MEET THE TEAM

We are a passionate bunch with a wide range of professional and personal interests, abilities, and connections.

Add all this to our combined experience, and we are confident

WE CAN SOLVE YOUR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ISSUES.

 
 
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Greg Carlyon

Managing director

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Charlie Hopkins

PRACTICE LEADER -

PLANNING

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Tania Putu

Office Manager

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 Dr Fleur Maseyk

Practice leader -

science

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Tess Drewitt

Senior Planner – Resource Management

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Peter Taylor

Senior Associate – Catchment Management

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Richard Parkes

Practice Leader – Catchment Management

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Maree

BUSINESS SUPPORT

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Kate McArthur

 Associate – Water

Charlie Hopkins  |  Practice Leader – Planning

Charlie has a passion for understanding and studying the natural environment. He thrives on working with his clients to develop empirical and practical solutions. His skillset primarily relates to integrating science into policy and using evidence to make good decisions, with expertise in discharges, natural hazards, water quality, soils, and ecology. Charlie works with regional councils, environmental and social NGOs, tangata whenua, and private clients to:

 

·        Audit, compliance, monitoring, and enforcement

·        Prepare and present evidence at hearings

·        Review and develop operational and management plans

·        Apply and process resource consents

·        Analyse risk, benefit, and cost

·        Complete site assessments

CHarlie's areas of expertise include:

  • A strong ability to understand and respond to the client’s needs.

  • Developing policy options that integrate recent and fundamental science.

  • A solid foundation in natural sciences including water quality and quantity, geomorphology and natural hazards, and applied ecology.

  • Strong analytical and critical evaluation skills.

  • A clear and open communication style with a focus on building solid relationships.

  contact Charlie on:

p. 027 228 5292

e. charlie@thecatalystgroup.co.nz

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