Directors

Mark Murray
Mark MurrayDirector/Consulting Cadastral Surveyor
Manager Central Queensland Branch
Secondary Education at Toowoomba Grammar School & Slade School
Member of Queensland Spatial & Surveying Association
Registered with Surveyors Board of Queensland
The son of JFH (Fred) Murray OBE (founder of Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd), Mark continues the tradition of surveying which dates back to 1913 when his grandfather, JN Murray, became Licensed.   Commencing his surveying career in 1963, Mark oversees all the Central Queensland operations and continues to manage our Emerald branch.

Having gained experience in New Guinea and permanently based in Emerald since 1983, Mark possesses an extensive repertoire and unsurpassed knowledge of all aspects of surveying, particularly in the mining field, as well as attaining full Survey Accreditation status.

Ian Smith
Ian SmithDirector/Consulting Cadastral Surveyor
Manager Sunshine Coast Branch
Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (QUT)
Graduate Diploma of Surveying Practice (QUT)
Graduate Diploma of Humanities (Geography) (QUT)
Secondary Education at Brisbane Boys College, QLD
Member of Queensland Spatial & Surveying Association
Registered with Surveyors Board of Queensland
Ian, our Principal Consulting Surveyor, with full Survey Accreditation status, is an expert negotiator with State Government, Local Authorities and landholders, with his surveying experience extending throughout Queensland to Indonesia.  His close affiliation with District Surveyors ensures our plan production processes achieve the highest result.

Commencing with Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd in 1991, Ian coordinates tender processes, with particular awareness of sensitive land access protocols and landholder liaison to achieve positive outcomes for all parties.

His knowledge of this industry extends from the design phase (Urban and Residential developments), through to major transport and utility infrastructure projects.

Andrew Campbell
Andrew CampbellDirector/Cadastral Surveyor with Engineering Endorsement
Manager of Field Operations
Bachelor of Surveying (QUT)
Graduate Diploma of Surveying Practice (QUT)
Secondary Education at Immanuel Lutheran College, QLD
Member of Queensland Spatial & Surveying Association
Registered with Surveyors Board of Queensland
Initially commencing with Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd in 1995, Andrew now oversees and coordinates all field survey operations for the Nambour, Chinchilla and Roma Branches.

With surveying experience in both Australia and the UK, Andrew acknowledges, and oversees, the obligations of WHSE in all aspects of this industry.

He is committed to providing clients with the most advanced equipment and technology available to guarantee the delivery of the highest quality and economic services.

Blake Bell
Blake BellDirector / Principal Town Planner
Manager of Town Planning
Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (UQ)
Secondary Education at Brisbane Boys College, QLD
Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia
Certified Practicing Planner
Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia
Blake is a Director of Murray & Associates and is the company’s Principal Town Planner. Blake is an experienced and dedicated Town Planner with over 10 years experience and has grown the Town Planning section of the company into one of Queensland’s most respected consultancies offering Client’s with comprehensive planning advice with the knowledge and expertise to achieve timely and cost effective planning approvals across all spectrums of development. Blake undertakes projects throughout all of Queensland and has successfully managed over 1000 Development Applications since commencing his employment at Murray & Associates. Blake has developed a culture amongst his planning staff of honesty, integrity and professionalism and prides himself on establishing excellent working relationships with his Clients, Industry Consultants and key Government personnel to ensure quality result-driven outcomes are delivered for his Clients.
Craig Andrews
Craig AndrewsDirector/ Cadastral Surveyor
Manager of Northern Brisbane & Caboolture Branch
Bachelor of Applied Science (Maths) (QUT)
Bachelor of Surveying (QUT)
Secondary Education at Caboolture State High School, QLD
Member of Queensland Spatial & Surveying Association
Registered with Surveyors Board of Queensland
With a surveying career at Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd commencing in 1997, Craig now manages the Caboolture office, which also services Brisbane and environs.

Able to undertake design, planning and project management for all phases of a project, from a small residential development, to a larger infrastructure project, his dynamic approach ensures optimum results.

Craig is mindful of the latest supporting technology and has earned full Survey Accreditation status. With the assistance of his late father and former Director Barry Andrews, he has an unequalled association with his clientele, which ensures a positive outcome in negotiations.

Consulting Surveyors and Office Managers

John Campbell
John CampbellSenior Consultant
Bachelor of Surveying (UQ)
Secondary Education at Brisbane Boys College, QLD
Registered with Surveyors Board of Queensland
John’s surveying affiliation began in 1961 under the employment of JFH (Fred) Murray OBE. A former Senior Director of Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd, John now maintains a Senior Consultant role.

His experiences in the changing methods of surveying, with the introduction of new technology, are unparalleled and extend from project management and design for urban and residential estates and retirement villages, to coordination of civil works surveys and long line utility and infrastructure easements.

John is an active member of the Sunshine Coast community, having been associated with the Chamber of Commerce and Sunshine Coast Regional Council community committees.

Peter Thatcher
Peter ThatcherRegistered Cadastral Surveyor
Manager Cooloola/South Burnett Branch (Gympie)
Bachelor of Surveying (UQ)
Graduate Diploma of Surveying Practice (QUT)
Secondary Education at St Laurence’s College, QLD
Member of Queensland Spatial & Surveying Association
Registered with Surveyors Board of Queensland
Graduating in 1986, Peter commenced his surveying career, initially on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, supervising field surveys and plan preparation, during which time he also gained full Survey Accreditation.

His career has since progressed to a Managerial position with Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd, in 2003, at our Gympie office where he continues overseeing all branch area operations.

An experienced surveyor in all phases of the surveying industry, Peter’s accuracy and attention to detail in the delivery of final results is testament to his work ethics.

Fergus McMaster
Fergus McMasterRegistered Surveying Associate
Manager Western Queensland Branch (Roma)
Secondary Education at Nambour State High School, QLD
Reg. Surv. Assoc., S.S.S.I.
Recommencing with Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd in 1993, Fergus’s association with this company dates back to 1976.

With expertise in seismic surveying within Australia and New Guinea, Fergus now coordinates all field surveys within the Roma district and environs, particularly in the oil and gas exploration industry.

He has a close affiliation with all stakeholders within this industry and maintains protocols as necessary for WHSO, land access, cultural heritage and land management.

Wayne Schulz
Wayne SchulzRegistered Surveying Associate
Manager Western Downs Branch (Chinchilla)
Reg. Surv. Assoc., S.S.S.I.
A leading field surveyor and Manager of the Chinchilla office, Wayne continues his profession of surveying which initially commenced in 1983 under the direct supervision of JFH (Fred) Murray OBE.

Having gained invaluable experience in the Central Queensland Gemfields and on remote rural long line utility and infrastructure projects, Wayne has developed an affinity for this area of Queensland.

He is renowned for his ability to coordinate surveys to achieve high environmental outcomes, which is of paramount importance within those areas of cultural significance. Wayne is a well respected Surveyor amongst his peers who adheres to WHSO Policies as well as land access protocols, cultural heritage and land management.

Kyle Kenna
Kyle KennaRegistered Cadastral Surveyor
B. Eng (Surv and S.I.S) (UNSW)
Secondary Education at Winmalee High School, NSW
Member of Queensland Spatial & Surveying Association
Registered with Surveyors Board of Queensland
Kyle graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2004 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying & Spatial Information Systems) and commenced work at Murray & Associates in December 2008.

Prior to relocating to the Sunshine Coast, Kyle gained experience performing urban and rural surveys in and around Sydney. Kyle has gained extensive experience in completing both urban and rural Cadastral Surveys, Engineering/Construction surveys, dam monitoring surveys and surveys related to coal seam gas infrastructure.

Kyle is predominantly based in our Nambour office and together with his normal field duties assists Director Andrew Campbell in supervising field staff, providing additional training with computer programs and provides assistance with job allocations and client job queries.

Kyle achieved his Cadastral Endorsement with the Surveyors Board of Queensland in September 2014.

Consulting Town Planners

Danya Cook
Danya CookSenior Town Planner
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (University of New England)
Secondary Education at Coolum State High School, QLD
Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia
Certified Practicing Planner
Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia
Danya joined Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd in 2005, obtaining her Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning degree by distance education whilst working full-time throughout the duration of her studies. Danya has extensive experience in analysing property and its development potential, assisting clients in determining the suitability of land for their needs. Danya has gained valuable professional insight, exposure and experience through active involvement and responsibility for a wide range of development projects spanning across Queensland. Danya is committed to investing time to build quality relationships with assessment managers, consultant teams and clients to obtain a range of successful planning permits for residential, commercial, entertainment and industrial uses throughout Queensland. Danya prides herself in her cost effective approach to town planning, tailor made to meet specific client requirements, offering advice and guidance to clients through the intricacies of the planning permit process.
Andrew Bell
Andrew BellSenior Town Planner/Graduate Surveyor
Bachelor of Urban & Regional Town Planning (UQ)
Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying) (USQ)
Secondary Education at The Southport School, QLD
Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia
Andrew commenced work at the Emerald Branch of Murray & Associates (QLD) Pty Ltd as a Senior Town Planner in January of 2014 having previously worked on a range of projects throughout the state. Andrew has extensive experience dealing with both the public and private sectors in relation to projects located within rural and urban areas. Andrew has a comprehensive knowledge of the relevant planning legislation in force within Queensland and prides himself in achieving the best results for his Clients.
Rebekah Hale
Rebekah HaleSenior Town Planner
Bachelor of Urban Development (Urban and Regional Planning) (QUT)
Secondary Education at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, QLD
Graduate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia
Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia
Rebekah joined the Murray & Associates (Qld) Pty Ltd team in 2012 whilst completing her undergraduate studies at the Queensland University of Technology. Rebekah has a thorough understanding of Queensland planning legislation and principles. She has worked with a number of local Council’s and government departments across Queensland on a range of development applications, including residential, commercial, community, industrial, rural and mixed-use developments. Rebekah is committed to providing practical advice to clients and meeting required timeframes and budgetary constraints.
Rebecca Soric
Rebecca SoricTown Planner
Bachelor of Arts (Communication) (University of the Sunshine Coast)
Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (University of New England)
Secondary Education at Maleny State High School, QLD
Member of the Planning Institute of Australia
Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia
Rebecca joined Murray & Associates’ Nambour office in 2006, before moving to the Caboolture office in 2008. She obtained her Graduate Diploma by distance education while gaining invaluable experience working full-time. Rebecca has forged close professional relationships with local government representatives, state government departments and consultants to obtain the best possible results for her clients in the Moreton Bay Region and beyond. Because no project is too big or too small, Rebecca has been involved in applications ranging from boundary realignments and small subdivisions through to industrial uses and large unit developments. Rebecca enjoys meeting with clients to discuss their proposal and helping their visions become reality in a timely, cost effective manner.