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 site. 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. You can access the WIN Canada website here or their Montreal/Quebec Chapter LinkedIn site here.

WIN Initiatives

WIN now has seven chapters across the country, in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Christchurch, Otago and Queenstown. WIN has hosted events nationwide and today has a nationwide membership of over 1725 women.  

In 2017, 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.

WIN Advisory Board Members

  • (Chair) Margaret Devlin, Independent Director
  • Adrienne Miller, DiversityWorks
  • Amy Barrett, Downer
  • Ariana Stuart, Kensington Swan
  • Di Walsh, Fulton Hogan
  • Karen Kemp, Anthony Harper 
  • Linda Meade, Deloitte
  • Louise Marsden, ACC
  • Natalie McClew, PWC
  • Sarah Sinclair, Auckland Council
  • Tracey Haszard, Beca
  • Sophie Dawson, EY
Facilitated by Sarah Lang, Infrastructure New Zealand

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 infrastructure sector. If you would like to be featured, please contact Tara or phone 09 377 5570 for more details.

Profiles To Date:

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
Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
Elizabeth Mardell (Nee Murray), Deloitte
Leeanne Carson-Hughes, Citycare 
Tracey Ryan, Beca
Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
Maire Lenihan, Stantec
Linda Meade, Deloitte
Amanda Bryan, Jacobs
Emma Burke, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
Susie Roulston, EY
Emily Cambridge, Beca
Arden Hermans, Fulton Hogan
Letitia Garmonsway, WSP
Lara Al-Hassany, Beca 
Isobel Oldfield, Stantec
Ngan Truong, Auckland Council

WIN Events Calendar:

WIN Chapters:


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


  • (Chair) Grace Schaefer, McConnell Dowell
  • (Deputy) Jamie Cachine, Beca
  • Ngan Truong, Auckland Council
  • Natalie Amos, Chapman Tripp
  • Stacey Millar, Hynds
  • Kerryn Swanepoel, Watercare
  • Lara Al-Hassany, Beca
  • Nina Tropina, Downer
  • Siân Spear, AECOM


  • (Chair) Eloise Lonnberg-Shaw, Kinetic Environmental
  • (Deputy) Letitia Garmonsway, WSP
  • Claire Scrimgeour, Beca
  • Alaina Soanes, Tompkins Wake
  • Jackie Colliar, Hamilton City Council
  • Jo Soanes, Boffa Miskell
  • Stephanie Glenn, WSP
  • Rebecca Francis, WSP


  • (Chair) Nicky McIndoe, Kensington Swan
  • (Deputy) Emma Baines, KPMG
  • Amy Rutherford, Greenwood Roche
  • Kerry Griffiths, AECOM
  • Anna Bridgman, Stantec
  • Hayley Ellison, Harrison Grierson
  • Elizabeth Mardell, Deloitte
  • Courtney Hart, Beca
  • Leigh Kissick, Chapman Tripp
  • Kate Williams, Tonkin + Taylor
  • Mary O'Callahan, GHD


  • (Chair) Kelly Spratt, Citycare
  • Emily Cambridge, Beca
  • Ymke Blok, Spray Marks
  • Noelle Evans, Beca
  • Julia Riding, GHD
  • Selena Tsai, Stantec
  • Rachel Moore, Citycare


  • (Chair) Emma Burke, Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
  • Olivia Heer, WSP
  • Pam Wilson, Calibre
  • Chelsea McGaw, Dunedin City Council
  • Suzanne Benham, Aurora Energy
  • Karen Middleton, Westpac
  • Nicole Fleming, Aurora Energy
  • Celeste Brown, Anderson Lloyd
  • Bree Taylor-Blair, Westpac
  • Bronwyn Coombe, BNZ
  • Rose Hinchey, BNZ


  • (Chair) Polly Lambert, QLDC
  • Fiona Blight, Beca
  • Jess Orpwood, WSP

Event Gallery

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 $290 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 Office@infrastructure.org.nz
… 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

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Good Street Deli, 12 Moorhouse Avenue, Addington, Christchurch
    • 20

    WIN Canterbury in partnership with Infrastructure NZ and Spray Marks are delighted to invite you to our Speed Networking Breakfast event at Good Street Deli. This event is a fun and effective way of making new contacts in the infrastructure sector. Each person will be paired up and given conversation starters and, like speed dating, you will have 5 minutes to talk with one another before moving onto the next person.

    Kindly sponsored by Spray Marks, you are invited to enjoy an array of breakfast nibbles, coffee and tea.

    Spaces for this event are limited, please register below by Tuesday, 28 January

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WSP, Mansfield Terrace Service Lane, 125A Bank Street, Whangarei 0110

    The Women's Infrastructure Network Northland in partnership with Infrastructure New Zealand, along with our event hosts WSP, are delighted to invite you  'The Future of Infrastructure for Northland'.

    Join us for a candid discussion on the current state of infrastructure in the Northland region, and what measures need to be taken to improve the everyday lives of its inhabitants. We will delve into the potential relocation of Auckland Port and Navy to Whangarei, the impact this could have on rail and road between Northland and Auckland, and the wider impact this will have on the Northland region.

    Hear from industry experts Mayurie Gunatilaka (Head of Transport System Planning, NZTA), Louise Miller (Chief Executive, Kaipara District Council) and Jo Brosnahan (Chair, Harrison Grierson, Northpower Fibre and Maritime New Zealand) in this important panel discussion facilitated by Adrienne Miller (Business Advisory, Cupola).

    Drinks and nibbles will be provided thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors Fulton Hogan and Northpower.

    Spaces are limited. Please register by Wednesday, 29 January 2020. 

    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Two Grey Bar and Brasserie, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011

    WIN Wellington invite you to join us for a networking evening at Two Grey Bar and Brasserie. This will be a chance to catch up with your fellow WIN members, look back on the infrastructure activities of 2019 and look ahead to what 2020 might have in store. 

    The event will be casual so even if you are late or can only stop in for a while we would love to see you there. Please register below so we can save you a seat.

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

Past events

17 Dec 2019 WIN Northland: Christmas Networking Breakfast
06 Dec 2019 WIN Christmas Breakfast in Support of The Aunties Charitable Trust
06 Dec 2019 WIN Christmas Breakfast in Support of The Aunties Charitable Trust
06 Dec 2019 WIN Christmas Breakfast in Support of The Aunties Charitable Trust
28 Nov 2019 WIN Canterbury: Tour of Lyttelton Port
19 Nov 2019 WIN Waikato: Networking Lunch
13 Nov 2019 WIN Wellington: Transmission Gully - Complexity, Scale, Innovation...and Bigger Diggers
29 Oct 2019 WIN Wellington: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
29 Oct 2019 WIN Canterbury: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
29 Oct 2019 WIN Auckland: Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand; Reflections from the United Nations
16 Oct 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Behind the Scenes of Forsyth Barr Stadium
17 Sep 2019 WIN Wellington: Reversing the Stats
10 Sep 2019 WIN Canterbury: Wellness Event with Liz Sloan
29 Aug 2019 WIN Queenstown: First Tracks Event
13 Aug 2019 WIN Waikato: Sustainability & Waste Minimisation
12 Aug 2019 WIN Auckland: Site Visit 2 to NZICC
06 Aug 2019 WIN Auckland: Site Visit to NZICC
01 Aug 2019 WIN Wellington: Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Site Visit
18 Jul 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Motivation and Wellbeing Event
19 Jun 2019 WIN Auckland: The Power of Language for Cultivating an Inclusive Infrastructure Sector
12 Jun 2019 WIN Waikato: Mindfulness and Stress Management
05 Jun 2019 WIN Northland: North & South – An Economic Overview
31 May 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Pink Ribbon Breakfast
17 May 2019 WIN Otago / Southland: David Clark – Minister of Health Dunedin Infrastructure Talk
07 May 2019 WIN Network: The Confidence Gap – Be a Yes Woman
04 Apr 2019 WIN Christchurch: The Evolving Face of Infrastructure: Women of NCTIR
02 Apr 2019 WIN Wellington: Women Transporting New Zealand
27 Mar 2019 WIN Otago/Southland: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019
19 Mar 2019 WIN Queenstown: Intros & Networking
19 Mar 2019 WIN Northland: Interactive Health & Safety Mock Court Scenario
06 Mar 2019 WIN Auckland: Liveable and Sustainable Cities, Supporting Dress for Success
25 Feb 2019 WIN Auckland: Women in Defence
13 Feb 2019 WIN Waikato: Site Visit: Huntly Section of Waikato Expressway
08 Dec 2018 WIN Otago/Southland: Pre-Christmas Get Together
28 Nov 2018 WIN Wellington: Women Leading the Way in Sustainability
26 Nov 2018 WIN Christchurch: High Tea Leadership Event
22 Nov 2018 WIN Queenstown: Committee Establishment Breakfast
01 Nov 2018 WIN Government House: Normalising Diversity in the Infrastructure Sector
31 Oct 2018 WIN Waikato Breakfast: Wahine Toa – Maori Women Leaders Share their Journeys
26 Oct 2018 WIN Site Tour: Northern Corridor Improvements Project
18 Oct 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Otago/Southland
27 Sep 2018 Women's Infrastructure Network: Growing the Queenstown Chapter
18 Sep 2018 WIN Northland: Pūhoi to Warkworth Motorway
05 Sep 2018 WIN Auckland: Female Firsts Breakfast
21 Aug 2018 WIN Christchurch: Transferable Skills
10 Aug 2018 WIN Wellington: Speed Networking Breakfast
09 Aug 2018 WIN Waikato: Winter Warmer Networking Event
07 Aug 2018 WIN Northland: Capex Program, Te Mahi Hou
04 Jul 2018 WIN: Auckland Speed Networking Evening
12 Jun 2018 WIN Northland: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
29 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Wellington
21 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network - Leadership High Tea (Auckland)
08 May 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Waikato
19 Apr 2018 WIN: Christchurch Speed Networking Breakfast
12 Mar 2018 Women in Infrastructure Network: Launching a New Network for Northland
19 Feb 2018 Christchurch WIN Event - Increasing Workplace Diversity: Women in Leadership Roles
05 Dec 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Overcoming New Zealand’s Infrastructure Challenges
05 Sep 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network: Board Directorships - How to get the shoulder tap
31 Aug 2017 The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion in the Infrastructure sector
28 Aug 2017 WIN / IPENZ: Media Training evening
26 Jun 2017 Women in Infrastructure Network, Christchurch: Champions of Change
20 Apr 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network NZ: Board Directorships – How to Get the Shoulder Tap?
02 Mar 2017 Women's Infrastructure Network Cocktail function
06 Dec 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network Christmas Luncheon
09 Nov 2016 Women in Infrastructure Network - Wellington Luncheon
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Auckland
15 Sep 2016 Women in Infrastructure Luncheon - Wellington

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