Our People.

Based in Wairarapa, Planalytics has a core team supported by a wider network of research and data specialists. We are within easy reach of Wellington, Kapiti, and Palmerston North airports, and love nothing more than packing a bag and hitting the road to meet up with our clients and their communities.


Toni Kennerley 


Self-identifying as a ‘reformed urban planner’, Toni is an experienced researcher and analyst with expertise in the housing and urban development sectors. Toni has worked across the private sector, central and local government in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates. 

In addition to housing and urban development, a wide range of research interests keep Toni busy, including best practice in local government, international development, disaster risk reduction, and strategic land use planning. Toni established Planalytics in 2018 to deliver the insight clients require to take informed action in response to challenges and opportunities encountered in the urban and community development sectors.


Lucy Cooper

Principal Analyst

Lucy is a multi-talented researcher, analyst and facilitator with extensive experience in community development and resource management planning. With seemingly boundless enthusiasm, Lucy applies her outgoing personality and intellect to deliver quality outputs for clients; from written reports to workshop facilitation to conducting interviews and focus groups.

Lucy’s exceptional communication skills have been enhanced by her wider activities in the arts, photography, radio broadcasting, and hoop dance teaching. Since joining Planalytics, Lucy has delivered complex research projects regarding food insecurity in Wairarapa and international social and affordable housing provision.



DR Kate Bryson

Preferred Research Partner

Here at Planalytics we take every opportunity we can to team up with Dr Kate Bryson at Axon Consulting Limited. Dr Kate is a social science researcher with a PhD in Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Kate’s research experience is wide ranging. She led the medium density housing programme at the Building Research Association of NZ (BRANZ) and has active research interests across the construction industry, including examining factors that might contribute to poor mental health and suicide within the New Zealand construction workforce.


tiff north

Visual Journalist

A creative type, Tiff combines her strong information design skills with a passion for community development. Tiff is able to translate complex research findings into simple, visually attractive formats including infographics, reports, and presentations. 

To complement her visual communication skills, Tiff is an experienced facilitator and community development coordinator. Since working with Planalytics Tiff has developed signature one-page infographics to support research findings and promote communication with clients, stakeholders, and communities.