Danica McPhee

Danica is a highly experienced property consultant who specialises in working with school Boards of Trustees and the Ministry of Education (MOE).

At Maynard Marks, Danica oversees the successful delivery of services to our education sector clients and manages the Project Management Education team.

Each day you will find Danica supporting Principals, Business Managers, Executive Officers and Property Managers to meet their obligations in the management of school property.  Her technical advice and support is designed to ensure schools obtain value for money and property funding is spent on projects that will stand the test of time.  She seeks to understand the uniqueness of each school’s property vision and is passionate about projects that promote curriculum delivery to meet the needs of all learners.

As a Project Manager herself, Danica has grass roots experience in dealing with complex matters that arise when dealing with the refurbishment of existing/aged buildings.  She knows and understands the legal responsibilities that Boards of Trustees have as PCBU’s, as defined by the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.  To this end, Danica provides workable solutions to manage hazards such as the presence of asbestos and, if required, has the necessary experience to manage high risk Class A removals as well.

Prior to joining Maynard Marks, Danica spent over 15 years working at the MOE across many different teams.  Danica fully appreciates the school context, understands the intent of MOE policy, sees the nuances between property and non-property related policy and can correlate these to provide valuable insight for schools.

Danica also serves as a Director on the Proprietor’s Board of a state-integrated secondary school and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.


  • National Diploma in Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Member of the National Association of Women in Construction
  • Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD)
  • Ministry of Education – Ka Hikitia Te Kakano (Maori Education Strategy)
  • Ministry of Education – 10 Year Property Plan Consultant
  • Ministry of Education – School Property Condition Assessment (Advanced).