“This programme has
hosted numerous leaders around the world, including influential leaders such as
Helen Clark, Jenny Shipley, David Lange, Julia Gillard, Tony Blair and Margaret
“The accolade follows
Sarah’s previous leadership achievements, including Winner of the 2018 Woman of
Influence Award for Diversity and 2019 Nominee for the Kiwibank New Zealander
of the Year 2019.
“Sarah has been
influential in the infrastructure sector, notably launching the Women in
Infrastructure Network in 2016, which now has seven chapters and 1600 members
“She also helped
establish the Emerging Talent Network, whose Auckland and Wellington chapters
now boast over 600 members.
programme will help Sarah further develop her expertise in two of the five
strategic pillars that Infrastructure New Zealand considers vital for the
delivery of world class infrastructure: leadership and delivery capability.”
Sarah. New Zealand needs to celebrate its leaders who achieve this type of
recognition, and we are really looking forward to benefitting from the
insights, connections and leadership experience she brings back,” says Blair.
The focus of this
year’s programme will be on disaster preparedness and building national
resilience. Sarah and the other delegates will visit a number of US states to
see how agencies and communities are working together to respond to challenges
such as climate change, weather events and natural and human disasters.
For further information and comment contact Paul
Blair on 021 902 436