At the helm of Thomas Consultants stands a diverse and seasoned leadership team with considerable expertise in their chosen fields.

Our team can collectively steer the course towards successful land development projects. Clients include property owners, developers, local and central government, agencies, as well as community organisations around New Zealand.

Customer service is the backbone of everything we do at Thomas Consultants. Our dedicated teams address concerns promptly and professionally, while working on your project to deliver a premium result. 

Consolidate your land development journey under one roof.  Our comprehensive expertise and seamless support help you at every stage of your project.


Meet your team

Richard Thomas Managing Director

Managing Director, Civil Engineer, Independent Commissioner, Making good decisions Certificate Holder (Ministry for the Environment). Specialises in land development, civil and environmental engineering, programme and business management.

Richard Thomas

Managing Director
Ashwita Murphy, Team Leader Planning

Bachelor of Science in Resources and Environmental Planning (University of Waikato (2004), Associate Member NZPI. 20 years of experience in planning in New Zealand and abroad. Technical guidance and quality assurance for resource consents. 


Ashwita Murphy

Team Leader - Planning & Ecology
Simon Ness, Team Leader ECON at Thomas Consultants

Eng. First Class Honours (MICE). Senior management roles in commercial manufacturing, research and development for production and distribution. Managed piling and drilling teams for commercial and domestic applications.

Simon Ness

Manager - Environment Contamination
Steven Mydlowski, Surveying Team Leader

Registered Professional Surveyor, Licensed Surveyor, Member of Survey & Spatial NZ. Strong project management leadership with over 32 years’ New Zealand survey experience, predominantly in the Auckland region specialising in cadastral surveying.  


Manager - Surveying
Joseph McLay - Team Leader for Soil

Bachelor of Science – Double Major in Geology/Environmental Science. Extensive experience in the environmental field, with experience in the investigation, management, and remediation of contaminated sites across New Zealand. 

Joseph McLay

Team Leader - Soil Contamination
Daniel Pang, Management Accountant at Thomas Consultants

Chartered Accountant – Full Member, Bachelor of Accountancy. Finance and account management, budgeting and forecasting for multiple industries.  Analysing sales and operational performances.

Daniel Pang

Manager - finance
Karine Killian Ecology Lead

Masters in Science (MSc) (Botany), Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) (Zoology), Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Environmental and Biological Science). Extensive project knowledge in agriculture, civil, roading, renewable energy, waste-water treatment, and industrial development. 

Karien Killian

Lead - Ecology
Sharon Wang land development

Bachelor in Engineering (Civil), Diploma in Civil Engineering, Member of Engineering New Zealand.  Solid background of Local Council District Plans, the Unitary Plan and documents/bylaws relating to land development. 

Sharon Wang

Sosene Meredith,

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil), Diploma in Engineering Technology (Civil). Full-time secondment position to Watercare and Auckland Council Regulatory Engineering Teams. Involved in projects in both New Zealand and Samoa.

Sosene Meredith

Team Leader - Development Engineering
Nick HIndson Project Manager

Prince2 – Practitioner, Architectural Designer, Certificate in Small Business Management. 27 years experience in project management, design, planning, strategy, leadership and training.

Nick Hindson

Erin Phillips Practice Lead in Landscape Architecture

NZILA Registered Landscape Architect, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (with Honours). 10+ years with experience across a wide range of complex design projects, working in multi-disciplinary teams and coordinating with external consultants.

Erin Phillips

Practice Lead - Landscape Architecture
Kirsten Thomas, Business & Systems Analyst at Thomas Consultants

Bachelor of Commerce (University of Auckland), Operations Management & Information Systems.  8+ years in operations management, systems optimisation and improving processes to enhance customer service, 


Kirsten Thomas

Manager - Operations and Systems