It is Matt Cameron’s ability to succeed both professionally and within his local community that sets him aside as a future leader.
After finishing school, Matt moved to Christchurch and went on to graduate from the University of Canterbury with a BE (Hons) in 2005.
In the years since then, Matt now 31, has compiled a long list of achievements. These range from his now sought-after technical knowledge to his reputation as a dedicated and driven professional who delivers results.
In the community Matt has taken the time to tutor second year engineering students at the University of Canterbury, has spent three years on the IPENZ Canterbury Branch Committee, and is now branch chairman. Most recently, he has been selected as one of 28 applicants globally to be part of Beca’s in-house leadership programme. Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Matt’s generous and driven character was immediately apparent. After evaluating a client’s industrial property for damage, he then went around to the client’s employees’ houses to ensure they were structurally sound and safe to inhabit.
Notwithstanding this significant list of achievements, Matt has lent his hand to scores of challenging and complex projects including the Timaru Hospital redevelopment, the Spitfire Retail Precinct at Christchurch Airport, the Scenic Hotel Marlborough, the New Zealand Pavillion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and a meeting house in Timor Leste to mention just a few. He was also the engineer responsible for the structural design of the award-winning $9 million NZi3 Innovation Institute building at the University of Canterbury.
And his personal life has not suffered; Matt strongly believes in a healthy work-life balance and often participates in sporting and cultural pursuits, however the most important thing for Matt outside of work is his family, wife Kerrie-Anne and four-year-old son Tyler. Another addition to his growing family is expected to arrive later this year.
Matt enjoys whitebaiting in the late winter months, and in summer spends numerous weeks at the family bach on the West Coast where he and his family enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits.