Our People

Lance Pearson
Director
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Lance Pearson
Director

Prior to immigrating to New Zealand, I owned and operated a successful contracting, plumbing and drain laying business. 

On arrival in 1997 in New Zealand, I was employed by a large, international waste management company as an Operations Manager. Responsible for delivering significant contracts in most sectors this led to joining forces with Richard and the establishment of Access | Partners in Property in 2005. 

We’ve been on a quite a journey and I am immensely proud of everyone who has been a part of it.

Richard Cawson
Managing Director
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Richard Cawson
Managing Director

After 10 years and 5 years respectively in the electrical trade (Domestic, Commercial, Industrial, Petrochemical and Dairy Industries) and the recreational teaching of Scuba Diving around the world, it was time to come back to NZ. In coming back to NZ in 2000 I spent 5 years working in the Commercial Cleaning industry in a family business. This sold in 2005 and Access Partners in Property was started.

The last 15 years have been rewarding in seeing a company grow from very small beginnings to what we have today. We work with some great local and international property owners and companies; we look forward to continuing these relationships and the new ones into the future.

Roger Waymouth
Finance Manager
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Roger Waymouth
Finance Manager

Having spent the last 40 years in various accounting roles in the Auckland area, I now have my feet firmly under the desk as Finance Manager for Access. It is great to have a role that gives me the opportunity to use all the skills obtained during my career. We have a great Finance team at Access, I am proud of what we are achieving as the company grows and I’m looking forward to what the future will bring.

Craig Pearson
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Craig Pearson
Sales and Marketing Manager

My marketing career kicked off when I started my own Civil Contracting Business in South Africa. Later on, I moved to New Zealand and held Sales and Marketing roles here. Spending two years on the NZ Agritech Inc Board, coupled with a Business Degree, qualifies me to understand and apply this knowledge to all facets of our business. After three years working with Access and Gunac, each day continues to challenge and motivate my team and I to do the best we can to fulfil our brand promise.

PEOPLE SAFE, CUSTOMER SATISFIED, JOB DONE


Chelly Balasbas
Human Resources Manager
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Chelly Balasbas
Human Resources Manager

At Access | Partners in Property I have the responsibility of driving the people strategy that maximises employee productivity and leadership capability. I am committed to driving people performance through goal oriented performance management that nurtures the talent pipeline.

When I am not in the office working with the awesome team, I am out and about with my two puppies exploring the greater Auckland region. 

Kate Herbert
Health and Safety Manager
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Kate Herbert
Health and Safety Manager

My background in photography and media saw me travelling around the world for many years. My interest in Health and Safety sparked when I became a part of the team that helped deliver the Auckland Waterview Tunnel Project. Since then, I have joined Access | Partners in Property and have been overseeing everything related with Health and Safety here.

Steve Wilkinson
Branch Manager – Waikato
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Steve Wilkinson
Branch Manager – Waikato

Following a lifetime of working and living in the Auckland region primarily across the Facilities Management, Maintenance and HVAC industries, I finally saw the light and moved out of Auckland to the bright lights of Wellington which included managing teams at places where not many choose to go – Her Majesty’s prisons. Certainly, an experience! The year 2014 led me to transfer to Hamilton where I soon joined the Access team. I now manage an outstanding team of talented technicians who are more than willing to go that extra mile.

I am totally enjoying the positive management from all the team at Access HO and look forward to the growth ahead

Gary Bagg
Branch Manager – Tauranga
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Gary Bagg
Branch Manager – Tauranga

I’m down in Tauranga at our brand-new office, managing the amazing team here. I have 30 years’ experience in property development and management.

Joining Access was an obvious one for me. I believe I add value to our clients, the BOP team and to the company. My focus is always on the positive client experience from the first introduction to the after sales service.

Pieter Botha
Operations Manager - Gunac | Waterproofing Specialists
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Pieter Botha
Operations Manager - Gunac | Waterproofing Specialists

Starting at Access as a project manager was my opportunity to make a difference in the NZ construction industry. 8 months down the line, not the proverbial fishing line, I moved to facilitate and lead the Gunac Team, and what a dynamic team it is.

When I’m not helping the guys deliver the quality work we provide, I’m out in the beautiful Auckland waters fishing the evenings away.

Karl Pamplin
Operations Manager - Maintenance
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Karl Pamplin
Operations Manager - Maintenance

Auckland born and bred and have been with Access for the best part of 11 years. Prior to this I have spent time in various management roles within the retail and blue-collar sector. Here in the maintenance division we believe that 60% of the time, it works every time. We are a reactive maintenance specialist team that provide cost effective temporary and permanent solutions.

Michael Murray
Operations Manager - Construction and Projects
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Michael Murray
Operations Manager - Construction and Projects

I bring international experience - from Canada to Ireland - to manage the the ever-growing Projects Division, here at Access | Partners in Property.

The role is challenging, and no two days are the same but being in this role means I can see through all projects from start to finish.

We always aim to provide a high-quality service and that shows with our call-back rate – almost 90% of clients want to work with us again – that’s through simply getting the job done once and done right