Leading the Infrastructure New Zealand team, Claire has over 18 years’ experience as a consultant specialising in central and local government public policy advice and has worked on some tough policy issues – most recently the Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Resurgence Support Payment.
She held several roles in Christchurch following the earthquakes, including Chief Advisor to the CEO of CERA, Acting Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Christchurch, Strategic Advisor to the Crown Manager of Christchurch City Council following the loss of their accreditation, Establishment Lead for communications and governance in the crown company Otakaro, and Senior Advisor on the Canterbury Royal Commission. Claire was also Senior Ministerial Advisor to the Minister of Education. Claire has also worked as a management consultant for both PwC and MartinJenkins.
Claire’s qualifications include: LLB (Hons.) (UK) and she is currently completing a PhD in law and criminology through AUT.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 272 7879
With over ten years of senior finance experience and a NZ Diploma in Business (Accounting), Katrina is responsible for the Finance
and Administration at Infrastructure New Zealand.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 575 145
Azeem has a varied background that includes a mix of central and local government experience. He has worked as an economist, a ministerial advisor, a senior policy advisor and most recently as a principal strategic advisor and then as a transport advisor at Auckland Council.
As a policy, strategy and advocacy practitioner, Azeem has had experience across analysis, briefings, local government infrastructure funding matters, spatial planning, submissions and transport advice. He has experience working with legislation as well as scrutinising bills.
Azeem has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management & Public Administration.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 150 8677
Having completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration over in the USA, Paige has since returned to NZ to pursue a career in the events industry.
In her role as Event Coordinator at Infrastructure New Zealand, Paige is involved in the planning, logistics and delivery of INZ events (most prominently Building Nations 2021) and will be working closely with The Infrastructure Collective and Women’s Infrastructure Networks, supporting their event organisation and membership growth.
In 2017, Paige obtained a rowing scholarship to attend The University of Tulsa, and whilst there was elected President of a student organization, overseeing the planning and execution of small-scale events, and managing her team. Keen and astute, Paige brings a fresh and modern perspective to the team.
Phone: +64 (0) 27 956 4650
Martina has a background in policy and event management, and is the Conference Research Coordinator and speaker engagement liaison for the 2021 Building Nations symposium.
Before joining the Infrastructure New Zealand team, she was with Select Committee News in a reporting role and has experience planning and facilitating events within the community sector.
Martina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in Public Policy. She is currently completing her Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Auckland.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 889 220
Digital Marketing Specialist
Having over 10 years experience in marketing & design, Katarina is responsible for digital marketing initiatives, social media management, website optimisation and CRM maintenance at Infrastructure New Zealand.
Before joining the team, Katarina's career was largely based in pharmaceutical manufacturing and real estate sales, specialising in brand development, marketing strategy, graphic design and event coordination.
Katarina possesses Diplomas in Digital Marketing and Tourism (Operations Management).
Phone: +64 (0) 22 494 3410