Dean is President of Engineering New Zealand is fascinated by the critical role engineers have in creating and building New Zealand. His governance role provides the opportunity to influence those outcomes at a national level.
He is Auckland Council’s Chief Operating Officer. Auckland Council is the largest Council in Australasia and serves over 1.5 million people, one third of the total New Zealand population.
As such he is responsible for supporting the city’s growth and delivering on customer-service expectations, including regulatory approvals, community services, region-wide capital works and facility management, environmental services and civil defence. He oversees a range of strategic issues, including water and housing.
Dean has previously held governance roles including chair of QuakeCoRE, board member of Infrastructure New Zealand and member of MBIE’s Building Advisory Panel. Prior to joining Auckland Council, he was managing director of AECOM NZ.