Alex is a passionate consultant with a drive to better integrate people and the environment. He has a strong technical background focusing on developing knowledge and preparedness for natural hazards, with experience in NZ and the UK. Recent projects have focused on enhancing resilience to flood events for individuals, communities and Risk Management Agencies.
Alex has engaged with, and presented to, communities that have experienced significant flooding, ensuring that their values, needs and vulnerabilities are best accounted for through the lifecycle of projects and programmes. He has carried out risk assessments for businesses and critical service providers to understand impacts of climate change and identify potential mitigation measures.
When not working at T+T, Alex volunteers with the NZ Civil Defence Emergency Management. Alex co-authored an academic paper on the use of operational plans to aid incident management, published by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE). His ability to remain calm and level-headed during high-stress situations enables quick decision-making with changing situations, ensuring successful project management and delivery.
Cartwright, A., Tsavdaris, A., Burton, R. and Matthews, D., (2018). Delivering Temporary Flood Defence Deployment Pans: Lessons Learned from Case Studies. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers–Engineering Sustainability. (available here).