Returning Saint, Chris Peters of Half Tree Hollow, has taken up appointment as a Civil Engineer within the Environment & Natural Resources Directorate.

Chris originally graduated as a Civil Engineer in 2011. Following his graduation he took up employment with the Public Works & Services Department and Connect Saint Helena Ltd to assist with the design and management of various projects. These included new pipework upgrades, new water storage tanks and the implementation of efficient water monitoring, storage and distribution systems.

Moving on from Connect, Chris joined ENRD, again to design projects like retaining walls, reinforced concrete & steel structural elements and surface water management.

Chris then decided to move away from the Island to develop his career in Civil Engineering. In the UK, his work saw him manage a multi-million pound Highways Infrastructure Improvement Scheme. His role involved approving contractor works, managing public expectations and ensuring that work complied with the needs of the client and code of practice.

After developing further in his profession, Chris decided to come back to St Helena to once again join the team at ENRD.

Chris commented:

“I am a committed person and keen to see progress on St Helena. I strongly believe solutions are best achieved with team work and a proactive approach. I also look forward to being part of a skilled team that together will contribute to the development of St Helena through efficiency and innovation.”

Chief Secretary, Roy Burke, concluded:

“It is good news for SHG that Chris has agreed to return to St Helena to take up a key position in ENRD. Our technical capability has been below par for some time now and Chris adds much needed talent to the team. Not only that, this appointment demonstrates a continuing commitment to ensuring that senior roles in St Helena are occupied by qualified Saints.”

7 March 2017

Civil Engineer, Chris Peters


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