Gemma was at Christchurch City Council from 2009 to 2017. She has subsequently been with Aurecon. With an MSc from Nottingham Trent University (2007) in Transportation Engineering, Design and Management, she has a key interest in ensuring communities have access to transport choice, with a passion for good streetscape and public realm design to support placemaking. She specialises in traffic engineering, in addition to planning and designing for active modes and public transport movements.
Her design experience includes all forms of streetscape and intersection design including roundabouts and traffic signals for intersection upgrades and safety improvements. Gemma has contributed to the development and design of the many transport projects in Christchurch City, particularly those that focus on walking, cycling, public transport and safety through significant programmes such as An Accessible City, the Major Cycleways and the Public Transport Improvement for Riccarton Road and Main North Road. She is a qualified road safety auditor and a Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS). She is active in the Engineering NZ Transportation Group.