About the speakers:
Gavin Williamson – Catchment Sustainability Manager, Mercury NZ
Gavin is a science graduate and began his professional career working for environmental organisations, including Fish & Game and DOC. He then moved to industry in various environmental management roles. He has been with Mercury and its predecessor Mighty River Power for a number of years, much of this time managing the power stations on the Waikato River. Gavin is passionate about water management and over the past 18 months has been coordinating Mercury’s aspirational vision to collaborate with willing organisations and make the Waikato the world’s best catchment.
Guy Macpherson – General Manager, Adroit
Guy is a tertiary trained business executive with broad expertise across multiple industries, with twenty years’ experience in complex high-value customer acquisition and a flair for operations and business growth; experienced in technology, distribution and business systems development. He heads up the Adroit Sales team and has been working with catchment groups, farmers and our primary industry clients since joining the Adroit team four years ago. Guy has been instrumental within the Waikato Catchment project role out and is extremely passionate about how real-time solutions are aiding farmers and catchment groups around New Zealand.
Maria McIntyre – Business Development Manager, South Island, Adroit
Maria is an Irish environmental scientist with extensive experience in Business Development Manager and customer-facing roles. She has a passion for achieving sustainability through technology. She has a strong determination to help improve our relationship with our land, our rivers, our resources through working with Real-Time IoT Environmental Monitoring technologies. The roll that state of the art sensor technology will play in global agriculture systems is going to become more paramount, as the world, industries and farming community take on the massive environmental issues and regulations head-on. I believe New Zealand can be the leading country in this space.