James is T+T’s Technical Director - Climate Change and Resilience, and supports public and private sector organisations understand the risk from climate change and natural hazards, and establish adaptation and resilience responses. He was the Built Environment Domain Lead for New Zealand’s First National Climate Change Risk Assessment (NCCRA), having technical oversight of the approach to quantifying climate risk to New Zealand’s infrastructure. His recent and ongoing work in the risk and resilience fields includes projects focussing on both urban, community and infrastructure resilience. These include: LGNZ’s Sea Level Rise Exposure Survey and Climate Guidance, the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Project, NZTA’s Resilience Programme Business Case, a range of climate change risk assessments for Regional / Local Councils, and he was lead author of risk management scoping guidance for the proposed Local Government Risk Agency. In late 2016, James was appointed to The Ministry for the Environment’s Climate Change Technical Advisory Group. He has been involved in the National Science Challenges, works closely with local Universities and regularly speaks and presents at Climate/resilience conferences and seminars. James brings a practical and up-to-date understanding of risk and resilience approaches both globally and within New Zealand.