Our Team

Experience counts, and we only employ the best. Our people are experts in their field,
and they know how to apply their knowledge to their clients’ best advantage. We will
work with you to identify what you need – and the best way to get it. We’re geniuses
at spotting hidden or unused potential and turning it into a reality.

Sam Pritchard

Director

Bryce Holmes

Director

Alice Toulmin

Director

Anna Carter

Senior Resource Management Consultant

Evan Pinfold

Surveyor

Richard Laurenson

Project Manager

Rob Longley

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Tom Bland

Senior Resource Management Consultant

Dan Turner

Senior Civil Engineer

Kat Fincher

Team Administrator

John Page

Consultant

Ranger

Reception


MOB 021 521 722

 WhoMatters: Sam Pritchard

Director 
Operations Lead | Business Growth

WhatMatters: 

  • Growing a business that supports local community as much as it supports our internal capability and employee aspirations
  • Taking on projects that are positive for the environment, the land, and the people it affects
  • Providing a sustainable business infrastructure, lead by our strategic intent and our vision for diverse regional growth

CareerMatters:

  • Bachelor Degree in Property & Evaluation with Massey University
  • Involved in the family business, which began as Pritchard Civil and Pritchard Construction, from early working life - learning on the job and developing a deep-rooted understanding of the industry
  • Four years as Manager of Property and Rationalisation at the New Zealand Defence Force, managing the acquisition, disposal, leasing and construction of Defence Force property throughout New Zealand
  • Experience in housing and construction-related projects with various government organisations including Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) and coordination and liaison with Ministry of Education, Department of Conservation and Local Authorities.
  • Project lead for the development of a Strategic Management Framework for the Defence land, Corrections land, Council land and Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust land in Shelly Bay and Watts Peninsula.

ValueMatters:

  • Integrity - delivering carefully considered projects for clients who have intentions that positively affect land and community
  • Family - looking after those who are closest - teammates and business connections alike - to maintain a sense of connection and support when it’s needed most 
  • Authenticity - working to find solutions that are bespoke, relevant and meaningful to both the clients and partners surrounding those projects

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • Future-focused business development, including systems, processes and business infrastructure
  • Working to support our highly experienced team members in their own personal development 
  • Having a high-level overview of projects and deliverables across the business - lending experience and expertise
  • Applying lateral thinking to all facets of the business and its development 
  • Staying connected within the wider Kapiti and surrounding regions

DDI 06 364 9143
MOB 021 877 143

WhoMatters: Bryce Holmes

Director
Principal Planner | Risk Analyst

WhatMatters: 

  • problem solving for collaborative solutions 
  • strategically enhancing existing land assets 
  • understanding and executing a community-centric vision

CareerMatters:

  • specialised Honours Degree in Resource and Environmental Planning (Massey University)
  • further education to include a major in Economics with Trade Theory and International Economics
  • 15 years’ experience in the planning profession
  • member of New Zealand Planning Institute
  • appeared in and managed proceedings for territorial authority hearings (private and public) 
  • appeared in the Environment Court as an expert witness
  • experience with Notice of Requirement applications in both his public and private sector work including the Proposed Taupo District Plan review 
  • presenting evidence to the High Court of New Zealand on designations

ValueMatters:

  • Diversity - embracing the ever-varied collection of stakeholders in any given project, community or environment 
  • Tenacity - striving for the best possible solutions and showing persistence through problem solving and lateral thinking
  • Acknowledging success - from individual achievements to team efforts, it’s important to celebrate and give credit where credit’s due

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • client relationship engagement, management and continuity
  • liaising with third-party stakeholders including engineers, landscape architects, urban designers, marine hydrologists, geotechnical engineers, soil scientists, surveyors, ecologists, archaeologists, traffic engineers and Council Officers
  • working with the appropriate Land Matters team members to bring projects to fruition 
  • working to achieve the best possible results for land and building projects; through careful considerations for environmental, financial, sustainability and community matters
Alice
alice@landmattersnz.com
DDI 06 364 9144
MOB 021 877 144

WhoMatters: Alice Toulmin

Director | Practice Manager

WhatMatters: 

  • Working to create efficiencies across all projects
  • Supporting team members to increase their productivity levels 
  • Understanding team members’ requirements to assist with administration where possible

CareerMatters:

  • Honours Degree in Psychology from Massey University
  • Worked as an Executive Officer for a Group Manager at the Ministry of Education
  • Experience in time management and planning which helps to keep everything and everyone on track

ValueMatters:

  • Loyalty - showing a sense of care and attention to solidify trust between teammates
  • Lifestyle - being able to have a healthy balance between work and home
  • Resilience - working through the difficult times to further develop a solid ‘can-do’ attitude

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • Supporting the wider Land Matters team with all administrative requirements
  • Assisting in a Project Management capacity across the team when required
  • Keeping the office running as a well-oiled machine so everyone can focus on their jobs

WhoMatters: Anna Carter

Senior Resource Management Consultant

WhatMatters: 

  • Working proactively with the community to discover how conservation gains can be made 
  • Considering environmental impact at every stage of the resource management process 
  • Connecting the right people for the right jobs to support everyone’s strengths and deliver outstanding work 

CareerMatters:

  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning, Major in Ecology
  • 20 years’ experience working as a planner 
  • Worked for Kapiti Coast District Council and developed an intimate knowledge of the legislation 
  • Dispute resolution experience through various projects 
  • Te Reo learnings and iwi knowledge of local whenua 
  • Worked across many projects that have a social focus; including not-for-profit organisations doing great work in the at-risk residents in the local community 
  • Worked with the Department of Conservation to develop facilities and property use while retaining an acute sense of environmentalism

ValueMatters:

  • Teamwork - being inspired and supported by a team of people who work together to achieve the best possible outcome
  • Agility - being able to adapt to unforeseen changes while still striving for the best possible standards 
  • Connection - actively working and living within Kapiti to strengthen knowledge and understanding of people’s goals 

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • Working with clients to achieve their goals and visions while being mindful of conservation, environment and legislation 
  • Sourcing the right people and right tools for any job at hand |
  • Applying years of legislation knowledge gained at Council to approach clients’ projects with multi-focus lens

WhoMatters: Evan Pinfold

Surveyor

WhatMatters: 

  • Utilising technology for precision (GPS, Drone, Robotic Total Station)
  • Problem solving with insight and accuracy
  • Working intricately with data for efficiencies

ValueMatters:

  • Honesty - doing things by the book so that there are no hidden surprises
  • Consistency - striving to carry out work to the highest possible standard
  • Efficiency - working hard to support the team so that projects can progress on time

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • Surveying land for various projects
  • Setting out plans for building and spatial design
  • Aerial mapping and photography
  • Researching land, history and surrounding areas 
  • Data capture and utilisation of land insights 

DDI 06 364 9142
MOB 027 449 1867

WhoMatters: Richard Laurenson

Consultant | Project Manager 

WhatMatters: 

  • Working in and for the local community, which has been home for 30-odd years
    Finding sustainable solutions for land that needs a new purpose
    Staying up to date with resource management act changes

CareerMatters:

  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science from Massey University 
  • Long history of working in and around ?taki, through the orchard industry decline, and having to re-think land use for business’s future endeavours 
  • Worked with land owners being affected by Transmission Gully and Expressway plans and execution, to ensure a fair and beneficial split of lands and assets 

ValueMatters:

  • Sustainability - making the most of, and protecting what natural resources we have to hand
  • Supporting local - supporting others’ business ventures and enjoying the freshest local produce 
  • Lifestyle - creating a living environment which inspires and motivates 

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • Consulting on land management projects 
  • Providing support where historical local knowledge is of use 
  • Managing and overseeing projects that require lateral thinking with regards to alternate land use 
  • Considering the sustainability ‘wins’ that can be made when re-purposing land
  • Conceptualising subdivision plans to include an appropriate amount of planting and eco-system consideration 

DDI 06 364 9140
MOB 021 185 4056

WhoMattersRob Longley

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

WhatMatters

  • Extensive experience (40 years) in planning applications and engineering design
  • Sharing transferable industry knowledge and expertise - mentoring internally
  • Keeping abreast of ever-evolving technological developments 
  • Providing pricing and various quantities for projects at a high level

CareerMatters:

  • 40 years’ experience in the land surveying profession
  • 10 years’ experience as a technical tutor 
  • Registered Professional Surveyor and Member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
  • Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. 
  • Worked on the Matakana Island New Entry consent, Porirua City Council consents and easements 
  • Numerous AEE applications and survey work

ValueMatters:

  • Integrity - working within a team environment in which everyone is valued and treated equally
  • Motivation - supporting fellow team members to carry out their best possible work

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • Mentoring and guiding internal personal development
  • Land information research and data accessibility 
  • Legal land transfer surveying and certification

WhoMatters: Tom Bland

Planner | Senior Resource Management Consultant

WhatMatters: 

  • Delivering accurate, informative resource planning advice to clients
  • Finding solutions that manage expectations for conflicting goals and views
  • Being passionate about delivering good work for good people 

CareerMatters:

  • Environmental Scientist by training
  • Background experience in environmental & waste management planning
  • Experience in land development consultancy 
  • Carried out policy work for Porirua council: helping them with the review of their district plan (employment land review - identifying areas of land for employment use. Industrial etc). Identifying land for rural residential zoning, transport links etc
  • Residential subdivisions (including Navigation Heights in Whitby - 130 lots) 

ValueMatters:

  • Team camaraderie - all supporting each other on a personal level and enjoying what we do
  • Passion - being interested and invested in the job, the day-to-day and the people
  • Ambition - possessing the drive to seek out the work that’s the most interesting, and being supported to do so

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • Project and people management
  • Managing third-parties and all moving project parts
  • Finding solutions by applying lateral thinking
  • Negotiating and managing conflicting goals and views for various stakeholders

WhoMattersDan Turner

Senior Civil Engineer 

WhatMatters: 

  • Understanding all stakeholders’ end goals for projects to find the best possible solutions
  • Challenging the ‘developer’ stereotype by listening carefully and constructively to clients’ motivations
  • Working with team members to deliver sustainable and practical outcomes

CareerMatters:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering from Canterbury University
  • Retrained as a Civil Engineer through work with M2PP and PP2O projects with New Zealand Land Transport Authority
  • Pursued the role with Land Matters to broaden experience and understanding for large-scale projects with more collaboration

ValueMatters:

  • Collaboration - working to everyone’s strengths for maximum efficiency and impact
  • Respect - being supportive of our immediate team members and third-party stakeholders alike
  • Open-mindedness - acknowledging that the projects we work across are for the greater good of the environment and communities that we live in 

Day-to-dayMatters:

  • All the nuts and bolts of a project, including infrastructure 
  • Civil engineering design eg. access to new subdivisions
  • Understanding local council requirements and guidelines
  • Being familiar with various councils’ rules and regulations
  • Supporting the planners in the next phases of the project to hand

WhoMatters: Kat Fincher

Team Administrator

 

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