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Founder of Terra Consultants

Mark Andrew Kearney


Founder of Terra Consultants  Mark Andrew Kearney


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Remembering Mark

This page was created in memory of Mark Kearney. Founder of Terra Consultants. 

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Mark Kearney started his own development advisory and project management service company for Council and Land Developers in 2002 - he did this from the front seat of his car. Today this is now known as Terra Group. Mark's son Shaun joined the firm in 2010 and they worked together on his vision until Mark's passing in 2022. Shaun and our team continue to work towards and uphold Mark's original vision and we remember him as a leader, friend, mentor and man.

Mark was a Civil and Structural Engineer and the Director of Terra Group for two decades. His specialist fields of expertise are business development and management, strategic planning, project management, and planning for the design and implementation of large scale residential, commercial, industrial, and Local Government infrastructure. 

Mark had 40 years experience in land development consultancy engineering in NZ, USA, Canada, Mexico, and South East Asia. He was a certified, Independent Hearings Commissioner for RMA hearings, and was often called on to act as an independent technical expert witness in the High Court for earthquake-related structural damage insurance claims. He was a member of the Academic Advisory Board Sc.& Tech, at Unitec and during that period assisted Unitec in gaining IPENZ accreditation. He had also been a guest lecturer at Unitec over a number of years, lecturing in engineering economics. He was a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of IPENZ, an accredited International Professional Engineer, and a past Chairman of the Auckland Branch of Engineering New Zealand.

He really liked snapper fishing too!

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