Meet our 2023 Emerging Leader Award finalist Cameron Chapman

The ACE New Zealand Emerging Leader Award, sponsored by Tonkin + Taylor, recognises people who have a passion for leadership in the consulting sector, show a commitment to developing themselves, and demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities in their work and communities. Meet one of our three 2023 finalists, Cameron Chapman.

Cameron ChapmanAs the Market Leader and Principal Engineer at ElectroNet, Cameron is driving sustainable solutions into the world by using engineering as a platform to improve the environment and empower those around him. He is successfully delivering leading edge technology projects at the forefront of New Zealand’s electricity sector. Cameron applies his vision and insights to develop innovative solutions for engineering and wider environmental issues. He is consistently looking for ways to incorporate Te Ao Māori principles and share his knowledge to ensure the engineering profession thrives for generations to come.

Cameron is the Market Leader - Distribution at ElectroNet Consulting. He leads a high performing team of 14 engineers who are aligned by a shared purpose to deliver quality results for their clients. He uses his customer centric nature and ability to truly understand customer requirements and deliver positive outcomes for clients and communities. Cameron has previously held leadership roles at WEL Networks and Genesis Energy where he led and successfully delivered a number of strategic projects.

Cameron was elected as a Young Professional Leader at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) General Meeting and is currently involved in strategic planning for the organisation. He was named as the Young Engineer of the Year by the EEA in 2022, and in 2019 was a finalist for Engineering New Zealand’s Young Engineer of the Year.

Cameron is heavily involved in responsibilities with Engineering New Zealand. He is currently the Treasurer, and has recently been the Chair, of the Engineering New Zealand Canterbury Branch. He previously held a three-year tenure as Chair of the Waikato Branch where his vision and drive for diverse events resulted in quadrupling member engagement.

The winner of the 2023 Emerging Leader Award will be announced at the ACE Awards Gala in Wellington on Thursday 21 September.