SLR’s growing market prompts New Zealand opening
SLR Consulting has opened a central New Zealand base in response to a growing market for its multi-disciplinary services across the Infrastructure, Mining, Oil and Gas, Renewables and Waste sectors.
Amy-Jane (AJ) Millward has been appointed to lead the expansion and delivery of high quality technical services in NZ and will be based in Wellington. AJ has worked across most aspects of the NZ Natural Resources Sector for the past decade and brings a depth of policy, project management and regulatory experience to the company. AJ has also managed teams working on proposals of national significance and has most recently been involved in implementing the EEZ Act as part of the country’s new marine management regime.
“I realised NZ needed to step-up to service both local and growing international interests in the Oil and Gas and emerging seabed Mining sectors. SLR is unique in its focus on environmental technical excellence and supports this with the best technology available and proven on-site experience. SLR can also deliver the robust environmental science NZ needs and I am really excited about acting as a conduit for those navigating a new and complex regulatory regime”, said Ms Millward.
SLR also has a strong background in onshore projects, and has done significant work with the mining industry and on large scale infrastructure projects.
SLR’s Australasian Managing Director, Dr Peter Georgiou, is equally positive about the company’s expansion in NZ . ”We’re very excited about Amy-Jane’s appointment and our ability to support someone with such in-depth knowledge of the NZ regulatory regime with technical specialists who have been assisting governments and the private sector globally to address the challenging environmental issues NZ is now encountering. Our one-team culture allows the company to deploy experts to augment local teams as needed without the usual inter-office or cross-regional obstacles. I see our offshore environmental and health and safety expertise from Alaska, Newfoundland and the UK offices working on North Sea projects as being of particular assistance. I am looking forward to supporting AJ and facilitating any support needed from our global resources as our SLR NZ team grows.”