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Dave Boraman
Managing Director

Dave has more than 20 years experience in hydrology, starting with the South Canterbury Catchment Board in 1986. With the amalgamation of Waitaki Catchment Commission and the North and South Canterbury Catchment Board, Dave was responsible for the operation of the field hydrology team for Environment Canterbury until 1997, where he attained a NZCE (Civil). He then went into the private sector, involved with flow monitoring on many of South and Mid Canterbury’s irrigation schemes. Dave formed Boraman Consultants Ltd in May 2005, and the business has steadily grown, monitoring irrigation and carrying out resource investigations covering most of Canterbury and Central Otago. His spare time is spent either in the back country tramping, climbing, or fishing.


Dave Pierce
Hydrological Technician

Dave graduated from Leeds University with a BSc(Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics. He spent 15 years working for UK software company BAeSEMA as a software engineer working on a variety of projects mainly for the Royal Navy.

Dave has lived in Timaru for 3 years after emigrating from England in 2003 with his wife and two young sons. He worked for 1 year as the administrator for the South Canterbury Health Board school-based Meningococcal B vaccination campaign. Dave joined Boraman Consultants at the start of 2006 and he has gained valuable experience in field work as well as the data processing aspects of hydrology. Dave's two sons tend to keep him busy in his spare time. His family enjoy travel and like to get out and explore New Zealand as often as they can.

Ben Walden
Hydrological Technician

Ben is the newest member of the BCL team starting in October 2006, he recently graduated from Otago University with a BSc in Physical Geography. His focus throughout his studies have been towards hydrological subjects, this has provided him with a sound knowledge of what is involved in this sector. He has a love for the outdoors and this is reflected in his eagerness within the job. Ben has a sound knowledge of Canterbury topography which has also been an asset to job. Ben enjoys Fishing and Hunting in his spare time.