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Project Coordinator

Abby Clark

With a newly minted Bachelor of Building Science (Double Major Project Management and Sustainable Engineering Systems) from Victoria University, Abby is relishing everything there is to learn about project management in the early years of her career.

She was drawn to the industry due to her love of seeing projects that started as a mere idea getting to practical completion. Being part of the process that gets them to completion is something she’s thriving in, and is enjoying putting into practice the organisational aspects required for projects to run smoothly and efficiently. 

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Senior Project Manager

Andrew Ford

Andrew is an experienced Senior Project Manager with over 8 years’ experience delivering projects to a very high standard.

Andrew has successfully delivered a number of projects including leading the Waste Management $56m 5-green star project that made a clean sweep of the 2020 Property Council NZ Property Industry Awards beating 114 other nominees and winning multiple categories, including the Green Building Award, the Industrial Property Award and the Supreme Award.

Andrew has an MBA and Master of Global Project Management from Torrens University, as well as a Bachelor of Building Science majoring in Project Management from Victoria University.

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Projects  Director

Ben Van Arts

Ben has been successfully delivering projects within the construction industry for 15+ years, with significant experience in commercial construction and residential development. 

His strengths are in project structuring, briefing, design management, tender management, cost control, project management and construction delivery.   Ben’s experience covers a range of sectors including financial markets, institutional, private development, and the public sector: all of which has required management of diverse stakeholder groups. 

Having worked within the services and construction sectors of the market, as well as in construction and site management, Ben has an in-depth understanding of the overall construction process and how to deliver end-to-end client value.  

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Project Coordinator

Cordelia Hughes

A recent graduate of Victoria University, with a conjoint degree of Bachelor of Building Science (majoring in Project Management) and Commerce (majoring in Supply Chain management). 

She was drawn to Building Science because it included multiple areas of interest, namely: the science of how infrastructure is constructed and on the management side, how to keep the project streamlined. A desire to understand all aspects of management was the driver behind her commerce degree.

With an appreciation of detail, Cordelia values being involved in the entire lifecycle of a project: and the more complex, the better. No surprises then that the part-time job funding her university studies wasn’t the traditional hospitality or retail option,  instead she chose  the complexities of function management.

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Assistant Project Manager

Daniel Leone

Dan was attracted to the construction industry by a lifelong  curiosity and enjoyment of the built environment. 

He’s been creating spaces from a young age, as well as leading teams both on and off the rugby field. Most recently he’s been working on the Laings Road residential development, where he led the design team, as well as projects focusing on seismic upgrades, commercial fit-outs and affordable housing.  

Dan’s big goal is to eventually apply his practical project management mindset to development management, where he hopes to deliver and manage a resort development on his family land in Tonga.

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Development Coordinator

David Watson

David has over twenty years of architectural design experience in high-end residential homes and is naturally drawn to both engineering and technical complexities.  

Throughout his career, he has been driven to influence the design of the built form to allow enjoyable use, ultimately helping to enhance the occupant’s wellbeing. He has recently enhanced his own architectural design expertise, with the addition of a sparkly new Bachelor of Construction, majoring in property development to his toolkit.   

His new role at Egmont Dixon feels like the missing link: connecting everything he loves - property development, design and project management. 

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Financial Controller

Deanne Fleming

The title doesn't do this financial superstar justice. Also Office Mum, she keeps everyone in line and on their toes. Her bubbly personality brings life to the office, along with a wealth of skills and experience in accounting and administration across multiple sectors and businesses. 

After travelling around in her twenties temping in London, Sydney and across the US, she headed back to NZ and settled in Wellington. For the past 20 + years she has provided financial and administration services to small businesses and was fortunate enough to be connected with Egmont Dixon since day one. She's seen a huge amount of growth since and has been across every detail.

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Developments Director

Earl Hope-Pearson

Earl has significant experience in private and public sectors, working across a range of complex infrastructure, property and development transactions for major developers, Councils, Crown entities and Maori, Iwi and Hapu organisations throughout New Zealand. 

Currently the Development Manager on several medium density and high-rise residential, mixed-use developments located in Wellington and Christchurch, he manages projects from concept, feasibility and consenting through to branding, marketing, procurement and development delivery.

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Assistant Development Manager

Gemma Andrews

Gemma has a strong background in commercial project management in the UK and project advisory/delivery here in NZ, working closely with the likes of Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi, KiwiRail and Port Marlborough NZ.

Gemma’s interest in architecture and her drive to deliver projects that will enhance the development of the Wellington region sees her perfectly positioned in Egmont Dixon’s Development Management team, seeing projects through from start to finish. 

Her strengths of project coordination and management in both the architectural and infrastructure industries, ensure that she’s well versed in managing multi-disciplinary teams, working collaboratively and seamlessly to deliver projects to programme.

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Development Lead

Gerard Logan

Gerard has a deservedly impressive and respected reputation, with a background in private sector (property and investment) and government property leadership roles at a senior level. Most recently as National Manager, Survey & Legalisation and Manager of Infrastructure Property at Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, he was responsible for the national management of the $1.8 billion property infrastructure portfolio held for future transportation related projects. Regional delivery, procurement, writing of property management service delivery contracts and leading the transition of contract service providers in two regions provided plenty of variety.

Consulting across all property related sectors over 12 years, he has a gift for identifying strategic opportunities and delivering results through focused leadership, drive, enthusiasm, determination and at times, sheer tenacity and commitment to make projects and initiatives happen.

Gerard brings excellent governance experience having been a former president of the Property Institute of NZ and positions on several boards.  Gerard has an MBA in Business Strategy from Massey University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Lincoln University (Valuation & Management).

When asked for highlights, several are top of mind: creating a ten-year development pipeline for 500+ independent retirement apartments, master-plans for numerous brown-field sites, and then the co-founding of a national valuation and specialist property advisory business specialising in the development of asset sale strategies, evaluation of long term strategies of large leasehold land portfolios, business and financial restructuring of property businesses.

In his spare time, Gerard keeps himself fit and last year completed the Tour Aotearoa cycling event (length of NZ) and seeks out other adventures, including the 2022 Coast to Coast.  He is currently running a refurbishment project of his own home. Gerard is what you call an ‘active relaxer’ for sure.

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Planning Lead

Greg Sawyer

With almost 20 years of experience as a planner in New Zealand and Australia, and bringing significant experience from within both the public and private sectors, Greg offers Egmont Dixon's clients a wealth of knowledge and know-how to assist them in confidently navigating the resource management maze.

Greg has also been self-employed in the fitness industry, so knows a thing or two about the importance of value for money and getting great results for clients.

Joining the Egmont Dixon team in April 2022, Greg is charged with developing and expanding the company's planning service offering, complementing the established and highly respected development and project management teams.

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Project Manager, New Plymouth.

Isaac Owen

Isaac is an experienced Project Manager, with industry experience in civil construction and energy processing. He has completed mechanical engineering qualifications and has a postgrad diploma of Business Administration and Management from University of Auckland. Isaac cut his teeth at Fitzroy Engineering (now Dialog Fitzroy) where he progressed rapidly through the ranks from Junior Project Engineer to Project Manager.  He joins us from Downer NZ. In his spare time, being a New Plymouth local, he loves to surf and is a former two-time National Surf Lifesaving champion.

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