I’m the RCP Project Manager for the New Dunedin Hospital’s Outpatient Building.
I initially wanted to be a property valuer, so when I left school I went to Lincoln University and did a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Valuation and Property Management. Toward the end of my study I decided I wanted to do something different. I realised I was really drawn to construction.
I’m a real big projects person, so I enjoy the scale and complexity of large, commercial projects. I particularly like health projects because they’re the most complex projects you can deliver. The infrastructure to support the requirements of a hospital is very involved – operating theatres are incredibly complex spaces.
Be ready for opportunities and leverage them as much as you can. I was told at the start of my career that I needed to have a trade background and I’ve probably come through a slightly unconventional pathway. But I’ve been able to leverage opportunities and turn them into a great career.
The team. At RCP, and in the wider project team, everyone’s got great skills and we’ve been able to foster a really positive working environment. It’s also exciting to think of the fantastic healthcare facility that we’re going to leave for the residents of Otago and Southland.