Graeme has more than 35 years’ experience in planning and resource management, both professionally and in management roles. He has served on working parties and officials committees reporting to central and local government on new legislative and policy initiatives from time to time. As an adviser on significant environmental issues of the day, he has played a particularly vital role in the fields of coastal and harbour planning, rural planning, heritage protection and mining. For over 12 years he served in management roles in local authority policy development and district plan preparation and administration. In 1998 established a new environmental planning practice providing environmental planning services to central, regional and local government clients as well as to private clients and community groups including Iwi and other Maori entities. Graeme has a Bachelor of Social Sciences and is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).