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 1725 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
  • Sarah Sinclair, Auckland Council
  • Tracey Haszard, Beca
  • Sophie Dawson, EY
Facilitated by Sarah Lang, Infrastructure New Zealand

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 Tara 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 

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
  • Ngan Truong, Auckland Council
  • Natalie Amos, Chapman Tripp
  • Kerryn Swanepoel, Watercare
  • Nina Tropina, Downer
  • Siân Spear, AECOM


  • (Chair) Claire Scrimgeour, Beca
  • (Deputy) Letitia Garmonsway, WSP 
  • Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
  • Jackie Colliar, Hamilton City Council
  • Jo Soanes, Boffa Miskell
  • Stephanie Glenn, WSP
  • Rebecca Francis, WSP


  • (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
  • Noelle Evans, Beca
  • Selena Tsai, Stantec
  • Rachel Moore, Citycare
  • Orla Gallagher, Higgins
  • Lisa Mace, Beca
  • Alex Booker, Anderson Lloyd
  • Annmarie McPolin, Higgins
  • Kirsty Hopewell, HEB Construction
  • Kathryn Collie, Beca 


  • (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

Event Gallery

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, the annual Women in Infrastructure membership fee is $290 per annum. Members are eligible to attend all WIN events (nation-wide).

To join the WIN Network,
… 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 in Infrastructure Network.
(Please note: Women in Infrastructure membership is at the bottom of the registration page).

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

Upcoming events

    • 08 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • Zoom Webinar

    The New Zealand Women's Infrastructure Network invites you to join us on International Women's Day, Monday 8 March to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion and celebrate the contribution the WIN Network has made to the infrastructure sector.

    The global theme for International Women's Day this year is 'Choose to Challenge' and at this special virtual event we will recap on the journey of the WIN network since its inception in 2016 and look back on some of the challenges and successes faced along the way. We will also look ahead to what's in store for WIN in the coming months with updates from all seven Chapters across New Zealand, along with a series of guest interviews and deep dives in this webinar hosted by Chair of the WIN Advisory Board Margaret Devlin and Infrastructure NZ Board Member Tracey Ryan.

    We hope you can join us and raise your hand up high to show your support and solidarity, and continue to #ChooseToChallenge

    Please register here by Friday, 5 March 2021. 

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Chapman Tripp, Level 34, PwC Tower, 15 Customs Street West, Auckland CBD
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    Back by popular demand, the WIN Auckland Chapter in partnership with Infrastructure NZ and Chapman Tripp are delighted to invite you to our annual Speed Networking event.

    Join us to celebrate International Women's Day, dig out those business cards, get your social media ready for a fun evening of reconnecting with fellow WIN members and meeting new people across the sector. 

    Refreshments will be provided with thanks to our event sponsor, Chapman Tripp.

    Spaces for this event are strictly limited. Please register by Tuesday 2 March 2021.

    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Gallaway Cook Allan, 123 Vogel Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016
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    WIN Otago / Southland, in partnership with Dunedin City Council and Gallaway Cook Allan, are delighted to invite you to “Let's Talk About Infrastructure”, a BYO lunch forum where we will hear from three female leads at the Dunedin City Council.

    Zoe Moffat (3 Waters Planning Manager),  Karrie Downey (Asset Planning Team Leader), and Merrin Dougherty (Asset & Commercial Manager) will lead a conversation about local infrastructure challenges over the next decade and the work being done by the Council to address those challenges. They will cover a range of topics including forward infrastructure renewals, asset maintenance and upgrades, and planning for growth. The format of the event will be a short presentation from each speaker with an opportunity for questions and discussion afterwards.

    Please bring your lunch and join us for a conversation about infrastructure led by some of our amazing local female talent here in Dunedin. Tea and coffee will be provided with thanks to Gallaway Cook Allan.

    Spaces are limited. Please register by Wednesday, 3 March 2021.

    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • AECOM, Level 19, ANZ Centre, 171 Featherston Street
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    WIN Wellington in partnership with Infrastructure New Zealand, along with our hosts AECOM, are delighted to invite you to Some Leaders are Born Women: Insights From Top Female Leaders.

    This is an incredible opportunity to hear from our panel of highly influential female leaders; Alison Andrew (Transpower)Barbara McKerrow (Wellington City Council), Nicole Rosie (Waka Kotahi) and Van Tang (GHD), who will share insights on their respective industries following an unprecedented year after Covid-19, and their journeys to leadership.

    We invite you to join us to ask our panel about their key lessons, challenges and personal successes. Drinks and nibbles will be provided with thanks to AECOM.

    Spaces for this are limited. Please register by Wednesday, 10 March 2021.

    • 23 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • EY, 2 Takutai Square, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010
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    The Women's Infrastructure Network is delighted to invite you to the second in a series of networking breakfasts hosted specifically for women in senior roles in the infrastructure sector. This series is designed to facilitate cross sector networking and idea sharing, and create a space to reflect on the challenges of diversity in leadership in the sector. 

    Each month, we will shine a light on different senior leaders who will share their career highs and lows, and provide an insight into the work they do. Our EY hosts Meredith Wilmot and Pip Best will share their career journeys and their aspirations for the future of the infrastructure sector in New Zealand in this edition of the Senior Executive Breakfast Circle, facilitated by WIN Advisory Board Member Sophie Dawson.

    Spaces for this event are limited and invitations are not transferable. Please note this event may be postponed and is subject to Auckland being in Alert Level 1.

Past events

04 Mar 2021 WIN Webinar: Courageous Conversations in Infrastructure
24 Feb 2021 WIN Wellington Site Visit: Whitmore and Bowen Streets Rising Main Upgrade
11 Feb 2021 WIN Senior Executive Breakfast Circle
10 Feb 2021 WIN Canterbury: Pathways to Directorship
15 Dec 2020 WIN Auckland: End of Year Celebrations
09 Dec 2020 WIN(e) Queenstown Christmas Event
08 Dec 2020 WIN: Inclusion in Infrastructure Christmas Breakfast
01 Dec 2020 WIN Wellington: Regenerating CentrePort
26 Nov 2020 WIN Northland: Whangarei Hospital New Build Site Visit & End of Year Celebrations
26 Nov 2020 WIN: She Loves Golf 6's Event
25 Nov 2020 WIN Wellington: Returning to Work Lunch & Learn Webinar
12 Nov 2020 WIN Auckland: Women in Water
04 Nov 2020 WIN Waikato: Reconnect Networking Lunch
24 Sep 2020 WIN Northland: Member Spotlight & Employment Law Insights
27 Jul 2020 WIN Otago/Southland: Member Spotlight and Decompression Zone Workshops with Mary Hambly
23 Jul 2020 WIN Northland: Growing Regions Post-COVID, Supporting Local & Building Strong
20 Jul 2020 WIN Otago/Southland: Member Spotlight and Decompression Zone Workshops with Mary Hambly
13 Jul 2020 WIN Otago/Southland: Member Spotlight and Decompression Zone Workshops with Mary Hambly
01 Jul 2020 WIN Webinar: Assessing Climate Change Risks in New Zealand
04 Jun 2020 WIN Queenstown: Virtual Infrastructure Meetup
03 Jun 2020 WIN Auckland: Creating the Stage for the 36th America’s Cup
28 May 2020 WIN Canterbury: How to Thrive in Times of Uncertainty
05 May 2020 WIN Nationwide Webinar: Tuesday 05 May 2020
01 May 2020 WIN Canterbury: Virtual Catch Up
09 Mar 2020 WIN Auckland: Speed Networking
28 Feb 2020 WIN Queenstown & Otago/Southland: Tour of Clyde Dam
18 Feb 2020 WIN Wellington: Networking Evening
04 Feb 2020 WIN Northland: The Future of Infrastructure for Northland
04 Feb 2020 WIN Canterbury: Speed Networking Breakfast
17 Dec 2019 WIN Northland: Christmas Networking Breakfast
06 Dec 2019 WIN Christmas Breakfast in Support of The Aunties Charitable Trust
06 Dec 2019 WIN Christmas Breakfast in Support of The Aunties Charitable Trust
06 Dec 2019 WIN Christmas Breakfast in Support of The Aunties Charitable Trust
28 Nov 2019 WIN Canterbury: Tour of Lyttelton Port
19 Nov 2019 WIN Waikato: Networking Lunch
13 Nov 2019 WIN Wellington: Transmission Gully - Complexity, Scale, Innovation...and Bigger Diggers
29 Oct 2019 WIN Auckland: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
29 Oct 2019 WIN Canterbury: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
29 Oct 2019 WIN Wellington: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
16 Oct 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Behind the Scenes of Forsyth Barr Stadium
17 Sep 2019 WIN Wellington: Reversing the Stats
10 Sep 2019 WIN Canterbury: Wellness Event with Liz Sloan
29 Aug 2019 WIN Queenstown: First Tracks Event
13 Aug 2019 WIN Waikato: Sustainability & Waste Minimisation
12 Aug 2019 WIN Auckland: Site Visit 2 to NZICC
06 Aug 2019 WIN Auckland: Site Visit to NZICC
01 Aug 2019 WIN Wellington: Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Site Visit
18 Jul 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Motivation and Wellbeing Event
19 Jun 2019 WIN Auckland: The Power of Language for Cultivating an Inclusive Infrastructure Sector
12 Jun 2019 WIN Waikato: Mindfulness and Stress Management
05 Jun 2019 WIN Northland: North & South – An Economic Overview
31 May 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Pink Ribbon Breakfast
17 May 2019 WIN Otago / Southland: David Clark – Minister of Health Dunedin Infrastructure Talk
07 May 2019 WIN Network: The Confidence Gap – Be a Yes Woman
04 Apr 2019 WIN Christchurch: The Evolving Face of Infrastructure: Women of NCTIR
02 Apr 2019 WIN Wellington: Women Transporting New Zealand
27 Mar 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019
19 Mar 2019 WIN Queenstown: Intros & Networking
19 Mar 2019 WIN Northland: Interactive Health & Safety Mock Court Scenario
06 Mar 2019 WIN Auckland: Liveable and Sustainable Cities, Supporting Dress for Success
25 Feb 2019 WIN Auckland: Women in Defence
13 Feb 2019 WIN Waikato: Site Visit: Huntly Section of Waikato Expressway
08 Dec 2018 WIN Otago/Southland: Pre-Christmas Get Together
28 Nov 2018 WIN Wellington: Women Leading the Way in Sustainability
26 Nov 2018 WIN Christchurch: High Tea Leadership Event
22 Nov 2018 WIN Queenstown: Committee Establishment Breakfast
01 Nov 2018 WIN Government House: Normalising Diversity in the Infrastructure Sector
31 Oct 2018 WIN Waikato Breakfast: Wahine Toa – Maori Women Leaders Share their Journeys
26 Oct 2018 WIN Site Tour: Northern Corridor Improvements Project
18 Oct 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Otago/Southland
27 Sep 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Growing the Queenstown Chapter
18 Sep 2018 WIN Northland: Pūhoi to Warkworth Motorway
05 Sep 2018 WIN Auckland: Female Firsts Breakfast
21 Aug 2018 WIN Christchurch: Transferable Skills
10 Aug 2018 WIN Wellington: Speed Networking Breakfast
09 Aug 2018 WIN Waikato: Winter Warmer Networking Event
07 Aug 2018 WIN Northland: Capex Program, Te Mahi Hou
04 Jul 2018 WIN: Auckland Speed Networking Evening
12 Jun 2018 WIN Northland: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
29 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Wellington
21 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network - Leadership High Tea (Auckland)
08 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Waikato
19 Apr 2018 WIN: Christchurch Speed Networking Breakfast
12 Mar 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Northland
19 Feb 2018 Christchurch WIN Event - Increasing Workplace Diversity: Women in Leadership Roles
05 Dec 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Overcoming New Zealand’s Infrastructure Challenges
05 Sep 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
31 Aug 2017 The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in the Infrastructure sector
28 Aug 2017 WIN / IPENZ: Media Training evening
26 Jun 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network, Christchurch: Champions of Change
20 Apr 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network NZ: Board Directorships – How to Get the Shoulder Tap?
02 Mar 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network Cocktail function
06 Dec 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network Christmas Luncheon
09 Nov 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network - Wellington Luncheon
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Wellington
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Auckland

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