Aurecon appoints Water Industry Leader for Aotearoa New Zealand
Alexandra acknowledges the significance of the change in the water sector and the once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the performance of the three water services.
29 June 2022 – International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Alexandra Hare as Water Industry Leader for Aotearoa, New Zealand where she will continue to work alongside water sector professionals and community leaders who each day play an integral role in leading how water is respected, conserved, regulated, funded, managed, used and enhanced in Aotearoa.
Alexandra’s career began in the water sector and environmental sciences in the field in local government, and lead to an early technical career in environmental and social impact analysis at industrial sites in the energy and water sectors in Aotearoa and internationally.
In more recent years her career has focused on infrastructure governance, operational engineering business leadership, strategy design, and public infrastructure investment and delivery. Currently her time is spent in governance roles within major project investments around Aotearoa.
Tracey Ryan, Aurecon’s Managing Director says, “Alexandra brings an exceptional background in Government and water consultancy and leads our team supporting clients with strong advice grounded in quality engineering”.
Alexandra acknowledges the significance of the change in the water sector at this point in time, and the once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the safety, quality, resilience, accessibility, and performance of our three waters services, in a way that is efficient and affordable for future generations.
“I’m driven by making the complex simple and enabling key parts of our system to work together. I am also driven through excellence in asset management and a sharp focus on enabling the delivery of essential water services in Aotearoa New Zealand in a constrained environment. Working together and bringing the best of our workforce to the complexity of the infrastructure challenges we are faced with and enabling communities to make informed decisions, will be critical to creating a world class water system for our people, by our people.”
Alexandra is an active professional in the water sector and community and is currently an Independent Director of Wellington Water Limited, a Board Trustee of Engineering New Zealand Foundation, a member of the Professional Development Committee of the Electricity Engineers Association, and a member of the Water New Zealand Policy Group.