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Technical Team



Mark Smith
Principal


Glen Cossey
Principal Engineer
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Chris Steven 
Principal Engineer


Mitch Rooney
Senior Structural Engineer


Ryan Humphries
Structural Engineer


Jun Segismar
Engineering REVIT Technician


Athol Gardiner
Draughting Manager


Don Landsbergen
Engineering Technician


Adrian Hood
Structural Engineer


John Grieve
Engineer


Stuart Knox
Project Supervisor


Geraldine Smeal
Senior Structural &
Civil Engineer


Clare Gay
Senior Structural Engineer

Tatiana Bondareva
Engineering REVIT
Technician

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Ashley Hickey
Structural Engineer
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Jason Richards
Structural Engineer



James Grieve
Structural Engineer


Sam Bibby
Structural Engineer


Sylvie Myers
Structural Engineer

Aileen McKinstry
Structural Engineer

Administration Team



Cheryl Smith
Practice Manager


Andrea Halloran
Practice Administrator
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Sheri Pradel
Office Administrator

A Bit About Us.....

 
 

Mark Smith
Principal

BSc (Eng), CPEng, MIPENZ, Int PE (NZ), MIPES

Mark Smith is the Principal of Markplan Consulting Ltd which he established in 1995. He brings over 25 years’ structural, civil and construction engineering experience to the team and has worked on a huge variety of projects throughout New Zealand as well as in Australia and the Pacific Islands including Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Tahiti and Vanuatu. Marks' early career years were spent as a construction engineer and manager in South Africa and Botswana, where he managed the construction of a variety of infrastructural and industrial projects. These projects included incremental launch bridges, a canning factory, brewery, grain silos, water towers, open cast coal and diamond mine infrastructure as well as large scale sewerage treatment plant infrastructure.

Born in South Africa, Mark lived his younger years mainly in Zimbabwe and South Africa and travelled extensively in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Malawi before arriving to settle in New Zealand in the early 90’s. These African roots have led to a lifelong love affair with the bush and Mark now spends a fair bit of his spare time adventure motorcycling with his two young daughters in the beautiful bush and farming areas of NZ. Married to Cheryl (who is the Practice Manager of Markplan Consulting), the family also has a love of water, born largely from Mark’s years spent in the Navy before he went to University to study engineering. Mark and the girls (excluding Cheryl who wouldn't live on a boat unless you paid her plenty!) would live on the water, given the choice, but instead reside on terra firma in Torbay and cram the water sports, sailing, kayaking, fishing and diving into any time they are not working or biking. The islands of the Gulf are the family’s playground and one of the many reasons they love New Zealand so much. The girls often refer to God's Own as paradise and, as proud New Zealanders, who are we to disagree?!

Mark has a real passion for his team at Markplan and the love of all things structural that they all share.

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Glen Cossey
Principal Engineer

BE (Civil), CPEng, MIPENZ, MIPES

Glen is a Chartered Professional Structural and Civil engineer, and is involved in many facets of the projects that the Markplan team works on - from concept through to detailed design and construction. Glen can be contacted early on in a project’s planning stage to add engineering input and generally Glen will be one of the Markplan team to provide input into your project in the early stages, including working through the scope of work to establish fee structures with you.

Engineering is all about solving problems and working with people through these problems, and this aspect really appeals to Glen. Finding innovative and exciting solutions to problems is what Glen thrives on, and he relishes the opportunity to do this in the Markplan environment.

Glen enjoys the challenges and rewards of working at Markplan but is also kept busy outside of office hours with his wife and two young children, working around his house in Huapai, playing and making music and sailing on the fantastic Hauraki Gulf.  Glen also enjoys cooking, especially using fruit and vegetables he has grown, and sharing meals with friends.

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Chris Steven
Principal Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, CPEng, MIPENZ, IntPE (NZ), MIPES

Born and raised in Auckland, Chris qualified as a structural engineer with honours at Auckland University and became chartered in 2010.

Chris worked in Auckland for a short time after completing his degree before heading off on his big overseas experience. Using London as a base, he worked full time as a structural engineer gaining valuable experience but still found time to travel extensively, which had always been a dream of his. Seeking the kiwi lifestyle, Chris returned to Auckland with his fiancé Gillian to get married, settle down and start a family. He is now the proud Dad of three – a boy and two girls.

Being part of a friendly but motivated team is one of the main reasons Chris joined Markplan. He enjoys the day-to-day challenges and responsibilities that go with being an engineer and has a particular interest in projects that involve thinking outside the square.

In his spare time – which has greatly reduced - Chris enjoys fishing, squash to keep fit, a good game of rugby, tending to the property in Kumeu and spending time with friends and family.

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Mitchell Rooney
Senior Structural Engineer

BE (Civil), CPEng, MIPENZ

Mitchell joined our team in 2009 as a graduate engineer, after graduating from the University of Auckland with his BE, then took a year’s sabbatical in 2010/2011 to travel in the USA, Canada, and Europe, before returning to Markplan. Born in the Waikato but bred in West Auckland, he now lives in central Auckland but says Waitakere is always home. Always interested in buildings and the way they work, and having grown up carrying a hammer for his dad who is a builder, moving into structural engineering was a natural career path for Mitchell. He plans to be extremely successful at it too. Mitchell’s dream is to design and build his own home.

Mitchell says that since starting as a graduate engineer, Markplan has been a great environment to learn in. It is one where he is expected to take on a lot of responsibility and he relishes it. He enjoys working as part of the Markplan team where everyone is approachable and willing to help. Mitchell spent 2014 preparing his application to become a Chartered Professional Engineer, and towards the end of the year he was awarded his CPEng registration. A big end to 2014 for Mitchell, as he and his (now) wife Holly, tied the knot!

Mitchell has a love of music and makes time to attend plenty of shows from both New Zealand and international artists. He is a big Warriors and league fan, and when not watching games can be found at the spectacular beaches of West Auckland. Mitchell has recently completed his dive ticket, and is trying his best to utilise the boss’s boat!

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Ryan Humphries
Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, GIPENZ

Ryan was born in Sydney, Australia, but moved to New Zealand at the age of two and grew up on Auckland’s North Shore, where he attended school and has lived ever since. Having always been curious about how things worked and why things are the way they are, he enrolled in engineering at
the University of Auckland, graduating with an honours degree in Civil Engineering.  During his studies, Ryan developed a strong interest in structural engineering and in his final year he gained invaluable work experience as a student engineer with Markplan. The following year Ryan happily accepted a full-time position with Markplan.     Ryan believes that Markplan, with its great learning environment and wealth of experience, is an ideal place to grow as he begins the next chapter in his life as a professional structural/civil engineer. He is eager to find out what lies on the road ahead for him at Markplan as well as later in life when he hopes to some day travel around the world exploring and adding to his expertise.

Ryan is a keen sportsman who enjoys following and participating in all kinds of sports. He started playing hockey at a young age and currently plays in North Harbour’s premier grade where he loves the challenge of playing against some of the country’s top players. When not at the hockey turf Ryan enjoys listening to music, attending concerts, cooking and tasting different foods, and during the summer spending time at his family’s holiday home in Wanaka.

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Jun Segismar
Engineering REVIT Technician

BSc Arch (PH)

Jun, originally an architectural draughtie from Cebu, an island in the Philippines, has lived in New Zealand on the Shore with her husband Ronald, a QS, since 2006. Her years of experience draughting in the architectural field have given her an insight into building design and construction which helps immensely when interpreting structural draughting work.

Jun enjoys the friendly, relaxed work atmosphere at Markplan and, with the Practice being close to her home, she no longer sits in the city traffic and has more time to spend with her husband and three children. Jun says that she loves using all the new skills she has gained and her career has become enriched since her move to New Zealand.

Being a busy working mum, Jun has little free time for herself, but enjoys the movies when she gets to go to them. She enjoys travel too and aims to be able to do lots of it once the children are older.

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Athol Gardiner
Draughting Manager

Athol has lived on Auckland’s North Shore since the age of 3 and began his working life as a Pre-nail Draughtsman whilst studying NZCAD.  He then moved onto mechanical draughting and later switched back to the building industry when he was employed by McIntosh Timber Laminates as a fabrication and design draughtsman for a wide variety of structures from Pacific Island churches and parliament buildings to structures in Dubai and New Zealand.   Athol then moved to structural draughting with Nancekivell Williams on the North Shore and eventually set up his own Architectural and Structural Draughting Company, AG Draughting, becoming a very busy one-man band.  In October 2012 he joined Markplan as Senior Draughtsperson where he enjoys the benefits of being part of a fully-resourced team whose commitment to quality and service is something he has not seen in many engineering companies he has worked with in the past.

Athol loves the great outdoors and has been heavily involved in multisport, participating in events like the ‘Coast to Coast’. Mountain-biking is a regular activity and he also enjoys sailing and kayaking. 

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Don Landsbergen
Engineering Technician

NZCAD

Don was born and raised in Auckland’s eastern suburbs. He spent four and a half years working in London and travelling through Europe, Egypt, India and Nepal before returning to New Zealand to marry Jenny and pursue a career as an architectural draughtsman. Don has spent 24 years in the construction industry in a variety of positions ranging from architectural draughtsman on residential and commercial projects to sales representative in the construction industry, to estimator with Stresscrete, and assisting with the establishment of Firth Industries’ Ribraft slab system for the Auckland market. It was from this time with Firth Industries that Don developed his passion for all things concrete and established his long-term relationship with Markplan, designing, drawing and inspecting Ribraft® 
slabs and associated foundations. Don’s role in Markplan is that of Ribraft®  and H1 calculations specialist and he values the opportunity to work with the team at Markplan with their no-nonsense approach and open, friendly and supportive environment. The Markplan culture mirrors his own personal view of providing excellent customer service and practical cost-effective solutions to structural engineering issues.

Being fit and healthy for as long as he can be is one of Don’s goals and, as a result, he has been of a sporting persuasion all his life. He has participated in 1st XV rugby, single-class yacht racing, competitive squash, competitive windsurfing, marathon running and is currently enjoying cycling, competing in both mountain biking and road racing events. When the going gets tough, Don likes nothing better than to set off on a two to three-hour off-road bike ride, and when he’s not out there in the bush, you’ll find him in his gourmet kitchen at home cooking great food for Jenny and friends.

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Adrian Hood
Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, GIPENZ

After leaving high school, Adrian worked and trained as a chef, achieving top level qualifications in New Zealand and the UK. He was involved in the catering industry for about 14 years then shifted occupations to work in civil construction for about a year before taking up a role with Bruce Wallace Partners (now incorporated in CPG NZ) as a draughtsman and site observer.  Whilst working for this company, Adrian conducted and completed his studies for his BE and since graduating he has worked as a Structural Engineer.

Adrian has chosen to work for Markplan due to their commitment to quality engineering and a strong focus on team. He is taking this opportunity to both expand his knowledge and apply his skills within the Markplan environment. Adrian’s engineering philosophy is to enjoy the challenge of solving problems and providing engineering solutions that are beneficial to both the Client and the Company. He believes that every engineering job has its own unique set of problems to solve, so each job presents a new challenge no matter how big or small.

Adrian was born in Auckland, and after growing up in a few locations around New Zealand he settled in Auckland where he has lived for the past 25 years. His stamping ground has mostly been around the Eastern beaches of Mission Bay and St Heliers, and he currently lives in Glendowie with his wife and his two kids. When Adrian is not at work he can be found doing DIY around his home, spending time with family, kayak fishing and on most Saturday mornings you can find him coaching his son’s rugby or cricket teams, then later in the day playing the odd game of president grade rugby for Auckland Marist. Adrian also competes in the annual Tough Guy challenge involving a 12km run through mud, swamps and various obstacles, but scrubs up well before returning to work on Monday!

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John Grieve
Engineer

Dip Tech Eng

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, John has lived in Auckland since 2000. He has been involved with engineering all his life and has accumulated over thirty years' experience in the industry. John has been a CAD and free-hand Draughtsman and Project Manager in mining and abattoir projects. He was the Chief Draughtsman at a pulp mill in Swaziland and the Manager on mega-yacht construction projects as well as supervising construction projects on oil platforms in South Africa. John brings a vast range of life experience to his role in Markplan from being the owner of an auto repair business to some more unusual employment opportunities such as owning a playground construction company, being a vegetarian hotel cook, a carpenter in the Caribbean, a clinic cleaner and house plasterer in California. He joined Markplan in 2002 after a few years of intense searching for that truly suitable position. The friendly, flexible, no-nonsense approach at Markplan as well as having freedom of expression at his workplace are important to John. John takes an active interest in Markplan and values his input into the success of the Practice.

John is married to Laura and has three grown-up sons. The family lives in Orewa on a beautiful lifestyle block which adjoins a nudist club, so they enjoy a “clothing optional” lifestyle at home. When not busy building, planting native trees or maintaining the land, John and his family can be found kayaking and camping in remote areas of New Zealand. John also runs a Shotokan Karate Club in Long Bay and is a 4th Dan black belt. John and Laura love to travel and plan to do more of that.

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Stuart Knox
Project Supervisor

Cert Tech Eng

With over 43 years' experience, Stuart joined the Markplan team in 1997. He is originally from Bristol in the UK and moved to Auckland in 1994 with his wife Diane and three children, who are now married with children of their own. He is the proud grandfather of seven beautiful grandchildren. Stuart has always worked in engineering, starting in manual draughting and progressing to management of projects both on and off site. Stuart has remained a staunch supporter of Markplan over the years because he believes in the culture of honesty and integrity which Markplan has always operated under.

“Aside from providing bread, milk and shoes for the family”, Stuart says jokingly when asked what his job means to him, it also offers “the opportunity to work on very interesting and challenging projects while being given the responsibility to overcome problems on site.”  Dealing with Markplan Clients and Contractors and following a job through from conception to completion on site gives Stuart immense job satisfaction.

Stuart also participates in a number of shooting sports, having twice had the honour of competing for NZ in international competition. His reading library is full of history and the study of firearms, ballistics and hunting.

Stuart would like to continue life in paradise for as long as possible (NZ and Torbay in particular, where he lives with Diane, with its semi rural feel and wonderful beaches). He says he’s going for 114 years at least! He is passionate about freedom, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Geraldine Smeal
Senior Structural & Civil Engineer

BE (Civil), CPEng, MIPENZ

Geraldine was born and raised in West Auckland and studied at Auckland University.  She spent some time working and living in Brisbane, but returned home to start a family and has never looked back.  Geraldine is married and has two young children, a son and a daughter, so is kept very busy!   She loves to read (when she gets the chance) and spend time with her family.  One of her family’s favourite places to go is Auckland Zoo and her son started giving the family guided tours from the age of 2, and her daughter is turning out to be a regular little chatterbox.

Geraldine has 8 years’ design experience working in New Zealand and Australia in both the Civil and Structural fields.  She has enjoyed working on a variety of projects from small residential additions, through to industrial warehousing and multi-storey buildings and everything in-between.  Some of the larger projects that Geraldine is proud to have been involved with include Westlake Girls High School’s administration building, the Wharekai building at Unitec and multiple Bupa retirement facilities.

Geraldine joined Markplan at the start of 2013, and enjoys working with a wide variety of projects and customers.  One of the advantages of working with Markplan is that it allows her to work with a project from conception to completion.  Markplan has a great team and Geraldine is pleased to be part of it.

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Clare Gay
Senior Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, CPEng, MIPENZ

Clare was raised on the beaches of Devonport, sailing tiny dinghies around the Hauraki Golf. She has a sail boat about as big as a shoe that she still likes to get out and about in whenever she has the time. After finishing high school Clare took off for her first OE to the UK, only to return a year later to study Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Whilst completing her final exams she bought an old 16ft Pelin Cherry trailer sailor and spent her final semester studying and working on overhauling the boat. After graduation it was only a simple matter of towing the boat behind a Mazda Demio from Christchurch up to the Bay of Islands for a much needed holiday! From there Clare went to Melbourne to work in Civil and Structural Engineering, working on a variety of land development projects and enjoying all the city had to offer. Within a few years, however, the Christchurch earthquakes had struck and Clare was flying back to assist the Fletchers EQR team in initial assessments and make-safe works.

In 2012 it was time for OE number two. Clare and Tom started in Singapore and travelled to Scotland using only public transport (buses, trains, some terrible boat rides and a little hitch hiking!). It only took 8 months! From there they used similar methods to get from Kenya to Capetown and again from Kathmandu to Bangalore. They returned, engaged, in 2013 and are now married and live in Belmont.

Since returning to New Zealand Clare has been involved in projects ranging from supermarkets to multi-tenancy commercial and industrial structures, from one-off residential projects here in Auckland to the seismic strengthening of URM buildings in Christchurch. Clare joined the Markplan Team in 2014 and thoroughly enjoys the variety of work she has on her desk at any given time. Clare loves to get fully involved in a project and see it through to the end.

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Ashley Hickey
Structural Engineer

BE (Hons), GIPENZ

Ashley was born and raised on Auckland’s North Shore.  During her schooling years she was an active member of numerous sports teams and competed/volunteered for Surf Life Saving New Zealand.  Finding it hard to part with the North Shore's beautiful beaches and mild climate, Ashley chose to undertake her Bachelor of Engineering at Auckland University.   She worked part-time for a small structural consultancy in Parnell whilst completing her bachelor's degree and continued as a full-time employee thereafter.

Ashley has spent the last 2.5 years travelling and working abroad. She has ventured to over 35 countries and has worked in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Malta.  During her time abroad she made numerous life-long friends and gained invaluable life experience and skills.

Ashley returned to New Zealand to focus on her professional career.  Residing back on the North Shore, she joined Markplan in early 2017, drawn by their commitment to deliver quality engineering solutions.  She believes Markplan has the expertise and experience to mould her into an all-round structural engineer.

Since being back in New Zealand, Ashley has spent much of her spare time on the water; fishing, diving, surfing and kayaking.  And when the sea's too rough, she enjoys running, biking (and more recently mountain biking), knitting, reading and simply watching a good film.

 

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James Grieve
Structural Engineer

B Eng Tech

James graduated from Unitec with his Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) in 2006 and has been part of the Markplan team since doing an internship with the company as a student back in 2002. He enjoys his role within Markplan as a Structural Engineer as well as a Structural Draughtsman.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, James’ family spent 6 years living in the United States prior to immigrating to New Zealand in 2000 and settling in Auckland’s seaside suburb of Orewa. He has been involved with engineering, draughting and construction of all kinds for most of his life, following in his father’s footsteps, as his Dad John also works at Markplan and has been James’ mentor in the early stages of his career. James’ dream is to one day be involved in both design and build projects, as he also enjoys wielding a hammer.

James finds Markplan a great environment to learn and grow professionally, and taking on the responsibility of a project from start to finish as well as liaising with the Client during the course of the project is a great way to become proficient in every aspect of the role.

James lives with his family in Orewa on a beautiful lifestyle block. He has trained in martial arts for his whole life and has achieved his 3rd Dan black belt. James trains at the family-run Shotokan Karate Club in Long Bay.

He loves to travel and has recently completed a one-year sabbatical travelling and trekking all over the world and sleeping at times in rooms and on beds that have been disastrously engineered!

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Sam Bibby
Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, GIPENZ

Sam was born in Blackburn, England. He moved to New Zealand in 2004 and has been living on the North Shore ever since where he enjoys the relaxed lifestyle, great beaches and friendly people.

Sam graduated with first class honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland in November 2014. He decided that Markplan was the consultancy for him after completing an internship with the company the previous summer. During his internship, he found the office environment a great learning place with decades of knowledge shared throughout the team members. What he enjoys the most about Markplan is the wide range of projects and the opportunity to work alongside clients to create both aesthetically and structurally pleasing solutions.

Sam always finds time to admire the intricacies of design while out and about (to the dismay of his girlfriend). He enjoys travelling and plans to spend time seeing the exciting structures around the world. His dream is to visit Manhattan and view the myriad of skyscrapers and bridges New York has to offer.

Sam is also an avid sports watcher, keenly following the NBA, NFL and the cricket scene. He is also a keen reader and has a wide appreciation of different musical genres, attending live shows whenever the opportunity arises.

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Sylvie Myers
Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, BSc, GIPENZ

Sylvie is a Structural Engineer who was born and raised in Mount Albert, but it’s probably more accurate to say she was ‘dragged up’ along various tramping tracks around New Zealand. It didn’t put her off, and she still spends much of her spare time camping and tramping.

Sylvie has two years’ experience in civil structures, and joined Markplan in 2015 because of the focus on people and the desire to see projects through from start to finish. Before joining Markplan, Sylvie spent a year volunteering and travelling in New Zealand, Costa Rica, Europe, and the Middle East, learning such essential skills as how to machete through jungle, remove surgical stitches, and restore the pointing in an old stone barn.

When not in the outdoors, Sylvie enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, practising archery and arguing with her teenage brother and sister.

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Aileen McKinstry
Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, GIPENZ

Aileen graduated from Auckland University in 2014 and began her engineering career as a Site Engineer for a national construction company where she worked for 1 ½ years, gaining experience in various areas of the civil engineering field, before joining Markplan as a Structural Engineer in 2016.  She loves working with the tight-knit group of people at Markplan and interacting with the clients, architects and fellow engineers to see a project through from initial concept to construction completion.

Aileen also has a background in music and performing arts, playing piano and various other instruments, as well as achieving high grades in singing and speech and drama exams.

Aileen hails originally from Tauranga but has now made Auckland her home, bucking the trend of exiting Aucklanders.  She likes to keep fit by attending regular gym classes as well as playing tennis and skiing when the snow is falling, and of course catching up with friends over coffee at all the wonderful eateries and coffee haunts that Auckland has to offer.

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Tatiana Bondareva
Engineering REVIT Technician

BEng (Hons)

Tatiana undertook her engineering studies in St Petersburg, Russia, initially working as a Draughting Technician while still studying and then later as a qualified Engineer for the same company upon finishing her degree. 

 

She immigrated to New Zealand 2009 and joined Markplan in July 2016 after spending several years with another engineering consultancy whilst settling into the New Zealand way of life.  Tatiana and her husband Andrei live locally and she enjoys having a nice short commute to work. 

 

Weekends are busy catching up with friends and discovering new scenic areas in and around Auckland or just a short drive away.  She recently enjoyed completing the Tongariro Crossing with a group of friends and managed to do so without suffering serious jelly-legs or blisters.  Tatiana loves trying out different cuisines in New Zealand as well as in Russian during her regular visits home and she and Andrei both enjoy travelling and discovering new countries when on holiday.  

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Jason Richards
Structural Engineer

BE (Civil) Hons, GIPENZ

Jason was raised in West Auckland and graduated from the University of Auckland in 2016. He initially started studying a Bachelor of Commerce but quickly realised it wasn't for him and changed to a Bachelor of Engineering. He completed a student internship with Markplan during the summer of 2015 and accepted a full time position starting in the summer of 2016. He enjoys working at Markplan and particularly likes the fact that he is involved in all aspects of a project and can see it through from concept to completion, which also necessitates direct liaison with the client.

Jason enjoys the outdoors and can often be found surfing at Piha or if not you'll see him carting his surfboard on the roof of his car just in case there is a wave that can't be missed. He also likes to go bushwalking through the Waitakere ranges, or taking his dogs for walks on West Coast beaches.


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Cheryl Smith
Practice Manager

Dip Food Serv Mgt; Dip HR & Tr.

Cheryl has held the position of Practice Manager for the past sixteen years and works closely with her husband, Mark, leading Markplan Consulting. It is a position Cheryl loves, after having left a career in training and development in a large corporate. She enjoys the flexibility in being able to manage a busy Practice as well as be at home, when she is needed, for their two teenage children. Cheryl says working with the great team of dedicated people at Markplan is what makes going to work so enjoyable.

Cheryl and Mark live on the North Shore. Access to beautiful beaches is what the family most enjoys about living in Torbay and is where they spend a lot of their weekend leisure time, either on the water boating, or next to it. An avid booklover, Cheryl makes plenty of time to read and is an active member of a book club.

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Andrea Halloran
Practice Administrator

Born in Auckland, but having lived mostly on the North Shore, Andrea has spent most of her working life in office administration roles within building-related industries in small to medium-sized businesses. This industry experience is a huge advantage to Andrea in her role as Practice Administrator.  Andrea joined Markplan Consulting in August 2007, working closely with the Practice Manager.  She looks after the accounts and plays an important role in the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis. Andrea enjoys being part of the small family-friendly team at Markplan, contributing to team meetings as well as expanding her administration knowledge and skills. She is also instrumental in keeping our company social club active, organising events where the Markplan Team and their families enjoy relaxing and having fun out of office hours.

Andrea is kept busy with her two teenage children as well as two dogs who are sometimes more demanding than her own offspring.    Andrea loves travelling overseas and meeting up with friends to try out various eateries around the North Shore or catch a good movie, but she is also up for the occasional 'Tough Guy & Gal' competition when it's time for an 'out-of-comfort-zone' challenge.  

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Sheri Pradel
Administration Administrator

BA (French/Linguistics)

Sheri Pradel joined Markplan in November 2010 as our Office Administrator. A 4th generation New Zealander, she was brought up on Auckland’s North Shore, but developed a yearning to travel overseas during her primary school years when she fell in love with Jimmy (aged 6) who was unexpectedly plucked from her class and taken back to England with his family, leaving her bereft.

After holding various PA positions in commercial companies in New Zealand, Sheri’s love of French led her to France (Jimmy totally forgotten), and to a position at the New Zealand Embassy in Paris. She spent 6 years there, during which time she met Patrick who came back to settle in NZ with her. They have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl, who all speak fluent French.

During her spare time, Sheri loves to tinkle on the piano and sing – strictly for her own ears – and she adores reading. She has recently taken up bike-riding (after a lengthy absence from the saddle) and has since conquered the 150 km Otago Rail Trail with her husband and friends and was thrilled to avoid being helicoptered out.

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