The Prime Minister’s approach as we recover from COVID-19

ACE New Zealand's Finance Manager, Janet Ziegler, shares her outtake of the Prime Minister's speech on the government's approach as we recover from COVID-19.  Continue reading

Australia versus New Zealand - with Kiri Parr

Kiri Parr is the immediate past president of Consult Australia, the founder and owner of her Kiri Parr Pty Ltd in Brisbane and is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne law school. She spent more than 20 years' as a construction lawyer, initially in private practice, followed by 15 years as the Regional General Counsel for Arup. She compares the New Zealand and Australian construction sectors in the post-COVID-19 era.  Continue reading

We are all the same people trying to do the best we can – coming out, with Frank MacDonald 

Frank MacDonald is the Workgroup Manager-Occupational Hygiene for WSP New Zealand. Recently he realised that being someone different (but still the same as everyone else) was causing him anxiety and fear at work. He decided it was time to be honest with himself and come out to his work colleagues  Continue reading

Building your personal brand

Ben Paul helps professionals create and grow their personal brand. He says who you are, what you do and what you stand for is essential for any successful consultant. We sat down and talked to Ben who is the owner of BD Ladder about building a personal brand.    Continue reading

We must ensure we're inclusive during the decision-making process - with Troy Brockbank

Troy Brockbank (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) is a Kaitohutohu Matua Taiao / Senior Environmental Consultant with WSP. We caught up with him to get his views on diversity and inclusion in the consulting sector.  Continue reading

The new normal - with Ceinwen McNeil

CEO of BVT Engineering, Ceinwen McNeil, looks at how the business is changing post COVID-19.  Continue reading

Emerging Leader Award 2020 finalists announced

We've selected our three finalists for the 2020 Emerging Leader Award. Continue reading

Develop a more sustainable business - DETA Carbon Roadmap to 2050

One of the most pressing concerns for businesses is sustainability and how it fits into their current operations. Companies all around the world are seeking opportunities that will allow them to flourish in the new green economy.  Continue reading

Headscarves and hard hats - with structural engineer Atiqa Rashid

New Zealand welcomed Atiqa Rashid with 'open hands' when she and her family moved from Pakistan five years ago. As the first female civil engineer in the 61-year history of Pakistan Railways, Atiqa was used to standing out in the crowd, but she felt right at home.  Continue reading

There's real power in the collective voice - with Susan Freeman-Greene

In the five years that Susan Freeman-Greene has been Chief Executive of Engineering New Zealand, a lot has changed. She has seen real value in the collective voice when organisations pull together for the betterment of Aotearoa. Recently appointed Chief Executive of Local Government New Zealand, we sat down and talked to Susan about our sector and the many challenges we face along the way.  Continue reading