I started work for PNCC in May 2007, at that time employed as civil works supervisor, and now have the added responsibility of managing the operations of the Water Treatment Plant at Turitea and the Waste Water Treatment Plant at Totara Road.
For those of you who don't know, this means I look after the operation of treating water into the system, the water reticulation system, the wastewater reticulation systems, the stormwater system and treating effluent before it is passes into the Manawatū. It is a challenging job, quite demanding but always changing and no two days are ever the same.
I moved to New Zealand from Scotland 31 years ago and have worked in most towns and cities around the North Island. I am now a Kiwi, and when asked say I come from Invercargill; it stops people asking about the accent.
I like Palmerston North; you can get around the City with little or no traffic problems, unlike Auckland where I spent seven years before moving here. It is also within easy reach of most towns and cities in the lower half of the North Island.
The best part of my job at PNCC is dealing with the 60 staff working in the Civil and Treatment teams; they are a dedicated bunch of people and always respond when the going gets tough in all types of weather, day or night.