Public Sector

Brookfields Congratulates New Award Recipient


Last week at the SOLGM Gala Dinner we had the pleasure of presenting the 2018 Brookfields Emerging Leader of the Year Award to Matt Keil, Senior Projects Engineer – Water and Waste Services, Southland District Council.

As the winner of this award, Matt will travel to the ICMA conference from 23 – 26 September in Baltimore, USA, and report back to SOLGM on his learning.

The Award recognises Matt’s strong leadership attitude and mindset. 

He has a strong technical background, in both the private and public sectors, having led some significant infrastructure projects on time and safely, including pipeline mains renewal, wastewater treatment plant civil upgrades and a three waters project.

In addition to his technical expertise, Matt has demonstrated a commitment to building relationships with peers, ratepayers and stakeholders.

Matt’s application stood out through his commitment to making the council water industry understandable and accessible. Over and above his normal duties, he worked with five Southland schools to raise the profile of the local government water industry, and the local government profession.

Matt presents regularly to his executive team and is well connected in the water industry. The Judges were impressed by his strong commitment to professional development and noted that he has been a participant in SOLGM’s LG Accelerated Leadership Development Programmme.

Brookfields wishes Matt the very best in the future, and looks forward to hearing about his experiences at the ICMA conference.


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