Rob van Voorthuysen is the sole Director of Van Voorthuysen Environmental Ltd.


Rob has 31 years’ experience in environmental and resource management, policy analysis and senior corporate management in both the central and local government sectors. Prior to becoming a consultant he was previously on the staff of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Environment Waikato, the Department of Conservation and the Ministry of Works and Development.

Specialty Areas

Rob specialises in the resource, environmental and corporate management activities of regional councils and unitary authorities. He also frequently acts as a Hearings Commissioner for regional, district and city councils across New Zealand.

Other specialty areas include:

  • Expert planning witness at council, Court and Board of Inquiry hearings;
  • Regional policy analysis and review;
  • Regional plan preparation and review;
  • The investigation and reporting of complex environmental and corporate issues;
  • All aspects of statutory approvals under the Resource Management Act 1991;

Rob is based in Napier but regularly travels all around New Zealand to service the needs of his clients.

Rob van Voorthyse

Rob van Voorthysen’s CV pdf

Van Voorthuysen Environmental Ltd

Bowman Building, Market Street,
PO Box 566, Napier
Mobile. 027 248 2822
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