HBRC appoints new Science Manager
14 February 2014
HBRC appoints new Science
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has appointed
Dr Stephen Swabey to the role of Environmental Science
The appointment was made this week by HBRC’s
Resource Management Group Manager Iain Maxwell.
extremely pleased that we’ve been able to attract to this
role someone of Stephen’s calibre,” says Iain Maxwell,
“I look forward to his arrival in the region and the
perspective that he will bring to our wider team.”
Swabey has a background in geology and hydro-geology and
comes to Hawke’s Bay from Australia where he currently
works for environmental consultancy company, Umwelt
Australia Pty Ltd. He has previously worked for the Ministry
for the Environment and was Natural Hazards Manager at Otago
Dr Swabey will lead a team of 29
environmental scientists and technicians and joins Hawke’s
Bay Regional Council on 10 March
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