Charlotte has more than 18 years’ experience in the provision of independent technical advice to Governments, utility and private companies, both in New Zealand and internationally.
Fresh out of university, she joined Tonkin + Taylor and gained an excellent grounding in civil engineering before heading to the United Kingdom, two years later.
Planning to spend just one year in London, she in fact stayed for ten, working for Atkins in the water and environment sector, while enjoying the challenges offered by UK strategic and policy work.
Charlotte was responsible for auditing the non-financial regulatory returns of water and sewerage companies in the United Kingdom, including those supplying London, Birmingham and the Midlands. This work provided her with a sound understanding of utilities’ information systems and potential issues with data storage and manipulation. She also developed a good appreciation of effective systems, processes and procedures for non-financial reporting and compliance management.
She has a clear technical understanding of natural hazards and a capacity to strategically assess risk. Charlotte’s involvement in risk identification and management ranges from technical inputs to high level advice to financiers considering the purchase of water utilities.
Charlotte has acted as an independent technical specialist on numerous water sector projects, including abstraction consents, drought management and water resources modelling.
After her return to New Zealand and a period spent working for a water utility, Charlotte was welcomed back to the T + T fold, lured by the range of opportunities offered by consultancy.
She now holds the market facing role for our GIS and Software development capabilities, which also serves as a communication platform for our wider range of strategic advisory skills.