BQH: A DEDICATED TEAM OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
A deep, practiced understanding of measurement and highly developed skills in advising how to develop a project that suits your objectives of time, cost and quality.
Our people have a solid understanding of the property business across all sectors of the economy. We leverage our training and experience to provide expert advice on strategy, value for money and project control.
Martin Quartermaine / DIRECTOR
B.Sc(QS) FRICS MNZIQS Reg. QS
QS Since 1971
I commenced work in 1971 with a local authority building department in Derby, England as a building quantity surveyor.
more… I started my professional quantity surveying career in 1975 moving to Sheffield to a regional health authority before emigrating to New Zealand in 1987 to join Rider Hunt.
In 1993 I secured a role with Brown & Associates and in 1996 became a director of the rebranded Brown & Quartermaine. In 2000 B&Q joined an international practice and became Page Kirkland NZ and in 2009 this was restructured back into the independent BQH
My expertise ranges from project feasibility analysis, life cycle modelling, cost planning and estimating, value management, tender procurement, evaluation and analysis, contract financial administration and finalisation. I have achieved an enviable track record of projects completed on budget.
When not at work I like to travel, socialise with friends and family and enjoy the movies & theatre
Martin’s personal commitment to development of the Quantity Surveying profession in New Zealand and his seniority within the industry ensure that clients receive a service that is best practice in all respects.
Patrick Hanlon / DIRECTOR
MBA MB(CE) BB(CE)(Hons) FRICS FAIQS
CQS FCIOB MNZIQS Reg. QS
QS Since 1993
NZ, Australia, UAE
I commenced my career in 1994, as a cadet quantity surveyor at Brown & Associates in Wellington.
more… In 1996 I transferred to the associated firm, Page Kirkland, in Sydney, where I was a quantity surveyor and then from 1998 a senior quantity surveyor until moving to their Dubai office as an associate in 2001. In 2007 I returned to New Zealand to be a director of Page Kirkland in Auckland, which was restructured into BQH in 2009.
My expertise ranges from budgeting and estimating to administration, engineer to the contract in NZS3910, expert witness and negotiation. I also teach measurement and estimating to degree students in Auckland.
When I’m not at work I like to spend time with my family – on the harbour or taking advantage of the many fantastic pastimes this country offers.
Rachel Hills / NATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER
BBus (Human Resource Management)(Marketing)
I commenced my career in the construction sector in 2010 as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer for a major multinational infrastructure construction company.
more… I joined BQH as the Office Manager in 2005 while also studying via correspondence at Massey University for my Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management and Marketing. After graduating, I have since moved into the role of National Business Manager utilizing experience with education to ingrate human resource management strategies to the overall business strategy to meet business goals and provide tangible outcomes.
My areas of expertise include administration, document management, people, performance & change management, business development, business accounting, and strategic planning.
I am a keen netballer and other social sports but considering retirement after two knee ACL reconstructions. When I’m not at work I enjoy travelling and creating new experiences and memories with my family.
Richard van Zyl / ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
B.Sc(QS)(Hons) MRICS Reg. QS MNZIQS
QS Since 2005
During the last year of my undergraduate study in South Africa, I worked as a candidate quantity surveyor for a small residential developer managing subcontractors.
more… After graduating in 2006, I joined IBP Construction Consultants in Johannesburg as a junior quantity surveyor, and during this time, I completed my honours degree and obtained Membership status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. In 2011 I moved to CES Group to expand my knowledge in infrastructure and power generation. In 2016 our family made a move to New Zealand, where I joined BQH Limited.
From inception to final account stages I have experience in estimating, budgeting and cash flow, measurement, and general contract administration and advice. Contract experience includes NZS3910 and 3916.
On weekends I like to spend family time playing games during the colder months and cycling or hiking in the great outdoors in the summertime.
Clare Wood / ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
B.Const(QS) B.Sc(Geo) GradDipEng (C&E)
MNZIQS Green Star Practitioner
QS Since 2015
I began working as a cadet quantity surveyor at BQH in 2015. I graduated from Massey university with a Bachelor of Construction in 2017.
more… Before working as a quantity surveyor, I worked in the water treatment industry after completing studies in science and engineering at the University of Auckland.
My strengths are budget estimating and administration including financial reporting.
When I am not at work, I enjoy sailing with my family and gardening.
Tiaan van Heerden / ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
B.TECH(QS) MNZIQS Reg. QS MRICS
QS Since 2009
I started my career as a foreman in 2009 working for a main contractor in South Africa while completing my bachelors degree in quantity surveying.
more… After completing my degree in 2012, I moved on to work for Norval Wentzel Steinberg, where I worked myself up into a managerial position as an Associate. In 2019 I relocated to Auckland and joined BQH as an Associate.
My expertise ranges from estimating, budgeting and value engineering of projects to negotiating and agreeing variations throughout the construction phase of projects.
Outside of work, I enjoy cycling, hunting, fishing and golf which offers me great opportunities to indulge in the outdoors.
Ian Morton / REGIONAL MANAGER
B.Sc(QS) MRICS MNZIQS Reg. QS
QS Since 1980
NZ, UK, UAE, South Africa
I qualified as a QS in 1980 and worked in the UK and South Africa before emigrating to New Zealand in 1986.
more… From 1991 to 2000 I was in Dubai employed as the Chief QS for local Architectural/Engineering company Arif & Bintoak. Returning to New Zealand I joined Page Kirkland in Auckland, which became BQH in 2009.
My expertise covers all aspects of quantity surveying including cost planning, estimating, contract procurement and post contract administration.
My leisure time is occupied with my wife, children and grandchildren but I do manage to squeeze in a game or two of squash each week.
Rory Leonard / REGIONAL MANAGER – CENTRAL
QS Since 1995
My career commenced in South Africa in 1995, where, after completing my National Diploma in Building, I joined RH Rens & Associates as a candidate Quantity Surveyor.
more… In 1999 I completed my BTech QS degree and became a co-principal in 2000, where the firms name was changed to Rens & Leonard. In early 2002 I became the sole member, up until 2008, where I then took on two partners and the firm was restructured into Poto Leonard & Moyce Quantity Surveyors (PLM). In 2020 I resigned as a director from PLM and relocated to NZ to join BQH as Regional Manager of their new Tauranga Office.
My general experience includes all facets of Quantity Surveying from inception through to final account and my expertise are considered to be estimating, financial reporting and contract administration.
If I’m not in the office you will either find me spending time with my wife and two daughters or on the ocean with a fishing rod in my hand.
Pete Forbes / Regional Manager Christchurch
QS Since 2016
I commenced my career in architecture in Scotland in 1998, working on projects in Scotland and England before moving to Ireland in 2000. After emigrating to New Zealand in 2005, I worked in various architecture firms in Auckland before moving into Project Management in 2007, holding numerous senior client and consultancy roles.
more… In 2016, I moved into quantity surveying with BQH Ltd, before moving to Christchurch in 2018 as Regional Manager of the new BQH Christchurch office.
My expertise includes all aspects of quantity surveying but I particularly enjoy pre-contract work and dispute resolution.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and frequently ski or snowboard trips during the winter.
Richard Meakin / Senior Associate
B.Sc(QS)(Hons) MRICS MNZIQS
QS Since 2005
I commenced my career in quantity surveying as a graduate with Christie and Partners, Dundee, Scotland, in 2004.
more… In 2012 I made the decision to emigrate to New Zealand and commenced work with BQH Ltd later that year. In 2017 I made the decision to move to the Hawkes Bay where I was a quantity surveyor for BR Turfrey’s Ltd (National Roofing and Plumbing Contractor). I rejoined BQH Ltd in 2021.
My expertise includes estimating, measurement and schedule of quantities, contract administration and cost management.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family
Reynier van Rooyen / Senior Associate
B.Sc(QS) MNZIQS Reg. QS MRICS
QS Since 1995
I started my career in 1995 as a junior quantity surveyor in South Africa gaining experience on commercial and residential projects with a lot of emphasis on building alterations and additions.
more… By 1996 I was an associate running my own projects providing full quantity surveying services from concept estimates up to final account. In 2017, I relocated with my family to New Zealand and joined BQH to utilise my 20 years experience as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.
My area of expertise are estimating, desktop feasibility studies, procurement and post contract administration. I have a proven track record of minimising the costs of a project and enhancing value for money, while still achieving the required standards of quality.
Tanya Tan / ASSOCIATE
B.Const(CE) BA NDQS MNZIQS
QS Since 2014
I commenced my career after completing my bachelors degree in Quantity Surveying in 2014.
more… I start my career with an Auckland residential contractor where I gained experience in technical aspects of quantity surveying. On completion, I transferred to a professional quantity surveying consultancy, Quantum, in Auckland. Immediately prior to joining BQH in 2018, I worked in one of New Zealand’s largest home building company, Mike Greer Homes Auckland Office.
My areas of expertise include budget preparation, estimating, cost planning, contract administration. I can fluently speak Mandarin and Cantonese.
In my spare time, I devote myself to yoga, including aerial yoga, hatha yoga, and pilates.
Kelly Hutt / ASSOCIATE
B.Const(QS) NZIQS (Affil) Green Star Practitioner
QS SINCE 2018
I began my Quantity Surveying career as a Cadet with BQH in 2018 in while studying to obtain my Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) part time.
more… Prior to being a Quantity Surveyor, I was formally an Architectural Builder for 4 years with experience on multi-million dollar residential homes for high profile clients.
On top of my strong knowledge of construction, my areas of expertise include cost planning, contract documentation, and contract administration.
I am an avid Rugby player and Snowboarder. In my spare time I enjoy gaming and exploring new places with friends and family.
Shaun Jarmann / Associate
QS Since 2006
I commenced my academic career in Quantity Surveying in 2006 and graduated with my National Diploma (ND). After completing my first year of employment in 2009 in Namibia, I was offered a full scholarship to complete my Bachelors Degree in 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa. I continued working at the same Company, during which, I obtained my Professional Registration in 2015.
more… I was fortunate to be involved in a wide range of government and private projects from inception to closing off the final accounts over the past 13 years in the private sector.
My expertise include construction cost advice and cost planning, estimates, and contractual correspondence.
April Lin / Quantity Surveyor
B.Const(QS) B.Art NZIQS(Affli)
QS SINCE 2019
I started working as a junior Estimator at YourQS after graduating with a NZ Diploma in Construction in 2019. Then I joined a quantity surveying consultancy company in Auckland working as junior Quantity Surveyor for two years providing services on both commercial and residential projects with specific pre contract/post contract/construction experience.
more… In 2021, I joined White Associates working as Bank Funding Quantity Surveyor where I gained experience in precondition funding report and drawdown report preparation, and during this time, I completed my bachelor’s degree in construction in 2022. After my maternity leave, in July 2023 I joined BQH Limited.
My areas of expertise include budget estimate, post contract administration, variations negotiations and financial reporting.
I enjoyed Pilates, hiking, camping and spending time with families when I am not at work.
Caitlin Rusling / QUANTITY SURVEYOR
QS Since 2018
In 2016, I began my career in the construction industry when I joined a private Building Consultant practice as an office manager and personal assistant.
more… In mid 2018 I joined BQH as a cadet quantity surveyor and I have been developing my technical skills within a team of qualified and experienced colleagues since.
I have a range of experience in both pre-contract and post-contract work. I excel in estimating, procurement and the valuation of progress claims and variations. I have proven skills in administration and a solid understanding of the construction process from inception to completion.
During my downtime, I enjoy pottering around the garden and getting out amongst the breeze at one of Auckland’s many volcano top’s and bush walks.
Matt Hyde / QUANTITY SURVEYING TECHNICIAN
NDQS B.Const(QS)(in progress)
QS SINCE 2021
I started my career as a Junior QS for BQH in November 2021. I am stationed at the Tauranga branch and am finishing my Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying) at the end of 2021 with an aim to begin my degree through Massey University soon.
more… I am interested in project administration, progress claims and cost planning with a focus on furthering my knowledge and expertise.
Outside of work I am a keen swimmer and golfer with an enjoyment of the outdoors.
Sinead Grady-Jones / Quantity Surveying Cadet
NDQS (in progress)
QS Since 2023
My journey in the construction industry began in 2021 when I embraced the role of Office Manager at a Professional Quantity Surveying firm, while completing my Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying). My academic journey is set to continue with Massey University, where I plan to embark on a degree, further solidifying my knowledge in Quantity Surveying.
more… In October 2023, I had the privilege of joining the BQH team as a Cadet Quantity Surveyor. As I continue to evolve within the dynamic field of Quantity Surveying, I am eager to contribute my skills and enthusiasm to the success of BQH and our projects.
Fueled by a passion for precision and clarity my work not only aligns with my academic pursuits but also reflect my commitment to contributing meaningfully to projects. As I navigate the dynamic field of construction, my focus lies in continuous learning and growth. I am determined to expand my knowledge and expertise, staying up-to-date of industry trends and best practices.
Olly McGhee / Quantity Surveying Cadet
B.Const(QS) (in progress)
QS Since 2022
In 2022, I began full time study at Massey University towards my Bachelor of Construction majoring in Quantity Surveying. I started my career as a Trade Yard Team Member at Mitre 10 Mega which provided opportunities to gain knowledge in building materials. During summer break I obtained a full term intern role at JFC as an Intern Quantity Surveyor which provided exposure into the construction industry.
more… I joined BQH in March 2023 as a Quantity Surveying Cadet to combine my academic journey with practical experience.
I have developed a strong foundation in quantity surveying principles and methodologies. My coursework has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of cost estimation, contract administration, and financial analysis.
In my spare time I enjoy surfing and socialising with my friends.