Meet our Senior Team

Kate Tod - National Operations Manager
Kate is well respected in the insurance industry with over 20 years experience. She has done everything from handling technical claims, developing and training out processes to managing large teams for both commercial and residential claims. Kate is very experienced in people management, developing processes and strategy to drive the desired outcomes and is a great communicator who has a reputation of getting the job done.
Neal Manson - National Technical Manager
Neal has extensive experience with a career spanning both the New Zealand building industry and the Police Force. Accomplished in all aspects of project and construction management, quantity surveying and general business operations, his vast knowledge of the building industry standards and codes ensures that all projects are delivered effectively. Having been heavily involved in the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquake repair programmes, Neal’s ability to perform under pressure is second to none. As a Licensed Building Practitioner any problem on a building can be resolved with Neal’s expertise.
Phil Lever - Quantity Surveyor
Phil has an honours degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with over 19 years’ experience working as a Quantity Surveyor. Phil has worked across the United Kingdom with the last 7 years living and working on a number of large-scale projects in New Zealand. Phil has experience in both commercial and residential construction, which ensures any project, no matter the size, will benefit from his vast experience.
Chris Rean - Senior Project Manager
With over 30 years’ experience working in project management, Chris is highly respected in the insurance industry for the delivery of reinstatement work. Chris has undertaken all level of projects from insurance repair works on personal homes through to reinstatement of industrial and commercial buildings. Chris is a specialist in fire reinstatements and building assessments for insurance related projects.

Mode employ both professionally qualified staff including project managers, quantity surveyors and estimators as well as licensed building practitioners. We ensure that the appropriate personnel are on each project that we take on and deliver.

Meet our Senior Team

Kate Tod

Kate is well respected in the insurance industry with over 20 years experience. She has done everything from handling technical claims, developing and training out processes to managing large teams for both commercial and residential claims. Kate is very experienced in people management, developing processes and strategy to drive the desired outcomes and is a great communicator who has a reputation of getting the job done.

Neal Manson

Neal has extensive experience with a career spanning both the New Zealand building industry and the Police Force. Accomplished in all aspects of project and construction management, quantity surveying and general business operations, his vast knowledge of the building industry standards and codes ensures that all projects are delivered effectively. Having been heavily involved in the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquake repair programmes, Neal’s ability to perform under pressure is second to none. As a Licensed Building Practitioner any problem on a building can be resolved with Neal’s expertise.

Phil Lever

Phil has an honours degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with over 19 years’ experience working as a Quantity Surveyor. Phil has worked across the United Kingdom with the last 7 years living and working on a number of large-scale projects in New Zealand. Phil has experience in both commercial and residential construction, which ensures any project, no matter the size, will benefit from his vast experience.

Chris Rean

With over 30 years’ experience working in project management, Chris is highly respected in the insurance industry for the delivery of reinstatement work. Chris has undertaken all level of projects from insurance repair works on personal homes through to reinstatement of industrial and commercial buildings. Chris is a specialist in fire reinstatements and building assessments for insurance related projects.


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