Candidate's Resume




I am a passionate leader with experience in dealing with challenging, real life situations. Personable, travelled, and well rounded, I excel at relating to people and encouraging the team dynamic. This proven skill is dependent on my proactive style of communication. I enjoy mental and physical challenge in my work and I take pride in timely work delivery.


I left Takapuna Grammar School in 2002 with an 'A' Bursary and moved to Dunedin for tertiary training.  Educated to the Bachelor level, I graduated (with credit) in 2006 from Otago University with a Degree in Surveying. I then joined the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in 2007 as an Officer, with key roles in navigation and personnel welfare management.


I have consistently achieved ahead of my peers at every opportunity since leaving school as a prefect. Highlights include being President of the Otago University Surveying Students Association in 2006, being awarded the Navy's Blanchard Leadership award in 2007 and winning a UK Royal Navy work exchange in 2008 (awarded for the highest marks on key professional courses). 




  • School Prefect
  • 'A' Bursary, scholarship in Geography
  • School Peer Mediator (conflict resolution and sexual awareness)
  • 1stXV Rugby and various rugby awards


  • President Otago University Surveying Students Association (2006)

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN)

  • RNZN Blanchard Leadership Award: for excelling in leadership in testing situations who has shown through their behaviour, performance and results to be highly effective at leading and influencing others and displays potential to achieve peak performance as a future leader in the RNZN (2007).
  • Winner of RNZN 2007 Cross Country.
  • Dux Officer of the Watch (Basic Course) (2007).
  • Dux Officer of the Watch (Advanced and Warfare Course) (2008).
  • Awarded 1 year work exchange to UK for excellence (2008).
  • 3rd in RNZN Half Marathon (2009).
  • RNZN Defence Divers Course (2009).


Career History

Jan 2007 - Present

Company name:Royal New Zealand Navy
Location:Auckland, New Zealand
Industry:Defence & Emergency
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:
Job Title:Warfare Officer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Government & Defence
Closest Job Role:Navy
Summary:Bridge Watchkeeper
Detailed Description:Primarily I am trained as an Officer in the Navy. This training is leadership intensive and results driven. Based on the internationally recognised Blanchard Criteria, the RNZN trains Officers to define aims, plan, coordinate and motivate functional teams to achieve the goal. The training is based on a corporate model and then modified to fit the military environment, so is exportable. The Officer is continually assessed on leadership ability and teamwork as they gain more responsibility.

Secondarily, my key role on Warships is to navigate/drive a warship through threatening environments, monitor margins of safety and risk e.g. continual assessment of flight safety (ship borne helicopter). In this role I am relied upon to add value to information and communicate succinctly. I have been commended for my commitment to this role, which is incredibly challenging, involving extended periods without sleep and high stress levels. This led to my selection to represent the RNZN during a work exchange to the Royal Navy in 2008.

Additionally, I have held roles such as:

Public Relations Coordinator (particularly exciting during the 2010 Pacific Rim deployment to China/USA/CAN, Assistant Operations Officer (Planning & Resource Deconfliction)

Diving Officer: responsible for ship borne divers, training and clearing underwater obstructions/sabotage.

Assistant Unit Security Officer: responsible for day to day running of unit security, planning and implementing training packages and classified document control.

Personnel Vetting Officer: responsible for ensuring personnel are cleared to the appropriate level, and renewed at appropriate intervals.

These duties are undertaken whilst completing my primary tasks detailed above.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2007

Company name:Beca
Location:Wellington, New Zealand
Company size:5001-10000 employees
Company web site:
Job Title:Survey Assistant
Job Type:Casual/Temporary
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Closest Job Role:Surveyor
Summary:Surveyor Assistant
Detailed Description:Temp work during University Holidays:

Field work; Topograph surveys, Set Out Surveys & Control Surveys.

Office work; 12d & CAD design. Project management & subdivision survey reports.

Projects; Wind Turbines, Highway Setout, Subdivisions, Photogrammetry Control and Cadastral control Surveys.

Nov 2005 - Feb 2006

Company name:Ernest Henry Mine (Xstrata Copper Group)
Location:Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
Industry:Mining & Resources
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:
Job Title:Survey Assistant
Job Type:Casual/Temporary
Position Department:Mining, Oil & Gas
Closest Job Role:Drilling & Blast
Summary:Survey Assistant
Detailed Description:Assisted Survey Team at Ernest Henry Copper Mine to conduct:
Blast Process Survey's, Water Table Levelling, Waste Dump Surveys and Road design and setout.

Nov 2002 - Jul 2005

Company name:Harrison and Grierson
Location:Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand
Company size:501-1000 employees
Company web site:
Job Title:Survey Assistant
Job Type:Casual/Temporary
Position Department:Construction, Building & Architecture
Closest Job Role:Surveyor
Summary:Survey Assistant
Detailed Description:Subdivision Surveys, Topographical Surveys, Levelling surveys, and Control Surveys.

Education & Training

Feb 2003 - Nov 2006

Institution:Otago University
Institution Type:University
Location:Dunedin, New Zealand
Course Name:Bachelor of Surveying
Grade:with Credit
Comments:Project Management, Business Communications, Civil Engineering and Design, the Construction process, Surveying Maths, Cadastral Surveying, Geodesy, Astronomical Maths and Surveying.

Feb 1998 - Nov 2002

Institution:Takapuna Grammar School
Institution Type:High School
Location:Auckland, New Zealand
Course Name:Bursary
Study Units/Modules:
  • Statistics, English, Biology,
  • Economics, Geography
Comments:Achieved a Scholarship in Geography


Business Skills

  • Employee Communication (Advanced - 3-4 years experience)
  • External Communications (Advanced - 4-5 years experience)
  • Leadership Development (Advanced - 3-4 years experience)
  • Marketing Communications (Intermediate - 1-1.5 years experience)
  • Project Coordination (Advanced - 3-4 years experience)
  • Team Leadership (Expert - 3-4 years experience)

Industry Company Experience

  • Communications (Expert - 3-4 years experience)

Licenses & Certifications

First Aid Certificate

Valid From:20th November 2009
Valid To:20th November 2011

ADAS Level 1 Occupational SCUBA Diver

Valid From:20th November 2009
Valid To:20th November 2014

Visa Information

New Zealand

Visa Type:Citizen
Visa Name:Permanent


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