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Our Team

Baird and Hayes Team



Peter Henry(1)

Peter Henry

(B. App. Sc. – Surveying, Cad. Surv., M.I.S. AUST)

Peter is the owner and principal of Baird and Hayes. He has bee n with Baird and Hayes in Ipswich since 1984. Peter carries a consulting endorsement with the Surveyors Board for and has a wide experience in all tenure/title matters, development processes and all aspects of the surveying industry. As an Australian Bicentennial project, Peter was involved in relocating the first survey base line placed in Queensland by surveyor Dixon in the 1800’s near Harrisville. Peter is very active in the local community, and has been President of the Ipswich Kindergarten Association, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Ipswich North, member of the Central Business District Traders and member of the Ipswich Cycling Club.

Office Staff

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith – Principal’s Assistant

Lisa is the Senior Administration Officer at Baird and Hayes. She started with Baird and Hayes, Ipswich in 1992 and has established herself as a well-known and reliable fixture of the office with unparalleled knowledge regarding lodgement and registration processes and requirements for South East Queensland Councils and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. Lisa is an active member of various Golf Clubs and can often be seen enjoying the Ipswich area while walking her dogs.

Paul Ellis

Paul Ellis – Manager

Paul is the Manager at Baird and Hayes. He commenced at Baird and Hayes, Ipswich in 2003 from a design and construction background and has developed a thorough knowledge based in tenure/title matters, development potential and processes, development planning and efficient design and all aspects of the Town Planning and Surveying industries. Paul is an active member of the Ipswich Community, with memberships past and present at Ipswich Rangers Rugby Union, Sporting Shooters Association and Ipswich Athletics Association.


Shaun Verrenkamp

Shaun Verrenkamp

(B. App. Sc. – Surveying, Cad. Surv., Post Grad. Dip. – Surveying)
Having always lived in Ipswich, Shaun started full time at Baird and Hayes in 1991 and has been involved with the company for most of the time since then. Although working on a number of large developments like the Brothers Leagues Club Upgrade and the Karalee Shopping Village, Shaun’s passion is Cadastral Surveying. Shaun has also been involved with various sporting clubs over the years including the Musketeers Baseball Club, Ipswich Touch Football Association and Colleges Little Athletics.

Mark Forsyth

(Assoc. Dip. Surveying)
Mark started work with Baird and Hayes in 1989 as a Surveyors Assistant, progressing to Surveyor. He has a wide range of experience in Cadastral and Engineering Surveys. Mark loves to travel and is a keen armchair sportsman, never missing a Brisbane Roar game.