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About Bartley Burns

Toby, our Level 1 Certifier started out at Bartley Burns in 2001 shortly after Private Certification was introduced in Queensland. Emily followed in 2003 with Ben joining the Planning Department as Town Planning Manger in 2012. Together they have worked to build the company to what it is today. We are proud to have many long standing team members and long term regular clients, many of which we have been working along side for well over a decade.


Toby Spencer (Joint Managing Director)

Holding a Bachelor of Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) and Graduate Certificate in Building & Planning, Toby is a Level 1 Building Surveyor (Certifier) in Queensland. Starting with the company in 2001, Toby has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry and specialist understanding of the National Construction Code (NCC) and other associated Australian [...]

Emily Edwards (Joint Managing Director)

Emily began her career at Bartley Burns in 2003 while completing a Bachelor Business Management at University. As the Business Manager and also the manager of the Residential Certification and Administration teams, Emily has a vast understanding of all aspects of the company. Emily provides a valuable bridge between Bartley Burns’ administration / business activities, [...]

Ben Lewis (Town Planning Manager)

As an outcome orientated Planner Ben is a natural problem solver who utilises his extensive knowledge to negotiate appropriate outcomes which satisfy both the client and local or state government requirements. Ben has been involved in a wide range of projects throughout Queensland and has the benefit of working for a substantial period of time [...]


We are very proud of our team here at Bartley Burns and thankful for the longevity of service from many of our staff;

20+ years

  • Ken Burns
  • Toby Spencer
  • Kym Barry
  • Emily Edwards

10+ years

  • Ben Lewis
  • Craig Bates
  • Tony Hough

5+ Years

  • Courtney Maizey-Baker
  • Andy Rowley
  • Thor Nansen
  • Carol Emerton
  • Fraser Anderson
  • Joshua Mutch
  • Matt Weightman

3+ years

  • Darren Freshwater
  • Georgia Wilson
  • Bryce Werner