Spatial Media’s Dan Cain will be turning his G’days into Kia oras as he heads home to New Zealand, after almost 20- years of travel supporting projects in the UK, Australia and more. But don’t worry, Aussie friends, Dan will still be racking up the air miles crossing the ditch as he leads our Australian team and spearheads our growth in NZ.
We recently sat down with Dan to chat about his roots in New Zealand after nearly two decades abroad. Dan shared his enthusiasm for the move, the projects he's looking forward to, and how he plans to contribute to New Zealand's development through his role at Spatial Media.
What excites you most about moving back to New Zealand after so many years?
Dan Cain: It's a mix of personal and professional excitement. Personally, after almost 20 years, I'm returning home with a wealth of experiences. I left New Zealand with just a backpack and a board bag, and now I'm coming back with a family and a treasure trove of memories. Professionally, I'm thrilled to contribute to the New Zealand community, leveraging the flexibility and support Spatial Media provides. The outdoor lifestyle, particularly mountain biking and snowboarding, is something I'm eagerly anticipating.
How do you plan to support New Zealand's projects and clients?
Dan Cain: New Zealand is not just a place I'm returning to; it's my home. I'm deeply invested in supporting projects that will enhance our communities, benefiting future generations, including my own kids. My physical presence in New Zealand will allow for better accessibility to clients and projects. I'm also excited to introduce some of the innovative digital solutions we've developed in Australia to the New Zealand market.
Are there any specific projects in New Zealand that you're particularly excited about?
Dan Cain: Absolutely! I have a passion for airports, so seeing the Auckland and Christchurch Airport masterplans come to life is thrilling. My background in environmental engineering has always drawn me to renewable energy projects. I'm looking forward to seeing the development of offshore wind projects and the new mega hydro scheme in New Zealand. Additionally, having experienced Melbourne's efficient public transport system, I'm eager to see similar advancements, like light rail and airport rail connections, materialise in Auckland.
Dan's journey is a testament to the dynamic nature of global careers and our approach at Spatial Media to support our team, wherever they want to live and work. Stay tuned as we follow Dan's journey and the exciting developments he brings to Spatial Media and New Zealand.
If Dan’s story has made you think about your career and the opportunities to be part of our team, visit, https://spatialmedia.io/careers to learn more.