ACENZ Young Professionals are an integral part of the goals and future strategy of the organisation and industry, they are the elements or building blocks for the future of the industry. As the Trusted Advisor providing business leadership in matters relating to the built and natural environment, we seek to assist the next generation of leaders through the ACENZ Young Industry Leaders Group.

Founded in 2013, under the leadership of President Lyall Green, identifying a need to empower the Young Leaders in the industry, ACENZ began our own Young Professionals Group. We welcome all Young Professionals (35 and younger) and any others who want to support the next generation through mentor relationships and experience sharing to benefit the entire industry.




All ACENZ events qualify for professional development credit, all the better to attend! Then our première achievement for Young Professionals can be reached through the Future Leader Award, ACENZ’s own award to recognise potential future and business leaders within member firms.

Upcoming YP Events:

You can view all ACENZ events (including the YP events) on the ACENZ events page here

Also, don't forget that ACENZ is offering a complimentary YP Workshop for all YP conference registrations (buy the conference registration and get the workshop for free)! Find more information on the pre-conference YP workshop focusing on the procurement and tender process here


ACENZ YP Committees

ACENZ currently has three regional YP Committees, in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, in charge of advising ACENZ and organising events specific for YPs. Our committees provide valuable feedback to the ACENZ staff and Board which help us shape the programmes and events on offer. You can check out all ACENZ events here to see if one is coming up soon near you!

Learn more about your regional Young Professional Committees below:




Mark Stanko

WSP Opus

YP Committee Head

Hugo Bosman

WSP Opus


David Chester



Kristin Louw







Danielle Gatland


YP Committee Head

John Lee







Charlotte French


YP Committee Head

Maryam Razz

Pedersen Read


Sam Bamford





Young Professionals around the world

If you are interested in gaining even more connectivity around the world with other Young Professionals, ACENZ is a Member of FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) who also have a YP group on LinkedIn. You can view and request to join the group here. The FIDIC Young Professionals also have a Facebook page you can access here.