Owen has extensive experience in implementing strategy, organisational change, public policy, micro-economic reform, both here and in Australia.
In 2016 Owen served as acting CEO at Financial Services Council and recently he has worked as a consultant with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, New Zealand Law Society, and the Commerce Commission.
Owen’s qualifications include Masters of Business Administration (MBA) (Macquarie), Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Policy (VUW), and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) (VUW).
In 2019 he wrote the book “Turning Point Auckland - Radical Policy to Prepare Auckland for Two Million People” on the long-term future of the city.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 961 922
Director Strategic Partnerships
Sarah is responsible for business development activities, strategic partnerships, sponsorship and membership acquisition and retention for the organisation.
In 2016 Sarah established the NZ Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) and is an advocate for the advancement of women in the infrastructure sector. Sarah has led the growth of the WIN network to over 2000 members spread over seven chapters nationwide, and was recently awarded the 2018 Women of Influence Diversity Award and was a nominee for the 2019 New Zealander of the Year Award.
Prior to joining Infrastructure New Zealand, Sarah was Policy Manager at the Committee for Auckland, and a Strategic Policy Planner in the Economic Development department at Manukau City Council.
Alongside her role at Infrastructure New Zealand, Sarah consults to a wide range of public and private sector organisations, through her own business Lang Consulting Ltd. Sarah has developed significant cross-cultural expertise working with iwi groups to enhance economic development opportunities deriving from Treaty settlements.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 733 434
Hamish leads research and policy development, and can be seen advocating for improved infrastructure in media and on a number of public, private, political and educational fora.
Hamish specialises in urban development and transport policy, infrastructure governance, project funding, and strategic planning. He has authored a number of major reports on infrastructure issues and policy, including on New Zealand’s need for governance reform, integrated urban development and national planning. He guest-lectures at the Auckland University of Technology and is a frequent presenter to visiting infrastructure groups from across the world.
Building off Infrastructure New Zealand’s annual delegations, he has reported on the infrastructure systems of Australia, the UK, USA, Canada, China and Singapore and is an expert on global infrastructure systems.
Prior to joining Infrastructure New Zealand, Hamish worked for the Auckland Regional Council and holds a Masters degree in political science.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 034 7229
Events & Member Services Director
Sally leads the Infrastructure New Zealand event programme and logistics for various events including the industry flagship event of the year, Building Nations Symposium, along with an annual delegation, Chairman’s events and various forums and market engagement briefings.
Sally is also responsible for member services including stakeholder relationship management and manages the head office.
Phone: +64 (0) 21 749 449
Policy & Project Manager
Lennart supports policy development at Infrastructure New Zealand, working with the team on reports, formal submissions, briefing documents, media statements and other projects.
Lennart has a background in science policy and has co-authored several technical reports on topics ranging from resource management to innovation and research and development.
Lennart holds an MSc in Environmental Chemistry, which he
earned while studying in his home country of Canada.
Event & Network Coordinator
With over five years experience in the event industry, Tara has managed a range of events worldwide, from intimate meetings to large scale incentive programmes and conferences.
Before joining Infrastructure New Zealand, Tara held a role with professional services firm Wachsman where she managed global event portfolios for clients in the blockchain space. She was also heavily involved with BlockW, an initiative that was established in 2018 to encourage women to get involved in blockchain and emerging technology in Ireland.
Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting and a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management & Public Relations.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Having over 10 years experience in marketing & design, Katarina is responsible for digital marketing initiatives, social media management, website optimisation and CRM maintenance at Infrastructure New Zealand.
Before joining the team, Katarina's career was largely based in pharmaceutical manufacturing and real estate sales, specialising in brand development, marketing strategy, graphic design and event coordination.
Katarina possesses Diplomas in Digital Marketing and Tourism (Operations Management).
Phone: +64 (0) 22 494 3410