eleanor Jamieson     Wellington    31 December 2026 No  
Elizabeth Burge Director/Independent Commissioner Burge Consulting – Resource Management Ltd Nationwide All aspects of planning including District and Regional policy, plan reviews, plan changes, resource consents with particular expertise in land use and development, Māori environmental management and planning, Te Ao Māori. 30 June 2029 Yes

027 447 8368

Email

Liz Devery Team Leader - Planning Invercargill City Council     31 December 2025 No  
Elizabeth Palmer Change Agent/Independent Commissioner Paama Group Nationwide, first preference North Island & Tairawhiti, Hawkes Bay Te Taiao Management for Marae, Hapu, and Iwi, Treaty Settlement/Claims, Dip. Maori Governance & Leadership, Te Wairoa Reserves Board, & Wairoa District Council (MSC) Maori Standing Committee Trusteeship  30 June 2026 No  
Ella Makin   Waikato District Council     31 December 2026 No  
Ellen Davidson Policy Planner Kapiti Coast District Council Kapiti District Policy planning, future urban development, plan drafting and change process 31 December 2025  No  Email
Ellen Robotham Consultant Mitchell Daysh Limited Napier, Hawkes Bay Freshwater 31 December 2027 No

021 457 322

Email

Elliott Thornton Principal Planner Cuttriss Consultants Ltd Nationwide, but primarily Lower North Island and Wellington Resource consents, local government, urban planning, environmental planning, District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan Changes, Designations, natural hazard management, flooding, transport planning, land development, urban design  30 June 2026  No

021 449 053

Email

Elva Conroy Principal Planner/Director Conroy & Donald Consultants Limited Bay of Plenty Planning & Resource Management, Regional Planning, Water & Geothermal Resource Management, Te Ao Māori, Māori Cultural Heritage 31 December 2028 No Email
Elyse Neville Senior Consents Planner Otago Regional Council Otago   31 December 2028 No  
Emily Thomson Senior Planner Kapiti Coast District Council Nationwide Planning 31 December 2027 No  
Emma Christmas Independent Commissioner   Otago Planning, water and land use management 30 June 2024 Yes

027 620 6031

Email

Emma Larsen Principal Resource Consents Advisor Selwyn District Council Christchurch Resource consent planning 31 December 2026 No  

Emma Turnbull

Environmental Planner

Tauranga City Council

Tauranga   31 December 2025 No  

Eric Guo

Senior Development Engineer

Porirua City Council

Tauranga and Wellington

Resource consents, technical advice

31 December 2025 No

021 139 7032

Email

Erica Sefton

Director

The Project House Limited

Nationwide

Planning

31 December 2026 No

Email

Euan Williams

Principal Planner

Wood and Partners Consultants Limited

Nationwide - Auckland and upper half of North Island

Planning and Resource Management, District and Regional Planning, Designations, Resource Consents including major infrastructure, stormwater and wastewater discharges, freshwater, wetlands, urban and rural subdivision, land development, and multi-unit housing.

31 December 2025 No

021 757 975

Email

Farzad Zamani

Urban Design Manager

Wellington City Council

Wellington region, Auckland

Urban design, architecture, public space and urban streetscape, housing and residential design, design guides and standards, universal design and accessibility, CPTED safety

31 December 2025 No 0210 844 0422

Felicity Boyd

Associate

Incite

Nationwide

Policy and plan development, freshwater management

30 June 2024 No  
Felicity Butcher Researcher and Planning Consultant New Heritage Ltd Nationwide Social Science and Built Heritage research including Heritage value ratings, Conservation Plans, Heritage Reports, Needs Assessments, and funding applications. Six years elected member of Dunedin City Council Consents Hearing Panel. Recently gained additional academic qualifications in Planning 31 December 2025 No

027 846 1986

Email

Fern Brand Trustee/Secretary, Delivery Manager JFN, Strategic Partnerships Development Advisor Ngā Kaitiaki o Puketapu Hapū Trust New Plymouth, Taranaki Working in hapū within consultation and engagement spaces. Ongoing development is slow to adapt, working to embed the concept of better design and cohesive landscape planning and integration . Overseeing Jobs for Nature investment in Taranaki 30 June 2025 No

021 103 1063

Email

Finn Jackson Analyst Ministry for the Environment Christchurch Climate change and natural hazards 31 December 2026 No  
Fiona McTavish Chief Executive Tumu Whakarae Bay of Plenty Regional Council     30 June 2026 No  
Fleur Maseyk Practice Leader/ Conservation Scientist The Catalyst Group Based in Wellington, work nationally Biodiversity policy; effects management; biodiversity offsetting and compensation; natural capital and ecosystem services; biodiversity in farming landscapes; conservation and land management practices 31 December 2027 No

022 158 1615

Email

Fleur Matthews Team Leader, Policy & Planning Greater Wellington Regional Council   Policy development, biodiversity, biosecurity. 31 December 2025 No

021 306 951

Email 

Fraser Campbell Principal Campbell Consulting Limited Nationwide Environmental Engineering, Provision of Infrastructure, Stormwater and River Management, Natural hazard assessments, Irrigation and Water Resource Allocation, Economic Analysis, Land development 31 December 2027 No 0274 544 670
Frazer Mailman     Masterton Sat on hearings for District Licensing issues and hearings relating to construction/transport. Committee member of Wairarapa District Planning Committee 31 December 2025 No

027 640 4391

Email

 

Gail Gordon   Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu     30 June 2026 No  
Gareth Taylor Director and Environmental & Projects Consultant Collaborations (Trading name for Taylor Collaborations Limited) Christchurch Resource Consents, Ecology, Environmental Management, Water Resources, Natural Resources, Project Delivery 31 December 2027 No

021 246 0396

Email

Gary Bramley Principal Ecologist and Director The Ecology Company Limited Nationwide, but particularly Northland and the West Coast of the South Island Ecology 31 December 2025 No  
Gary Rae Independent Commissioner Incite Nelson, experienced in South Island and Central North Island Regions All aspects of RMA planning including District Plan Reviews, Plan Changes, resource consents, designations, with particular expertise in traffic, roading, and noise issues. 30 June 2026 Yes  
Gavin Donald Managing Director GMD Consultants North Island Strategy and Policy Development, Resource Consents, Freshwater, Three Waters 31 December 2025 No

Email

Gavin Ion Chief Executive Waikato District Council Waikato Region General Management, structure planning, growth management, Future Proof Strategy, development contributions, rural subdivision 31 December 2026 No

027 227 4273

Email

Gavin Kemble Director, Majority Owner, Planner Enspire Consulting Limited Nationwide based in Tauranga Statutory Planning, Coastal Planning, Planning Document Process, Freshwater Planning, Designations, Network Utilities & Large Infrastructure Planning. 31 December 2026 Yes

027 437 7613

Email 

Gavin Lister Independent Commissioner Isthmus Group Nationwide Urban Design, Landscape Architecture 30 June 2026 No  
Gavin McCullagh Principal Planner 4Sight Consulting Part of SLR Whanganui and Southland Detailed experience in the application of climate change policy to land use planning with a focus on adaptation and mitigation of natural hazards. Experience also includes sustainable development policy, environmental master planning for ports, and RMA policy and plan development 31 December 2025 No

022 037 9932

Email

Geoff Shier Independent Commissioner   Hurunui District   30 June 2026 No

0274 520 534

Email

George Lyons     North Island  Rural, Planning and resource consents 30 June 2027 Yes

 274739544

Email

Gerard McCarten Planning Manager Sentinel Planning Ltd Nationwide Planning, Resource Management, Resource Consents 31 December 2025 Yes  

Gemma Conlon-Geddes

Director – Planner

Perspective Consulting Limited

South Island, Canterbury & Otago

Land use and subdivision consents, Notice of Requirements, district/regional plan changes/reviews, spatial planning, rural, residential, commercial, industrial, infrastructure, extractive development, renewable energy, subdivision and heritage 30 June 2029 Yes

021 237 4038

Email

Gen Hewett

Senior Advisor

Environmental Protection Agency

Nationwide Resource Management, EEZ applications, Fast-Track consenting, Decision making and statutory processes. 31 December 2026 No  
Gerry Kessels Managing Director/Principal Ecologist Bluewattle Ecology Hamilton Terrestrial and freshwater ecology. Environmental impact assessment. Biodiversity offsetting. Conservation and biodiversity policy. Natural character assessment. Significant natural area assessment. Ecological restoration. 30 June 2027 No

027 286 8449

Email

Gillian Crowcroft Independent Commissioner & Freshwater Commissioner Harrison Grierson Consultants Nationwide

Freshwater management and water management more broadly, resource management, hydrology, regional land and water policy & planning, and resource consents (Landuse, 3-waters take, discharges, stormwater, structures).

30 June 2028 No

021 586 416

Email

Gillian Wratt Independent Commissioner   Nationwide, based in Nelson Environmental Science 31 December 2025 No  

Gillian Ensor

Environmental Planner

Enviser Ltd

Christchurch  

Resource management policy analysis and strategic planning, regional plan development and review, resource consenting (land and water)

30 June 2029 No

021 122 8372

Email

Gina Ferguson Compliance Manager Marlborough District Council Marlborough RMA, Regional and District, Noise 30 June 2024 No  
Gina Jones Director Gina Jones Wellington, Wairarapa Architecture; Heritage 30 June 2024 No

021 456 088 

Email

Gina Mohi Pūtaiao Mātauranga Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Expertise in Maori Resource Management, Planning, NPS-Freshwater management, Earth Sciences, Mātauranga Maori 30 June 2026 No

027 552 2586

Email

Gina Solomon Independent Commissioner   South Island Iwi/Maori values 30 June 2026 No

027 516 1715

Email

Gina Sweetman Independent Commissioner Sweetman Planning Nationwide Resource management, local and regional planning, policy and plan development. Resource consents. Te Ao Maori, Freshwater and Chair of Hearing Panels. 31 December 2024 Yes

021 866 711

Email 

Glen Cooper Technical Director - Planning Ity Limited Wellington Urban, country and infrastructure planning 30 June 2028 No

027 235 2385

Email

Glenda Fryer Independent Commissioner       30 June 2024 No  
Glenice Paine Independent Maori Commissioner Independent Nationwide  A wide range of Environmental issues affecting Tangata Whenua. Iwi environmental management including economic, social, and cultural development. Fisheries incl; Maori customary and commercial 30 June 2024 No  Email
Glenn Wilcox Board Member Independent Maori Statutory Board     31 December 2025 No  
Graeme Weavers Environmental Science Team Leader Gisborne District Council Tairawhiti Gisborne; Bay of Plenty; Tai Tokerau Māori Resource Management o Te Taiao, particularly incorporating Mātauranga monitoring and programs with Science, Tikanga Māori, RMA Part II issues, Resource Consent science processing, Environmental Management and Conservation specialising in Freshwater/Estuarine and Terrestrial Ecology/Biodiversity, Pest Management and consent Compliance. 31 December 2026 No

21418856

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Graham Macky Director Macky Fluvial Consulting Ltd Nationwide, Auckland based River engineering, including numerical modelling, overland flow, dambreak analysis and sediment transport. Stormwater management. Flood hydrology including catchment modelling 30 June 2027 No  Email
Graham Taylor Independent Commissioner Resource Management Group Canterbury/South Island District/Regional Policy, Plans and Plan changes; Resource Consents: Land Use, Subdivision and Regional Consents; Designations; Sole Commissioner and/or Panel member 31 December 2025 No  
Graham Thomas Consultant Resource Management Consultants Nelson, Tasman, West Coast Engineering, Maori Issues, Developments and Land Use Consents 30 June 2024 No  
Graham Young Manager Policy and Strategy Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Taranaki Qualified Planner; Resource Management Act - consenting and District Plan development - Local Government sector; public policy and strategy both Local Government and Post Settled Iwi Organisation; Development of Iwi Environmental Management Plans; Environmental policy and legislation drafting both at a national and regional level; co-author Best Practice Guildelines for Engagement with Māori 31 December 2026 No

027 508 7264

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Grant Blackie Land and Soil Programme Manager Waikato Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  
Grant Kettle Planning and Guidance Unit Manager Hamilton City Council Waikato Policy development, consenting, natural resource/freshwater management, urban land development, iwi/treaty matters 31 December 2025 No

021 883 329

Email

Greg Burrell (Dr) Director Instream Consulting Ltd Christchurch Ecology and water quality 31 December 2027 No

022 0169 089

Email

 

Greg Carlyon Director The Catalyst Group Nationwide Biodiversity, land and water management, regional and district planning, resource consents 31 December 2024 Yes  
Greg Hill Independent Commissioner Greg Hill Consultants Nationwide Planning – District and Regional Planning – Plan reviews, changes and resource consents (all facets, but particularly growth management and coastal management) 31 December 2028 Yes

021 451 820

Email

Greg Ryder (Dr)

Director / Environmental Scientist

Greg Ryder Consulting Ltd Nationwide Abstractions, aquatic ecology, flow setting, hydro, impoundments, mining, non-point source discharges, water quality, wastewater discharges to coastal and freshwater environment, wind farms, plan changes. 30 June 2027 Yes

027 437 7617

Email

Greg Shirras Resource Consents Manager MyNoke Hawkes Bay and Taupo Resource Consents - Discharges to Land and Water Takes 31 December 2027 No  
Grey Wilson  Principal Planner Good Earth Matters Consulting Ltd Hawke’s Bay /Manawatū/East Coast/Central North Island Community infrastructure planning, four waters consenting, rural land use planning and consenting, water resources consenting and policy, aggregate resources, renewable electricity generation and transmission, equity and cultural considerations in planning . 31 December 2028 No

027 255 1035

Email 

Hadley Mills Planning, Science and Innovation Manager West Coast Regional Council West Coast Landscape Architecture 31 December 2025 No  
Haidee McCabe   Irricon Resource Solutions     31 December 2025 No  
Hamish Barrell District Planning Manager Timaru District Council Manawatu, Horowhenua, Hawkes Bay New Zealand local government manager, planning theorist, and urban planner. International planning practice; writing and research. Author of ‘Build Over There’ Arena Books, England. 31 December 2028 No

03 687 7200

Email

Hamish Lampp Director Premier Planning Central North Island Planning 31 December 2027 No  
Hamish Lowe Principal Environmental Scientist Lowe Environmental Impact Limited Nationwide Adept at considering complex issues of sustainable land management: Land - nutrient management (overseer), farm plans, farm systems; Waste discharges - municipal, industrial, farm, onsite - speciality land treatment; and Community engagements 30 June 2028 Yes

06 359 3099

Email

Hamish Rennie Independent Commissioner Eclectic Energy Nationwide, Waikato, Bay of Plenty Regions Coastal and marine Planning and resource management (especially aquaculture, marinas, reefs), tourism facilities, social science, Environmental impact assessment, common pool resources and co-management 30 June 2024 No  
Hamish Smith Senior Resource Officer Waikato Regional Council Waikato  Regulatory processes for a broad range of activities associsated with agricultural and primary industries 30 June 2025 No  
Hannah Goslin Associate Incite (Christchurch) Ltd Nationwide Regional Planning and Policy 31 December 2028 No Email
Hannah Payne-Harker Senior Planner Harrison Grierson Wellington region Environmental and Natural Resource Planning and Consenting 31 December 2025 No

021 651 307

Email

Hans Sorenson Independent Commissioner   Kirikiriroa Advocate for Te taiao (the natural environment); Te ao Māori voice and perspective 30 June 2026 No

027 382 7986

Email

Hans van der Wal Barrister Sole Hans van der Wal Barrister Based in Marlborough, expertise nationwide Legal - resource management, environmental and local government law. Particular experience in rural, regional council, regulatory and coastal issues, but also experienced in Territorial Authority matters 30 June 2026 No

027 787 8052

Email

Hans Versteegh Manager Marlborough District Council Nationwide RMA Regional and district 31 December 2025 Yes  
Hara Adams Group Manager Iwi Partnerships Kapiti Coast District Council     30 June 2026 No  
Harriet Fraser Consultant Traffic Engineer and Transportation Planner Harriet Fraser Engineering and Transportation Planning Nationwide  Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning  31 December 2025 No  

Haupai Puke

Senior Lecturer

University of Waikato

    30 June 2024 No  

Hauraki Erb

Pou Tuara

Ngāti Ruanui

Hāwera, South Taranaki Maori Governance, marae, hapu, iwi, education gorvernance 31 December 2026 No

027 237 8024

Email

Hayley Brunel

 

Tauranga City Council

    30 June 2024 No  
Hayley Lawrence Independent Commissioner   Napier   31 December 2027 No  
Heike Lutz Building Conservation Consultant BCon Consultants Ltd Nationwide Architecture, Building Conservation, Cultural heritage, Historic heritage, Sustainability, Urban design 31 December 2025 No  
Helen Anderson Technical Director - Planning GHD Limited Nationwide Resource management, local and regional planning, resource consents, EEZ 31 December 2025 No  
Helen Atkins Sole trader Atkins Law Auckland (but available nationwide) Legal - local government, environment and public law. Experienced decision-making commissioner including as Chair 31 December 2024 Yes

021 405 4641

Email

Helen Caley National Resource Consent Planner Fulton Hogan Canterbury based, but work nationwide Environmental planning, particularly around industrial and land development activities; industrial site management; contaminated land management; stormwater management; works in and around waterbodies and wetlands 30 June 2026 No

021 131 7809

Email

Helen Creagh Consents Manager Bay of Plenty Regional Council     30 June 2026 No  
Helen Hamilton  Director Planning and Regulatory Services Upper Hutt City Council Nationwide—particularly Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu and Wellington Environmental Planning, Infrastructure, Designations, District and Regional policy, Industrial, Rural Industry, Urban Development, TODs, Housing, Subdivision, Landfills / Cleanfills, Landuse Planning, Transportation Infrastructure, Water and Wastewater, Rural Planning 31 December 2028 No Email
Helen Kerr Director Te Waihanga/Infrastructure Commission Wellington, Auckland and nationwide Infrastructure projects, civil engineering, transportation, urban design, bridges, design management, project planning, detailed design, construction, construction impacts including noise, vibration, and dust, financial management, risk management, stakeholder engagement, environmental management, government process and policy, commercial law 30 June 2025 No

021 229 6276

Email

Helen Mellsop Director and landscape architect Helen Mellsop Landscape Architect Nationwide Landscape architecture, Landscape planning 31 December 2025 No  
Helma Fraser Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Planning 31 December 2025 No  
Henrietta Carroll General Manager Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd Christcurch Governance experience - currently on Iwi Board. Management of Environmental Consultancy Company owned by manawhenua. Degree in Business Management 30 June 2026 No

021 714 655

Email

Henry Weston Independent Consultant Weston Consulting Rotorua, Bay of Plenty Law, Planning, Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Treaty of Waitangi 30 June 2024 No  
Henry Winchester Senior Planner Environment Canterbury Canterbury Planning and resource management, mainly regional policy and planning and resource consents, including waste activities, discharges, water, agricultural activities, and air. 31 December 2024 No  
Hilke Giles (Dr) Independent Commissioner Pisces Consulting Limited Nationwide, based in Hamilton Coastal and marine science, aquaculture, resource consents, policy and plan preparation and reviews 30 June 2025 No

027 448 8856

Email

Hinemoa Dixon Senior Employment Mediator Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Hiikina Whakatutuki Hamilton  Has worked in dispute and conflict resolution situations, with confidence managing matters requiring cultural considerations to be observed including te reo and tikanga Maaori. Other skills: effective communication, facilitation, problem solving and enjoys working with people.   31 December 2026 No Email 
Hira Huata Tohunga Taiao me Te Wai o Ngāti Kahungunu Tātau Tāuta o Te Wairoa Te Wairoa, Hastings, Hawkes Bay Lecturer of Te Kōhanga Reo for the National Te Kōhanga Reo Trust, Mātanga Reo – Reo expert of Ngāti Kahungunu, Tohunga o Te Wai me Te Taiao 30 June 2025 No

027 934 0221

Email

Hoani Langsbury Senior Ecologist Ngaio House South Island Expertise in both ecological and Iwi matters. Excellent understanding of Treaty obligations as it relates to the RMA. Primarily provided advice and been a decision maker in relation to marine and freshwater discharges and abstractions. 30 June 2027 No

027 430 6025

Email

Hohipere Williams   Nga Tirairaka o Ngāti Hine     31 December 2026 No

 

Holly Norton Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Environmental Planning (RMA planning) 31 December 2025 No

022 345 9437

Email

Hugh Keane Programme Manager Waikato Regional Council   Infrastructure 30 June 2026 No  
Hugh Leersnyder Independent Commissioner   Nationwide District and Regional planning and environmental management. Infrastructure; Soil and water management; Stormwater; Earthworks; Coastal planning 30 June 2027 Yes

 021 656 361

Email

Huia Huata         31 December 2025 No  
Iain Satterthwaite Senior Development Engineer Tauranga City Council Tauranga Civil engineering matters relating to building and subdivision consents including stormwater, wastewater, water, geotechnical issues and natural hazards. 40 years in the industry including 21 years in New Zealand Local Government. 31 December 2025 No

021 067 4664

Email

Ian Bayliss Senior Planning Consultant Elevation Planning Queenstown, Central Otago and wider South Island experience Main expertise is in plan making, notice of requirement recommendations and resource consent decisions with 20+ years’ experience as a policy manager, planning witness, spatial plan project lead and team manager for councils and the private sector. 31 December 2025 No Email
Ian Boothroyd Senior Principal, Senior Ecologist Boffa Miskell Ltd Auckland Environmental impact assessments, water and ecology management, environmental monitoring and management plans, Expert Witness and Independent Mediation 30 June 2026 Yes  
Ian Carstens         31 December 2024 No  
Ian Goldschmidt Independent Commissioner   National Large scale industrial/major infrastructure developments, Design and operational understanding of wastewater treatment plants, nutrient management for land systems, land contamination, stormwater treatment and design, water take and discharges to air (gas, coal and particulate). 31 December 2024 No

027 274 2809

Email

Ian Leary Independent Commissioner Spencer Holmes Consultants Lower North Island Planning, survey and land development. 30 June 2026 No  
Ian Mayhew Technical Director, Policy & Planning 4Sight Consulting (part of SLR) Nationwide, predominantly North Island 

Natural resource/freshwater management, urban land development (stormwater, wastewater, contaminated land management etc), major infrastructure

31 December 2027 No

021 544 577

Email

Ian Millner Principal Consultant LandvisionHB Nationwide Land management, Nutrient management, Catchment modelling, Policy analysis, Agriculture, Freshwater management, farm planning, AEE, community resilience, Landscape Analysis, Highly Productive land 31 December 2025 No Email
               
Ian Munro Independent Commissioner Sole trader  Nationwide Urban design, urban planning, urban intensification, strategic planning, resource management 30 June 2028 No  Email
Ina Kara-France Independent Commissioner Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Atihau-nui-A-Paparangi, Ngarauru, Ngāti Koata

Nationwide

Experienced Specialist in Cultural Values, Sites of Significance, Maatauranga Māori, Tikanga Māori, Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, NPS - Te Mana o Te Wai, Indigenous Biodiversity, Urban Development, Future Development, District/Regional Planning, Conservation Act

30 June 2025 No

0220 648 035

Email

 

Ian Ruru Principal Maori Scientist Ministry for the Environment

Nationwide

Matauranga Maori, Tikanga and Kawa, Environmental Science, Te Taio

31 December 2028 Yes

0273573937

Email

Iván Eiroa Santamarina

Director:

Urban Planner, Urban Designer and Registered Architect.

Urbanhub Aotearoa Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington / Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, Ōtautahi Christchurch. All Aotearoa.

RMA Planning, Urban Design and Architecture:Planning and Resource Management, District & Regional planning, Land use and Transport Integration, Urban development, Urban design, Spatial Planning, Special Character, Built and Cultural heritage, Building Conservation and Architecture.

31 December 2024 No

021 0838 6636

Email

Jack McConchie Independent Commissioner WSP New Zealand Limited Waikato to Marlborough Hydrology,Groundwater, Land Use Impacts, Environmental Science, Flood Hazard and Risk Assessment 30 June 2024 No  
Jack Smith Ballingall Māori Partnerships Manager Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay

Commercial Law, Accounting, Partnerships, General Business

31 December 2026 No

027 777 0332

Email

Jack Turner Director  Tektus Consultants Limited Auckland Field of expertise (250 Characters or less) Expertise in civil and environmental engineering, in tandem with environmental planning, and with specialisation in water sensitive design. 31 December 2028 No

0211434874

Email

Jacky Bartley Technical Director/Principal Planner

Mahea NZ Limited

North Island

Resource Consents, Plan Reviews, Plan Changes, Te Tiriti o Waitangi

30 June 2029 No

027 225 5197

Email

Jacob Steens Senior Consents Planner Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty Planning 31 December 2026 No

027 738 7405

Email 

Jacqueline (Jackie) Colliar Waikato Tainui; Hamilton City Council Tribal Member and Representative; Strategic Three Waters Infrastructure Unit Manager; Trustee/Director Waikato Waters Engineering and Strategic Planning, Natural Resources Engineering, Iwi Resource Management, Governance 30 June 2026 No

027 727 0800

Email

Jacqui Todd Principal Consents Planner Canterbury Regional Council Canterbury region Planning 30 June 2026 No  
Jade Kake Director

Matakohe Architecture and Urbanism Ltd

Based in Te Tai Tokerau and Tāmaki Makaurau, available Nationwide Papakāinga, marae, urban design, architecture, kaupapa Māori design, proficient te reo Māori speaker, knowledge of tikanga Māori 31 December 2026 No

0226 390 955

Email

Jade Wikaira Tumu Whakarae Wikaira Consulting Limited Wellington, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Central North Island Strategic Policy: RM reform policy consultant; Three Waters consultant
Resource Management Planning: Reviews of regional policy statements; district plan reviews.
Working with mana whenua, hapu, marae
Engagement in resource management settings
31 December 2027 No  
Jaime Devereux

Director, Urban Designer

Urban Edge Planning Ltd

Wellington

Urban design, planning, resource consents

30 June 2027 No

027 224 7269

Email

James Beban Director Urban Edge Planning Ltd Wellington

Natural hazard policies and applications, District Plan and Regional Policy formation, and resource consent applications.

30 June 2027 No

022 659 1996

Email

James Gardner-Hopkins Barrister   Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Hawkes’ Bay, Queenstown Legal aspects of consenting, including notification (and identifying risks for consent authorities); as to subject matter, major projects, Maori legal issues, development, conservation, coastal, plan changes, process and procedure. 31 December 2026 Yes

021 277 1425

Email

James Gribble Official Information and Legal Support Advisor Otago Regional Council Dunedin

Regional Council Consents and Planning

30 June 2026 No

027 578 4207

Email

James Whetu Director and Principal Planner Whetū Consultancy Group Waikato, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki

Planning and Policy; Māori Planning / Māori in Resource Management; Te Ao Māori

31 December 2028 No  Email
Jan Caunter Director Jan Caunter Ltd Nationwide Resource management law (land use, subdivision and regional consents), Designations, Waste management, Contaminated sites, Applications under COVID-10 Recovery (Fast-Track) Consenting Act 2020. 31 December 2026 Yes

021 635 984

Email 

Jan Sedgwick Independent Commmissioner   North Island, particularly wider Waikato region

Twelve years local govt elected member with policy and regulatory hearing responsiblities. Experience in PDP, residential, commercial, industrial, rural hearings. Particular interest in integrated strategic planning for growth, primarily industrial and residential, GMO and HazSubs, rural activities, including biodiversity and the needs of special zones.

31 December 2027 Yes

021 804 749

Email

Jane Black   People + Places     30 June 2026 No  
Jane Borthwick Retired Environment Judge Rātā Chambers New Zealand Environmental Law and Policy;  Resource Management Law No expiry No

0274 375 106

Email

Jane Kitson (Dr) Director/Principal Scientist Kitson Consulting Ltd Invercargill Ecologist and environmental scientist with research interests in freshwater, mahinga kai, taonga species and cultural monitoring. Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku. 31 December 2027 No

027 524 7864

Email

Jane Macartney Consultant Town Planner  Tollemache Consultants Limited

Auckland/Waikato

Resource consents, plan changes and designations. Recently completed s42A hearing reports for the Proposed Waikato District Plan (Industrial Zone, Heavy Industrial Zone, Designations, Landscapes, Rural subdivision – transferable development rights, rezoning requests at Te Kauwhata). 31 December 2026 No

027 206 9905

Email 

Jane Morrell         31 December 2025 No  
Jane Sherard Trustee / Director Ngati Whatua o Kaipara Nationwide with emphasis on North Island Tai Tokerau, Kaipara ki Mahurangi, Tamaki Makaurau and South Island Nelson Marlborough down to Christchurch. Integrated catchment management, land use research, and experience in balancing Te Ao Maori and environmental western science practices. Prior engagement with utilities infrastructure providers across Tamaki Makaurau to Northland. Experience in gaining collaborative engagement to achieve reciprocal co-governance outcomes mitigating rural, coastal and river hazard challenges. 31 December 2025 No

022 355 2354

Email

Jane Sinclair Director  Jane Sinclair Ltd  Queenstown Lakes Planning and resource management, resource consent 30 June 2028 No

021 442 370

Email

Jane Taylor Independent Commissioner       30 June 2026 Yes  
Jane Whyte Director Response Planning Consultants Limited  South Island Planning and resource management, resource consents, plan changes, district and regional planning, freshwater management 30 June 2028 Yes

027 259 5303

Email

Janeen Kydd-Smith Director & Principal Planner Sage Planning (HB) Limited Hawke’s Bay Region, Gisborne Region Environmental Planner, policy analysis and formulation, district plan preparation and review, hearing decision writing, resource consents (district and regional), renewable energy projects. 31 December 2026 Yes

021 511 833

Email 

Janette Campbell Barrister Bankside Chambers Nationwide   31 December 2025 Yes

021 446 585

Email

Janette Dovey Director/Principal Planner/Commissioner Bellbird Consulting Group Limited Christchurch and Canterbury Planning and Resource Management - Consents and Policy/Plan Changes. Decision-making under other legislation, ie HASHAA, CERA, LGA (bylaws), EPA Covid Fast-track consenting 31 December 2027 No Email
Janice Carter Senior Associate Barker & Associates Christchurch Planning and resource management, including district/unitary plan reviews, regional plans and policy statements; strategic planning, plan changes, spatial planning, designations and resource consents (land, subdivision, coastal, water). Natural hazards, climate change, urban growth and ports 30 June 2028 Yes

021 032 9746

Email

Janine Bell Partner/Planner Boffa Miskell Limited Nationwide particularly Auckland region Planning and resource management - District and Regional - plan reviews, changes, notice of requirements and resource consents, particular focus on transport and urban planning. Strategic planning and projects 30 June 2028 Yes

021 056 592

Email

Jared Pettersson Director  Enviser Ltd Nationwide  Coasts and ports, contaminated land, infrastructure, stormwater  31 December 2025 No

021 679 838

Email 

Jasmine Mitchell Team Leader – Consents Horizons Regional Council Manawatu-Whanganui  Planning 31 December 2026 No

06 952 2898

Email 

Jasmine Mouat Senior Strategy Advisor Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Christchurch Strategic Advisor and Policy Professional with central and local government experience. Currently working with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to support iwi to realise the opportunities in the Resource Management Reform Programme 30 June 2026 No

027 370 8568

Email

Jason Evans Director ET Urban Design Ltd Auckland, Kaipara, Northland Urban Design, Character assessments, Town Planning, Building Conservation 31 December 2027 No

 027 756 4359

Email

Jason Jones Independent Commissioner Resource Management Group Ltd Nationwide Policy planning; District, Unitary and Regional Plan making and plan changes; resource consents and designations; informal mediation and facilitation. 31 December 2026 Yes

021 079 8357

Email 

Jason Smith Senior Environmental Scientist Morphum Environmental Limited  Auckland Freshwater science (water quality and ecology), Ecology (Wetland, Freshwater and Terrestrial). Ecological Impact Assessments. Environmental Science. Environmental Monitoring. Biodiversity Offsetting/Compensation. 31 December 2028 No Email
Jason Ward Manager, Planning & Development Solutions Rotorua Lakes Council     31 December 2025 No  
Jayne Macdonald Partner Mactodd South Island Planning and law 31 December 2025 Yes

Email 

Jeff Farrell Manager Strategic Projects Whakatane District Council   Natural hazard risk management; climate change adaptation; strategic planning; resource consents; building development; contaminated sites 30 June 2027 No

 0274 536 248

Email

Jeff Smith Science Manager Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Hawke’s Bay Resource management science and planning 31 December 2024 No

021 544 933

Email

Jemma Hardwick-Smith Environmental Advisor Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Canterbury Cultural landscapes; Mana whenua engagement and feedback in the consent process 30 June 2026 No

021 197 4269

Email

Jenna Sinclair Senior Consents Planner Otago Regional Council Otago Consent planning. Primarily specialising in Water permits and NES FW regulations consents. Familiar with Land use consents. 31 December 2025 No

027 230 4141

Email

 

Jennie Smeaton   Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Inc     30 June 2026 No  
Jennifer Green Principal Planning Consultant WM Environmental Southland Land use and subdivision consenting 30 June 2028 No

0204 080 2380

Email

Jennifer Hayman Researcher Hayman Consulting Aotearoa NZ Archaeology, cultural heritage management 31 December 2024 Yes  
Jennifer Lancashire   Beca     31 December 2024 No  
Jennifer McGirr Independent Commissioner and RMA Practitioner   Nationwide RMA Planning, Resource Consent Compliance, Drinking Water Management and Compliance 31 December 2026 No

022 384 5130

Email 

Jennifer Valentine Technical Director - Planning 4Sight Consulting Ltd Auckland Planner - particular experience in preparation and processing of resource consents 30 June 2025 No

021 157 3143

Email

Jenny Ross Team Leader Consents Otago Regional Council Otago Resource consents and resource management law 31 December 2028 No  
Jenny Simpson Senior Environmental Engineer Tonkin & Taylor Limited Nationwide Environmental Engineering, Air Quality 30 June 2028 No  
Jerald Twomey Principal Advisor ManawatūDisrict Council Manawatū A Māori Policy, Tikanga and Mātauranga view point with experience working within Iwi, Hapū and Marae, as well as for Regional and District Council. 30 June 2027 No

 027 206 0031

Email

Jeremy Brophy Director Flint Planning Limited Taranaki, Waikato, Whanganui Regions Resource Management Planning, Environmental Assessment 30 June 2027 No

027 224 4486

Email 

Jeremy Phillips Director & Senior Planner Novo Group Limited Christchurch, Selwyn & Waimakariri Districts Land use planning, including resource consents and plan changes. Specific experience in urban development, including commercial, institutional, large scale residential/intensification and transportation matters. Sole Commissioner and/or Panel member 30 June 2027 Yes

03 365 5570

Email

Jerry van Lier Policy Analyst Ministry for the Environment Wellington   31 December 2024 No  
Jenni Fitzgerald Manager Environmental Planning Waka Kotahi Waikato   31 December 2026 No

021 941 351

Email

Jesse Forsyth Intermediate Environmental Planner Tauranga City Council Tauranga Planning 31 December 2025 No

07 577 7027

Email

Jessica Esquilant   Civix Auckland  Planning: Complex Resource Consenting involving: mixed use developments, large scale residential and subdivision, commercial / industrial uses, stream works and ecological consenting requirements, coastal and natural hazards. Outline Plan of Works. Fast Track Consenting. RMA, Case Law and District/Regional Plan interpretations. 31 December 2026 No

+64 212 585 170

Email

Jessica Phillips Planning Consultant   Nationwide Resource Management — national direction, plan-making, resource consents 30 June 2028 No  
Jessica Riddell Senior Environmental Advisor/Solicitor Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Christchurch Resource management and local government law; resource consents and designations; iwi engagement; climate change 31 December 2025 No

027 632 9646

Email

Jill Sheehy Independent Commissioner Whanganui District Council/Te Runanga o Tupoho Whanganui   30 June 2026 Yes

 

 

Jim Bradley Technical Director - Public Health and Environmental Engineering Stantec New Zealand Limited Auckland, but work nationwide Environmental Engineering specialising in three waters particularly wastewater consenting 30 June 2028 No

027 436 1195

Email

Jim Cooke (Dr) Independent Commissioner   Nationwide Environmental Science (40+ years experience) particularly water quality (freshwater and marine) and ecology, water quantity (allocation), soils, point sources, diffuse sources, cumulative effects.  31 December 2025 No

021 738 587

Email

Jinty MacTavish Principal Policy Advisor Dunedin City Council     30 June 2024 No  
Jo Gould Statutory Manager Department of Conservation Nelson Conservation related legislation and processes. Eg: Reserves Act, Wildlife Act and Conservation Act; and processes related to concessions, permits and reserve Management Plans. 31 December 2028 No

0272811548

Email

Joanna Beresford Partner Beresford Law Auckland based, work Nationwide Resource Management and Local Government Law 31 December 2026 No

09 307 1277

Email

Joanna Gilroy   Environment Southland     31 December 2025 No  
Joanna Noble Principal/Director Noble Planning Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay Planning, focus on coastal and freshwater management, but a range of experience 31 December 2028 No  
Joanne Hayes Independent Commissioner Awatea Management Solutions Limited Wairarapa, Manawatu, Whanganui Maori - Iwi Māori; Planning – District, Regional 31 December 2026 No

021 620 316

Email

Joanne Lewis Independent Commissioner Lewis Consultancy Limited     30 June 2026 No

027 446 0386

Email 

Joanne McLean   Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu     30 June 2026 No  
Jo Kukutai Independent Commissioner Waikato Tainui     39 June 2026 No  
Jo Mitten Principal Planner Environment Canterbury  (ECan) Christchurch Regional and District Council Resource Management Policy Planner. 31 December 2026 No

 

2102376430

Email

Jocelyne Allen Resource Consents Manager Gisborne District Council Canterbury, Taranaki, Gisborne District, Northland Experienced resource management practitioner with expertise spanning surface water and groundwater takes and uses, works in the river, stormwater and contaminant discharges, and farming land use 30 June 2026 No  
Jodi Bell Kaiawhakamaahere - Maori Policy Planner Waikato District Council & Waikato Tainui - Ngaati Mahuta me Ngaati Maahanga Waikato and Surrounds He uri ahau no Waikato, Te Hikutu me Ngati Pukenga hoki, ko Ngaaruawaahia tooku tuurangawaewae. I have worked for Waikato District Council upwards of 15 years in various positions across the building, monitoring and corporate planning teams and have recently moved to resource management policy (District Plan) with a focus on protecting Maaori sites and areas of significance, Papakaainga development and Maori land utilisation. 30 June 2026 No

021 1187314

Email

John Hudson Independent Commissioner Hudson Associates Nationwide  Landscape and visual 30 June 2026 Yes

021 324 409

Email

John Iseli Independent Commissioner Specialist Environmental Services Nationwide Air quality science 30 June 2024 Yes  
John Maassen Barrister Barrister  Nationwide One of New Zealand's most experienced resource management and local government lawyers; over 20 years national experience as a Commissioner 30 June 2028 Yes

027 271 2999

Email

John McLean         30 June 2024 No  
John Olliver Principal Project Planner Bloxam Burnett and Olliver Ltd Bay of Plenty, Waikato Urban growth and structure planning for both local authorities and private developers. Large scale infrastructure projects including notices of requirement for the Huntly and Ngaruawahia sections of the Waikato Expressway. Policy development and subsequent plan changes. Resource consent applications. 30 June 2027 No

0274 822637

Email

John Roberts Statutory Manager Department of Conservation Inland Otago Tourism Development Proposals 31 December 2025 No  
John Scheele   Waimakariri District Council     31 December 2026 No  
John Sule Senior Planner Dunedin City Council     31 December 2026 No  
Jolene Irvine   Environment Canterbury  

 

31 December 2026 No  
Jonathan Clease Partner Planz Consultants Ltd Canterbury 

Urban growth, spatial planning, and urban regeneration matters and the District Plan policy and zone frameworks. Experience with preparing large-scale resource consent applications for commercial, medium density, and tourism projects. A pragmatic approach to both policy and consent processes and decision-making.

 
31 December 2026 No  
Jonathan Shaw Manager Planning and Building  Invercargill City Council Southland Planning 30 June 2028 No

027 412 5558

Email

Jordan Moon Kaiawhina Kaupapa Māori Northland Regional Council Whangarei, Te Taitokerau

Tikanga Māori, Mauri, Mana wāhine, and pūrākau.

31 December 2026 No

027 320 6719

Email

Jorge Rodriguez Technical Lead - Planning GHD Waikato

Resource consents related to soil disturbance activities, infrastructure works, mining and quarries,  state highways, landfills, cleanfill and managed fills.

31 December 2024 No  
Joy Comrie   Department of Conservation     31 December 2026 No  
Judith Batchelor Independent Commissioner Hurunui District Council Canterbury Planning 30 June 2026 No  
Judith Earl-Goulet General Manager - Regulatory Services Environment Canterbury Christchurch Over 15 years of experience in working in Local Government in roles related to the implementation and leading of the implementation of work programmes to deliver on the requirements of the RMA. Over 5 years of experience as a tertiary educator in Environmental Management in New Zealand and overseas. 30 June 2025 No  
Judith Makinson Director CKL Nationwide Transportation and Traffic Engineering 30 June 2028 No

022 685 5496

Email 

Julia Byrne Senior Resource Management and Environmental Planner Pattle Delamore Partners  Hawke's Bay/nationwide Resource Management Planning and Environmental Impact Assessments 31 December 2027 No

021 479 648

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Julia Wick Landscape Architect Boffa Miskell Limited Auckland Landscape Architecture, Landscape and Visual 31 December 2026 No  
Julian Hansen Kaiārahi Kaupapa Māori - Senior Māori Technical Advisor, Governance and Engagement Northland Regional Council Whangārei Māori relationships and engagement; proficient te reo Māori speaker; communications outreach to tāngata whenua; plan and policy analysis and development; project and team management; engagement with iwi/hapū on Mana Whakahono ā Rohe and Environmental Management Planning; grant funding administration. 30 June 2026 No

027 264 0650

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Julian Ironside Independent Commissioner, Barrister     Resource Management/Local Government Law 31 December 2028 Yes  
Juliane Chetham Independent Commissioner Chetham Consulting Ltd Nationwide PPlanning, environmental science, geography, coastal and marine ecology and management, Cultural Impact Assessment, Tikanga Māori, Mātauranga Māori. 31 December 2028 No

021 169 7162

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Julie Shepherd Senior Māori- Environmental Planner and Resource Management Independent Consultant Manaaki Taiao Ltd Western Bay of Plenty District, Tauranga City, Bay of Plenty Region Planning, from a Maori perspective to negotiate outcomes of conditions of consent and their implementation of augier agreements 30 June 2027 No  
Justine Ashley Director Planz Consultants Limited Christchurch  Planning and Policy: district plan reviews, strategic planning, urban growth, plan changes, resource consents, rural issues and activities.  31 December 2026 Yes

027 285 9458

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Justine Bray Independent Commissioner The Planning Project Nationwide

Planning, policy, notice of requirements & infrastructure

31 December 2028 Yes

0274 736 440

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Justine Quinn Senior Freshwater Scientist Tonkin & Taylor Ltd Auckland based, but have worked in other parts of NZ. Freshwater science (water quality and ecology), freshwater management, urban land development (streamworks, stormwater), ecology, environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring and management plans 31 December 2025 No  
Karen Baverstock Principal Planner Tonkin & Taylor Ltd Auckland, Northland, Waikato Planning, Coastal Planning, Infrastructure and Industry, regional consenting 31 December 2024 No  
Karen Coutts Representative Te Rūnanga o Moeraki Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Nationwide Matauranga Māori, tikanga, māna whenua, Māori - Iwi - hapū, HSNO - as understood by Māori 30 June 2027 No  
Karen Mitchell Kaitātari Taiao Ngā Waihua o Paerangi Trust  Ruapheu  Iwi / Māori resource management 31 December 2027 No

027 248 8971

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Karen Parcell Team Leader Kaiwhakatinana (Policy and Planning) Bay of Plenty Regional Council Bay of Plenty, nationwide Planning, Air Quality policy and planning 30 June 2026 No

027 5484 785

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Karen Price Lawyer Price Consulting Nationwide Law; resource management policy, plans, consents, designations; climate change; mining; water; coastal; Treaty of Waitangi; infrastructure; advanced mediator; restorative justice 30 June 2027 Yes

021 680 301

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Karin Lepoutre

Director KPL Planning Canterbury Urban planning, policy and plan development, resource consents 31 December 2026 No

 

Karl Allen Principal Specialist Planner

Auckland Council

Auckland

Planning, Māori resource management, Resource Consents

30 June 2027 No

021 056 5354

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Karl Baldwin Director, Principal The Ocean Effect Ltd Waikato, Coromandel, Gisborne-Tairawhiti Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Project Management of multi-disciplinary teams. 31 December 2026 No

021302268

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Karyn Kurzeja Director, Consultant Planner Purpose Planning Nationwide Planning and resource management, Regional and District resource consents, plan changes, policy and plan development, large scale greenfield subdivision and urban planning. 31 December 2025 Yes

029 930 6026

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Karyn Sinclair Technical Director Planning and Environmental Approvals ANZ Jacobs NZ Ltd Auckland Planning, resource management, plan changes and policy development, infrastructure  30 June 2028 Yes

021 814 463

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Kasey Bellamy Pou Taiao / Environmental Policy Advisor Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Planning 30 June 2025 No  
Kataraina O'Brien Staff Member Bay of Plenty Regional Council     31 December 2025 No  
Katarina Kawana WT Pou Taiao; TToTW Taiao Komiti - NTAHT board member; Chair - TToTW Te Rohe o Te Wairoa (Matangirau) Reserves Board; Deputy Chair – NTAH Trustee Wairoa Taiwhenua - Ngati Kahungunu (WTNK); Tatau Tatu o Te Wairoa (TToTW); Nga Tokorima a Hinemanuhiri Trust (NTAHT) Te Wairoa, Ngati Kahungunu ki Te Matau a Maui, Hawkes Bay Kaupapa Maori Research, Iwi Environmental Marine & Freshwater Solutions, Mauri Monitor 30 June 2025 No

022 548 1607

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Kate McArthur Practice Leader - Water Quality The Catalyst Group     31 December 2025 Yes  

Kate McKenzie

Consultant Planner

WePlan Ltd

West Coast, Nationwide

Resource Management, Resource Consents, Urban Planning and Development

30 June 2027

No

027 600 3586

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Kate Searle Principal Planner Tonkin + Taylor Wellington, lower North Island Planning and resource management, including district and regional plan making, resource consents 30 June 2025 No Email
Katerina Pihera-Ridge  Independent Commissioner    Rotorua

Climate, biodiversity, biosecurity, hazard preparation, urban design, Te Ao Māori, mātauranga approaches, cultural impact assessments, transport

31 December 2028 No Email
Katherine Kaue   Bay of Plenty Regional Council     30 June 2024 No  

Katherine Luketina

Independent Commissioner

  Nationwide

Regional Policy and Plan development, regional consenting matters, critical analysis of scientific and technical evidence, geothermal energy, geophysics.

30 June 2024

No

021 043 7668

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Katherine Trought

Director, Strategy & Planning

Environment Canterbury Christchurch

Strategy development and RMA

30 June 2025

No

 
Kathryn Drew Land Development Manager Bloxam Burnett & Olliver Waikato and Bay of Plenty Preparation of assessment of environment effects for various subdivision and land use consent proposals (ie all scales of land development and subdivision, quarries, landfills and all associated regional consenting matters); preparing plan changes and submissions for plan changes, processing District and Regional consents, evidence for hearings and evidence/attendance at the Environment Court. 31 December 2025 No  
Kathryn St Amand Director & Planning Consultant Private consultancy Wellington, Queenstown Lakes (Wanaka) Regulatory planning; utilities/infrastructure, district plan policy, subdivision, and land use planning. 31 December 2025 No

021 149 4051

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Kathy Mason Senior Policy Advisor   New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated Nationwide    31 December 2028 No

021 056 4778

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Katrina Brunton Planning and Regulatory Consultant Regulatory Solutions Nationwide RMA Planning and Policy Development, RMA Consenting, Local Government, Local Government Regulatory processes, Mediation and Facilitation. 31 December 2026 No  
Katrina Ellis South Island Planning Manager The Property Group South Island, mainly Otago/Southland Planning 31 December 2028 N