who we are
We are a specialist natural hazard and coastal adaptation consultancy based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.
Tom is Director of CMC and principal specialist. He brings significant experience in developing and implementing environmental policy for a broad range of partners and clients. With a foundation in physical sciences, Tom has spent almost 20 years working in all aspects of environmental planning and natural resource management - with particular expertise in coastal management, climate change adaptation and community engagement.
Up until early 2020 Tom was working on a PhD at the University of Sydney, investigating the social side of coastal risks. Just what exactly is an "acceptable" or "unacceptable" risk? And how do we decide? Who decides?