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Meet Hamish Utteridge

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Job: 

Communications Advisor on the Waikato Expressway Hamilton Section.

Job description: 

External and internal communications/communicating with project stakeholders.

Work background: 

Graduated from the University of Waikato – have been in this role for over 2 years.

Favourite part of job: 

Meeting some of our neighbours of the project and hearing their stories (having cups of tea with them) and making/editing video for the project website.

Least favourite part of job: 

Unpredictable changes in the project program that we have to communicate to the public.

What I am working on now: 

Various stakeholder issues including gaining stakeholder approval for after-hours works and writing content for the internal newsletter.

A quick story about a job well done: 

There has been a number of occasions where from consistent and honest communication we have been able to satisfy some of our most un-satisfied stakeholders.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Arts - English and Linguistics.

Interests outside work: 

Football (soccer), writing, drawing and music.


Hamish Utteridge is a Communications Advisor working on the Waikato Expressway. Image: LEARNZ.