New Christchurch consultant – Kat Salm

e-Spatial welcomes back Kat Salm, our new Principal Consultant, based in Christchurch.

e-Spatial are extending our presence in Christchurch with the appointment of a locally based consultant, Dr Kathryn Salm. We have begun partnering more with clients located in Christchurch, having recently won contracts to work with Christchurch City Council and the University of Canterbury. We currently already have long-term relationships with other Canterbury-based customers including Farmlands and Environment Canterbury.

Kat will be the main contact for Christchurch-based clients. She was previously with e-Spatial in Wellington for three years, and re-joins after a two-year hiatus. Kat has  a PhD in Science and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from the University of Canterbury. Her particular strengths are in strategy, design thinking, business case development and leading collaborative project teams. Her experience spans geospatial across government, industry and education/research. She enjoys working in the space within and between the tree as a connector, helping them share data and ideas.

Kat has a real ability to be able to simplify complex situations and problems, and present clear solutions, and we are very fortunate to have her back at e-Spatial.