Woods offer a full suite of surveying services. With a longstanding reputation for delivering reliable and innovative solutions for our clients.

Projects big and small. Land Transfer, Construction Setout, UAV, Monitoring, Laser Scanning, Mobile Mapping, Subdivision. We are confident we can find a solution to even the most challenging projects.


Without a doubt Woods’ staff are our most important asset. At Woods, we’re proud of our great heritage, and we’re proud to have a team that will continue to change and innovate. Woods have a large survey team with a wealth of experience and technical ability to be drawn upon.

Principal Surveyor


Rowan specialises in surveying technology and innovation.


He leads the 3D laser scanning and modelling team that he pioneered at Woods. He has built a team with specialty expertise in mobile and terrestrial laser scanning, UAV surveys and 3D modelling. Having worked in the industry for over 15 years.


Rowan has broad experience in all aspects of cadastral surveying and land development process. He also has extensive construction surveying experience due to working in the UK on some of the country’s largest construction projects.

Associate Surveyor - Mobile Mapping Manager


Sam has been involved in surveying for 15 years working in Northland New Zealand, Queensland Australia, and now in Auckland.  During his time in Queensland, he was involved with high-value industrial projects, residential

projects and Lidar mapping projects.  


He developed expertise in Mobile Laser Scanning, Terrestrial laser scanning and Lidar processing.  Sam manages the Woods Mobile Laser Scanning, oversees day to day field and office surveying work, and also is directly involved with specific land development, monitoring and mapping projects.


Reality Capture - Laser Scanning & BIM Specialist


Originally from an architecture and construction background, Sam has considerable experience in the planning, programming, and delivery of some of New Zealand’s largest and most complex 3D laser scanning projects.  


Prior to joining Woods, he was integral in the development and growth of 3D Laser Scanning in New Zealand.  In this time he also developed a keen interest and knowledge in Building Information Modelling (BIM), more specifically its potential to be correctly applied in pre-design, design, and building operations activities.

Senior GIS Developer - GIS Team Leader


Steven brings a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data processing and analysis and web development portfolio of skills to Woods.


This combination provides the means to tackle complex spatial analysis and create custom environments to aggregate, review and interact with the results and wider spatial data landscape including 3D laser scanning and BIM models.


Project experience ranges from large scale automated land suitability analysis across 29 Councils for New Zealand largest landholder, traffic pattern analysis derived from cell tower location tracking, to underground blasting vibration calculation and visualization for constrained subway environments.


Survey Manager - Construction


Lee has 15 years’ experience surveying in the Construction and sector.

He started in Auckland as a Chainman and progressed to become a Surveyor while working on some of Auckland’s high-profile projects.

After completing his qualification Lee then moved to Queensland where he worked as a Survey Team Leader in a large Civil Contracting Company for 8 years.

Lee leads the Construction Survey Team ensuring the delivery of surveying services to a range of New Zealand’s contractors.


Associate Surveyor


As a qualified surveyor, Kendall’s career has been diverse in both location and surveying discipline. 


She began her career in 2010 with a focus on large-scale land development and was also a surveyor in the red zone in Christchurch during the management and recovery period of the Canterbury earthquakes.  In 2014, she moved to London to work for survey manufacturer Leica Geosystems as a technical representative for market leading Total Stations, GPS and Laser Scanning equipment.  Since moving to Auckland in 2016 she has refocused her career on large scale land development surveying, with her involvement and management of some of the largest residential developments in Auckland.


Daniel Williams

Managing Director

Woods is a wholly New Zealand and employee-owned company that began nearly 50 years ago. Over that time we have grown to be one of New Zealand’s largest multi-disciplinary companies built on our ability to provide comprehensive, innovative, cost-effective, strategic, and integrated solutions to fit and meet the most demanding of projects, irrespective of their complexity, and/or scale. 

Our Laser Team continues to be at the forefront of New Zealand’s Surveying industry. The combination of experienced specialist staff that are always looking to innovate our investment in industry-leading technology continue to make leaders in their field. Whether its mobile or terrestrial laser scanning to construction surveys, UAV Surveys or land transfer. Woods have the experience and expertise to find the efficient and safe solutions to deliver every time.

We are extremely proud to announce that Woods has been awarded the heralded Aon Best Employer status.


We are very proud of the team and culture we have created at Woods and we are humbled by this new accreditation.