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Meet Derek Baxter


Building Intelligence Manager.

Job description: 

I look at integrating the range of hazards and risks that the city faces and how we might deal with that and think about it for our future planning.

Work background: 

I was a civil engineer for the Army for over 20 years, and have had a range of roles in the construction industry in the private sector and central government.

Favourite part of job: 

Using the technology we have now to tell complex stories.

Least favourite part of job: 

Not everyone or every organisation we work with can keep up with the pace of change.

What I am working on now: 

How we integrate all of the information into an easy to visualize picture. 

A quick story about a job well done: 

The technology we have used to move from a paper map to some pretty innovative stuff.


Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies.

Interests outside work: 

Sailing, rugby, fishing. I have three boys twins (15) and a younger one (14) - they keep me very busy.

Derek Baxter (Bax) is the Building Intelligence Manager at Wellington City Council. Image: WCC.