Kensway Consultants was established in 1993 by our Managing Director Peter Angus.
The name “Kensway” was a tribute to Peter’s Father Ken, who was a leader in his field of the Commercial Construction Industry being the driving force behind Angus Group Limited.
There was a standing inside joke that projects were to be completed in “Kens Way” to meet with Ken’s approval, which, in fact meant that they were to be completed to the highest standard possible, within budget and on time.
This philosophy forms the baseline for all projects being driven to completion by the Kensway team.
After an extensive history in Commercial Construction and Aged Care Project Management, Peter saw a gap in the market for a small experienced consultancy team to specialize in the property and project management fields in the Aged Care Sector.
This scope of works has since been widened to include project management in all sectors of the building industry from projects in the smaller end of the commercial market up to the multi million dollar projects currently under construction as of today.
Kensway Property Consultants offer their services in Project Management and Quantity Surveying nationwide, with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Meet the team
Kensway Management Team – Wellington Office
PETER ANGUS MNZIOB NZIQS (Affil)
Peter has been in the construction industry since 1974.
He has extensive experience in construction, both commercial and residential, and in property consultancy and project management in the aged care sector.
Peter was a major contributor to establishing a company which went on to be New Zealand’s largest aged care provider.
His experience encompasses all forms of aged care accommodation: specialized apartments and retirement villages, rest homes’ dementia and continuing care, hospital and psychogeriatric care.
Daniel joined Kensway in 2011 after returning from the UK.
With an extensive client-focused project management background, Daniel specialises in the front end of projects, managing all aspects of the design and development process.
He has proven track record of successful project delivery within project management team, overseeing the success of many of our projects in the health, commercial and aged care sectors.
SENIOR PROJECTS MANAGER
Dave started with Kensway in June 2013 in our Auckland office, and was involved with a number of successful projects in the Northern region. He was also involved as part of the committee which undertook an independent review of the tenders for the $200m Justice Precinct project in Christchurch.
Dave has extensive Project Management experience in both New Zealand and China, having recently worked on the $40m NZ Embassy in Beijing.
Alice joined Kensway in 2017 as a project coordinator, which combines work in project management with a support role in quantity surveying. Alice has completed a Bachelor of Building Science, her major being in Project Management and Sustainable Engineering Systems. This has given her experience and knowledge of the industry and the procedures of both quantity surveying and project management.
Alice’s goal is to become a project manager, and her current position allows her to draw on the experience and knowledge of other company members to achieve this.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Barry trained as an architectural draughtsman, transitioning into project management around 14 years ago. He has been involved with some major projects for some of New Zealand’s biggest companies, and has experience in residential, commercial, retail, aviation, health care & housing for the elderly.
A vast background in client side project management along with site and construction management give Barry a wide range of skills to compliment and strengthen any project team. He brings an open and collaborative approach, along with good communication skills to deliver an end result to be proud of.
Matthew joins Kensway as a project manager coming from a strong background in construction and site management. He has experience in a wide range of construction projects, including the challenging environments of seismic strengthening and petro chemical fields.
Matthew’s strengths within health & safety policies and procedures as well as his client focus make him an asset to the team.
Kensway Quantity Surveyor Team
MANOJ PARBHU MNZIQS
GENERAL MANAGER QUANTITY SURVEYING
Manoj began working for Kensway in 1993, leaving in 2002 to take on a senior management role in the commercial sector. He returned to us in 2011.
Manoj manages our quantity surveyor department and is a very valued and essential member of the team.
Lisa joined Kensway in 2014 as a quantity surveyor after more than 8 years in the construction industry and over 5 years in quantity surveying.
Lisa has considerable experience in the design, development and construction of care homes and special care facilities, and has worked with a large number of UK-based health care providers.
Marty joined Kensway as a Quantity Surveyor in February 2018. He has been in the construction industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience in Retirement Villages, Interior fitouts, Apartments, General construction, and more recently a multi-level office block.
Marty brings to Kensway a broad range of quantity surveying skills & knowledge that provides a high level of support to the Kensway Team.
Jonathan began with us as a quantity surveyor in February 2017. After finishing school in 2008, he decided to travel and then worked towards a building apprenticeship. Jonathan is currently completing his final paper for his National Diploma in Quantity Surveying.
CONSULTANT – SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Richard Angus has over 44 years’ experience in the building industry.
This experience includes commercial construction, pre-cast concrete, aluminium window manufacture, quantity surveying, and project management.
Kensway Project Management Team – Northern
The Northern Team is led by our Associate Director Carl Eckhart.
Based in Auckland, Carl has worked in the construction industry since 1989. He completed his education and training in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and came to New Zealand in 2005.
Carl has extensive experience in all aspects of property management and construction, and has proved himself a conscientious and client-focused project manager.
Andrew joined Kensway in March 2017.
Andrew’s wide-ranging involvement in the industry over the past 30 years has given him a comprehensive understanding of design, contracts and construction. As well as holding key management positions in medium-sized construction companies, he worked for 20 years with Fletcher Construction and has run his own specialist construction business.
Andrew’s skills were recognized in 2013 winning an NZIOB Excellence Award.
Dana joined Kensway in January 2017.
Dana started her career in 2014 as a project administrator/coordinator on education projects for the Ministry of Education and local government, which involved assisting project managers in liaising with clients, contractors and sub-consultants. She has extensive experience in the procurement process, the conducting of tender reviews, contract administration, client reporting, and the allocation and monitoring of budgets during a project’s life cycle.
Dana brings to Kensway a broad range of knowledge that provides efficient support to our Northern Team.
CONSULTANT – PROJECT MANAGER
Walter Saggese, has over 30 years of construction Project and Cost Management experience in South Africa, with the last 14 years being in New Zealand. He has worked for construction companies, a Local Authority Trading Enterprise and professional consultancies undertaking residential subdivisions.
Kensway Project Management Team – Southern
KARL GASKELL MNZIOB
Karl has recently joined us from Armitage Williams Construction. He has extensive experience in commercial construction and is an active member of the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) southern chapter’s board.
Karl enjoys working in a team environment and actively promoting value engineering during the design process.
His strengths include a strong construction background and experience, contractual skills, people skills, management of consultants and contractors, negotiation and leadership.
Craig joined Kensway in February 2017.
Craig has worked in the construction industry for 26 years – initially as a qualified carpenter, then for 13 years as a site manager running large and small scale commercial projects: warehouses, office-based builds and fit outs, school builds, aged care facilities, and commercial interior fit-outs.
His site management work has given Craig experience in working closely with consultants and local government to produce quality projects and satisfied clients.
Sam joined Kensway in February 2018.
Sam has worked in the construction industry for 13 years. Starting out as a carpenter and LBP then later moving into the project management field. Over the past 7 years Sam has managed a large number of high end repair/rebuild projects throughout the Canterbury region.
His carpentry and project management experience has provided Sam with a strong understanding of the construction process as well as strong communication skills, people skills and stakeholder management skills.
Having been involved in a number high level sports team’s Sam really enjoys the team environment and developing strong relationships and working as a team to achieve positive outcomes for clients.
Our Administration Team
Angeline has been with Kensway since 2007.
Angeline is a trusted member of our team and her role covers all aspects of administration, including accounts, IRD and payroll.
ADMINISTRATION MANAGER / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Rebecca joined the team in the early 1990s.
She is personal assistant to the management team and oversees the office administration.
As a valued member of the Kensway team, Rebecca is first point of contact for any enquiries from new or existing clients.
Advisors to the Board
Hugh is a highly regarded industry figure with immense experience within the construction industry.
Hugh joined Kensway on retiring from Rider Levett Bucknall after 38 years’ service, 18 of which were served as RLB’s Managing Director in Wellington. Kensway draws on Hugh’s experience in project procurement, evaluation, cost management, and project management.
Brian is a retired chartered accountant and retired Associate Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management.
He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
Brian chairs several boards and is a trustee on various charitable trusts.
We are privileged to have had Brian as an adviser to our board for some time now. His extensive experience and wealth of knowledge in business and accountancy is second to none, and we appreciate his input as part of the team.