Rebecca is a Resource Management Planner and Policy Analyst with over 17 years’ experience working in central and local government as well as private practice. Currently, she is the Manager of the Wellington Urban and Infrastructure team at the Ministry for the Environment.
Rebecca’s current role means she has strong connections with central government departments and agencies involved in planning.
Rebecca believes her knowledge, experience, networks, energy, enthusiasm and passion will be of value to the Board. She wants to encourage the profession to adapt technically and culturally to meet the challenges of our evolving resource management system and societal values.
Rebecca lives in Alicetown, Lower Hutt with her husband, 9 and 7 year old children, cat and dog.
Rebecca is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and hold a Bachelor in Resource and Environmental Planning (Hons) from Massey University.
Rebecca has a diverse resource management skillset with particular strengths in policy advice, plan preparation, RMA guidance and training, National Direction under the RMA, Resource Consent processing and preparation and Section 32 analysis.
Rebecca has a passion for promoting the planning profession. She chaired the Wellington Branch Committee for almost 3 years. Earlier in her career she was also a member of the branch committee as an emerging planner and participated in the Wellington RMLA branch and she presented to a number of school groups about planning during her career.