Grace de Leon is a Smart Christchurch Project Manager and her focus is on delivering projects that will improve the experience of visitors and residents of Christchurch.
Key projects Grace has been involved with include the Bigbelly bin trial, the 3D model of Christchurch city, and EQRNet: Seismic Resilience as a Service for New Zealand.
Grace is also the organiser of the annual Smart Christchurch Innovation Expo and is currently delivering the Innovation Hub, a platform that will connect Christchurch innovators to opportunities around the world.
Prior to joining the Christchurch City Council, Grace spent 15 years in Dubai working with the biggest Dubai hospitality company, Jumeirah Group. Grace holds a Bachelor honours degree in International Business and Management from Bournemouth University in the UK.