Phil works on large transport infrastructure projects, focusing on the early transportation planning phases. He’s known for his expertise in business cases, strategic studies, and multi-criteria analyses.
Considering the potential impacts of a new highway on communities, cultural history, and the environment is delicate. So, when Phil was tasked with finding the best route for a new 25-kilometre expressway north of Wellington, he found ways to balance everything instead of just championing the obvious transport benefits.
In Hutt City, Phil worked on a grade-separated interchange in a notably-constrained environment (between a hillside and a river—and next to a railway line). The river is also being upgraded for flood management purposes, and the Council has proposed new central business district development in the vicinity. What does that mean? Phil and his team aren’t just solving a roadway capacity problem—they’re also contributing to a wider initiative that could fundamentally change the city.
When he isn’t integrating the various parts of large, complex projects, you’ll probably find Phil on the go. It’s always a busy weekend when you have three energetic kids.