Keith Knarston - Principal Consultant


Keith was the owner of McKay Knarston for over 20 years and following the sale of the business to Babbage Consultants in 2016 he stayed on to continue to provide the firm’s clients with the benefit of a rich, wide and varied body of expertise gained over 40 years in the business.

His experience ranges from the Tongariro Power Scheme in the central North Island to working on building a new town for 100,000 people in Egypt. More recently he has been involved in the success of literally hundreds of land development projects in New Zealand.

Keith has specialist knowledge of subdivisions and a proven track record in finding practical solutions for difficult sites. His lateral thinking and non-nonsense approach has allowed Keith to develop an enviable reputation as the trusted expert for thousands of satisfied McKay Knarston clients.


Basis of Design and Service Specification development Tender document generation and evaluation Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) facilitation services Plant audits Process and economic modelling