Dr Tim Fisher: New ENZ Board Vice President

Dr Tim Fisher: New ENZ Board Vice President

Dr Tim Fisher has been voted the Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) Board’s Vice President for 2020/2021. 

Tim is the Executive Leader Engineering at Tonkin + Taylor, and was one of four candidates standing for Vice President. It was the first time that the election had been contested; generally, one candidate is elected unopposed, so Tim’s election didn’t come easily.

It was, however, a well-deserved win. Tim has made significant contributions to ENZ as a Member/Chair of the Auckland branch for many years, he’s served as a Governing Board member for two years, and now he can extend his involvement through his role as Vice President.

Tim says “Engineering New Zealand is a tremendous organisation that is making a difference for members and society, so I am proud to be contributing to it.  I also have learnt a massive amount from working with great people at ENZ, so you get as much back as you put it!”

Tim has a vision for his new role: “I want engineers to be the leading professional group, known for their influence in creating economies and communities and for their role in solving society’s problems. To do this, engineers must be at the forefront of society by being relevant with strong connections, credibility, and influence.” Tim has reflected on this vision since the COVID-19 situation began and believes it to be more relevant than ever given our current challenges.

Tim has developed a strong awareness of what engineers want and need through his time as a member and on committees and boards. He’ll continue to engage with engineers to hear what they want from ENZ as he helps to lead the industry through the next few years. Feel free to get in touch with him.

Tim is the Executive Leader Engineering and Technical Director for Water Engineering at Tonkin + Taylor, and has extensive international and national experience of the Water, Land, Transport, and Energy sectors. Tim completed his PhD (Civil) at University of British Colombia in Canada and ME/BEs from University of Canterbury. He was made a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand in 2017. He is actively practicing as a Consulting Engineer in addition to his leadership roles.

Check out Tim’s bio here.