Our Team

AR & Associates has a team of experienced civil and environmental engineers, surveyors and planners with a wide range of skill sets in a variety of fields. We like to think of ourselves as a kind of working family and we encourage open collaboration, free communication, lightheartedness, humour, respect and professionalism – fundamental elements that make up our working environment.



Andres Roa / DirectorBE (Civil) MIPENZ CPEng IntPE Dip GeotermTech

E: andres.roa(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 0275 427 266

F: (09) 972 3891

Andrés is the founding director of AR & Associates Ltd and has approximately twenty years professional experience with projects for both the private and public sectors throughout New Zealand and overseas. Andrés’ experience covers a wide range of fields and projects where he has been responsible for the direct management, reporting and delivery to the end client. Andrés is a recognised technical expert in the stormwater field.

Andrew Nell / Senior Associate – EngineeringBSc Eng (Civil), MEMgt (Hons), CPEng, IntPE(NZ), MIPENZ

E: andrew.nell(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 027 280 5187

F: (09) 972 9967

Andrew is a chartered engineer with approximately twenty years professional experience working across a number of industries and in a number of locations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Pacific Islands. His expertise lies in the land development and infrastructure area in residential, commercial, retail and institutional developments. Andrew has developed infrastructure solutions for a number of hospitals, schools and universities.

Rowan Carter / Associate – Green InfrastructureBSc, MSc Environmental & Marine (Hons)

E: rowan.carter(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 021 814 181

F: (09) 972 9963

Rowan is an experienced environmental scientist and stormwater specialist with over 16 years’ professional experience. He has held several senior positions in local government and the private sector. Rowan’s expertise covers stormwater management, pollution management, site auditing, stream restoration, greenways and project management. Rowan has a particular passion for soft engineering, water sensitive urban design as well as maximizing the potential of a project through applying a fully integrated approach.

Peter Lowe / Associate – EngineeringBE (Civil)

E: peter.lowe(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 021 1533 912

F: (09) 972 9960

Peter has over 17 years’ professional engineering experience in water, roading and land development engineering working in projects for both the private and public sectors throughout New Zealand, Sweden, England and Albania. Peter has worked in a number of capacities including Client, Consultant and Contractor. Peter has a passion for cycleway design and construction, acquired during his time in Sweden.

Haylee Minoprio / Associate – PlanningBachelor of Planning (Hons)

E: haylee.minoprio(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 021 721 318

F: (09) 972 3894

Haylee has over 7 years’ experience as a Planner working in the local government and private consultancy sectors across New Zealand. Throughout her career Haylee has provided professional planning services in a wide range of areas and for a variety of clients. Haylee’s areas of expertise include resource consent applications and Notice of Requirements, policy advice and project management. Haylee is actively involved with the New Zealand Planning Institute and enjoys mentoring young planners.

RICHARD PARNELL / Associate – EngineeringBE (CIVIL) (HONS)

E: Richard.parnell(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 027 250 1102

F. (09) 972 9968

Richard has over 8 years’ experience in the civil/structural/coastal engineering fields with a background in both contracting and consulting. He has experience in the land development and civil infrastructure including large civil and capital works infrastructure projects for residential, commercial and industrial clients. Richard’s experience also includes ports and coastal projects involving wharf / seawall assessments / extensions / repairs, reclamation and other large marine engineering applications.

Deb McDonough / Financial Controller

E: debra.mcdonough(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)arassociates.co.nz

M: 021 058 3789

F: (09) 972 3890

Debra McDonough joined AR & Associates in mid-2011 in the role of Office Manager. As AR & Associates has expanded, Debra’s role has grown considerably and she is now responsible for the day to day financial activities as well as implementing and maintaining the financial controls and systems within the business. She also assists with Human Resources, IT, Health & Safety, and many other duties. Debra helps keep everything within the office running smoothly, and is an essential asset to the AR & Associates team.