Philip Managing DFirector of Boundary Consultants

Philip Gillies (NZCLS, BSurv, BD, S+SNZ)

Managing Director, Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Philip oversees the day-to-day operation of the company and holds a licence from the NZ Cadastral Survey Board to certify survey plans. Philip has more than 20 years experience as a surveyor, initially working in Northland then Rodney before taking on his current role. He is a member of both of the national professional bodies for surveyors, the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors and the Institute of Cadastral Surveyors of NZ. In addition, he is qualified as a Registered Professional Surveyor.

Philip is married to Cathy and has four children. He is also involved in several community organisations, including Lincoln Road Bible Chapel.

Planning Team

Kim lead Planner for Boundary Consultants

Kim Garner (MCom, Assoc.NZPI)

Resource Consent Coordinator (Planning Team Leader)

Kim has an extensive background working in local government and consultancy in the transport modelling field. She joined Boundary Consultants Ltd in January 2008.

Kim is responsible for overseeing the preparation of resource consent applications. She liaises with surveyors within the organisation, clients, Council officers, contractors and other professionals to coordinate the lodging and processing of these applications. In addition Kim is involved in ensuring that consents, once granted, get through the remainder of the resource management process to completion.

Kim is married with four children (young adults). In her time away from the office she runs a mainly music group, is involved with her church, reads and enjoys playing board games and card games with family and friends. She is also an avid sport watcher.

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Sarah Hart (BPlan (Hons), MNZPI)

Resource Consent Planner (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

Sarah has more than 10 years experience in the New Zealand and Australian planning industry and has worked for both consultancies and local authorities within this capacity. Most recently she has been at home caring for her two daughters and joined Boundary Consultants on a part-time basis in February 2019.

By way of background, Sarah has prepared and processed land use and subdivision consent applications for a variety of clients and local authorities and has acted as the lead planner on a number of multi-disciplinary projects throughout New Zealand. Sarah’s track record has most recently been in infrastructure and transport projects, however her passion lies within her experience in urban development planning.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her young family, reading and enjoying the outdoors.

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Daisy Gowan Ditchburn (BUrb Plan (Hons), GRAD.NZPI)

Graduate Planner

Daisy graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Urban Planning (Hons). Initially working with Boundary Consultants part-time while completing university provided the opportunity to apply those studies in the real world, gaining insightful knowledge and experience. Since moving to full-time work, Daisy has helped clients get their resource consents for a range of projects.

Daisy is known for cycling to the office, come rain or shine. Daisy enjoys sculpting and painting miniatures, spending time with friends and going for walks.

Speaks basic Spanish

Surveying Team


Bryan Toki (NDS)

Senior Survey Technician

Bryan has been in the Surveying industry since 2005. Starting with M G Easton & Partners in New Lynn as a chainman, he progressed on to become a survey technician. When M G Easton was bought by Smirk Easton Ltd in 2004, he remained with the company for about 18 months before doing a short stint with Engineering Surveying Contracting Ltd (ESCON), where he gained knowledge in drainage, roads & earthworks, including spending 3 months at the Johnstones’ Hill Twin Tunnel Project.

Bryan then moved back to Smirk Easton Ltd before moving across to Boundary Consultants Ltd in April 2008 when Boundary Consultants bought Smirk Easton.

Bryan is responsible for Land Transfer, Topographical, Building Setout and As-Built surveys as well as most things on Landonline.


Tim Holo (NDS)

Senior Survey Technician

With over 13 years experience in NZ and 2 years experience in Niue, Tim has proven expertise across the land surveying spectrum. In addition, Tim has a National Diploma in Land Surveying and is experienced with the latest equipment and software.

Support Staff


Astrid Caldwell

Office Administrator

Astrid has a long history as an Administrator and Planning Support Assistant with the Waitakere City Council. In 2010 she transitioned to the Auckland Council as a Planning Technician.

In 2016 Astrid became self employed in the Catering business and joined the Team at Boundary Consultants in 2022 as the Office Administrator.

Outside of work Astrid enjoys hiking and food.