In Good Company

As building specialists, we offer a wide range of professional services, tailor-made for your property. We’re able to help get the most from your new building or additions, renovation, refurbishment or building remediation. But this doesn’t mean we’re generic. Far from it. Our breadth of services is driven by the knowledge and experience of a team of outstanding individuals. It’s what makes Hampton Jones different. And what’s helped cement our reputation for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors, across New Zealand and internationally.

Our current services include:

- Architecture - Building Surveying - Project Management - Quantity Surveying - Structural Engineering

Meet the Leadership Team

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Brian Jones

BSc (Hons), MBA DipProjMan, FRICS

Managing Director, Chartered Building Surveyor

Brian brings over 20 years of experience in commercial building surveying for commercial, industrial, government and private portfolios in the UK and New Zealand. Brian has specialist expertise in dilapidations, due diligence and development monitoring services. He leads the RICS Building Surveying group for New Zealand. In his spare time, Brian loves to fish and has recently started beekeeping.
+64 21 931 231

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Matt Earley


Director, Chartered Building Surveyor

Matt sits on the Hampton Jones Board of Directors in a governance role and within the business manages business development and marketing. With over 20 years’ experience, Matt has an Honours degree in Building Science and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors. Matt’s friendly style has endeared him to many key clients. He’s passionate about keeping fit and has taken part in several Iron Man competitions.
+64 21 931 232

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Tony Phillips

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Regional Director, Chartered Quantity Surveyor

Tony has over 20 years’ professional industry experience in project cost control and administration of commercial, residential, public service building and major infrastructure projects. Tony manages the diverse Auckland team, and is admired for his leadership skills, his tenacity and attention to detail. When Tony's not working, he enjoys playing sports; in particular football and golf, travelling and meeting new people.
+64 21 686 348

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Simon O'Brien

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Regional Director, Chartered Building Surveyor

Simon is a natural leader and heads up the Hampton Jones team in the Christchurch office. As a chartered Building Surveyor with over ten years of experience, Simon has covered a wide range of works as a Building Surveyor and Project Manager across commercial, health, residential, academic, telecommunications and data centre sectors within the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Simon also has a young family which keep him busy (when time allows he loves travelling and exploring New Zealand).
+64 21 605 723

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Susan Wilson


Finance Director

As Financial Director, Susan has developed a strong interface between the finance function and business operations, by providing support and in depth financial analysis to improve performance. Previous to Hampton Jones, Susan has also been involved in a number of business acquisitions and also worked on business turnarounds. In her spare time Susan plays golf and also plays in a ukulele band.
+64 21 708 939

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Nicole Price

BCom BA MBS (Hons), DipOSH (Dist)

Associate Director, HR Manager

As HR Manager, Nicole has been instrumental in steering the business to support our teams during our rapid growth. A former lecturer at Massey University, Nicole has also worked at the strategic level of HR and Health and Safety for OSH, Goodman Fielder and AUT. When Nicole isn’t working, she enjoys downtime with her family and friends, especially at east coast beaches.
+64 27 371 7031

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Margaret Browne

Associate Director, Marketing Manager

Margaret is the Marketing Manager at Hampton Jones. Having worked in the property and construction industry in both New Zealand and the UK for 12 years; she understands the impact that great design has on our lives, and is very passionate about the Hampton Jones vision of championing better buildings for better lives. Married with three children, in her spare time Margaret enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling, reading and wasting hours on social media!
+64 21 623 360

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Gareth Christopher


Associate Director, Manager - Building Surveying

Gareth has 20 years’ experience in the construction and property sector, gained both in the UK and NZ. Gareth and his award winning team provide professional building surveying advice on a range of commercial property matters to clients in the public and private sectors. Gareth has a knack for adding value to client’s assets portfolios with innovative solutions to their building issues. Gareth is a bit of an adventurer, enjoys skiing and would like to one day throw himself (and his wife) out of a plane.
+64 21 640 629

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Jennifer Critchley


Associate Director, Manager - Structural Engineering

Jennifer is an experienced and passionate structural engineering professional with over 10 years of industry experience covering a wide range of roles and projects both in New Zealand and the UK. Leading the Hampton Jones Structural Engineering team, she brings extensive experience in residential, commercial and industrial building design. Jenny has particular expertise in large-scale infrastructure refurbishment projects. In her spare time, Jennifer loves exploring New Zealand and going hiking.
+64 21 715 135

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Craig Harvett

PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons), PMP

Associate Director, Manager - Project Management

Craig has an extensive background in project management and has a PhD in Project Risk Management from Bond University in Australia. He has worked in client, consultant and contractor roles, meaning that he has a thorough understanding of what it takes to make a successful project. Craig is married with teenagers and has recently returned from a family trip around Europe. When he’s not travelling, Craig enjoys photography, mineral collecting, outdoor pursuits and sports.
+64 27 490 7127

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Stephen Crook


Associate Director, Manager - Design

Stephen has over 18 years' experience in the construction industry specialising in architectural design and building surveying services. Stephen has experience in residential and commercial design, including design management and construction observation. Stephen is also a registered building surveyor, specialising in weathertightness design which provides an added value to the client when it comes to durability in design. Stephen is kept busy with his young family. When he has time to escape, you will find out fishing on the Hauraki Gulf, or at a Warriors game.
+64 21 931 432

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A reputation for brilliance

We take enormous pride in our RICS accreditation, which has been hard-earned. For you, this means a higher level of professional service. In addition to being regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, members of our team belong to:

- New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors - New Zealand Institute of Architects

- New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors - Chartered Institute of Building

- Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand

Hampton Jones is also a member of:

- Chartered Institute of Building - New Zealand Green Building Council - Property Council of New Zealand

- Auckland Chamber of Commerce - Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce


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Under budget and on time

“I have no doubt we could not have completed our fit-out without Hampton Jones. Their industry technical knowledge and communication levels were outstanding. The project was completed under budget and on time."

Hugh Caughley, CEO - DLA Phillips Fox

Affordable and appropriate

The teams expert industry knowledge and dedication has ensured we have a system that is economic, affordable and appropriate to our specific needs."

David Amende, Area Engineer - Pacific Area, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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