I have known and worked with Fiona over a number of years largely through Fiona’s involvement in the One Plan, Horizons Regional Councils integrated resource management plan. I found Fiona to be responsive, timely, constructive, insightful and best of all she got on with the job at hand and got the job done to a high standard.
“IFAW worked with Fiona investigating wildlife trade in auction houses in Australia and New Zealand. We greatly valued Fiona’s proactive approach and analytical abilities. Fiona’s positive attitude and enthusiastic approach made her a pleasure to work with.”
“I worked with Fiona Gordon on Horizons One Plan over an extended period. As a landscape planner and ‘expert witness’ I have worked with many planners over the last 15 years. Prior to becoming an independent consultant I was national manager of planning for the Department of Conservation.
Fiona is one of the most astute planners I have worked with. Others will no doubt endorse this. In my own experience however I found Fiona particularly skilled in mediation. Fiona has a quick mind and the ability to listen to conflicting viewpoints while developing an integrated and inclusive overview, a special skill that only comes with experience.”
“I worked with Fiona on rolling out a range of improvements for Peren Park in Palmerston North. Her strong skill set helped set the platform for our project and I found her enthusiasm, positive attitude and willingness to work in partnership were personal qualities that enabled us to achieve more for the community in a short period of time.”