The Interpret team is made up of a diverse range of people, from varying backgrounds but with complementary skillsets. 

Amongst them are people relatively fresh to the profession, with bold, exciting ideas, working alongside industry leaders with unparalleled knowledge who hold prominent positions in the wider GIS community. 

Our team have worked all over the country, having been employed by Government departments, educational organisations and large commercial enterprises. 

And our team have worked around the globe, with their influence felt as far afield as the US defense forces, and at the ‘home’ of GIS, at ESRI Headquarters in California. 

As varied as their backgrounds are they share certain things in common, first and foremost is the passion for what they do. They thrive on the challenges their clients present them with, and gain huge satisfaction from generating clear, tangible results for complex problems. 

Families play a huge part in the lives of the Interpret team outside the office, while a common theme is a desire to keep fit and active, with their love of Geography evident in the way they embrace the ‘great outdoors’ and the stunning natural environment that surrounds us.

Steve Abley

Managing Director

As one of the youngest people to ever be made a Fellow of the Institution of New Zealand Engineers...

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Paul Durdin

Director

Paul is a nationally recognised expert with specialist skills in the areas of road safety, strategic and integrated transport planning...

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Chris Morris

Group Manager - Interpret

Chris completed an honours degree in Urban Studies, following it up with a diploma in Town Planning where he learnt how GIS could play a role in planning and analysing the environment.

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Todd Davis

Associate

Todd has significant experience as a GIS consultant working on a wide range of engineering, land, survey and asset management projects.

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Dale Harris

Principal Consultant

With a background in planning Dale has worked extensively with ArcGIS, GeoMedia and related software...

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Alex Oulton

Principal FME Specialist

Prior to joining Interpret Alex spent a number of years working for the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen as a spatial consultant, before returning to the UK to work as a technical lead in the nuclear industry.

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Stacy Rendall

Principal Spatial Researcher

Stacy is a research specialist with a combination of postdoctoral and professional experience working on projects that bring together a variety of fields including GIS, transport, systems engineering, modelling, programming for data manipulation and analysis, and web development.

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Natalie Scott

Senior Consultant

Natalie is an experienced spatial professional with a background in geography and biology...

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Nathan McKinley

Senior Consultant

Nathan has fourteen years of GIS experience, of which the past eleven were spent implementing GIS for a local government’s Public Works department in Northern California.

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Antonin Caen

Senior Consultant

Antonin has almost ten years of GIS development experience working in international consultancies.

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Subodh Dhakal

Senior Consultant

Subodh has experience of working in university research, local government and a non-government organisation. He is experienced in using ESRI software and has a particular interest in sustainability and the application of GIS in environmental management.

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Kaushi Vijay

Senior Developer

Kaushi is a Developer with strong problem solving and analytical skills.

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Hamish Kingsbury

Consultant

Hamish has joined us as an intern over the summer as a result of research funding received from Callaghan Innovation...

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Daniel Nutsford

Consultant

Daniel recently joined the team as a GIS Consultant. He obtained his Masters in GIS at the University of Canterbury and made a significant contribution to the health geography field with his research on the influence natural environments have on mental health...

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Brett Lackey

Consultant

Brett earned his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, including an interdisciplinary certificate in GIS, from the University of Florida.

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Godfrey Huang

Developer

Godfrey is a multi-skilled developer with experience relating to all aspects of software development from requirement analysis, project planning and troubleshooting.

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Robert Poynter

Graduate GIS Consultant

Having recently graduated with a Master’s in GIS, Robert has joined Interpret as a Graduate Consultant. Throughout the course of his studies, Robert gained experience in a wide range of geospatial techniques, including spatial analysis, remote sensing, cartography and research.

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Steve Ford

Graduate Consultant

Steve studied computer science and geography in his undergraduate degree at the University of Canterbury, graduating in 2016. He completed two internship projects before starting permanently at Interpret.

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Ella Mroczek

Graduate Consultant

Ella has a background in geography and graduated with a bachelor of science from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015.

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Anna Wright

Finance Manager

After completing a B.A. in Sociology and Education and earning a Diploma of Teaching Anna began...

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Nichola Blue

Operations Manager

With a strong background in administration gained in previous jobs, as well as her time spent in various volunteer...

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