Leading consulting and engineering firm Norman Disney & Young (NDY) has appointed Donna Bridgman to head the company’s new Christchurch office in New Zealand.
NDY’s decision to open a Christchurch office was formalised before the devastating earthquake struck the city in late February, but the damage to primary infrastructure represents immediate opportunities in the health, telecoms, commercial and industrial wastewater sectors.
It is estimated that the rebuild will cost approximately $15 billion and take 10 years to complete. “Clearly, from an engineering perspective, and in New Zealand terms, this is unprecedented and presents robust business opportunities for NDY,” says Bridgman, who has been in a leadership role in the NDY London office for the past two years.
The expansion means NDY will finally have a national presence in New Zealand, allowing it to service clients with South Island operations more efficiently and effectively, as Christchurch is set to become the nation’s primary construction hub over the next decade.