People

To give the best advice and receive the best results for our clients, it makes sense to employ the most capable and experienced planners.

Our people are some of New Zealand’s most skilled and experienced planners. They join us from across New Zealand and Australasia, contributing diverse backgrounds in both public and private sector planning. Their specialist skills and experience are extensive. All our employees work closely with local and regional authority officials and Councillors, government departments, lawyers, other consultants and associated parties.

Our team approach means every resource and skill goes into ensuring the successful outcome of your project.


Jeff Brown | Director

Jeff has 20 years’ experience in resource management, including extensive experience in presentation to Councils and other groups, and he is a regular participant in the Environment Court. Jeff spreads his time between the Auckland and Queenstown offices and is usually available in each location on any given week. Read more

Alyson Hutton

Alyson has 14 years New Zealand based experience in the planning industry both in local government and consultancy roles. Prior to working for Brown and Company she spent the last 10 years she worked for the Queenstown Lakes District Council in a senior policy role. Before that she worked for Beca Planning in Wellington and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in Whakatane. Read more

Morgan Shepherd

Morgan joined BCPG from the local government sector.  Previously Morgan has held roles at Queenstown Lakes District Council and Environment Southland.  Morgan’s background and experience support an understanding of collaborative planning, consultation and the natural and cultural environment.  Morgan is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Planning Institute. Read more

Cathy Wallace

Cathy has 14 years’ experience as a planning consultant. Prior to working at BCPG, Cathy was an Associate at a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy in London, ranked as one of the top planning consultancies in the UK. Cathy was a key member of the project team to secure and deliver Wembley Park Masterplan, one of London’s largest regeneration areas, which has won awards from Greater London Authority for collaborative planning. Cathy is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Read more