Our People

Meet your advisors: a team of outstanding people at every level of the organisation


Dan Bonifant

Managing Director

Dan is an experienced public sector lawyer who has worked in local and central government in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

His work at Morrison Low includes a broad spectrum of advice based on his areas of expertise in governance, procurement, reform, amalgamation and project management.

Dan has recently led the Morrison Low team that has advised over 75% of New Zealand councils during the three waters reform process establishing Morrison Low as the leading consultants in this area.

Dan has practical experience in managing large and complex projects with multiple stakeholders, deliverables and tight timeframes.

Dan's role as Managing Director followed a period of four years leading the NSW office of Morrison Low.

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Kevin Best


Kevin was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers for 28 years where he held a number of leadership and governance roles. Kevin has significant international experience and has worked extensively in Australia. His career also includes senior finance roles in central government and as an adviser to a number of New Zealand regional councils.

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Cushla Anich


Cushla is an experienced infrastructure manager and a chartered professional engineer. She provides strategic advice to clients in central and local government sectors in New Zealand and Australia across a diverse range of assets. She enjoys helping clients build their internal asset management capability. Cushla’s recent experience includes strategic practice reviews, infrastructural health checks, asset management improvement programmes, and procurement advice. She is a recognised strategic manager in the water industry.

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Stephen Bunting


Stephen brings a background in community services and public policy having held a number of executive management roles. He has helped organisations develop, integrate and implement a wide variety of strategic organisational plans as well as conducting organisation and service reviews and establishing associated service levels. More recently he has advised NSW councils on merger and sustainability opportunities. Stephen is involved in industry sector groups and has presented at a number of seminars and conferences on integrated planning.

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Ewen Skinner


Ewen is a qualified civil engineer with extensive experience working with local government across Australasia. He has been involved in a wide variety of projects for councils ranging from organisational and governance reviews through to infrastructure development and complex procurement and project management initiatives. Ewen leads waste management and sustainability team at Morrison Low and has been instrumental in the development of a number of best practice documents for both central and local government in New Zealand.

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Greg Smith


Greg is a CPA with extensive executive management, leadership and project delivery experience and knowledge of local government, electricity and the not for profit sectors. He has been responsible for strategic, operational and service delivery functions and has a proven track record in initiating and delivering business change through strategic corporate projects, service delivery reviews, business process improvements and innovation through ICT and partnerships. His experience extends to financial modelling frameworks for operations and property development.  

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Alice Grace


Alice is an experienced asset manager and qualified engineer and has worked in local government and the private sector in both New Zealand and Australia. Alice has worked across all infrastructure areas and has skills in strategic planning, complex procurement and service delivery reviews, including operations models and contract reviews. Alice also has specialist technical expertise in solid waste management including landfill construction and operation, waste and recycling services, wastewater treatment and biosolids management and the aftercare of closed landfills.

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Gareth Chaplin

Associate Director Central Government

Gareth has had an extensive career in central government, having worked at Treasury and the State Services Commission, and having held senior management roles at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Ministry of Transport. Gareth’s background is in regulatory economics and policy. He is an expert on funding and business case issues, with a toolkit that includes public policy, public sector funding and finance, business case development, governance, institutional design and regulatory economics.

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Bruce Walton

Associate Director

Bruce has had an extensive professional services career, working predominantly in transport, horizontal infrastructure and technology for over 25 years. Bruce has genuine capability in transport technology, asset management, transport planning, traffic engineering and design, procurement, commercial management and project delivery. In addition, he has spent 16 years in senior operational and business leadership roles. This has gained him skills at depth across organisational structure development, business performance, resource management, business strategy and performance monitoring.

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Matt Fyffe

Associate Director

Matt has 20 years of experience in both the private and public sector, working in housing, rail and a variety of council infrastructure. Matt has both advised and managed delivery in a diverse range of areas including construction, operations and maintenance service delivery, asset management and information technology. He has also led commercial and contract management, programme and portfolio management and procurement for public sector organisations. Matt has a strong client-side background in complex change and business improvement initiatives covering people, process and systems. 

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Helen Ramsey

Associate Director

Helen is an experienced chartered professional civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience. She has held a number of senior management roles in local government and the private sector in New Zealand. Helen has a strong background in asset management, maintenance, contract management, financial management, supply chain and operational effectiveness, across a range of infrastructure services.

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Julie Savet Ward

Non-Executive Director

Julie is a professional non-executive director with over 20 years’ experience on company, government and major project boards in the professional services, property and infrastructure sectors. She is also a director of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and Link Housing, a community housing provider and charity. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Julie’s background is in environmental planning and she was a consultant for 25 years in the planning, approval, design and construction of property, infrastructure and natural resource projects. She remains on the NSW State Government and some local government planning panels as a determining authority.

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Stuart Cross

Senior Consultant

Stuart is a chartered accountant with over six years' experience in providing accounting and taxation advice to public sector organisations. He has advised government organisations on the establishment and rationalisation of subsidiary operations, efficient structuring of public private partnerships and the application of international financial reporting standards. Stuart has also been involved in the development of policy and procedure documentation, governance frameworks and the delivery of training solutions.

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Richard Slater

Senior Consultant

Richard has 14 years’ experience in asset management, embedding systems and processes in the delivery of infrastructure maintenance contracts, specialising in the property and transport sector. He has significant expertise in project planning and delivery, maintenance operations, systems and data analysis. Richard has supported clients in developing systems and processes to continually deliver multi-year programmes of work through data-driven decision making, linking accurate renewal programmes to long term plans resulting in successful investment applications and improvement in asset portfolio condition. He has worked with a variety of contract models: measure and value, alliance, outcomes delivery and lump sum style contracts, and he understands the opportunities and challenges they bring.

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Mark Wood

Senior Consultant

Mark has extensive experience in executive management and leadership in local government in the strategy and service delivery of waste, civil, open space and facility management. He has been responsible for developing and maintaining infrastructure, asset planning and delivery strategies for several councils using business improvement processes. Throughout his career, Mark has focused on all facets of council operational service delivery. He has also led and demonstrated the successful reuse of recycled materials in road construction in several projects. Mark has significant expertise in asset management, waste management, maintenance operations and contract management.

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Linda Cook

Senior Consultant

Linda has significant experience in the infrastructure sector, working for a range of clients primarily in local and central government. She currently provides strategic advice to clients in local government sectors across infrastructure assets with a focus on procurement advice and activity management planning.

Her career ranges from construction as a site engineer, civil and environmental design, contract management, resource management planning and strategic advice through to procurement of significant projects and delivery of collaborative initiatives. Her wider skills in project management, communications and engagement together with an ability to think logically and strategically, allows her to develop excellent relationships with clients, colleagues, suppliers and communities.

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Joan Elphingston-Jolly

Senior Consultant

Joan is a civil engineer with five years’ experience in large scale, multidisciplinary infrastructure delivery in the public sector. Her experience includes project and contract management, construction supervision and commissioning. She has delivered several strategic business improvements to great effect owing to her focus on the end user and project outcomes.  She is passionate about the importance of people focused change to deliver long term, sustainable benefits. 

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Adam Matthews

Senior Consultant

Adam brings a wealth of experience in infrastructure program and project management, gained through a 25-year career as a client-side project manager and infrastructure consultant. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, primarily focused on the delivery of public sector projects across all areas of local government assets and programs. Adam is a strategic and creative thinker, with the ability to add value throughout the infrastructure planning and delivery process.

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Egor Ilyukevich

Senior Consultant

Egor is an experienced project engineer with experience in the construction and design industries. He is also skilled in option analysis, modelling and budget preparation and control having managed multiple high profile clients and delivered projects for both the public and private sector. Egor has a variety of experience in tender design and project management with a particular focus on best value, scope management, work health and safety to create a quality end user experience.  

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Evan Ou Yang


Evan has worked for various organisations in the public infrastructure sector with extensive exposure to asset management activities across water and transportation. He has developed excellent skills in provision of technical consultancy services to clients and the agility to adapt changes of their expectation. Previously he held engineering roles in local government, contracting, and consulting organisations and has a proven track record in delivery of asset management projects on tactical and operational levels.

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Erica Hendrawan


Erica is a CPA qualified accountant with over 17 years’ experience in management accounting, financial planning and analysis, as well as budgeting and financial forecasting. Through business partnering, she brings extensive expertise in delivering financial insights and business process improvements. By being adaptable and innovative she is always able to deliver her project goals with excellence.

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Jessie Williams-Shigeeda


Jessie brings experience in evaluation, research, public policy and organisational management. With her public law and policy background she is well versed on central government processes and the breadth of topical issues.  More recent private sector experience in supporting the operation of businesses has sharpened skills in systems management and compliance monitoring. 

She has worked with many government, academic, international, not-for-profit and volunteer organisations and is focused on efficiency and bringing the right skills together to deliver for clients and stakeholders. 

At Morrison Low, she supports the Central Government portfolio to provide strategy and policy, commercial, governance, business and funding advice a to a range of clients across central and local government, and the not- for- profit sectors.

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Tim McCarthy

Senior Consultant

Tim is an experienced council engineer with significant expertise in asset management, project delivery processes, maintenance operations and contract management. His particular focus has been on sustainable asset management practices in councils and he has hands-on knowledge of how a wide range of councils go about asset management and the link between assets, operations and financial management. Tim has tertiary qualifications in engineering, management and law and is NAMS accredited.

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Karen Lam

Senior Consultant

 Karen's work history covers most of the infrastructure development process from a number of different angles.  From strategy and policy development, through asset performance and financial modelling, feasibility studies, project management and all the way to construction by way of her own earthmoving business, Karen understands how to bring together the policy, funding and planning functions with practical field solutions.  Having worked on projects as Council, Consultant and Private Contractor, she understands the similarities and differences between public and private enterprises.  Karen has worked on both sides of the Tasman and received an inaugural scholarship from the Asia New Zealand Foundation to study Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore.

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Sue Hamilton

Senior Consultant

Sue is an experienced project manager with particular knowledge of local government services. She has cultivated specialist expertise in solid waste management services and has offered valuable advice to local government in the fields of waste minimisation, resource recovery, recycling and residual waste management. Sue’s skill base also covers service procurement, contract management, policy development, negotiation, administrative processes, environmental education, customer service resolution and public consultation.

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Doug Low


Doug was a founding director of Morrison Low and a civil engineer with significant management and strategic experience. He has worked extensively with clients in infrastructure and regulatory services to achieve improved performance through the implementation of innovative changes to governance and service delivery models. Doug has particular expertise in the areas of project management, capability assessment, procurement and regulatory processes.

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Steve Browning


Steve is an asset management specialist with extensive experience working with infrastructure assets in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. He has worked on all sides of the infrastructure management process and has a robust understanding of construction and maintenance, data modelling and forward works planning. Steve has worked across the infrastructure spectrum, specialising in the transport, property and water sectors, and enjoys cross pollinating best practice from each sector. He is leading the IPWEA NZ training working group to develop the next generation of asset management training.

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Anna Johnson


Anna is a Chartered Accountant with sixteen years' experience in various industries including manufacturing, FMCG, telecommunications and banking in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.  Anna is responsible for the financial management of the company, providing support and advice to the Directors and the Boards on business performance.

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Sandra Parkinson

Practice Manager

Sandra joined Morrison Low as the Practice Manager in March 2017. With an excess of 25 years' experience in professional services, predominantly within the Chartered Accounting industry, Sandra is responsible for Human Resources, Health & Safety and Corporate Services along with taking an active role in Operational IT Management.  Sandra is very excited to join the team and apply her wide range of experience.

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Michelle Drummond

Project Support Coordinator

Michelle joined Morrison Low in February 2020 and brings significant administrative experience from working within local government and the scientific research sector, in both Australia and the UK. Michelle provides project support and administration, with a particular focus on document management and proofreading, as well as ensuring the Sydney office runs smoothly.

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Kristina Foster

Project Support Coordinator

Kristina provides project support for Morrison Low; a dynamic role that covers a range of activities and responsibilities. She works closely with the consulting team, proofing and formatting documents, arranging travel and an assortment of other administrative tasks. Kristina has worked across the private and public sectors and is multi skilled with significant administrative experience.

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