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Member since: 11/13/2017
Principal Coastal and Hazards Scientist
Bio: Derek is a coastal geomorphologist with over thirty five years’ experience in managing coastal resources, monitoring and investigating coastal processes and hazards, and assessing the potential future changes in coastline and river mouth stability. This experience includes time working in consultancy, local and central Government, and universities in both New Zealand and Australia, including 12 years running his own coastal consultancy DTec Consulting Ltd. Derek is also a Certified Resource Management Consent Hearings Commissioner at consent hearings of a coastal nature and an experienced expert witness at RMA hearings.