Mott MacDonald has appointed Aimee Barwick as advisory sector leader for New Zealand. She will be responsible for further developing the consultancy’s capabilities and services in its advisory business by looking at innovative ways to service both new and existing clients.
Aimee has a strong background in resource management and transport planning for local government, spending the last few years obtaining regulatory consents for various major infrastructure projects in Auckland. She joins Mott MacDonald from Auckland Transport, where she was group manager investment development responsible for securing NZ$900 million worth of investment for bulk infrastructure to unlock large-scale housing developments in the city.
Prior to this role, Aimee held several other positions within Auckland Transport including project director for housing infrastructure and planning integration manager, where she was tasked with obtaining consent for Auckland Transport’s capital works programme worth approximately NZ$650 million annually. Aimee has also played a key role during the development of Auckland’s City Rail Link, the largest infrastructure project in New Zealand’s history. As workstream lead, she helped to secure designation and all the necessary consent requirements to enable the project to go ahead.
Commenting on joining Mott MacDonald, Aimee said: “The culture of Mott MacDonald really appealed to me and their values are very much aligned with my own. There is significant opportunity to grow our advisory business in New Zealand and I believe our collaborative approach puts us in a very strong position to do this. I’m very much looking forward to contributing to this future success.”
David Johnson, Mott MacDonald’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, added: “Auckland is at a stage where it is stepping up to be a globally competitive city. To realise this potential, the government and private sector will need to work collaboratively in successful partnerships. As an experienced planner and manager for local government, Aimee brings an in-depth understanding of government projects and what they require. Her experience will help position us to work closely with our clients to help solve some of New Zealand’s infrastructure challenges and make it an even better place to live and work.”
Aimee is a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute, Institute of Directors New Zealand, Leadership New Zealand alumni and a Northern Football Federation board director.