Surveys team

Innovation in Survey

GN Survey is a topographic, aerial, inspection and hydrographic survey company, we use innovative solutions to accurately capture and present data. With many years of field, operational and technical experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure excellence from survey start up to final presentation of data.

Gary Nel Managing Director/founder

Gary, an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyyors, has over 21 years experience in the civil engineering industry, working with some of the biggest construction companies in the UK. He has been running his own engineering company since 2004. In 2011 he started using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assist in surveying and ultimately to enhance services to clients. He was the first person in the UK to purchase a senseFly eBee (a sophisticated fixed wing UAV) to assist and develop aerial surveying using photogrammetry.


Dominic Talbot Operations Director

Dom is an experienced Director Of Operations with a demonstrated history of working in the civil engineering industry. Skilled in AutoCAD, Quantity Surveying, Drainage, Water Resource Management, and Construction Management.


Mathew Oakman Data Manager

Mat is our Delivery Manager, he has worked with Gary for several years on and off, and now brings his wealth of experience to GNS in a full time role.


Patrick Romijn Survey Manager

Patrick is our Senior Surveyor,  he makes sure all the survey work is delivered on time and to the specified standard. Producing topographical surveys, bathymetric surveys, establishing control, and setting out.


Justin Brits Web Development Lead / R&D

Justin is the South African representative of GN Surveys, he also runs the GNS panoramic viewer site. He has a wide range of UAV experience across multiple industries, he enjoys bringing new ideas and technologies to GN Surveys’ clients.


Emile Pretorius Step Into Reality Project Manager

Emile is our Reality Capture Lead, he works closely with Justin, providing a service which creates a realistic, fully immersive three-dimensional tour of properties/offices from the comfort of your house or office.


Reece Kenny Junior Surveyor

Reece is our survey assistant, he aids Patrick with jobs on site including things such as topographical surveys and setting out.


Mika Steyn 3D Data Analyst

Mika is our 3D Data Analyst, she does the editing and processing of reality capture data and assists Justin, amongst her myriad other duties.



Vikki Waspe Land Surveyor / Engineer

Vikki is an experienced Senior Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Skilled in AutoCAD, Highways, Earthworks, Steel Structures, and Bridges, she is a strong engineering professional with a Foundation degree focused in Civil Engineering from University Campus Suffolk.



Charlotte Fisher Junior Data Analyst

Charlotte is an Assistant Surveyor, assisting on projects and helping the surveyor’s in capturing data.



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