Women's Infrastructure Network NZ

The Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN), was launched by Infrastructure NZ at
the Building Nations Symposium in October 2016. The purpose of this group is to increase the number of women in leadership roles, grow the visibility of women, and to provide a networking and support group for women in the infrastructure sector. In partnership with Infrastructure NZ, WIN hosts events, advocates for greater representation of women in the sector, and provides opportunities and tools, such as our LinkedIn group for women to connect with each other. We are proud to facilitate a diverse network of women at all levels working across the New Zealand infrastructure sector. WIN NZ is also connected to the global WIN network, operating in Canada, the USA, UK and Australia.

WIN Initiatives

Over the last year, WIN has set up four chapters in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Christchurch, with a sixth in the pipeline for Otago. WIN has hosted events nationwide and today has a nationwide membership of over 700 women.  

As part of the 2017 work programme, the WIN Advisory Board undertook a survey on diversity and inclusion in the infrastructure sector. The results showed that the under representation of women is perceived as a real issue for the infrastructure industry, that many organisations have goals to increase the representation of women, however progress towards increasing representation of women is slow to moderate at best, and organisations need assistance on how to do this. WIN’s initiatives aim to address this need.

Women in Focus

WIN NZ has been established to grow the visibility of women in the infrastructure sector and is open to women of all levels. Every month we will be profiling a different woman working in a different part of the sector. If you would like to be profiled, please answer the questions and send your picture through to Natasha.

Amy Barrett, Downer
Parekawhia McLean, NZ Transport Agency
Margaret Devlin, Chair WIN
Julie Bukutu, Housing New Zealand
Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
Adrienne Miller
Louise Marsden, ACC
Anna Bridgman, Stantec
Marija Batistich, Kensington Swan
Cherie Leckner, Fulton Hogan

WIN Advisory Board Members

·         Chair – Margaret Devlin
·         Adrienne Miller, Watercare
·         Linda Meade, Deloitte
·         Louise Marsden, ACC
·         Amy Barrett, Downer
·         Parekawhia McLean, NZ Transport Authority
·         Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
·         Natalie McClew, EY
·         Belinda de Zwart, Fulton Hogan
·         Karen Kemp, Anthony Harper
·         Sophie Dawson, EY
·         Sarah Sinclair, Auckland Council
·         Tracey Ryan, Beca
·         Leeanne Carson-Hughes, Citycare

·         Facilitated by Sarah Lang, Infrastructure NZ

WIN Chapter Committee Members


  • (Chair) Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
  • (Deputy) Jamie Cachine, Beca
  • Nicole Patterson, HRL Morrison & Co
  • Ngan Truong, AECOM
  • Natalie Amos, Kensington Swan
  • Angeli Paglinawan, Harrison Grierson
  • Lara Al-Hassany, Beca
  • Nina Tropina, Arup


  • (Chair) Tanya Sealy-Swain, ANZ
  • Michelle Stephenson, IPL
  • Nicola Hartwell, WRMK Lawyers
  • Kayla Pattinson, Fulton Hogan
  • Fiona Bycroft, McKay
  • Josie Boyd, Northpower
  • Arden Hermans, Fulton Hogan
  • Laura Devcich, Opus
  • Imogen Webb, Fulton Hogan
  • Kathleen McMullen, Opus


  • (Chair) Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
  • (Deputy) Fawziyah Khan, Beca
  • (Deputy) Emma Baines, KPMG
  • Tallulah Kaegi, Aurecon
  • Hannah Liddell, Beca
  • Lynley Hutton, Advisian
  • Kerry Griffiths, AECOM
  • Anna Bridgman, Stantec
  • Hayley Ellison, Harrison Grierson
  • Elizabeth Mardell, Deloitte
  • Emily Barrington, Ministry of Defence


  • (Chair) Cherie Leckner, Fulton Hogan (Seconded to NCTIR)
  • Emily Cambridge, Beca
  • Ymke Blok, NCTIR
  • Isobel Oldfield, Stantec
  • Noelle Evans, Beca
  • Susan Keegan, EY

How to Join WIN

Membership of WIN is complimentary for individuals employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member organisation. If you are not currently employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member, the annual Women in Infrastructure membership fee is $250 per annum. Members are eligible to attend all WIN events (nation-wide).

To join the WIN Network,
… if your organisation is a member of Infrastructure NZ, please email Natasha.
… if your organisation is not a member of Infrastructure NZ 
click here to register for the Women in Infrastructure Network.
(Please note: Women in Infrastructure membership is at the bottom of the registration page).

To find out more about WIN, please contact sarah.lang@infrastructure.org.nz.

Upcoming events

    • 29 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • - Level 1, Spark Central foyer, 42-52 Willis Street, Wellington
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    Infrastructure NZ, together with the WIN network, and sponsors Aurecon and Stantec are delighted to invite you to the launch of our new Wellington Women in Infrastructure Network (WIN) chapter.

    Join us to hear two inspirational Wellington women leaders and friends, Karen Fifield, CEO Wellington Zoo and Linda Meade, Partner Deloitte and author of the ‘Diversity Divided’ report, talk about the turning points in their respective careers, the challenges they have overcome, and their tips and tricks for success, in a friendly, fireside chat format.

    Sarah Lang, Founder of the WIN Network will share the phenomenal growth story of the WIN Network and Nicky McIndoe, Wellington WIN Chapter Chair will outline upcoming events and initiatives planned for the local Wellington Chapter. Networking and refreshments will follow thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Aurecon and Stantec. We look forward to welcoming you to this inspirational evening.

    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WRMK Lawyers, 9 Hunt St, Whangarei
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    Hankering to step into the boardroom, but not sure how to begin your governance journey?

    Infrastructure NZ, together with the Northland WIN chapter is delighted to invite you to our next event. The team behind the Women's Infrastructure Network understands the unique challenges women in the infrastructure sector face. Following three successful WIN events in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, we are hosting this event again by popular request for our Northland-based members.

    Join industry leaders Felicity Caird (Institute of Directors) and Linda Noble (Women in Governance, Governance NZ) to learn how you can accelerate your journey into the world of directorships. A question & answer session will follow, and the evening will conclude with networking and refreshments generously provided by WRMK.

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