Marcus Girvan


Kaiwhakahaere Whakamaru Taiao | Biosecurity Project Manager
Pouhere | Partner

I am an experienced project manager who thrives when managing complex ecological restoration projects in highly sensitive environments. I specialise in biosecurity and am passionate about managing pests and weeds that are having a detrimental impact on our indigenous species, our outstanding natural landscapes, our cultural and recreational values and the economic potential of our country.

I hold a depth of knowledge in weed and pest management control tools and techniques and am skilled in determining efficient and effective pathways to deliver results that enhance our environment. I possess strong contract management skills, which include the design of fit-for-purpose contracts, effective engagement and management of a skilled contractor workforce, and a working knowledge of relevant legislation to manage project risks.

My work includes managing a national portfolio of large biosecurity programmes, which utilises over 25 subcontracting companies and a team of up to 35 consultants and support staff across five of Boffa Miskell's core disciplines. Effective communication is a strength and I'm at my best when working closely with clients and leading teams of people towards achieving common objectives.


Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Geography), University of Otago
Project Management Professional (PMP®)


Member, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute
Member, Project Management Institute