Linda has 35 years’ experience across all traditional Quantity Surveying services and has held senior roles at consultancies in New Zealand, South Africa and the UK.
Her skills range from elemental cost estimating and tender reporting to financial reporting and technical advisory. She has significant experience in sustainable solutions and is one of New Zealand’s leading voices in the role, benefits and use of engineered timber.
Linda has worked on a number of culturally significant projects during her career, including providing quantity surveying services for Canterbury’s Provincial Council Buildings and many other heritage projects. Her bank QS reporting roles have included projects such as Christchurch Adventure Bike Park and the Majestic Church Redevelopment. She has also provided cost consulting services for the Ministry of Education on earthquake repairs and insurance claims as well as numerous new projects such as Rangiora High School.
Linda has a great deal of experience in Masterplan budgets, and worked on the MoE’s $25m redevelopment of Hornby High School in Christchurch. This involved the assessment of options and stages in which the school redevelopment could take place, while ensuring it remained functional at all times.
She was also part of Regenerate Christchurch and the Christchurch Council Masterplanning for Cathedral Square. This resulted in the development of a very specific budget for the innovative and inspirational proposed Pavilions, which will serve as community spaces for people to gather. The vision of the proposed Pavilions uses engineered structural timber, and the budget relied on Linda’s specialist knowledge of New Zealand’s timber industry.
It’s these types of unique and innovative projects that really drive Linda. She’s also worked on leading edge projects such as Colletts Corner, Lyttelton – New Zealand’s first community funded commercial development.
Trained in South Africa, Linda holds a BSc QS Hons and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Member of New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors