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Bringing International Experience to CIBSE in Wellington

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Building Services offers engineers amazing international career opportunities. No one appreciates this more than CIBSE ANZ’s new Wellington Chair, Colin Wyatt.
Colin works as Market Sector Director for AECOM’s Mission Critical Practice in Australia and New Zealand and also as Client Director for Building Engineering in New Zealand.
He has held senior management positions in the fields of consultancy, commercial property development and corporate real estate with a number of leading global firms and has participated in the delivery of multi-disciplinary projects across large geographical Regions including CEE, EMEA, Asia Pac and ANZ as well as peer review of projects in the USA.
Most recently before his return to New Zealand he led AECOM’s Buildings and Places business in Russia managing around 200 professional Architects, Building Services and Structural Engineers and this international exposure have given him great experience of delivering engineering projects using multiple codes and standards for Client all around the world.
He has been a member of CIBSE since 1989 and previously served as both Secretary and Chair for CIBSE North West Region in the UK as well as serving as a visiting lecturer at Stockport College lecturing in Building Services Engineering. 
Colin feels strongly that, as an industry, in 2019 we should focus on improving the performance and the experience of people in buildings, not just the performance of the building.  In terms of guidance he feels that CIBSE has a role to play here, together with initiatives such as WELL certification; and also Digital and Smart Buildings.  

Back in Wellington, Colin will initiate a programme of 4 technical seminars in 2019, as well as a couple of networking opportunities for the benefit of the CIBSE membership and industry professionals. When considering the theme for 2019 technical seminars, Colin explains:

“In Wellington, there is always a need to understand Seismic restraint of building services, and integrated design with other members of the design team when using BIM. I think we should focus seminars on these issues and well as emerging digital engineering.”

Colin is keen to get in touch with local members. If you have any ideas or suggestions, he can be reached at

Vacancies exists for valued committee members in Wellington as well as other chapters around Australia and New Zealand. If interested in getting involved in your local chapter please notify CIBSE, with your CV attached or a description of your experience, up to 200 words, by email to

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