Deryck Shaw - Director

B.Sc. (Waikato), Dip.Nat.Res. (Canterbury), M.Appl.Sc. (Hons) (Canterbury)


DDI: 07-349-8320

Deryck is the Director of APR Consultants Ltd.  Over the course of his career, he has acquired a wide range of experience in planning and research. Deryck's experience as a researcher is backed by resource management, science, planning, economics and natural resources qualifications. He was the principal of DJ Shaw Associates from 1983 until the formation of the APR consultancy in 1990.  Deryck holds professional memberships with the New Zealand Institute of Management, the Royal Society of New Zealand, the New Zealand Planning Institute, the Market Research Society of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Association of Economists.  He has also had extensive experience in a governance role with many local, regional and national bodies.


Paul.jpgPaul Killerby - Strategic Planning Manager

M.M.S. (Waikato), G.Dip.Appl.Stats (Massey)


DDI: 07-349-8327

Paul is a strategic planning and research specialist with experience in both private consultancy and the local government sector. His expertise includes strategic planning, policy analysis, facilitation, consultation, social research, economic research, community development, communication, statistical analysis and qualitative analysis.  Paul has published papers in New Zealand Local Government Magazine, New Zealand Planning Quarterly, the Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Sustaining Regions Journal, the International Journal of Social Economics and Australasian Journal of Regional Science. Click here for more.


Eldad.jpgEldad Collins - Planner

B.T.M. (Planning) (Waiariki Institute of Technology)

DDI: 07-349-8325

Eldad is a Resource Planner specialising in both town planning and tourism planning.  he holds a Bachelor of Tourism Management majoring in planning from Waiariki Institute of Technology.  He has been involved in New Zealand's tourism industry since 1992 and has had experience in resource management/town planning since 1997.  Eldad provides specialist advice around resource management planning issues and processes.





Jonathon.jpgJonathon Bannatyne - Economist and Business Analyst 


Master Applied Stats (First Class Honours), BApplEcon (Massey), DipSecTchg (Auckland), BSc (chemistry, Massey), Postgrad DipSci (Stats, Massey) candidate, Master NLP Certificate  (IANLP compliant), Certs 3 & 4 (Personal Trainer,  Aus’ quals framework), Dip. Hypnotherapy 


MNZAE, practicing member of NZANLP, Member of REPs (NZ and AUS)

DDI: 07-349-8321

Skype: jonathon.bannatyne


Jonathon is an economist, business analyst and statistician with a Masters degree with first class honours from Massey University.  Jonathon has expertise in preparing  feasibility and impact studies as well as various types of market analysis for both proposed and existing business ventures.  Specifically he has expertise in the following areas:

  • Feasibility assessment analysis.
  • Business and marketing plans
  • Econometric analysis, economic forecasting and other statistical projections.
  • Cost-benefit analysis.
  • Economic impact analysis.
  • Tourism market analysis.
  • Expert evidence (relating to the above areas).





BA in Human Ecology, (conc. Business, Politics and Ecology), College of the Atlantic, ME, USA

Originally from Rotorua, Oliver Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA concentrating on Politics, Ecology and Business.  Since leaving New Zealand for studies abroad in 2003, he has worked at the Institute for Global Development and Environment at Tufts University in Boston, USA, attended United Nations summits on climate change and development as a policy analyst and done field research on fair trade coffee in Guatemala. Furthermore, he has been involved with clean-energy and private conservation startups and social enterprises with a number of successful serial entrepreneurs based in the USA. At APR he has been part of the team responsible for the Rotorua Economic Growth Strategy, as well as studies on lakeweed control for amenity values, museum asset management plans and tertiary education provision. He also lectures part-time at Waiariki Insititute of Technology.

Oliver brings to APR strong skills in the following:

  • Value addition to decisions based on Lean and Six-Sigma process improvement.
  • Identifying and harnessing emerging trends and opportunities, especially as related to environmental issues and policy.
    • Project management experience.
    • Quantitative and qualitative research.


Elvis.jpgElvis Bowring - IT and Data Manager

Tel: 07-349-8333

Elvis has been APR's IT and Data Manager since 1993, overseeing and maintaining the data analysis systems and field research teams.  He has extensive experience in data analysis using various software products to generate appropriate qualitative and quantitative results.







Nidhi Zakaria Eipe - Research Analyst

M.A. (St. John’s College, USA), B.A. (College of the Atlantic, USA), Certificate in Nuclear Nonproliferation (Center for Nonproliferation Studies, USA)

DDI: 07-349-8324


Nidhi holds a M.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Human Ecology with a focus on linguistics, international affairs and education. She has worked as a Writer, Editor, Executive Assistant, Leadership Facilitator and Communications and Media Advisor. She has strong written, verbal, critical thinking and research skills and specialises in research on security, education and the arts. Nidhi has significant experience in the areas of international education reforms; international business development; humanities, arts and culture; and youth leadership training. She is the recipient of a number of international awards and fellowships to pursue advanced training in peace-building/conflict resolution and to promote interfaith dialogue.




Nirai.jpgNirai McRae - IT Analyst

B.C.S. (Waiariki Institute of Technology)

Tel: 07-349-8333


Nirai holds a Bachelor of Computing Systems from Waiariki Institute of Technology.  He has extensive experience in repairing computers and has also previously worked in the desktop publishing industry.  Nirai is skilled at using various software products, web design, computer trouble shooting and help desk service.  He has experience in programming and maintenance, computer hardware maintenance and upgrading, operating systems administration and networks. He is certified to use an industrial photocopier.  



Suzanne Travers - Data Entry/Administration Support


Suzanne has been with APR Consultants since 2005 and provides data entry, archive and quality review support.