Congratulations to the three highly regarded industry leaders recently appointed to key senior roles in Auckland and Wellington
Manu King – e-Spatial Manager Manu was previously our Principal Consultant. Before that he was Business Intelligence and Geospatial Manager for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), where he established the governance, strategy and business plan for NZTA’s current geospatial capability. In a career spanning 28 years, he has also represented the transport sector on the Government Geospatial Advisory Committee and established the geospatial strategy and business plan.
Manu is Vice-Chair of the Spatial Industry Business Association. He’s based in our Wellington office.
Ian Smith – Spatial Lead, Auckland Ian is a well-known international expert in spatial information consulting and leadership. He is the former Enterprise Information Manager for Auckland Transport. In that role, he led a multidisciplinary team responsible for the enterprise database platform, enterprise reporting, BI and geospatial services which were crucial to the operation and project successes of Auckland Transport. Before that, Ian was the Web, Mobile and Geospatial Manager for Auckland Council. Ian’s 30-year career has seen him involved in spatial centric roles across local government, utilities and transportation sectors. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geographic Information Systems.
Reza Kalbasi – Senior Spatial Consultant, Auckland Reza is a senior geospatial information consultant with more than 12 years’ experience in the government and private sectors. The former New Zealand Geospatial Information Manager for a large global company, Reza was a member of the Global Geospatial Committee. He has extensive experience in developing information systems with a high level of business information and cutting edge technologies.
Reza has a Master of Science (Hons) in Geoinformatics and is a PhD candidate in Computer Science.
Harrison Grierson Managing Director, Glen Cornelius, said the new appointments were an exciting development for the company. e-Spatial merged with Harrison Grierson in February 2018 to become a standalone business unit of the company.
“As well as having two new extremely high calibre experts join the team, they’re based in our Parnell head office, enabling us to expand our services to our Auckland clients in the rapidly growing spatial information area.” Glen said Manu King’s appointment as the Manager of e-Spatial would ensure strong leadership and development of a high-performing, client-focussed team across the country.
Christchurch City Council’s transformative use of spatial technology won a significant award at the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards held at Te Papa Museum in Wellington last night.
The Council won the Spatial Enablement category for its strategic spatial enablement programme – Maximising our Talent, which has completely transformed its spatial environment and culture and positively contributed to business outcomes.
e-Spatial, a stand-alone business unit of Harrison Grierson provided the strategic plan and design of the platform to put the programme into place, focussing on technology and governance.