Key People

 

Alistair White

Alistair is the founder and managing director of Planning Focus. Alistair has twenty-six years planning experience and has been a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute since 1993. Alistair is particularly well regarded for his commercial acumen, and specialises in strategic advice, planning due diligence and development management.

Paul Arnesen

Paul joined Planning Focus in 2008 and became a partner in 2018. Paul has twenty years planning experience and is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute. Paul is a skilled practitioner with a thorough understanding of the legislation and provisions governing planning and development.

 

Michele Schitko

Michele has fifteen years planning experience and is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute. Until 2017 she was the planning manager of a large multi-disciplinary consultancy. Michele has particular expertise in land development projects.

Rachelle Hui

Rachelle is a planner with experience in the public and private sectors in Auckland and Christchurch. Rachelle holds a Bachelor of planning (Hons) from the University of Auckland and is an intermediate member of the New Zealand Planning Institute. Rachelle joined Planning Focus in 2017.

 

Planning Focus is staffed by other planners, and support staff.