Deborah is Technical Director - Water Advisory for AECOM New Zealand Limited and worked for more than 25 years in the water sector, both in New Zealand and overseas.
She has held both internal leadership and external advisory roles across the regulated UK water industry, New Zealand councils and CCOs, as well as Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Deborah is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Scientist with the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has completed executive training at the Mt Eliza Business School, the SOLGM Accelerated Leadership Programme.
Deborah believes our sector must adapt and enhance our advocacy and other service offerings to Water New Zealand members and the broader infrastructure sector. She says that through partnering with Taumata Arowai, there are significant opportunities to engage and prepare our next generation of managers, leaders, and water sector champions for the challenges ahead.