Beca is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Brockbank, who joined as Te Mana o te Wai Lead earlier this week.

Troy Brockbank (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Ngātiwai, Ngāti Kahu) brings extensive experience as a civil engineer, water practitioner, technical advisor, and cultural navigator, primarily within the water industry. With over 15 years of experience spanning engineering consultancies, civil contracting, and government roles, he has honed his skills in investigating, designing, constructing, and managing water solutions for public and private developments.

Matt Bismark, General Manager – Water, says, “I am delighted to welcome Troy to our Water team and our wider Beca whānau. He has a unique skill set that combines technical excellence, cultural awareness, and stakeholder engagement to play a unique role in shaping more holistic solutions with communities, as we work to build more sustainable water systems.

"Troy will play a key role in further developing and leading our Te ao Māori and Te Mana o te Wai strategies, leading the way in which we bring these principles into our water projects and our organisational culture. This will help us to create more sustainable and community-focused solutions for our clients and partners, as we do our part in working towards every New Zealander having access to safe, reliable and sustainable water services."

Troy is committed to advancing water-related initiatives both nationally and internationally, and is a board member at Water NZ, Ngāti Hine Health Trust, and Taumata Arowai. He considers himself an intermediary, connecting both engineering and a Te ao Māori view for a holistic approach to water management.

He is a recipient of the 2024 fellowship from Engineering NZ which recognises highly experienced professionals who have made a large impact on engineering in New Zealand. He has also been recognised in the wider community, notably as the recipient of the 2023 University of Auckland's 40 Under 40 Award, the 2020 Engineering NZ President's Fulton-Down Silver Medal and as the 2018 New Zealand Young Water Professional of the Year.

"Ko au te wai, Ko te wai ko au – I am the water, the water is me."

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See also February 2024