Bruce is an urban development specialist with over 30 years’ experience in successfully assisting governments improve their capacities to deliver sustainable services. Bruce’s skills blend an understanding of the technical, financial and institutional aspects of service delivery necessary to ensure projects can be effectively and sustainably implemented. Having been team leader, environmental engineer or institutional development expert on over a dozen development partner-assisted projects, he has a detailed knowledge of their aims and procedures.
Bruce has recently been Technical Manager for the DFID-assisted Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Planning Project in Nepal where he worked integrally with local governments and their communities in earthquake affected districts to assist them prioritise their recovery needs. All 30 plans have been approved by each local council and participatory planning processes embedded in their systems. As team leader of the Strengthening Public Management Programme, he assisted government mainstream key reforms into local government processes and accomplish policies to secure additional funds.
1991 – Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom
1986 – Master of Science, Water Supply and Waste Engineering for Developing Countries: Loughborough University of Technology, England
1980 – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering: University of Glasgow, Scotland