Sarah Lang named as AuSAE Association Influencer 2020

March 4, 2021

Infrastructure New Zealand Director Strategic Partnerships, Sarah Lang has been selected as one of 13 Association Influencers in 2020, an inaugural program hosted by the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) highlighting the outstanding contributions of individuals in the association community across Australia and New Zealand.

AuSAE took the opportunity to launch the inaugural Association Influencers Program in 2020, to recognise individuals in Australia and New Zealand’s Association sector as they stood front and centre – supporting, protecting and advocating for their members as the once in a generation global crisis unfolded.

An independent judging panel of experienced and passionate association leaders selected the Association Influencers based on how they demonstrated influence, exemplary leadership, unrivalled guidance, strength in resilience and service to the sector over the last 12 months.


The panel noted “Sarah has inspired countless peers, and her vision and drive in sustainable events and developing programmes specific to women and young professionals is admirable.”

Among her many achievements, Sarah founded the Women’s Infrastructure Network NZ and is an advocate for the advancement of women in the infrastructure sector. Sarah has led the growth of the WIN network to over 2100 members, spread over seven chapters nationwide.

Sarah also established Infrastructure NZ’s young leader Emerging Talent Network for upcoming leaders in the infrastructure sector, under the age of 35. This network now has 3 Chapters in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and over 800 members.

Lyn McMorran, AuSAE President and Judging Panelist described the high calibre of the nominees in this first year of the program.

“It has been our privilege to acknowledge each and every one of the nominated individuals; their tireless efforts to making a significant and lasting impact within the Association industry and setting the benchmark for their fellow professionals into the future.

“We thank all our nominees for their continued support and commitment to our community over the last 12 months and congratulate all our Association Influencers of 2020,” said Lyn McMorran.

To meet the AuSAE Association Influencers 2020 and nominees, visit: Association Influencers 2020 (