Director, Information Management and Technology
Richard was appointed Director, Information Management and Technology in 2012. Richard has been part of Opus and its predecessor, the Ministry of Works and Development, for his whole career. Prior to his current role, Richard was the Director of Service Excellence and was the Integration Manager for recently acquired company based in British Columbia, Canada. Before his Canadian assignment, Richard was Divisional Manager responsible for Opusí national operations in environmental engineering, planning and science services, and for the five year prior was Manager Civil Engineering as part of Opusí Wellington Region operations. Between 1995 and 2000, Richard was a Commercial Manager as part of Opusí International Division responsible for overseas projects, business development, and foreign exchange management.
Overall, Richard has more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering and management. He also has developed considerable experience in business and organisational review and process assessment. Richard is a recognised national specialist in coastal engineering, and international specialist in water resource management, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in developing countries in the Pacific.
Richard holds an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Engineering from Auckland University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, and is registered as a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in New Zealand.