The Emerging Talent (ET) Network has been established by Infrastructure NZ to develop the next generation of infrastructure leaders. The ET Network facilitates cross-sector networking opportunities for young leaders under the age of 35, provides practical career development advice, and fosters a greater understanding of the wider infrastructure landscape.
Nurture emerging talent – Provide an opportunity for young infrastructure professionals under the age of 35 years to meet and learn from experienced practitioners and develop long standing professional networks across the infrastructure industry.
A forum for discussion – Encourage, and provide a forum for constructive discussion around infrastructure challenges facing New Zealand, as well as international trends emerging in infrastructure.
ET 2020 Essay Competition
The inaugural ReBuilding Nations 2020 Emerging Talent Network Essay Competition, sponsored by Anthony Harper, asked "What should New Zealand do to seize the crisis and build back better?".
ET Members in Focus
The Emerging Talent Network has been established by Infrastructure New Zealand to develop the next generation of infrastructure leaders. In this changing COVID-19 landscape we will be profiling a different ET member working in a different part of the industry each week. If you would like to be featured, please contact Paige Hallam.
Profiles To Date:
Adam Brown, Downer
Gracen Luka, TSA Management
Andrew Schoultz, Aurecon
Simon Fenton, WSP
Ngahuia Leighton, Crown Infrastructure Partners
Alex Saifiti, Auckland Transport
Emily Aiken, KPMG
Thomas Parackal, Citycare
Laressa Mills, Dentons Kensington Swan
Paul Curry, Higgins
Kate Slater, Russell McVeagh
How to Join ET
Membership is complimentary for individuals employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member organisation. If you are not currently employed by an Infrastructure New Zealand member organisation (refer to graphic below), the annual Emerging Talent membership fee is $290 per annum. Members are eligible to attend four ET events per year which are organised for young leaders by young leaders.
To join the ET Network,
ET Organising Committee Members