INFRASTRUCTURE NEW ZEALAND TEAM Members


Paul Blair
Chief Executive

Paul Blair is the CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand, the nation’s highly respected peak infrastructure body. Paul is responsible for the leadership of Infrastructure New Zealand, including objective setting, strategy development, thought leadership, staff management and execution of its organisational plan.

Prior to joining Infrastructure New Zealand, Paul was the General Manager of Institutional Banking at Bank of New Zealand and has 25 years of institutional banking experience across New Zealand, Australia and the UK.  At BNZ, Paul led a team of up to 90 focussed on the needs of New Zealand’s largest corporate, financial institution and government clients. Paul developed and led BNZ’s infrastructure strategy and served four years as a Director on Infrastructure New Zealand’s board.

Paul is passionate about developing Infrastructure New Zealand into the leading Thought Leadership Network in Aotearoa. Our vision is for all New Zealanders to enjoy the benefits of world class infrastructure, living more prosperous, environmentally sustainable, culturally and socially rich lives. Infrastructure New Zealand plays a unique leadership role in bringing the diverse sectors and thought leaders in our public and private sector network together.




Sarah Lang
Project Director

Sarah Lang is Project Director at Infrastructure NZ, New Zealand’s peak infrastructure body. Sarah is responsible for business development activities, strategic partnerships, sponsorship and membership acquisition and retention for the organisation.

In 2016 Sarah established the NZ Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) and is an advocate for the advancement of women in the infrastructure sector. Sarah has led the growth of the WIN network to over 1500 members spread over seven chapters nationwide, and was recently awarded the 2018 Women of Influence Diversity Award and was a nominee for the 2019 New Zealander of the Year Award.

Prior to joining Infrastructure New Zealand, Sarah was Policy Manager at the Committee for Auckland, and a Strategic Policy Planner in the Economic Development department at Manukau City Council.

Alongside her role at Infrastructure New Zealand, Sarah consults to a wide range of public and private sector organisations, through her own business Lang Consulting Ltd. Sarah has developed significant cross-cultural expertise working with iwi groups to enhance economic development opportunities deriving from Treaty settlements.




Hamish Glenn
Policy Director

Hamish leads policy development at Infrastructure New Zealand. He was principal author on recent Infrastructure New Zealand thought leadership studies, the Innovation City, a proposal for a satellite city in Auckland to meet growth, and Lessons from Scotland, a review of Scotland’s infrastructure development framework. He has an extensive understanding of infrastructure planning, funding and delivery systems, Auckland growth management and national regulatory and governance frameworks. He holds an MA in political science and prior to joining Infrastructure New Zealand’s predecessor the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development, Hamish worked as a policy analyst at the Auckland Regional Council.



Sally Bunce
Event & Member Services Director

Sally is the Event and Member Services Director at Infrastructure NZ. She leads the event programme and logistics for various events including the industry flagship event of the year, Building Nations Symposium, along with an annual delegation, Chairmans events and various forums and market engagement briefings. Sally is also responsible for member services including stakeholder relationship management and manages the head office. 




Lennart Trouborst
Policy Advisor

Lennart supports policy development at Infrastructure New Zealand, working with the team on reports, formal submissions, briefing documents, media statements and other projects. Lennart has a background in science policy and has co-authored several technical reports on topics ranging from resource management to innovation and research and development. Lennart holds an MSc in Environmental Chemistry, which he earned while studying in his home country of Canada.




Tara Daly
Events Administrator

Tara is an Event Administrator with Infrastructure New Zealand. With over four years of experience in the event industry, Tara has managed a range of events worldwide, from intimate meetings to large scale incentive programmes and conferences. Before joining Infrastructure New Zealand, Tara held a role with professional services firm Wachsman where she managed global event portfolios for clients in the blockchain space. She was also heavily involved with BlockW, an initiative that was established in 2018 to encourage women to get involved in blockchain and emerging technology in Ireland.

Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting and a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management & Public Relations.




Nicole Seadon
Administrator

Nicole is an Administrator at Infrastructure New Zealand working away behind the scenes. She is responsible for diary management, membership database maintenance, and administrative support. Nicole has a background in administration and sales, previously working at Harvey Norman and Michael Hill. 

 




Gaëlle Chaffiraud
Administrator

Gaëlle is an Administrator at Infrastructure New Zealand. She is responsible for administrative and accounts support, membership database maintenance and marketing. She has a background in administration and marketing, previously working in the wine industry in her native France and in the automotive and leasing industries in New Zealand. Gaëlle holds a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Commercial Management and a Master’s in Marketing and Exports of wines and spirits which she earned while studying in France, Northern Ireland and the USA.


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