Member since: 3/22/2011
Coastal and Geotechnical Management
Manager Coastal and Geotechnical Services
Paul’s technical background is in coastal geomorphology and he holds a Master of Science degree (MSc) from the University of Waikato, which also encompassed resource and environmental planning. His current role as a coastal practitioner is multifaceted, drawing on sixteen years of applied experience working with complex coastal management issues. His current role includes region wide assessments and interpretation of coastal processes and hazards, including provision of technical solutions and design support to various Auckland Council asset owners responsible for capital, new and renewal works.
Paul’s role requires an understanding of regulatory and non-regulatory measures to achieve Council obligations in respect of sustainable coastal management, and this extends to his applied knowledge and understanding of the legislation and statutory requirements that relate to the management of the coastal environment within New Zealand.
Paul chairs and leads the Cross-Council Coastal Community of Practice, is an honorary fellow of the University of Auckland and the Deputy Chair of the NZ Coastal Society.