UC Quake Centre Board Members 2015.
With newly elected Board members now in place, following the August election process, the UC Quake Centre is excited to be able to publicly announce confirmation of those appointed.
From left to right: Greg MacRae, Richard Smith, John Burden, Richard Sharpe (Chairman), Peter Amos and Pierre Quenneville. Absent: Jan Evans-Freeman.
In line with the Quake Centres commitment to partner the best of academic and industry knowledge in seismic research, there are 4 industry elected members and 3 university appointed members.
The Industry elected Directors are:
Richard Sharpe, Chairman, from Beca Consultants who is representing the Consultants sector. Richard was an existing member and his appoint continues for another 2 years.
John Burden, from Fletcher Construction, newly elected and representing the Suppliers and Contractors sector.
Richard Smith, from EQC, newly elected and representing the Local Government / Government sector.
Peter Amos, from DAMWATCH, newly elected and representing the Large Asset Owners sector.
READ 5 QUESTIONS WITH PETER AMOS HERE.
The University appointed Directors are:
Prof. Jan Evans-Freeman, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engineering, University of Canterbury who continues on as a university appointed Board member.
READ 5 QUESTIONS WITH PROF. JANE EVANS-FREEMAN HERE.
Prof. Pierre Quenneville, Head of Department, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland, who also continues on as a university appointed Board member.
Prof. Greg MacRae, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury. Greg is new to the Board and is the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Head of Department appointee.
We are so very pleased to be able to continue to collaborate with our existing Board Members and would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new Board members.
We know we are so very fortunate to have such talent in the engineering sector contributing to the UC Quake Centre.
Together our focus will remain on identifying and providing world-class knowledge, research and solutions to seismic issues to meet the needs of both the industry and those communities affected by earthquakes.