Our Team

AR & Associates has a team of experienced civil and environmental engineers, surveyors and planners with a wide range of skill sets in a variety of fields. We like to think of ourselves as a kind of working family and we encourage open collaboration, free communication, lightheartedness, humour, respect and professionalism – fundamental elements that make up our working environment.



Andres Roa / DirectorBE (Civil) MIPENZ CPEng IntPE Dip GeotermTech

E: andres.roa(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 0275 427 266

P: (09) 972 3891

Andrés is the founding director of AR & Associates Ltd and has approximately twenty years professional experience with projects for both the private and public sectors throughout New Zealand and overseas. Andrés’ experience covers a wide range of fields and projects where he has been responsible for the direct management, reporting and delivery to the end client. Andrés is a recognised technical expert in the stormwater field.

Andrew Nell / Senior Associate – EngineeringBSc Eng (Civil), MEMgt (Hons), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), MIPENZ

E: andrew.nell(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 027 280 5187

P: (09) 972 9967

Andrew is a chartered engineer with approximately twenty years professional experience working across a number of industries and in a number of locations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Pacific Islands. His expertise lies in the land development and infrastructure area in residential, commercial, retail and institutional developments. Andrew has developed infrastructure solutions for a number of hospitals, schools and universities.

Jonathan Gabriel / Chief Financial OfficerBCom CA CPA

E: jonathan.gabriel(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 027 491 5759

P: (09) 972 3890

Jonathan is a chartered accountant with over 24 years professional experience. He has had been on the management teams of both NZ and Australian based companies and has held various positions including CFO, IT Manager, Project Manager and Business Unit Manager. Jonathan’s industry experience covers manufacturing, distribution, wholesaling and FMCG with specialist focus on project management, continuous improvement and strategic planning.

Rowan Carter / Senior Associate – Green InfrastructureBSc, MSc Environmental & Marine (Hons)

E: rowan.carter(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 021 814 181

P: (09) 972 9963

Rowan is an experienced environmental scientist and stormwater specialist with over 16 years’ professional experience. He has held several senior positions in local government and the private sector. Rowan’s expertise covers stormwater management, pollution management, site auditing, stream restoration, greenways and project management. Rowan has a particular passion for soft engineering, water sensitive urban design as well as maximizing the potential of a project through applying a fully integrated approach.

Richard Parnell / Senior Associate – EngineeringBE (CIVIL) (HONS)

E: Richard.parnell(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 027 250 1102

Richard has over 8 years’ experience in the civil/structural/coastal engineering fields with a background in both contracting and consulting. He has experience in the land development and civil infrastructure including large civil and capital works infrastructure projects for residential, commercial and industrial clients. Richard’s experience also includes ports and coastal projects involving wharf / seawall assessments / extensions / repairs, reclamation and other large marine engineering applications.

Nigel Parkinson / Senior Associate – EngineeringBEng (Hons), CPEng MIPENZ, DIP (Marine Studies)

E: nigel.parkinson(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 021 636 454

P: 09 972 9960

Nigel is a Chartered Professional Engineer and is a graduate of both marine studies and environmental engineering. He also boasts publication of technical papers both here in NZ and the US. One of Nigel’s many talents include being an Australasian leading expert in HDD (horizontal directional drilling) technology, design and construction, being regularly called upon as an expert for input into design and construct-ability.

Mike Yu / Senior Associate – PlanningBPlan, MNZPI

E. mike.yu(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M. 022 340 2957

P. (09) 972 3894

Mike has over 10 years’ experience as a resource management professional across New Zealand and the UK and is a full member of the NZPI. Mike specialises in providing strategic level advice and project co-ordination for clients, having been engaged in a number of large scale and prominent developments including residential apartments, heritage buildings, commercial/industrial complexes and major recreation facilities. Mike is also a specialist with Special Housing Areas and the Auckland Unitary Plan.