ACE New Zealand elects first female president

ACE New Zealand has appointed Ida Dowling as its first female President at its Annual General Meeting in Hamilton on Friday 3 August. Ms Dowling replaces outgoing President Mike Kerr.

ACE New Zealand Chief Executive, Kieran Shaw comments on President Ida Dowling, “Ida was soon recognised for introducing an enthusiastic commitment and fresh new ideas when appointed ACENZ Regional Chair for central Auckland in 2013. She quickly brought a new vitality to our strategic focus upon more engagement with membership young professionals, whilst also encouraging a broad spread of diversity into our member firms.

Ida brought the same enthusiasm and all-encompassing values to the ACE New Zealand Board when she later moved up into the Association governance body. We are now very pleased that in becoming the first female President of ACENZ she has proved the merit of those values that she has promoted so well.”

Ida is a Senior Transportation Consultant with Commute Transportation Specialists in Auckland. Graduating from Auckland University with a B.E. (Hons) in Civil Engineering, she has built a career spanning almost 20 years within the transport sector. Ida is a Member of Engineering New Zealand and also holds a CPEng qualification