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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.


Khiro Mani  (BUrb Plan (Hons), GRAD.NZPI)

Resource Consent Planner

She has worked at Boundary Consultants from 2015 during her studies, assisting staff with the preparation of resource consents and enquiries. Khiro has continued working at Boundary Consultants after graduating with a Bachelor of Urban Planning (Hons) from the University of Auckland. During this time she has gained insightful experience working on various projects which require planning expertise, including small to mid-scale developments, urban and rural subdivisions, feasibility studies and other RMA related applications. She enjoys working with various clients, and feels very fortunate to learn from the projects assigned to her. The supportive work environment at Boundary Consultants has enabled her to grow as a planner practicing in her field and as a person.

In her spare time, Khiro loves to take the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. She has recently started playing badminton casually and enjoys travelling.

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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.

Gowan Student Planner

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

Graduate Planner

Gowan is a student at the University of Auckland who has just finished his final semester of study towards his Bachelor of Urban Planning (Hons). Gowan assists other staff with the preparation of resource consents, inquiries and correspondence. Working with Boundary Consultants provides the opportunity to apply his studies in the real world, gaining insightful knowledge and experience. After initially working part time he is now employed full time with Boundary Consultants.

Gowan hopes to graduate in May of 2020. In his spare time Gowan likes to spend time with friends, painting miniatures, learning Spanish and going for walks.

Speaks basic Spanish

Shu Ping Student Planner

Shu Ping Ye  叶淑萍

Student Planner

Shu Ping is a student at the University of Auckland, undertaking her Bachelor of Urban Planning (Hons) degree. As a student planner, she is passionate about the knowledge and skills she is able to gain through working in a professional planning environment. She is currently working on a part-time basis around her University hours, her role includes preparing resource consent applications.

In her spare time, Shu Ping enjoys going for walks, drawing and painting.

Shu Ping speaks English and Cantonese with an understanding of basic Mandarin.

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.

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Khan Pathan (B.Tech Civil, Assoc.S+SNZ)

Senior Survey Technician

Khan has over 20 year experience working for a few licensed cadastral surveyors and engineers in New Zealand.

Khan has dealt with a wide range of surveying tasks as well as some engineering work. Khan holds a Diploma in Civil engineering from India and B.Tech. Civil from Unitec. Khan is an associate member of S+SNZ.

Khan can speak Gujrati, Hindi and Urdu language.

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Ryan Yang 杨竖宁 (NDS)

Survey Technician

Ryan is passionate about the knowledge and skills he is gaining by working in a professional surveying position. He worked part-time at Boundary Consultants while completing his National Diploma in Land Surveying and now that he has graduated is employed casually with the company. He has experience using the latest equipment and software.

Ryan enjoys playing basketball and watching all sorts of sports on TV in his spare time.

Ryan speaks English and fluent Mandarin.

Support Staff

Aileen Office Administrator

Aileen Snell

Office Administrator

Aileen has worked in the Surveying industry since 2000 as an Administrator. She started with M G Easton & Partners. When M G Easton was bought by Smirk Easton Ltd in 2003, she remained with the company.

Aileen then moved across to Boundary Consultants Ltd in April 2008 when Boundary Consultants took over Smirk Easton.

Aileen is responsible for office administration tasks and the preparation of estimates. She liaises with clients, Councils and staff within the organisation.