Chris is a senior consultant, infrastructure business case and solid waste management specialist with over 20 years’ experience. His areas of specialist expertise include solid waste strategy, developing infrastructure business cases (Better Business Case framework), solid and hazardous waste management, waste flow and cost modelling and environmental policy.
Chris has undertaken a number of key projects, including waste strategy for Whangarei District, Horowhenua District, West Coast (Buller, Grey and Westland) and Taranaki (New Plymouth, Stratford and Taranaki). He has also provided operations support (procurement, benchmarking) for Porirua, Palmerston North, and Whangarei. Alongside his work in New Zealand, Chris has completed projects in New South Wales, Queensland and the Pacific. His role involves planning, implementing and evaluating a range of infrastructure business case, feasibility and upgrade projects at any point in time.
In delivering waste projects, Chris works collaboratively with the client and other stakeholders to distil often complex issues into clear objectives that provide a commonly understood basis for creating a programme of activities to achieve the desired outcomes. This often involves issues-focused workshops with Executive Leadership and presentations or workshops with stakeholders.
For any waste initiative to succeed, it needs to reflect community objectives, be practically viable and cost effective. These factors are core components of any waste assessment or strategy project Chris is involved with. He takes a whole of system approach considering design (particularly for construction), packaging, collection, processing, treatment and logistics.