Troy Brockbank (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) is a water practitioner, civil engineer, Māori Advisory lead with PDP, Board member of Water NZ and Taumata Arowai, 2018's New Zealand Young Water Professional of the year, and 2020's Engineering NZ President's Fulton-Down Silver medal winner.
He is a hardworking, self-motivated and innovative professional with over 15 years’ experience in the Water and Environmental sectors across engineering consultancies, civil contractors & suppliers.
He is passionate about the widespread adoption and naturalisation of mātauranga Māori within the water sector. He considers himself an intermediary, having the advantage of seeing aspects from both an engineering and a Te Ao Māori world view. He sees his role is to reflect the ngakau (heart) and kōrero (voice) of local Iwi (tribe, subtribes), including tikanga (traditional values) and kawa (protocols), whilst acknowledging their māna (authority), their role as guardians (kaitiaki), caretakers of the mauri (the life-force) within Te Ao Tūroa (natural world), for the benefit and wellbeing of their mokopuna (the next generation).
In his current position, Troy has a leadership role within PDP to bridge the gap between these two worlds and lead mātauranga māori input within the company.
Tiakina ngā taiao mō āpōpō – Protecting the environment for the future generation.