General Manager Industry Development
Bringing over 11 years’ experience working across multiple process industries research engineering and project management roles – I’m responsible for the general management, development and promotion of our small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in our membership. I facilitate this by intervening with latest technologies, government support pathways and educational initiatives to assist in growth.
Most recently the project I’ve worked on include our Above Ground Geothermal and Allied Technologies (AGGAT) research program. And currently, applying process technology transfer research and business commercialisation skills to tackle the challenge of business growth through research, tools and resources.
My background spanning multiple industries such as dairy, pulp and paper and renewable energy has given me a strong appreciation of the commercial challenges businesses face and how best to approach them. I’m also proud to bring my attributes as a chartered engineer with IChemE to areas of project engineering and technology innovation.
As a champion for heavy engineering I’m focused on encouraging our members to take intelligent risk towards delivery and innovation and create their own track records in developing smarter solutions both nationally and abroad.
It’s great to be a part of HERA where despite its lean make up has a strong influence in government, academia and industry. With a mandate to help grow our New Zealand economy – I thoroughly enjoy navigating this challenge and find pride in contributing to this vision.