On the Move | June 2021

Greenwood Roche expands construction team

Greenwood Roche are thrilled to announce the addition of Vimal Nair, Jordan Ropati and Sam Anastasiou who will strengthen their leading national construction team.

  • Vimal Nair has joined as a Principal and is a senior construction lawyer, practicing in various aspects of commercial law and contracts with particular expertise in large infrastructure project procurement and development and more recently in the area of telecommunications, IT and Digital Services. He is primarily principal focussed and has provided legal advice both as an external lawyer and as in house counsel for a diverse range of entities in New Zealand, UK, the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific.
  • Jordan Ropati has joined as a Senior Associate and has over eight years’ experience as a construction lawyer and is a front-end specialist having acted for a wide range of clients including local government and procuring authorities, public housing providers, funders, developer and contractors. Jordan is experienced in a range of industry sectors including residential, commercial office, retail and leisure, health, and student accommodation.
  • Sam Anastasiou has joined as an Associate. His experience is predominantly working for public and private sector principals and includes a secondment to the Education Infrastructure Service.

Greenwood Roche’s specialist construction and infrastructure team now comprises over 10 specialist lawyers, including two Partners, two Principals, three Senior Associates and two Associates.

Barker & Associates promotions recognise outstanding contribution

B&A are proud to announce some recent promotions in the team.

Through their outstanding contribution, these highly experienced and well-regarded planners continually strive for the best possible outcome for all of B&A’s clients.

Warren and Mahoney welcomes next generation of leaders

Warren and Mahoney are very pleased to announce the appointment of their newest Associate Principals, Senior Associates and Associates.

These individuals have played instrumental roles in the growth and success of the practice, collectively contributing creative and technical excellence, strong leadership skills, and providing the highest standard of client service. We congratulate these individuals and thank them for their significant contribution.

Associate Principals:

Gabrielle Gatt; Dion Young; Jonathan RaeBrad Sara

Senior Associates:

Divya PurushothamAnne CarringtonDaniel KempkaJames MorganBrita CorbettKylie AdamsonJonathan Coates


Keri Ann Cunliffe; Lily Bonnington; Mike FooyMatthew Le Grice; Biba Boban; Vivien St GeorgeMatt Reid; Frederic Gapinski; Fabiana Santos de AlmeidaEd Dromgool

Development Advisory Services (DASL) promotes Conrad Hinchey

DASL are thrilled to announce the promotion of Conrad Hinchey to Senior Development Manager.

Conrad played an instrumental part in leading the successful completion of the AUT Student Accommodation buildings for New Zealand Education Holdings Wakefield Limited, and is currently leading a new Build-to-Rent development in the Auckland CBD.

Congratulations Conrad!

Boffa Miskell welcomes new Partners and Associate Partners

Boffa Miskell has welcomed four new Associate Partners, and congratulates three consultants on becoming full Partners.


Stuart Houghton is based in Auckland, and joined Boffa Miskell in 2005. Several of Stuart’s projects have been recognised with awards from the NZPI and NZILA, including the 2015 NZILA Charlie Challenger Supreme Award, and 2015 Landscape Planning Award, for City East West Transport Study. Stuart has played a major role in the Auckland City Centre Master Plan, and is a member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel.

Dr. Leigh Bull joined the Wellington office in 2007 as a senior ecologist, and has also worked on a number of wind farm and roading projects, undertaking both pre-construction (Ecological Impact Assessments) and post-construction studies. Leigh co-authored the New Zealand threat classification list.  Most recently, she has been involved with on-going work at Te Arai, and the Ngā Ūranga ki Pito-one Project.

Chris Ferguson joined Boffa Miskell in 2015 and is primarily based in Queenstown. Chris has wide experience covering planning and resource management services, including policy development in relation to District Plans, and designations throughout each stage of the planning process. He has contributed to some of Queenstown’s most significant developments including Jacks Point, the Queenstown Lakes District Plan and the Mahu Whenua Traverse.

Associate Partners

Nick Pollard has broad experience in various types of resource consents in urban, rural and coastal environments for both residential, rural and commercial development and activities. Since joining the Auckland office in 2015 he has been involved in our work with the Tupuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council. He is a member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel.

Jane Rennie has extensive experience and skills in urban design, strategic planning, comprehensive regeneration, residential and town centre developments. She joined Boffa Miskell in 2009. Some of Jane’s recent projects include the award-winning NZDF Landscape and CPTED Guidelines and Te Ana Marina; the Milford Opportunities project and the Christchurch Airport Masterplan.

Ian Boothroyd joined Boffa Miskell in 2014, and served as Technical Lead for Science until the end of 2020. He is co-author of several national standards for freshwater and biodiversity management and monitoring; including a national guide to Ecological Impact Assessment. He has been involved with water-related infrastructure projects and reports, regionally and nationally. Most recently, Ian was appointed to the University of Canterbury advisory board for its newly-launched Environmental Science (Hons) degree.

Marcus Girvan joined Boffa Miskell in 2009, and manages multiple high-profile, high-value biosecurity projects across New Zealand. Based in Christchurch, Marcus is Project Manager for Boffa Miskell’s  Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Biosecurity Programme and the Mid Dome Wilding Tree Control Programme; and has recently been appointed Programme Manager for the Molesworth Wilding Conifer Control Programme.

Partners and Associate Partners play a leading role in the sustainability, growth and development of Boffa Miskell.  In addition to their consultancy roles, they contribute to setting the overall company direction with the Board, and confirming key appointments and promotions.

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