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MWH Global Adds Senior Economist to New Zealand Team



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MWH Global Adds Senior Economist to New Zealand Team


Auckland, 29 August 2012 – Global engineering and strategic consulting firm MWH Global has appointed Anthony Byett as its senior economist to further expand the company’s economic advisory services in New Zealand and across the Asia Pacific region.

Based in Auckland, Mr Byett will advise clients in the water and wastewater, transportation, energy and industrial, and commercial markets on the financial feasibility of projects, the priorisation of expenditure and the use of pricing to bring supply and demand into balance.

Previously the chief economist for the ASB Bank in New Zealand, Anthony joins MWH with over 30 years’ experience in economic research, financial and economic analysis and financial risk management, with particular focus on the analysis and forecasting of financial prices and risks.

His experience includes understanding and communicating economic trends and driving forces, estimating the impact of events on local and national communities, valuation of assets and setting prices for goods and services, including wastewater.

In addition to ASB Bank, Mr Byett has also worked with Paymark, Manukau Water, Oracle, Tenon, the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland in both in-house and consulting capacities.

MWH COMMENTS ON APPOINTMENT

“We are very excited to have Anthony on board to further the roll-out of our economic network plan service here in New Zealand and to offer the Australian MWH business added value in the water regulation market,” commented Ms Jill Harrison, New Zealand lead, business solutions group, MWH Global. “We see Anthony’s role as providing market leading strategic advice right across the region and we look forward to introducing him to our clients.”

“What’s apparent very quickly is the tremendous networking power of MWH, both within and beyond the firm,” commented Mr Byett. “The staff clearly has many skills but just as importantly they have many contacts in the community, and they have shown a readiness to cross fields within the organisation to find others to support their project – this is a powerful combination, not unlike the Web. I have the same sense of wonder and excitement starting with MWH that I get when sitting down to explore a new topic on the Web,” he added.

Learn more about Program Management and Management Consulting Services at MWH.

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