Women's Infrastructure Network NZ

The Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN), was launched by Infrastructure NZ at the Building Nations Symposium in October 2016. The purpose of this group is to increase the number of women in leadership roles, grow the visibility of women, and to provide a networking and support group for women in the infrastructure sector. In partnership with Infrastructure NZ, WIN hosts events, advocates for greater representation of women in the sector, and provides opportunities and tools, such as our LinkedIn site. We are proud to facilitate a diverse network of women at all levels working across the New Zealand infrastructure sector. WIN NZ is also connected to the global WIN network, operating in Canada, the USA, UK and Australia. You can access the WIN Canada website here or their Montreal/Quebec Chapter LinkedIn site here.

WIN Initiatives

WIN now has seven chapters across the country, in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch, Otago and Queenstown. WIN has hosted events nationwide and today has a nationwide membership of over 2100 women.  

In 2017, the WIN Advisory Board undertook a survey on diversity and inclusion in the infrastructure sector. The results showed that the under representation of women is perceived as a real issue for the infrastructure industry, that many organisations have goals to increase the representation of women, however progress towards increasing representation of women is slow to moderate at best, and organisations need assistance on how to do this. WIN’s initiatives aim to address this need.

WIN Advisory Board Members

  • (Chair) Margaret Devlin, Independent Director
  • Adrienne Miller, ISCA
  • Amy Barrett, Downer
  • Ariana Stuart, Dentons Kensington Swan
  • Di Walsh, Fulton Hogan
  • Karen Kemp, Anthony Harper 
  • Louise Marsden, ACC
  • Tracey Haszard, Beca
  • Sophie Dawson, EY

Women in Focus

WIN NZ has been established to grow the visibility of women in the infrastructure sector and is open to women of all levels. Every month we will be profiling a different woman working in a different part of the infrastructure sector. If you would like to be featured, please contact Paige Hallam or phone 09 377 5570 for more details.

Profiles To Date:

Amy Barrett, Downer
Parekawhia McLean, NZ Transport Agency
Margaret Devlin, Chair WIN
Julie Bukutu, Housing New Zealand
Ariana Stuart, Dentons Kensington Swan
Adrienne Miller
Louise Marsden, ACC
Anna Bridgman, Stantec
Marija Batistich, Dentons Kensington Swan
Cherie Leckner, Fulton Hogan
Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
Nicky McIndoe, Dentons Kensington Swan
Elizabeth Mardell (Nee Murray), Deloitte
Leeanne Carson-Hughes, Citycare 
Tracey Ryan, Beca
Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
Maire Lenihan, Stantec
Linda Meade, Deloitte
Amanda Bryan, Jacobs
Emma Burke, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
Susie Roulston, EY
Emily Cambridge, Beca
Arden Hermans, Fulton Hogan
Letitia Garmonsway, WSP
Lara Al-Hassany, Beca 
Isobel Oldfield, Stantec
Ngan Truong, Auckland Council
Josie Fitzgerald, Aurecon
Carla Bates, Kiwirail
Hannah Bryce, GHD
Doris Stroh, Aurecon
Melanie Llewelyn - Height Project Management
Elle Archer, ELG Global
Nicole Fleming, Aurora Energy
Louisa Bloomer, Stantec
Katie Cappel, WSP
Kristy Verster, EY
Roberta Johnson, Jasmax
Sophie Guest, Citycare 
Alison Murray, Ministry of Education
Anna Guise, Mott MacDonald
Juliet Woodward, Jacobs
Amelia Linzey, Beca
Olga Joensuu, Brian Perry Civil
Caroline Butterworth, Kainga Ora
Michelle Qu, KiwiRail

WIN Chapters:


  • (Chair) Josie Boyd, Northpower
  • (Deputy) Arden Hermans, Fulton Hogan
  • Tanya Sealy-Swain, ANZ
  • Nicola Hartwell, WRMK Lawyers
  • Kayla Pattinson, KEP Consulting
  • Fiona Bycroft, McKay Electrical
  • Kathleen McMullen, WSP
  • Jacqueline Bell, Northland DHB
  • Tara Macmillan, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency


  • (Chair) Stacey Millar, Hynds
  • Jamie Cachine, Beca
  • Ngan Truong, Auckland Council
  • Natalie Amos, Buddle Findlay
  • Kerryn Swanepoel, Watercare
  • Nina Tropina, Downer
  • Siân Spear, AECOM
  • Sharon Dines, Dines Consulting Limited


  • (Chair) Claire Scrimgeour, Beca
  • Jackie Colliar, Hamilton City Council
  • Jo Soanes, Boffa Miskell
  • Dora Luo, Hamilton City Council
  • Brittney Hill, WSP
  • Kate Searancke, Tompkins Wake
  • Angela Young, Tonkin + Taylor


  • (Chair) Emma Baines, KPMG
  • Nicky McIndoe, Dentons Kensington Swan
  • Amy Rutherford, Greenwood Roche
  • Elizabeth Mardell, Deloitte
  • Leigh Kissick, Chapman Tripp
  • Kate Williams, Tonkin + Taylor
  • Mary O'Callahan, GHD
  • Zoe Thompson, AECOM
  • Justine Jones, Beca
  • Hannah Payne-Harker, Harrison Grierson
  • Priya Grewal, Morrison & Co
  • Alicia Mustapha, Stantec


  • (Chair) Kelly Spratt, Citycare
  • Emily Cambridge, Beca
  • Ymke Blok, Citycare
  • Noelle Evans, Beca
  • Selena Tsai, Stantec
  • Orla Gallagher, Higgins
  • Alex Booker, Anderson Lloyd
  • Annmarie McPolin, Higgins
  • Kirsty Hopewell, McConnell Dowell
  • Ellie Vink, Stantec
  • Amanda Henriksen, Citycare


  • (Chair) Emma Burke, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
  • Lisa Alderton, MAS
  • Brownwyn Coombe, BNZ
  • Merrin Dougherty, Dunedin City Council
  • Charlotte Flaherty, Stantec
  • Nicole Fleming, Aurora Energy
  • Rose Hinchey, BNZ
  • Chelsea McGaw, Dunedin City Council
  • Karen Middleton, Westpac
  • Bree Taylor-Blair, Westpac
  • Pam Wilson
  • Evelyn Guiguet


  • (Chair) Courtney Hart, Beca
  • Polly Lambert, QLDC
  • Jess Orpwood, WSP
  • Anne Goddard, HEB Construction

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How to Join WIN

Membership of WIN is complimentary for individuals employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member organisation. If you are not currently employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member organisation (refer to graphic below), the annual Women's Infrastructure Network membership fee is $290 per annum. Members are eligible to attend all WIN events (nation-wide).

To join WIN,
… if your organisation is a member of Infrastructure NZ, please email office@infrastructure.org.nz.
… if your organisation is not a member of Infrastructure NZ 
click here to register for the Women's Infrastructure Network.
(Please note: Women in Infrastructure membership is at the bottom of the registration page).

To find out more about WIN, please contact office@infrastructure.org.nz.

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