Infrastructure New Zealand Team Members

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Nick Leggett

Chief Executive

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Nick Leggett commenced in the role of Chief Executive of Infrastructure New Zealand in April 2023. Previously Chief Executive of the road transport industry peak body, Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand, Nick’s professional career has always centred around the need for quality and sustainable infrastructure. As Mayor of Porirua City between 2010-2016 he understands the need for great infrastructure to power opportunities for people and provide a bedrock for economic growth and social progress.

Nick is strongly of the view that Aotearoa New Zealand must be bolder in its funding, investment and scale of world leading infrastructure projects. We must collectively encourage and welcome a more diverse range of people into the industry to deliver on this.

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Katrina Smith

Corporate Services Manager

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With more than ten years’ of senior finance experience and a New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting), Katrina is responsible for the Finance, Administration and Human Resources.

In her previous roles, Katrina was the Financial Controller for two leading SME’s in both the Engineering and Construction industries. She has also had roles as Operations Manager in both the Plumbing and Electrical industries managing the day-to-day running of these organisations.

Specialising in Management Accounting, Katrina plays an integral role advising Directors on financial strategy.

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Michelle McCormick

Policy Director

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After moving from the transport sector, Michelle is finding the wider infrastructure world really interesting, and is learning lots. 

Michelle is keen participant, and sports follower. She is particularly looking forward to the Wellington Phoenix resuming their home football matches this month. Michelle also enjoys golf, tennis and even made a couple of guest appearances on the football turf this season. Michelle is married to Blair, an accountant, and they have two children in their late teens.  They have two fur babies, Tophie- a tabby cat and Gizmo- a French Bulldog, to complete their household. Her favourite holiday recently was completing the Otago Rail Trail.

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Martina Moroney

Advocacy and Strategy Lead

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Martina has a background in policy and leadership within the community sector.

Outside of work, she is National Deputy Chair and Auckland co-lead for the Institute for Public Administration New Zealand’s New Professionals network. Martina also sits on the IPANZ Board.

She has previously led other community sector organisations, including the Auckland Student Volunteer Army, and holds a Master of Public Policy as well as bachelor’s degrees in public policy, French and political science.”

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Issy Pasley

Events and Marketing Lead

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Issy joined Infrastructure New Zealand in March 2023 as the office administrator, before moving into the Events & Marketing Coordinator role in August 2023. Prior to this, Issy has owned and run dance studios in Auckland since 2019 and continues to do this outside of normal working hours.

In her role as Events and Marketing Coordinator at Infrastructure New Zealand, Issy is involved in the planning, logistics and delivery of INZ events (most prominently Building Nations) and works closely with The Infrastructure Collective and Women’s Infrastructure Network, supporting their event organisation and membership growth.

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Caitlin Smart

Team Coordinator / EA to Chief Executive

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A lifelong list-maker, Caitlin co-ordinates the day-to-day running of the office and member queries, as well as providing administrative, operational and technical support to enable the high-performing team to run at their best. Previously working as a digital safety professional, Caitlin brings experience in information management and a friendly yet professional working style to all her interactions.

Caitlin’s varied hobbies reflect her generalist nature and love of lifelong learning; Caitlin is a published poet, a national pub quiz finalist, and her social netball team continues to place last on the local league table.  

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