Caroline Parkinson

James White

Maria Ross

Leila Bernal

Tyler McNamee

Joshua Mills

Sean Lee

Devon Duncan

Angela Adamski

Adam Clark

Mark Mabey

Caroline Parkinson

Associate | DipQS

Caroline initially joined Kwanto in 2011 as a quantity surveyor. She built a solid foundation in professional quantity surveying before heading overseas. While living in Britain she gained valuable contractor-side experience and travelled far and wide.

On her return to New Zealand Caroline re-joined the team and is now part of the fabric of the company, becoming an Associate in 2019. In her role, Caroline has expertise in dispute resolution, preparing quantum evidence for various legal hearings. She also provides estimation and cost planning and financial management services.

Caroline is our Excel whiz and always has time to help others out of a spreadsheet pickle.

+64 9 368 5570

James White

Director | Registered QS

James is the founding Director of Kwanto. He has extensive quantity surveying experience and has worked on a variety of projects in New Zealand and overseas. He specialises in negotiation, contract administration and providing quantum evidence for construction disputes.

James would like more people to know what a QS can bring to the table. He believes that having the ‘how-much expert’ on the construction team leads to better outcomes for the client. James takes every opportunity to promote quantity surveying in his everyday work and in the media.

+64 9 368 5570

Maria Ross

Business Manager | MSc

Maria is involved in the strategic direction and development of Kwanto.  She is focussed on integrating the key parts of the business so that clients consistently receive high quality services that reflect our values.

Maria nurtures the team culture creating a fun place where people want to work and learn. She believes professional development is a continuous process and expertise is ever-changing. She is also our inhouse eco-warrior with a social conscience!

+64 9 368 5570

Leila Bernal

Senior QS | BSc BCon

Leila has broad construction knowledge from her experience as a quantity surveyor and previous career as a civil engineer. Her strengths lie in estimation and cost planning, especially seismic re-strengthening.

Complex projects often land on Leila’s desk because she can untangle them with her analytical mind and eye for detail.  She plays an important role in maintaining the quality of work produced by the team and supporting individual development.

+64 9 368 5570

Tyler McNamee

Business Advisor | BSc(Hons) LLB

Tyler has provided advice to Kwanto from the beginning. He has a wealth of legal experience in corporate and commercial settings.

Tyler assists Kwanto with legal issues and is also involved in business strategy and development. His input helps avoid legal fishhooks and maintain good governance.

+64 9 368 5570

Joshua Mills

QS | DipQS

During his time at Kwanto Joshua has turned his hand to several QS services; from financially managing the construction of a childcare centre to a bank funding role for a heritage building refurbishment.

Joshua understands contracts and the role of the QS within them. He gets all the information in order to make a fair assessment of the situation, especially when it comes to the pricing of variations.

+64 9 368 5570

Sean Lee

QS | BCon

Sean is a talented QS who has tackled many complex projects during his time at Kwanto, including one of the tallest apartment buildings in New Zealand. He stays cool, calm and collected under pressure and goes the extra mile.

Sean’s superpower is scheduling quantities. When comparing tender prices to his estimated cost, he has proven time and time again to be spot on.

+64 9 368 5570

Devon Duncan

Cadet | QS

Devon joined the team in 2019 and is currently completing the final year of his quantity surveying degree at Massey University.

While studying Devon has gained practical experience in quantity surveying and estimation roles at a project management firm and a commercial flooring supplier.

+64 9 368 5570

Angela Adamski

Office Administrator

Angela keeps the office running smoothly and is our ‘go to’ person when things don’t work right. She has a strong background in administration and telecommunications and has the patience of a saint when it comes to figuring out IT issues.

Angela is interested in people in the workplace. She helps gel the team together and makes sure there is always something to look forward to on the social calendar.

+64 9 368 5570

Adam Clark

Cadet | QS

Adam joined the team in 2019 and is currently completing the final year of his quantity surveying degree at Massey University.

Although he is a cadet, Adam brings practical experience from his days in the roofing trade and specialist knowledge from his previous QS role in a tray roofing and cladding firm.

+64 9 368 5570

Mark Mabey

Senior Associate | Chartered QS (RICS)

Mark provides engineer to the contract services to our clients. He has excellent knowledge of NZS:3910 and the Construction Contracts Act (2002). He has experience as a quantity surveyor and project manager in both New Zealand and the UK.

Clients benefit from his collaborative approach and ability to develop positive relationships. He enjoys working on new residential developments alongside the project team to achieve the client’s goals and is interested in sustainable housing.

+64 9 368 5570

Kwanto culture

Our workspace is open and so is our communication. We believe that everyone has something unique to offer, and we love to create opportunities to share ideas. Sharing food often helps this process too!

 

We celebrate the successes and challenges of each project; it’s all about delivering a better service to our clients.

We’re a tight-knit team that support each other, whether battling with a spreadsheet or struggling with that last burpee at our ‘Friday-gym-day’.