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RDT Pacific grows Central North Island capacity with new appointment

RDT Pacific are thrilled to have Graeme Ward join us in July 2019 as an Associate Director as we continue to expand and deepen our team, capabilities and expertise in the Central North Island.

Graeme has over 20 years’ experience in the design and construction industry, working as both a client and consultant.  He has worked on both public and private sector projects, with expertise in strategic planning and masterplanning, long term investment planning, project management and delivery, facilities and asset management.

He has extensive experience across key sectors of education, justice and health and with organisations that are fast evolving and dynamic. Most recently, the projects he has led for the Waikato Institute of Technology in the capacity of Executive Director, Infrastructure & Assets, have received numerous awards and are both nationally and internationally recognised for their responsive design and operational effectiveness.

“I am delighted to be joining the RDT Pacific team during their period of sustained growth, and I am looking forward to collaborating with clients to deliver their property requirements within the Central North Island region”, Graeme noted.

Graeme will be based in Hamilton to meet the growing requirements of the Waikato region, supporting our established and successful Rotorua operation. This is reflective of RDT Pacific’s one team approach, where project and cost managers from across our existing four offices work collaboratively on projects.

RDT Pacific Managing Director, Chris Ellis said that Graeme is an accomplished property and construction professional with extensive experience, developed on major projects throughout the Waikato region over the past 15 years.

“The quality and depth of Graeme’s experience speaks for itself, and we feel extremely fortunate to be welcoming him to the team at RDT Pacific”.

Joining RDT Pacific following 9 years with Waikato Institute of Technology, responsible for all campus developments including all master planning and capital projects, Graeme is excited for a new challenge with RDT Pacific.

“Being part of a growing company that’s got a great reputation and long history, is tremendously exciting. I’m really looking forward to bringing my insights and skills and making a significant contribution to RDT Pacific’s success in future”.

RDT Pacific has been active in handling projects in the Central North Island for over 50 years, the appointment of Graeme will allow us to strengthen our capacity within Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. Among other appointments, RDT Pacific is currently providing project management services for the $73 million Waikato Regional Theatre project, envisioned as a new cultural heart for the city and region.