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Claire Edmondson

Chief Executive

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Claire has over 20 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 Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Resurgence Support Payment.

She held several roles in Christchurch following the earthquakes, including Chief Advisor to the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), Acting Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Christchurch, Strategic Advisor to the Crown Manager of Christchurch City Council following Council’s loss of building consent accreditation, Establishment Lead for communications and governance in the crown company Otākaro, and Senior Advisor on the Royal Commission into the Canterbury Earthquakes. Claire was also Senior Ministerial Advisor to the Minister of Education and has worked as a Management Consultant for both PwC and MartinJenkins.

Claire’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (UK), and she is currently completing a PhD in law and criminology through AUT.

Phone: +64 (0) 21 272 7879

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Katrina Barrack

Finance and Office 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. 

Phone: +64 (0) 21 575 145

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Azeem Khan

Senior Policy Advisor
 

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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 brings his diverse experience to analysis, briefings, local government infrastructure funding matters, spatial planning, submissions and transport advice and scrutinising legislation.

Azeem has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management & Public Administration.

Phone: +64 (0) 21 150 8677

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Paige Hallam

Events and Marketing Coordinator

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Having completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at the University of Tulsa while on a rowing scholarship, Paige has since returned to New Zealand to pursue a career in the events industry.

In her role as Events and Marketing Coordinator at Infrastructure New Zealand, Paige 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.

Phone: +64 (0) 27 956 4650

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Martina Moroney

Policy Advisor

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

Before joining the Infrastructure New Zealand team, she was with Select Committee News in a reporting role and has held leadership roles while doing volunteer work at several community organisations.

Martina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French and a Bachelor of Commerce in Public Policy. She has also recently completed a Master’s of Public Policy at the University of Auckland.

Phone: +64 (0) 21 889 220

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Rielly Neven

Team Coordinator

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Rielly has a background in business administration and data entry, she has experience working with proposals, booking forms, and general administrative duties. Before joining Infrastructure New Zealand, she was a business administrator in the health sector.

Rielly is originally from Canada and after much travel, she decided to pursue her career aspirations in New Zealand.

She is currently working towards completing her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education at Massey University and is also completing her Prince2 Agile foundations and practitioner.

Phone: +64 (0) 27 575 2570

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