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our leadership team.

It is through this combination of experienced best-practice techniques and innovation that we have continued to consistently deliver world-leading outcomes to a wide range of clients from a variety of nations and backgrounds.



Through his career, Phil has outworked out a core passion for human flourishing. The key philosophy, present throughout all the projects he has been involved in, has been that successful human development not only occurs through economic growth, but also through the additional prioritisation of the environmental, social, and cultural aspects of society. Phil has worked in over 30 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe, Americas, Asia and the Pacific.


Phil has been extensively involved with the investigation, planning, design, construction and management of cities and this engagement has led him to becoming a recognised thought leader in the area of city development. Phil has been employed on a wide range of projects from industry to academia and from Government to the sporting world. He has represented New Zealand in both Government-to-Government relations and international collaboration.

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General Manager

Gareth is a highly successful leader and practitioner in the planning, management and delivery of complex, large-scale and transformational programmes of work.

Gareth's ability to develop robust and efficient project and programme frameworks has been pivotal in helping our clients successfully realise their vision. He is adept at creating alignment of multi-disciplinary teams and workstreams, enabling value add opportunities to be identified and integrated. Gareth’s innovative and collaborative approach ensures strong and positive engagement with clients, project teams and stakeholders, creating trusted and valued relationships. 

Gareth's 20+ years with Synergine includes key delivery management roles on a number of significant and strategic infrastructure and development projects serving central government, local government and private sector clients



Principal Consultant

Aaron was a founding employee of Synergine and has over 25 years' experience in construction engineering, specialising in large scale project management roles.

A highly experienced programme manager, Aaron has a significant track record in infrastructure-focussed engineering and large-scale projects. Working across areas such as land development, municipal service delivery, and infrastructure, he has consistently been able to balance between attention to detail and big picture thinking.

Synergine’s OPM approach was developed by Aaron to enable end to end management of infrastructure solution delivery and ensure optimal project outcomes within increasingly dynamic and complex contexts.

Aaron is a specialist in asset management, delivery management, and planning and delivery of large-scale and complex land development projects (residential, commercial and industrial).



Registered Architect & Head of Design

Madeline is an accomplished senior architect, with 20 years of experience. Her design philosophy goes beyond structures; creating spaces that resonate with a sense of belonging.

Known for her client-centric approach, Madeline cultivates strong partnerships, guiding projects with a focus on trust and support where clients feel heard and valued. An advocate of an integrated design approach and with a keen eye for context and a deep understanding of the human experience, Madeline creates environments that evoke a profound connection, yet still serve a purpose, enabling the overall vision of a project.

Madeline brings together the complex picture of constraints and opportunities from all disciplines to deliver projects that become spaces imbued with a profound sense of belonging that enhance social connectedness.

Whether it's a mixed-use town centre, a residential community, or a commercial venture, each space is meticulously crafted to foster a sense of place where people feel not only accommodated, but truly at home.

With advisory roles for Auckland Council and Kāinga Ora, Madeline’s dedication to shaping policies for positive community change underscores her commitment to the broader impact of architecture.

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