Meet our team

Paul Turner
Paul TurnerPrincipal
Paul is Landlink’s Managing Principal and a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.

With over 30 years experience in land development, Paul has worked with investors, corporations, local and regional authorities, developers and private landowners. Paul is passionate about our clients’ visions and intent on supporting Kapiti & Horowhenua communities.

Paul has led the design and implementation of projects including the award-winning Bishops Vineyard in Ohau and the Lyall Bay Surf Club.
Paul has played rugby both nationally and internationally but now prefers to hit a small white ball around a course… when he’s not fishing. Proud Dad to two adult children.

Sandy Turner
Sandy TurnerOffice Manager
Sandy is Landlink’s Financial Manager and Practice Director.

Sandy oversees Landlink’s business strategy and development, guiding financial and operational planning.

She has valuable team management experience gained through coaching and managing a range of sports teams to international level and has held multiple board roles for various sporting organisations.

Sandy has the privilege of bringing our two office mascots Monte and Lillie to work each day. She enjoys her free time with family and friends, playing golf, swimming and travelling.

Ben Addington
Ben AddingtonProject Director
Ben is Landlink’s Project Director and has experience working in both the private and public sectors. He understands and appreciates the complex regulatory and economic realities that affect land development projects.

Over the years Ben has provided relevant and reliable advice to a range of clients on resource management and sustainability matters. His project involvement has ranged from single family dwellings to large multi-lot subdivisions.

Living in Waikanae with his family, Ben enjoys the occasional overnight tramp when he is not too busy renovating his house.

Reuben Ferguson
Reuben FergusonSenior Project Manager
Reuben is Landlink’s Senior Project Manager.

Reuben gained a Bachelor of Surveying from Otago in 2010, before cutting his teeth in Australia for an engineering survey firm. He has experience on projects ranging from open-cut mines, wharf construction and high-rise commercial developments.

He is currently working towards accreditation as a Licensed Cadastral surveyor with the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (NZIS).

Reuben is an experienced bushman and lives on the Kāpiti Coast with his young family.

Brett Parker
Brett ParkerSurvey Manager
Brett is Landlink’s Survey Manager and a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor.

With over 18 years’ experience in land development, civil construction, and mining; Brett brings valuable knowledge to the Landlink team.
Brett has recently moved with his family back to their hometown of Levin after living in Western Australia for 9 years. In Western Australia Brett managed a team who specialized in laser scanning and CAD modelling.

In his spare time Brett enjoys spending time with his family and trying his hand at a DIY.

Justin Lamble
Justin LambleSenior Project Surveyor
Justin is our Senior Cadastral Surveyor with 35 years’ experience, overseeing the smooth preparation and lodgment of Land Transfer plans.

Justin lives at Waitarere Beach with his wife, where he enjoys the open spaces, swimming, long walks and entertaining their four grandchildren.

Angela Kelly
Angela KellyProject Administrator
Angela is Landlinkˈs Project Administrator.

She has been with Landlink since 2017. Prior to this she worked in the financial industry in Wellington and London, and the hospitality industry in Wellington.

She lives on the Kāpiti Coast with her husband and son, on a lifestyle block. She is a trained chef and enjoys spending time cooking and socializing with friends and family in her spare time.

Rakshit Vij
Rakshit VijEngineering Surveyor
Rakshit is Landlink’s Engineering Surveyor.

Rakshit is a valued member of Landlink’s Civil Engineering team. He specialises in 12d computer based civil design for land development and infrastructure projects and is our go to tech man, along with having practical skills in Engineering Surveying to put design into action on the ground. Rakshit has been a Landlink team member since early 2018 after shifting north from Christchurch. Approved drone operator, BMW fan, Tesla fan, apple fan, Netflix fan.

Marie Payne
Marie PayneSenior Planner
Marie is a Senior Planner responsible for navigating proposals and developments through the RMA process, working collaboratively with stakeholders and closely with our surveying and engineering teams along the way.

Originally from the UK she gained a BA and a Master Degree in Urban Studies and Town Planning from Sheffield University. Marie has over 10 years’ experience working in Planning and Strategy across a range of public sector environments. Having got well acquainted with the resource consents process earlier on in her career she turned her hand to infrastructure planning and strategy providing her with a breadth of knowledge across the sector and a sound ability to apply a strategic lens over planning matters.

Marie moved to NZ in 2011 and lives on the Coast with her family, enjoying the local beaches and tracks. In her spare time, she loves art and crafty activities particularly enjoying a bit of upcycling also more recently pottery.

Vittal Avvari, PhD
Vittal Avvari, PhDCivil Engineer
Vittal is Landlink’s Civil Engineer responsible for helping clients realize their land development and subdivision projects and helping them execute these.

Having started out as a Civil and Structural Engineer in India before moving to Singapore for work and PhD, Vittal brings on board his invaluable experience in the field of Engineering, Construction, and Property Development. Vittal has moved to Wellington in 2019 with his young family to embrace the magic of the Middle Earth.

He loves to explore his passion for Cricket both on and off the field, and he gets behind his lens every now and then. In his spare time, he enjoys driving his family around to the local beaches and nature reserves.

Cheejo Zheng
Cheejo ZhengSurveyor & Civil Engineer
Cheejo is Landlink’s Survey and Civil Engineer Technician.

Cheejo was a quantity surveyor back in China after graduating with a Quantity Surveying Degree in 2011. In 2016 he came to NZ and totally fell in love with the great scenery and the mountains and tracks. More recently he graduated with a Civil Engineering Diploma and has been part of the Landlink team since 2018. Cheejo’s knowledge of the complexities of engineering, surveying and project management helps him to create great outcomes for clients.

He is a big fan of climbing and hiking, as well as regular weight training and calisthenics. A lot of spare time has also been spent on cooking and Nintendo games.

Krishan Ambawatte
Krishan AmbawatteCivil Engineer & Surveyor
Krishan is Landlink’s Civil Engineer & Survey Technician.

Prior to his new role, he has worked as a hotelier for luxury properties across New Zealand.

In his spare time, he plays rugby and touch, also officiate Touch (National level), Rugby and Cricket (regional). Krishan’s persisting goal is to develop as a World Rugby Educator and referee for Super Rugby Aotearoa and is already working towards it.

Ben Grant
Ben GrantGraduate Surveyor
Ben is Landlink’s Graduate Surveyor.

Ben gained a Bachelor of Surveying from Otago in 2020 while working part time in an open pit gold mine. He has experience in flying drones as well as working in dynamic construction sites. He is looking towards accreditation as a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor with the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors.

When time allows, Ben enjoys playing social sports, tramping and watching the Highlanders beat the Hurricanes.

Jack Harrington
Jack HarringtonGraduate Landscape Architect
Jack Harrington is Landlink’s Graduate landscape Architect.

He graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture Studies from Victoria University of Wellington in early 2020.
He has a strong interest in how we can increase the sociality through unique urban development in and around engineered urban waterways.
Although this is his first industry related job, he is keen to learn new techniques and gather ideas.

Jack is Kāpiti born and bred and in his down time enjoys been out in the landscape riding his mountain bike or skiing.