Jensen Bowers is happy to announce the recruitment of Ian Pengelly, Ray Vanderwolf and Michael Ridley to the surveying team!

Ian has recently relocated from rural NSW where he managed and ran his own surveying practice for many years. He has vast experience as a Cadastral endorsed surveyor with 25+ years of knowledge and will be a highly valuable addition to the Surveying Team. Ian will be spending the majority of his time out west as our resource works continue to grow, but will also be working flexibly around Brisbane when required. Welcome Ian!

Ray Vanderwolf has had over 35 years of experience as a Senior Cadastral Surveyor, having worked with DNRM (and its predecessors) for many years and a range of other consulting firms around Brisbane. We trust that Ray’s significant local knowledge, experience and capability across a variety of disciplines will play an important role in the growth and development of the business and we look forward to him adding further value to the company and our clients.

Welcome also to Michael Ridley who is the youngest of our new recruits. Michael is a qualified graduate surveyor with over 5 years’ worth of experience in both the cadastral and civil sectors. JB looks forward to guiding Michael’s enthusiasm and professional commitment as he continues his growth and personal development.


Following graduation from UQ, Stuart joined Jensen Bowers in April of this year and has quickly established himself as a dependable and valued member of the planning team. Jensen Bowers welcomes Stuart to its Graduate Program and looks forward to mentoring and supporting his professional growth and development.

Jensen Bowers welcomes Laura Gannon and Stuart Somerville to our Town Planning Team. Laura joins as a Senior Town Planner and contributes a wealth of experience from her previous appointments with the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.

Laura is involved in a number of planning and development industry committees, is a former State Representative for the National Young Planners Group (2010-2012), and is a Corporate Member of the Planning Institute of Australia. She holds an honours degree in Regional and Town Planning from the University of Queensland and Graduate Certificate in Project Management from the University of South Australia.

In 2010, Laura received the Robert Swider Memorial Award for Queensland Young Planner of the Year and was Australian Young Planner of Year for 2011.



Wayne’s appointment as Survey Manager fills a newly created role, which expands our survey team and also extends the depth and breadth of our technical capabilities. Wayne has extensive knowledge and experience in the residential and retail construction sectors, having worked on many large scale projects across South East Queensland.

Wayne’s appointment represents another milestone in Jensen Bowers’ strategic business growth plans and we look forward to introducing Wayne to our growing portfolio of projects and clients.

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Jensen Bowers recently welcomed Mark Edwards to its management and business leadership team. Mark joins Jensen Bowers in a new role as our Business Operations Manager. This appointment forms part of a wider business move to strategically position the company for future growth and development. Mark’s experience and track record of managing successful business expansion will now support Jensen Bowers’ future growth objectives.

In his last position Mark performed the State Managers role for an International Property, Town Planning, Engineering Design and Project Management consulting group, overseeing amongst other projects, some of Australia’s largest and most significant communications infrastructure deployment projects and winning works and establishing project teams for works within the CSG / LNG resources sector.

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