James has a 20-year career in the infrastructure and environmental sectors, and leads T+T’s climate change and resilience advisory practice. His career to date has also spanned work within asset management and infrastructure planning, risk management and sustainability. He has a strong interest in the future of cities and how we design well-functioning urban environments – with both people and planet in mind.
James recently developed the Climate Risk Guidance for MfE, led the ‘Built Environment’ domain of NZ’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment, and was part of the Government’s Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group. He and T+T’s growing number of climate change and resilience staff are increasingly working with regional and district councils, infrastructure utilities and private companies to better understand climate risk, and advise on sustainable approaches to urban development.
University of Auckland, BECivil(Hons), 1994
James is a Member of Engineering NZ (ENZ) and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
Smart Growth Environment and Sustainability Forum (Tauranga) (Member)
Sustainability Society (ENZ Technical Interest Group) (Member)