Meet the Team

We have over 50 professional and experienced staff, based in our two offices in Lower Hutt and Kāpiti.

Directors

Colin McElwain

BSurv, MSSNZ Registered Professional Surveyor
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
colin@cuttriss.co.nz
029 399 2450

Colin has over 35 years’ experience as a registered surveyor. He works on a wide range of projects, and has particular expertise in cadastral surveying and subdivision design. Colin has worked at Cuttriss since 1985, and has been a Director since 1998. He is based at the Lower Hutt office.

Neil Johnstone

BE (Civil), NZCE (Civil), CMEngNZ
Chartered Professional Engineer
neil@cuttriss.co.nz
029 200 1657

Neil is a chartered professional engineer at Cuttriss. He has over 20 years’ experience in civil engineering, including national and international work experience. He manages a wide range of civil engineering projects, and consults on a range of infrastructure projects for the local council. Neil has been a Director at Cuttriss since 2007. He is based at the Kapiti office.

Nicola Todd

BSurv (Hons), MSSNZ, CSNZ
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
nicola@cuttriss.co.nz
021 221 1978

Nicola has over 20 years’ experience as a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. She has expertise in project management, small- to large-scale urban and rural subdivisions, cross lease and unit title surveys and engineering-related surveys. Nicola has worked at Cuttriss since 2005, and has been a Director since 2007. She is based in both the Kapiti & Lower Hutt offices.

Nick Taylor

BSurv (Distinction), MSSNZ, CPLDEng
Registered Professional Surveyor
nick@cuttriss.co.nz
020 460 8006

Nick has over 10 year's experience as a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor, and re-joined Cuttriss in 2015 after working overseas. His wide range of work includes planning advice, subdivisional engineering design, land transfer surveys and project management.

Nick manages a variety of projects, including large scale subdivisions and surveying projects. He is based at the Kapiti office.

Sam Godwin

BE(Hons), CPEng, CMEngNZ
Chartered Professional Engineer
sam.godwin@cuttriss.co.nz
027 864 4882

Sam became a chartered professional engineer after joining Cuttriss in 2019. He graduated from Canterbury University in 2017 and has over 6 years’ experience in the industry.

Sam has skills in project management and civil design, with a particular focus on multi-unit developments. He manages a wide range of engineering projects while overseeing the engineering team in the Lower Hutt office.

Associates

Kris Gough

BSurv, MSSNZ
Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
kris@cuttriss.co.nz
021 221 1981

Kris’ work includes small to large-scale urban and rural subdivisions, topographical surveys, and setting out of construction works. After graduating from Otago University in 2001, Kris has worked for Cuttriss, as well as two years in the UK as a senior surveyor. He is based at the Lower Hutt office.

Rob Holmes

NZDE (Civil)
Senior Civil Engineer
rob@cuttriss.co.nz
021 762 297

Rob specialises in 12d computer-based civil design and contract management for land development and infrastructure projects. Rob has over 20 years’ experience in civil design and project management. He started working at Cuttriss in 2001, gaining his NZDE qualification in 2003. Rob also has international experience, having worked as a project engineer for a London civil design consultancy from 2007–2010.

Brett Horne

BSurv, MSSNZ
Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
brett@cuttriss.co.nz
021 475 695

Brett is a senior surveyor and has been with Cuttriss since 2011. His work includes small to large-scale urban and rural land transfer surveys, easement and covenant surveys and topographical site surveys. Brett graduated from Otago University in 2001, and has over 20 years’ experience in the Wellington region. He is based at the Lower Hutt office.

Kieran Liddicoat

BEngTech, NZDE (Civil)
Senior Civil Engineer
kieran@cuttriss.co.nz
027 344 2544

Kieran joined Cuttriss in 2011 as a Draughtsman before completing additional studies towards his NZDE (Civil). Kieran’s skillset lay within services and infrastructure for multi-unit and green field developments. He has a broad range of skills, spanning from preliminary subdivision design to construction project management.

Planners

Elliott Thornton

Principal Planner
Lower Hutt Office
elliott.thornton@cuttriss.co.nz
021 449 053

Emma Neal

Senior Planner
Kāpiti Office

Emma Bean

Planner
Kāpiti Office

Nadia Jackson

Planner
Lower Hutt Office

Engineers

Sheryl Barker

Senior Civil Engineer
Lower Hutt Office

David Beachen

Senior Civil Engineer
Lower Hutt Office

Jamal Rautao

Civil Engineer
Kāpiti Office

Naomi Hough

Civil Engineer
Kāpiti Office

Jeff Macphail

Survey Technician / Civil Engineer
Kāpiti Office

Esala Racava

Civil Engineer
Lower Hutt Office

Jonathan Wu

Civil Engineer
Lower Hutt Office

Josh Goodman

Civil Engineer
Kāpiti Office

Jacqueline Ollivier

CAD Operator
Kāpiti Office

Codey Kerr

CAD Operator
Lower Hutt Office

Conor Beleski

CAD Operator
Kāpiti Office

Connor Grant

CAD Operator
Lower Hutt Office

Surveyors

Fiona Robertson

Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Lower Hutt Office

John Macfarlane

Senior Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Lower Hutt Office

Tom Schrader

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Scott Turkington

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Bede Mackle

Survey Technician
Kāpiti Office

Tyrone Hall

Surveyor
Lower Hutt Office

Ryan McNie

Surveyor/Environment and Innovation Lead
Lower Hutt Office

Robbie Columbus

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Rhiannon Evans

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Dominic Scahill

Surveyor
Lower Hutt Office

Libby Antunovic

Surveyor
Lower Hutt Office

Finley Deller

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Jack Mawdesley

Surveyor
Lower Hutt Office

Amelia Kirisome

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Angus Morton

Survey Technician
Kāpiti Office

Scott Oldham

Survey Technician
Lower Hutt Office

Will Gregory

Survey Technician
Lower Hutt Office

Marco Subtil

Survey Technician
Lower Hutt Office

Finn Landacre

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Steph Roberts

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Ollie Peake

Surveyor
Lower Hutt Office

Blake McLellan

Surveyor
Kāpiti Office

Ben White

Field Assistant
Lower Hutt Office

Admin

Jan Bell

Office Manager
Lower Hutt Office
jan@cuttriss.co.nz
027 495 3771

Liz Morgan

Reception
Kāpiti Office

Rosie Bignall

Reception
Lower Hutt Office

Lynette Chin

People and Culture Lead
Lower Hutt & Kāpiti Office
lynette.chin@cuttriss.co.nz
021 222 7911

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