Who We Are


We Are Experienced…

Our firm but fair approach with contracting parties is well managed based on our knowledge and experience.


We challenge assumptions to ensure that solutions are robust. We won’t be afraid to test ourselves and others to ensure we are delivering the core objectives of our Client.


Our independence and objectivity ensures the solutions proposed are targeted to suit your business and culture, not the industry.


Our personal commitment and track record will ensure our Client’s interests are represented at all times.

Leading the team at Platform Consulting Group, Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the New Zealand commercial property and construction industry. Through his career, Jeff has developed strong professional relationships and networks in the corporate and private sectors in the Commercial Property, and represented many high profile clients as project director, including Watercare, Restaurant Brands, Nestlé, and Competenz, as well as blue chip businesses from legal firms to industry-leading developers. His development philosophy is based on international best-practice disciplines, with a personal promise of integrity, clarity, loyalty, and an ability to deliver sound property development and investment solutions.

Jeff Cowan

Managing Director

Laura has recently joined Platform Consulting Group, bringing with her broad experiences in corporate client management, team leadership and office management. Her background has provided her with insights to best support the Managing Director and facilitate the team servicing our clients, catalysing the smooth operation of the business. Laura’s diverse role additionally includes management of marketing and social media presence of the business which is fundamental to the businesses performance and development.

Laura Sargent

Marketing and Operations

With a background in the design and construction industry and experience across large-scale residential, commercial development and commercial fit out, Tim understands and advises clients on best practices to ensure project deliverables and the expectations of potential and existing clients are met, developing partnerships and driving superior project results. Tim is the first point of contact with clients, and responsible for developing business and managing project strategy, Tim is passionate about finding solutions for Clients and works alongside our property, design and project delivery teams with the objective of the highest quality project outcomes and lasting relationships.

Tim Ray

Commercial Manager

Previously a Director of BAAK Design, Alex joined us in 2015, bringing with her an impressive stable of valued clients. This enables her to concentrate on her core skills – commercial interior design and workplace strategy. Fortunate to graduate into a booming London economy, Alex gained a wealth of experience in workplace design, particularly during ten years as Director of Radiate Design. Alex has more than two decades working with global and New Zealand clients such as Royal Bank of Canada, Gartmore, Pfizer, Mars and Mitre 10. Her role includes client liaison, strategic planning, concept design, space planning, and detailed design. She works closely with the team to ensure the design truly reflects the client’s vision. Alex remains hands-on throughout each project, to provide a seamless and innovative solution every time.

Alex Kelly

Design Manager

Daisy has a successful track record of delivery in the fields of commercial fit outs, building upgrades, refurbishments and integration with new builds. A personal commitment to every project and client results in successful delivery and outcomes for all stakeholders. An excellent communicator with an unflappable approach, Daisy strives to ensure potential issues are resolved before problems arise. Her technical expertise and experience gives her a clear perspective of the project life cycle from the design process through to the build, compliance and completion ready for occupation. Daisy is credited with many successful projects across a number of sectors including large commercial office fit outs, education and healthcare, for clients such as St John, Fuji, USL, Meredith Connell, Bayleys and L’Oreal.

Daisy Williams

Senior Project Manager

Anien is passionate, driven and strives for excellence in all she does. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and a Diploma in Project Management. Anien has been with Platform Group for three years now and has developed into a proficient and experienced Project Manager bringing projects to successful conclusions, her clients cannot stop singing her praises. She brings a positive and energetic approach to her work with a focus of achieving good outcomes and building strong relationships along the way.

Anien Bester

Project Manager

Godfrey is a highly-experienced project and programme delivery professional with 15 years’ experience in construction industries across South Africa, UK and Australasia. A carpenter by trade, he has a wide range of specialist skills and knowledge, having delivered projects in retail, residential, commercial and social infrastructure. Godfrey is passionate about innovation and applying custom solutions to build the best output for his clients. His no-nonsense approach and clear communication style provides clients with certainty and a high level of collaboration.

Godfrey Topham

Senior Project Manager

Since 2004 Josh has been involved in commercial construction and construction management. He is a graduate of University of Auckland, where he earned his Master’s in Architecture. Josh has successfully managed commercial projects in healthcare, office, retail, and hospitality markets throughout Australia and New Zealand. Josh’s involvement is from design and conception right through to practical completion and client handover, Josh prides himself on making sure projects are delivered to the highest quality and within budget by effectively managing all variables and stakeholders.

Josh Stewart

Senior Project Manager

Amanda joined us to coordinate our design partners, and head up the furniture division and associated FF&E procurement needs of the business. Having worked both locally and abroad on both small and large projects, she is experienced delivering successful projects on time and on budget across global, complex and multi-site organisations. She is a diligent, personable and highly motivated individual and with 10 years’ experience in the commercial furniture industry she is a trusted pair of hands when it comes to delivering comprehensive furniture packages. Results driven with deep product knowledge she is able to provide an essential connection between design and delivery.

Amanda Thomas

Soft Fit-Out Specialist

Prior moving to New Zealand, Donna had a few years under her belt working as a design architect in the Philippines and Malaysia. Now under Platform, she has embraced the art for commercial and workplace interiors – bringing in her acquired skills and knowledge in design to each projects she part takes on.  Working closely with the Design Manager and Architectural Designer, she developed a design approach which aims to create quality spaces that are inspiring whilst practical, and functional to the end-users while upholding the client’s vision.

Donna Golingay

Interior Design Technician

Wynn says his days fly by, with no two the same. His role as Architectural Designer encompasses space planning, 3D visualisation and drawing documentation. With a Bachelor of Architecture, he brings an impeccable combination of accuracy and style to his projects, which include commercial interior fit outs for Bayleys and Datacom in Auckland and Tavendale and Partners in Christchurch. Before joining our team, Wynn built up an impressive portfolio of successful commercial interiors in New Zealand and a range of architectural design projects overseas. He loves his creative role, and armed with a wide knowledge of building techniques, systems and cutting-edge technologies, he designs beautiful spaces which align seamlessly with each client’s business, culture and objectives.

Wynn Belonio

Architectural Designer

Fairly new to the team, Ariel has gained local experience specializing in commercial & government interior fitouts. He now carries out space planning, coordination, 3D modelling & documentation with the design team. Prior to moving to NZ, he has spent a decade working in the same field in the Middle east, basking in all the grand designs the rich desert can offer. With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, he combines his old & new construction knowledge with his creativity, while striving to gain fresh knowledge in the field. For him, there's no point in living once you stop learning.

Ariel Centeno

Architectural Technician

Design Partners

At Platform Consulting Group we truly believe each Client is unique to the next and “no one size fits all” which is why our Clients have a choice when picking their designer. Chemistry & synergy are very important to both us and our Clients throughout the life cycle of the project and we take great care when handpicking the right designer to match the Client. Our flexible business model allows our Clients to partner with a Platform Consulting Group designer OR an external designer from a suite of preferred and trusted design partners.

We have proud relationships with CPRW, Maken, Pocketspace Interiors, Pilkington 6 and Ignite Architects to name a few, all of whom have designed successful projects on behalf of Platform Consulting Group.

We would be happy to introduce any number of our design partners as the designer for your next project.