We are proud to announce and congratulate three of our members who have just been elected as Fellows of Engineering New Zealand at an awards ceremony held on 29 March in Wellington. They are:
- Rebecca Knott (General Manager Dam Safety Intelligence and immediate past-Chair of NZSOLD). Rebecca Knott is a civil engineer with a Masters from the London School of Economics who has been part of the dam industry for 22 years. She was the first woman on the committee of the New Zealand Society on Large Dams and was its first female Chair. Rebecca is the founding General Manager of Dam Safety Intelligence, a subsidiary of Meridian Energy. She’s also a member of the Chartered Professional Engineers’ Council, represents New Zealand at the International Commission on Large Dams and is part of the Government’s Technical Working Group for Dam Safety.
- Peter Amos (past-Chair of NZSOLD). Peter Amos is Managing Director of Damwatch Engineering and has an international reputation in dam engineering and dam safety. Peter has served as Chair of the New Zealand Society of Large Dams. He is also a New Zealand representative on the International Commission on Large Dams. As well as delivering innovative projects in New Zealand, Peter has led expansion of his firm’s international client base, bringing international experience back to New Zealand. He has also built dam safety capacity in developing countries on behalf of the New Zealand Government and World Bank.
- David Bouma (Consulting Engineer and Member of NZSOLD Management Committee). David has 31 years’ experience in water resources, civil and environmental engineering projects in New Zealand, South East Asia, the Pacific and Africa. He has made a significant contribution to Tonkin + Taylor and its clients through his project work and various management and leadership roles. He has served on the management committee of the New Zealand Society of Large Dams for eight years and has recently been elected as a member of the International Commission on Large Dams Technical Committee on Levees.
Rebecca, David and Peter have all contributed significantly to the dam industry in New Zealand and to the NZSOLD organisation and are thoroughly deserving of recognition as Fellows of ENZ. Fellows are Engineering New Zealand Members who are recognised for their significant contribution to the engineering profession.