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Yussuf Mwanza BA(Hons) MRTPI

Managing Director

Yussuf has drawn on his experience with the planning departments of the London Boroughs of Brent and subsequently Hounslow to take the step into private practice. He founded MZA in 1997 and has never looked back. His planning skills, tenacity and integrity of his work are widely admired. His planning work for Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Enfield, London Borough of Redbridge and Elmbridge Borough Council especially at appeal hearings and Public Inquiries defending the Council’s decisions, was highly praised. Yussuf has gone onto work on Major projects including Channel Tunnel Rail Link, West London Tram Project and Reading Station Redevelopment. Yussuf has also worked as a consultant Inspector for the Planning Inspectorate handling a wide range of appeal cases. Yussuf has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1994.


Jeff Sadler

Planning Consultant

Jeff Sadler Jeff’s wide experience in planning is a dynamic force in dealing with the fundamentals and the finest detail of planning issues today. He has worked in a range of capacities with several local planning authorities, including Recar & East Cleveland BC as a senior planning officer and has held posts as a consultant town planner involved with development control with Reigate & Banstead BC and Royal Tunbridge Wells BC and as a conservation officer at Epsom & Ewell BC. His 20 years experience in the construction industry covers planning, conservation, building design, project management, surveying, listed & historic buildings.


Bhoseok Nam BA(Hons) MA MRTPI

Planning Consultant

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 12.25.47Bho has worked on a wide range of planning applications and appeals for householders and businesses. Bho graduated with a first class honours degree and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Westminster. He is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.


Thajinder Ghai

Planning Consultant


Thajinder is a Planning professional who has 9 years of Planning experience from working extensively within the Public sector, within both Development Management and Policy Making. Before joining MZA she worked with London Borough of Redbridge and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Councils. Thajinder graduated from University College London so Bartlett School of Planning with a Bsc (Hons) in Urban Planning, Design and Management, followed by a Msc in Urban Regeneration. Her skills, knowledge and technical experience gained from working within the Construction industry provides her with the correct foundations to generate positive and valuable contributions to the projects she works on and to the clients she advises.


Paul King

Planning Consultant


“Paul has several years experience in client facing work and is retraining into a career in Planning. Currently, he is a student of the University of Westminster studying a BSc in Property and Planning. After completing his Bachelors degree, he aims to complete a Masters in Urban Planning/Design. He has also recently been voted onto the Property Society Committee at Westminster. He is enthusiastic about working closely with his clients and coworkers, taking a considered approach and viewing a problem from all possible angles to find the best solution.


Anita Amissah

Practice Manager

Anita has past experience in client facing positions, and brings a flexible approach to client liaison within the office and is the first point of contact with the client. As the Practice Manager she oversees the general administration, ensures the smooth running of the office and offers support to the Consultants at MZA. With a BA in English, she prides herself in clear and effective communication.


Rana Kanso

Administrational Assistant

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Rana has past experience in marketing and social media; she assists the practice manager with marketing-related tasks and overall office administration. Rana graduated with a BA (Hons) in Media Management and is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in International Media Business. She uses the skills and knowledge she’s gained to also assist with managing MZA’s social media activity.


Chris Veasey BSc DipTransP CMILT MIHT

Highway Consultant / Transport and Traffic Consultancy

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Chris had extensive experience in all aspects of transport and traffic engineering and planning work with the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Haringey, latterly as Transport Planning Team Leader, and in consultancy before founding Transport and Traffic Consultancy in 1994. His work in project managing the development of the Red Routes Local Plan for Southwark from start to finish straddled that event, and was highly praised by the client, Southwark Council. Since then he has been responsible for many varied tasks for both the public and private sectors, from feasibility and design work to lengthy highway corridor accident reduction and traffic improvement studies to the transport, access and parking aspects of development schemes of all sizes, including appearing as expert witness at numerous planning appeals, his considerable success rate being greatly appreciated by clients. Chris is also fully certificated to run bus, coach and road haulage operations and thereby has a greater knowledge and understanding of such operations than is usual in his core professional field.


Antonio Di Pierro

Architectural Consultant

Davinder Shergill

Architectural Consultant


Davinder gained his BA (Hons) in Architecture from the University of Liverpool in 2006, which involved him ravelling to Barcelona and Rotterdam.
He recognises that space and natural daylight is valued particularly in the UK, so ensures that space and day light is appropriated correctly when designing buildings. Davinder’s preferred CAD programme for projects is ProgeCAD.
He enjoys playing sports such as football and tennis in his spare time


We also have a network of consultants that form part of our core team including Tree consultants, Code Assessors, Daylight/ Sunlight Consultants, Noise Consultants, Surveyors…

Interested in joining MZA? Go to our careers page for details.
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