Introducing the RMG Wellington Practice  enjoying the surrounds of the Suter Art Gallery and café  in Nelson  - one of the many projects proudly delivered by the practice for Nelson City Council . 

From left to right - David McMahon (RMG Director and Manager of the Wellington Practice), Jacqui Manning (Senior Consultant based in New Plymouth), Jason Jones (Principal Consultant residing in Wellington) and Mark Leggett (Senior Consultant based in Nelson).  Between us, we have “middle earth” covered.   

Give David a call to discuss who is best suited to assist, you with your RMA project. 

Wellington Team

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David McMahon 

Director/Practice Manager

Telephone: 04 903 5344
Mobile: 027 233 1917

As a founding Director of RMG and after working in the Christchurch Office for a decade, David moved to Wellington in 2011 and established the practice in the coolest ‘Little Capital’.  Initially operating as a two-person consultancy, the practice now supports a total of five consultants working predominantly in the upper South Island and lower North Island.

Although heavily involved as an independent RMA Commissioner engaged by local authorities to make delegated decisions on resource consents, designations and district and regional plans, David’s passion still rests in assisting clients in both the private and public sector to successfully navigate the resource consent process.  Early engagement in projects is the key to benefiting from David’s extensive RMA knowledge.    

As a passionate wine and food enthusiast, David continues to embrace the Wellington lifestyle, though he remains an ardent Canterbury Rugby supporter.

Jason Jones 

Principal Consultant

Telephone: 04 903 5344
Mobile: 021 079 8357

Jason joined RMG in 2008, following three years in local government planning.

Jason’s project management skills, work ethic and open-minded approach make him a valuable addition to RMG. His wide-ranging experience includes land development projects, planning policy development, mediation and expert witness attendances, major infrastructure projects and strategic consultation. Jason has practical experience with dozens of RMA Regional and District plans and strategic policy documents across New Zealand. 

He is a passionate supporter of Football Club Barcelona, a decorated home brewer and a curator of useless knowledge.

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Jacqui Manning

Senior Consultant

Telephone: 04 903 5344
Mobile: 027 241 3968

Jacqui has more than 25 years of environmental planning experience in Local Government and consultancies across both the North and South Islands.  

Jacqui has enjoyed the scope of projects that she has worked on during this time including large scale commercial developments, the oil and gas industry, high-density housing and district plan development. This has enabled her to gain extensive experience in consenting, policy, plan interpretation, designations, environmental impact assessments and consultation. 

Outside of work, and between travel, Jacqui is fully occupied as manager, scorer and main supporter to three wildly sporty children.

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Mark Leggett

Senior Consultant

Telephone: 04 903 5344
Mobile: 022 601 3461

Mark joined RMG in early 2019. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in resource management in New Zealand and England. His previous experience in consultancy, local and central government traverses legislative development, regional and district consenting, plan preparation and review, practice improvement, professional training, dispute resolution and team and project management.

Immediately before joining RMG, Mark led the development of a second-generation unitary plan for Nelson City Council. Mark is able to turn his mind to new projects and fields of work with ease and make a valuable contribution from day one.

As a keen cycle tourer, sea kayaker and lover of the arts, Mark is ideally suited to life in Nelson. In recent years he has added woodworking to his skill set. Having proved himself capable of making crude outdoor furniture, he has now been allowed inside, to make crude indoor furniture.